Today is a happy day for me, I found ALL my limited edition books from Black Library https://www.blacklibrary.com/warhammer-age-of-sigmar,all that remains to be located is a few paperbacks. The paperbacks I can probably get again, if not it's no great loss.
I started out just looking for some of my paperbacks as I'd spent the last two days getting books for the shelves in the front room.
Not a topic of general interest as people tend to shy away from issues of mental health.
For many years, I have had occasions when I lose a day in a month, at that rate it is not serious, but when I lose two days in a week the matter goes up many notches on the scale of priority.
I have a scan booked for next month, but I am considering cancelling the appointment. Not because I am scared of finding out I have Alzheimer's disease, or because I am concerned on the effect it will have for the family knowing what lies ahead for us.
I am concerned that after all the bad that has happened/is happening in my life this year, this will tip the balance for me.
I put the memory losses down to increased stress caused by the loss of my disability allowance this month.
A new laptop is a priority.
About an hour ago, I had to admit that my Chromebook had reached the end of its lifespan; it served me well for five years disqus.com/home/discussion/channel-indieworld/priority_1/ considering it was bought as an emergency re[placement for my previous laptop.
My current laptop (shown here) is getting slower too, soon I will need to invest in a new version.
A few minutes ago, I updated my story disqus.com/home/discussion/channel-indieworld/the_reunion/. During the day, I hope to add more to the other stories on my channel.
Writing a play.
Several years ago, I undertook an online writing course. The result of which was I came in the top 5% of writers on the course, and most had been writers who had earned reps for many years.
In the beginning, I was in the middle of the class, then we changed to writing dialogue-driven work and I hit my stride. I cannot understand the problem of writing dialogue.
There are a few easy to recall rules -
A different line for each speaker.
Let the reader know who is talking if you have more than two people involved in the chatting.
At various times, it has been suggested that I should try my hand at writing for TV/Radio as most of my work is dialogue-driven.
Being paid as a writer.
. I wonder what if feels like to read the words "Dear Mr. Place, we are interested in publishing your book," and not to read the words "You will need to pay $1,500 for the process?
That is the trouble with being an independent, and unknown, writer; the only offers you get are from vanity press publishers disqus.com/home/discussion/channel-indieworld/and_again_it_happens/# asking for money. If you have paid for publication. If you have paid them what incentive do they have to help your book sell?
The kicker here is that they expect you, as the writer, to publicize the book.
Publishing 101 - A genuine publisher will NOT ask for money, they get their fees from sales of the books.
A bumper day for the blog
Yesterday was a bumper day for the blog www.alsdominion.co.uk/, as it had over 250 articles read by 105 people. It would have been nice to have some sales for my e-books to report, but getting readers is now more important to me.
Writing never paid for me.
In the time I've been writing, I never made more than $1 a week, in at the height of my popularity three years ago.
This month has been typical of this year with five free e-books being taken but only one sale. I decided I may as well write for free as being paid wad a disaster for me.
Buy your e-books from my page on Amazon
By this time next week, unless I get some sales from Amazon, my author rating will hit its lowest point, please help me get the belief I need to keep writing stories for you to enjoy by buying from my pages www.alsdominion.co.uk/book-store.html.
As the money I get is so little for each sale, I am more interested in keeping the hopes of a schoolboy to see his story published, not self-published alive, however, this seems a distant hope now after six weeks with no reply to my last emails disqus.com/home/discussion/channel-indieworld/i_have_stopped_hoping_for_a_miracle/.
Follow me for a variety of music
For some years, I have had a YouTube channel www.youtube.com/channel/UC4b4JDa7P_b2a2110tFdLWw?view_as=subscriber. The music on there is not only Gospel music.
If my writs don't improve, I may be using my channel for voice recognition promotion of my blog.