All I want for Christmas this year is a few e-book sales so I can donate the money to the Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund who have been a great help to me this year.
Wednesday, 12 December 2018
A hidden talent now in the open.
For years, I wrote with a moral guideline in my mind; there were things I would not write about, I think it is time to put my morals to bed and go over to my dark side.
This news may, or may not, surprise you, but I am considering writing some stories that are not Christian. The reason for the change is an article I read on a blog by Premier Christianity magazine last night that pointed out how much being a pastor makes.
The article got me thinking that as I am an excellent writer, I should be able to earn more writing about the sexual pleasures of life than life as a Christian.
If the news concerns you, remember one thing above all else; I am a struggling writer.
I was thinking of writing Christian stories, but as I am an excellent writer, I may earn more writing about the work of Satan.
What caused the switch of focus?
I think I'll start to preach the Gospel of Satan after this news - I read an article last night on the Premier Christianity blog that showed how out of touch I am with religion.
A pastor in America gave his wife a Lamborghini for an anniversary gift, and there was I thinking the work is about the word of God.
I realize in this age, the vicar on the bicycle image is history, but Lamborghinis as a gift, who says working for the Lord is humbling?
The article did raise one question for me - if a man of Christ can make that much, how much can you earn preaching the Gospel of Satan?
Premier Christianity magazine.
I think the problem arises with for me with Premier Christianity magazine because I was expecting a more religious based magazine.
I appreciate the magazine is attempting to gain young readers, but to my way of thinking it is more like any teen gossip magazine with the focus and television and celebrities.
I am still not convinced that taking out a new subscription is a good plan for next year, but several months are remaining to make the decision; I hope the magazine can alter its focus a little by that time.
Tuesday, 11 December 2018
I am repaying a charity that has helped me this year.
As I usually do at this time of year; I am donating this month's earning to a charity, in this case, the charity will the Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund.
RAFBF have been a great help to my family and me this year, not the least action undertaken is the battle to get my disability benefit resumed since it was axed in June.
For various reasons most people have a favorite Christmas carol, mine is Silent Night.
The reason I chose this above In the Bleak Midwinter is that my grandfather fought in the trenches during World War 1 and this tune reminds me of the day the fighting stopped.
The book on show is a short story I wrote in honor of the men and women whose lives got altered beyond measure after those four horrible years.
Sunday, 9 December 2018
Saturday, 8 December 2018
The final straw for me as a writer.
Six years ago, I was offered the opportunity to have a writing contract by a publisher in Miami; I turned the offer down, after weeks of second-guessing my decision I was still questioning what I did because at the time I was concerned that writing porn stories would damage my rep as a writer.
Now, at the end of my time, I think I should have accepted the offer even if the idea of writing for a publisher with few limits turned my stomach at the time. In the end, they were the only publishers who offered me a genuine chance to get published, what does that say about my writing?
I have thought for the last four years that I should have quit when Forgestriker stopped selling - four years ago - but I held on hoping for an upturn in my e-book sales, but that never happened.