Buy British One topic on the Brexit menu is how we will cope without the cheeses from the EU? For myself, I can say that leaving the EU won't affect me at all - I have fond several British kinds of cheese I like. One of my favourite brands is Hodgetts; this is a small firm in Worcestershire that makes tasty cheeses for all tastes. Another British cheese I like is the Cornish Yarg
If you are wondering about my taste for European cheeses and have, I tried them? I have tried many European kinds of cheese, and the only ones I liked are Bavarian smoked and Emmental. The problem with Emmental is that like many things from Switzerland it is very expensive.
I guarantee, the last party I'd vote for is Labour.Jeremy Corbyn is hand-in-hand with the IRA, and his opponent Owen Smith is hand-in-glove with ISIS.
Any right thinking person would never vote Labour again. When I vote, I vote www.conservativehome.com/. I say again, when I voted #LeaveEU, I voted for what I thought was best for the #UK; my choice had nothing to do with politics - I voted out in 1973 - when I did vote Labour. My choice was an economic decision.
It's hard for me to recall that at one time, writing was my drug; I couldn't go more than a day without writing a story without feeling on edge - now I can go weeks and not care.
What caused this change of heart?
The first thing that ignited the flames of doubt and realization was I almost had a nervous breakdown four years ago. In the days before I won the award (shown above), I was writing over 10,000 words every week with ease, and I feared I'd burn out. A close friend ordered me to take a break, as she feared I would have a mental collapse if I didn't stop writing.
I had my break and returned better equipped to write.
Two years ago, I made the conscious choice to slow down, not for fear of a repeat episode but because I realised there was no point in pushing myself for a few nickels and dimes.
Step 1 - I realised that despite what I thought - or was told - there is little hope of getting anywhere, even if I am a bestseller (other people's view).
Step 2 - I needed to separate my sub-conscious mind from my conscious mind. At the time, my mind was filled with stories brought on by vivid dreams that I planned to write up. This thought pattern I succeeded in doing to the extent that my ideas are rarely recalled for more than a day or two.
Step 3 - I realise now, no matter what I think of my worth as a writer or my work - it doesn't matter. I came to understand that worrying over something that I have no control over like sales is a waste of time.
In the long run, I stopped caring, one of the primary reasons for this condition is that over the years I have been lied to so often, I no longer believe it when people say they'll buy my books.
If you or I got our jobs wrong as often as the weather forecasters do, we would rightly get sacked for incompetence. And yet, the BBC retain these people who continue to forecast heat waves for the UK this summer.
I have news for them, we are now in the back end of August, and it feels like November - where is the promised heat wave?
Only available from Draft2Digital is my new sci-fi story; I hope to turn Avenging Angel https://www.draft2digital.com/book/150338 into a series if sales are good. Ladies of the night have a new friend, and the people of Kedgetown are on the lookout for a vigilante - or is it an angel?
What is the point? I know that I'm more than capable of writing stories over 35,000 words long but why should I? When I wrote my award-winning e-book www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B008BEDMSO, and it failed to sell after three months - I said part of the reason is the present reading public doesn't have the attention span of previous generations because of video games.
Four years later, I stand by my words as I take another longer read off the shelves - A Sailor's Love - took over 14 months to write, and despite some friends of a friend saying they'd buy a copy; over a year later not one sale has taken place.