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I bought this domain with no clear purpose in mind. I just had a strong feeling that it was the right thing to do and would have something to do with writing. In the back of my mind was the idea that it’d be a business, but even that thought was nebulous at best. Anyway, the title “10 Cent Words” came to mind and I ran with it. I bought both 10 Cent and Ten Cent, just to protect my brand.

When you have a thought like “protect my brand” you’ve spent way too long writing for the internet.

My dream house has this many books in every room….

The past few months, I’ve realized it’s more likely to become a blog. When you abandon your dreams of becoming a novelist to settle on the unromantic but highly practical career of copywriter (or content creator, take your pick), you start to feel you’ve lost your voice.

With a little research, I can – and do – write about anything. As a conservative estimate, I’d say I write around 24,000 words a month. At 300 words per page, that’s 80 pages. In other words, I write the equivalent of 3 to 4 novels a year (and people can’t understand why there’s nothing left in the tank for personal writing).

ghost writer

Ghost writers in the sky (let your mind hear that as sung by Johnny Cash)…. Anyone else see that show Ghost Writer? It was fab!

The thing is, that isn’t MY writing. Every time I’ve tried to inject a little humor, a little bit of Ang into the prose, it gets shot down. And rightly so, I guess, since I’m a ghost writer (sounds so spooky!). Part of the time, though, it was just because “that’s not best practices.”

I disagree. I think that people are (1) smarter than we give them credit for – I refuse to write at an 8th grade level – and (2) bored with the monotony and sameness that is the internet.

Don’t get me wrong. I know that most people stopped reading by the second or third sentence. Or, they saw the sheer length of the page and thought, “TL; DR” and closed the site. By the way, if what you’re reading here bores or annoys you, turn back now. I’m a wordy bitch and I’ve got a lot to say and this is my natural voice. You’ve stepped into the mind of Ang and she’s decided to go uncensored. I pay for the damn site; I’ll do what I want.

Into the Mind of Ang

BlogAnyway, I couldn’t decide on a type of blog and paid heed to the old axiom: When in doubt, do nothing. Lying in bed at 4:48 this morning, though, unable to sleep because my mind was whirling with all my unspoken BS, I decided it was time to pull the trigger. After all, it’s just a blog. Nobody reads blogs. Especially when the writer isn’t famous and doesn’t have many friends. And most of my “friends” are actually coworkers whom I’ve never seen in a social capacity. I can say whatever the fuck I want, in a public forum, and maybe 3 people will read it. On a good day.

So, that’s what you’ve stumbled onto. I’ll be writing about a lot of stuff (probably). I don’t know exactly what, but I do know there will be some book stuff in here because I want to and, as stated, it’s my fucking site and I’ll do what I want to with it.

Thanks for reading this far. I hope you enjoy the site.

PS: I do say fuck a lot. Also whatever other words I feel get my point across. Let me put it this way: If you found “Deadpool” offensive, you’re on the wrong site. I’m nowhere near as violent, but my thoughts are every bit as crude. Toodles!