Overcoming Obstacles w/Author Nathan Welch

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“You either got time or money, can’t have ‘em both. A n***** with money, don’t have no time. A n***** with time, don’t have no money. We don’t have a lot of time around here ‘cause time is money.”

-Big Meech

Ever since it was announced that I’d be getting my first novel published, people have told me that my ambition and tenaciousness has inspired them. It’s incredibly humbling to have people say that to me. However, I tend to become irritated when these same people that I’ve miraculously “inspired” come up with every excuse in the book to justify their reasoning behind not chasing their goals. If another person tells me that they don’t have enough time to put in the work towards achieving prosperity, my head is going to explode!

Be clear, true success doesn’t come over night. Can we really count all the meaningless attention-whoring as success? Sure, it’s a quick come up but where’s the longevity in it? Eventually you’ll fade away into obscurity as the next internet phenomenon gets their fifteen minutes (or seconds) of fame in this short attention span having society we live in. True prosperity is worth putting your all into.

So, what are you doing to pursue your dreams?

While you’re working at that dead end nine-to-five job you hate, the successful, powerful people of the world are steady making moves. Why are you sitting back watching like a helpless spectator? You have all the resources at your disposal to make something out of yourself. The problem with most of us is that we don’t want or expect better out of ourselves.

I saw a Facebook post that I wholeheartedly agree with. No matter where you live on the earth, there are twenty-four hours in the day. What are you choosing to do with your time? I know I’m hustling like crazy trying to build a media empire for myself. Beyoncé, a name that was brought up in the post, recorded an album and released it on iTunes a few months ago without anyone knowing about it and it made record numbers! Don’t we all have the same hours in our day as Queen Bey? Let’s not forget, along with being a superstar artist, she’s a mother and a wife to one of the most prolific men in the industry. I ask again, what are you doing to pursue your dreams?

Nathan Welch, one of my fellow publishing label mates under DC Bookdiva Publications, has five published street classics on his resume. The most impressive thing about it is that he’s serving a life sentence in jail! He hasn’t let his situation limit him from chasing prosperity. Nathan put forth the effort to market his work to publishers and he hooked up with the right people that saw his potential. I chopped it up with him about how he was able to make the most out of his inconvenient situation.



Randall: Without giving away too much of the plot, tell us what your new novel is about.

Nathan Welch: The novel is mainly about four women looking for love in Ohio who get in compromising situations because of their search.

Randall: The title Drunk In Love is interesting for many reasons. Beyoncé just released a smash single using the same name. Is this merely a coincidence or is it a parallel between what we can expect to read in the novel?

Nathan Welch: It’s merely a coincidence that the title of the book falls in line with Beyoncé’s single. However, as far as the sexual content is concerned, it’s definitely just like the Beyoncé song.

Randall: How have you been able to keep focus on your goals during this troubling time in your life?

Nathan Welch: I just maintain my discipline, my hope of turning a negative into a positive and my passion for doing what I love, which is writing. It helps me to escape the madness that I endure daily.

Randall: How did you hook up with DC Bookdiva Publications?

Nathan Welch: I hooked up with DC Bookdiva after I sent out sample chapters of my novels to several different publishers. She was the one that took a chance on me and the rest is history.

Randall: How instrumental has writing been to your life?

Nathan Welch: It’s been very instrumental, because it has given me a voice while I’m in this horrible situation. It’s also allowed me to gain a few fans who are really into reading my work. It has mainly given me the chance to make my mother proud of me, which is what I’ve wanted to accomplish my whole life.

Randall: As a writer and entrepreneur, it’s incredibly important to be resourceful. How have you used your current situation to propel you to success?

Nathan Welch: It’s very important to be resourceful because you never want to depend on others for anything. That’s an easy way to get disappointed. Being independent and resourceful is kind of like a guarding mechanism in all endeavors that you become involved in. Personally, I used my current situation as fuel to become a better man than I was in the past so I can be able to leave a mark on this world.

Randall: What other projects do you have coming up?

Nathan Welch:  I have a novel in the works that chronicles the life of a female gangbanger. It’s going to be interesting and it will bring a new flavor to the urban literature genre. I’m also planning to work on some fantasy novels. Who knows what the future holds for me? But one thing that I’m sure of is that I’m going to stay writing.

Randall: By the time this article is published, it will be read my many young people. What is your advice to them? Do you have any words of wisdom to give to the younger generation?

Nathan Welch: My advice to young people who want to become successful is never to quit on your goals and dreams. If you do then you will always ponder on the “what ifs”. If you choose to chase after your dreams, eventually you will push yourself hard enough to make them a reality. Stay focused and try to do all that you can to stay away from negative situations that can lead to incarceration and other life altering troubles. There are some mistakes you can’t come back or get any second chances from.

Last but not least, thanks for your time and the opportunity to be heard Mr. Barnes. I look forward to reading your book very soon. Make sure to let the world know that DC Bookdiva Publications is taking over the game, one book at a time!

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We came, we saw, we conquered! My debut publishing effort “Riverview High: Circumstances” reached #6 on the Amazon charts! Check it out for free for a limited time on Amazon today. Don’t forget to leave a review!


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