I am not sure whether to continue the blog after the Summer.
I am not sure how long I will continue this blog, or if I shall extend my use of it after this contract ends in September.
I took this month off to see how it would fare if I didn't use the blog; the pages read, and the number of readers went down as I expected them to, but the average pages read by each reader went up slightly.
I am enjoying the freedom of not thinking people expect something to read for free each day from me; as a writer, I still get many ideas for stories I could write, but at the same time I think why should I write them as nobody buys my e-books www.amazon.com/-/e/B007U50BOI?
One slight problem I have is my fondness for Scandinavian Crime stories, not many series are getting streamed to the UK, and getting DVDs of the series has become almost impossible.
Yesterday I joined the site Give as you Live www.giveasyoulive.com/ ; this site enables me to donate to the Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund www.rafbf.org/by purchasing items from online stores.
I am pleased that I found the site as the RAFBF has been a big help to me in the last two years, and I have been trying to find a way to donate to the charity.
The missing series.
I knew the task would not be easy as my target, the original series of Maria Wern has been out of stock for eight years, but with dedication, I found the four parts on video, all I need to do is edit the ads out and transfer the footage to two DVDs.
I tried several sites in Sweden where the series is set, plus many in Europe to get the official DVD set, but there are none for sale.
I had a few good months years ago.
In eleven years as a writer, I can count the months I earned more than $1 a week, on the one hand, that is how much of a struggle it has been to make a crust.
What makes matters worse is the preponderance of sites that pirate ebooks and send them out free, would you work for so little? Yet, you expect me to provide a free service.
This will be my last blog post as I no longer wish to provide readers with items to read, as I feel my work has no value.
I can't list the many reasons for not writing, but I can tell you that is is not for a shortage of ideas to write.