New Blog — New Look — New Me

Reading my past posts, one thing, if anything, becomes clear; I am no longer the writer I was when I started this blog.  I had no voice, or rather, I was searching.  To dumb it down, I was trying to discover myself.  Though that discovery has yet to be fleshed out, it’s poked out its beautiful little head and let me know it’s there — which in the past, I wasn’t so sure was true.

With change comes more change, so I am altering the aesthetics of the blog to suit my personal story and brand better.  As I work on new pages, updating the current ones, and creating a better site overall, the posts will be delayed.

Thank you for your patience, and I look forward to getting the new and improved site up and running.  Stay tuned!



It’s that time again.  No more distractions, no more school.  Time to focus, self-educate, and re-ignite the blog.  Consider the ribbon cut.  Mylifesentenced is back in operation, baby — the gears are turning!  I am excited to share new found insight, techniques, and creative pieces.  I think I have made significant progress in the craft, and with it, will be bringing some revamped, newly scheduled content that I hope you will all enjoy.  Stay tuned for the first post for the new and improved site.  Carpe Lucem!

-God it feels good to be a writer.

The Dark Side

Jeff sat in an endless field of orchids in his wife’s favorite wooden rocking chair.  He was wearing the blue button up shirt she bought him on their first anniversary, along with the pants she gave him at Christmas, the shoes for his birthday, and the watch she got him for the hell of it.  A cold breeze blew the field of orchids in unison like that of a synchronized water dance.  They brushed against the back of his hands, and a sensation of serenity fell upon him.  He closed his eyes and surrendered himself to it.   Read more at



Learn from the mistakes of others

We humans have the ability to learn from the mistakes of others.  For example, if I never touched fire before, and I watched someone else touch fire, and then I watched as they ran around holding their hand screaming in pain, I would think, “Yea, I’m not touching fire.”   (more…)

Weekly Writing 1: Blood or Ink?

Hey guys, this is the story I have been writing for the past week.  It was for school and now that it is complete and turned in I wanted to share it here.  The formatting is for school.  Enjoy!

Blood or Ink?

By Nicholas S. Jozaites (more…)

Reading as A Writer

I knew reading was just as important to hone your writing skills as writing is, but I never really comprehended what that meant, until now. When you are armed with specific analytical tools, and you can jump into the text and read as a writer, it is an amazing feeling. Every book I read now feels like I am just fueling the brain tank and learning the techniques of the masters. (more…)

Daily Writing #9: Hunting A Beast (Continued)

The captain removed his cap and wiped the sweat from his forehead. “Seems, lad, that this man was expecting you, almost as if someone told him you were coming.”

“Are you implying it is a trap?”

“Implying nothing. Just getting you to think and prepare is all.”

“I can’t turn back now.”

“Why don’t you go below deck and get some rest. If there is a beast out there, you will need your energy to slay it.” (more…)

Daily Writing #8: Hunting A Beast

Ronik rolled a silver coin between his fingers and leaned over the railing of the Knight in Black. Thunderous waves crashed into the side of the Knight as it cut through the Dragon’s Blood Ocean. (more…)