Sunday, 24 September 2017

Xbox one

PC gaming
As my #ebooks are not selling, and I cannot find the drive to write

 I decided to get an #Xboxone  as a way of passing the time when I am in my room

Why I like Foreign films

The only vacation I will get
The main reason I enjoy foreign films is that they show me cities and countries I will never see, hell, these days anywhere beyond my room will soon be beyond me :(

In a wheelchair

Is there any point to it?
Tomorrow should have been the big day, but the way things have turned out this week I am not sure I want the wheelchair, after all, what is the point of being able to get out if you can't enjoy the time?

Monday, 18 September 2017

Coming soon

The forlorn hope
Today, I ordered a book cover for my e-book to turn the e-book versions / into paperback editions. If there are enough sales, I could be tempted to write a novel shortly

Sunday, 17 September 2017

The library of Alan

All things have their time
 For several years, I have built up a library of books and e-books​ for the day when I wouldn't be able to get out; that day is near at hand this year.

Where is my passion?

Only the lonely
I am trying to get the passion to write again, but only my #writing on these pages / / and is being read because these are #FREE to read.

 Once I had the fires of passion to drive my writing, where there was fire is now just an emptiness

The lean years

My life is like a Biblical parable

People go on about austerity and cutbacks; to me, it's a way of life never having had a lot of money.

  I have a family to run which includes paying the price for someone else's child for over 30 years. 

  I have gone without for so long that saving for tomorrow is my lifestyle

  If I did get some good fortune, I would always put back a little for the times ahead when things are not so good - and there are plenty.

Thursday, 14 September 2017

Stephen King

The Colorado Kid
If you look at the end of the dockside, you can see a red shed that is a museum; I used to work there many years ago.
Last night, I was watching the gulls swoop for fish in the docks, when I recalled the mysterious death of a man in Sydney in the 1940's. 
He was small, with manicured fingernails and well dressed; he had no ID on him at the time of his death, and nobody recalled seeing him either get on the ferry across the river or get off.
He was found sitting by a bollard as if he was asleep. 
It was later discovered that he choked on some meat from his sandwich and the gulls ate his food.
His name was never found, and nobody reported him missing. But to have no ID only years after the war was over was a mystery in itself as that was a criminal offense at the time.
This mystery is the story behind "The Colorado Kid" by Stephen King.

Wednesday, 13 September 2017

Some things I cannot do

Celebrity status
Book signings are a running joke among my close friends and me.
I go to some at our branch of Waterstones, but the thought of doing one myself is daunting, the only time I tried to beat my fear of public speaking it came back and bit me.  

I suppose if I turn my last e-book into a paperback, I will need to consider doing a signing

Here I go again

A lonely man
It is raining here in Bristol, but that makes no difference to me. I will be going out soon, come wind, rain, sleet or snow I am told to stay away from my stepson – I am not the troublemaker – that means if he’s in, which he is most days I have to be out of the house.
I’ll find somewhere dry to work in and leave the family in peace.
Once I am in my wheelchair, I don't know how long I will be able to keep leaving the house to escape from my stepson