Not that I expected my offer to come to anything, last month, I offered the magazine Premier Christianity my services as a writer of Christian articles. I would have been happy to write some articles on church history for their culture section, I would find that more culturally beneficial than reading about celebrities each month, but that is me, and I am old-fashioned.
As I said at the time www.alsdominion.co.uk/home/my-reward-is-publication, having my name in print would be my payment. Years ago, my aim would have been to build a portfolio of work to show my style to possible clients, now it will be for my pleasure as I doubt any publisher would be interested in my work as there are so many writers pushing for a job.
On a personal level, the desire to write the articles would encourage me to go out, even on days like today when it's cold and wet, and enable me to confront my agoraphobia in the hope of winning the battle.
Boxing and the Lord.
It begs disbelief that a magazine such as Premier Christianity can believe that boxers believe the Lord helps them win.
I've heard BS many times, and this just about takes the cake - all boxers need is a violent temper, and a disregard for their opponent to win, what is Christian about wanting to inflict pain on a person to the extent they'll probably end up in hospital.
I keep trying to find a reason to resubscribe as when the magazine deals with Christianity it can be excellent to read, but for most of the time it has a tendency toward gossip about TV programmes; I can see the reason as this attracts younger readers, but for older people seeking a religious magazine it is a turn-off.
I dread to think which celebrity they will feature next month. The way it is heading it could well be Dec from Ant & Dec as they did post a Twitter feed about what would the Lord do if he was on I'm a Celebrity.
The article could be called "How I found Jesus at the bottom of the bottle," as he was on drink driving charges in October, claiming his fame on TV had got to him - if that's the case, leave TV, others had and got forgotten before you - such as Susan Stranks of the children's TV show Magpie.
I could list several reasons for leaving the Disqus site, but the main reason is the site attracts sex site hosts like honey attracts bees.
My page has over 2,000 "followers," but less than six people contribute to its running and I am forever blocking and reporting people for promoting sex sites to the point I've given up and left the site.
The time is near.
Earlier this year I bought some voice recognition software, in case writing became too painful to do with my Ehlers Danlos syndrome; the time has come I think to accept that the EDS has finally got the better of me.
It is so painful to type today; I cannot rest my right had without stabbing pains running through my fingers and wrist.
Draft2Digital e-book sales
All I want for Christmas is one e-book sale, on Draft2Digital, not a FREEBIE that way I'll pass the $10 marker and get paid for the first time since May, such are the Wages of Sin.
According to my Twitter stats, the best carrier of my posts is AT&T in Dallas, Texas with Manhattan-based Verizon coming a close second. The best UK-based server is down in the fifth position behind Bell from Canada.
An early "sale."
I adopt a general rule that there will be no sales for the first week of the month; this rule has rarely failed my expectations for the month.
The reason "sale" is in parenthesis is that it isn't a sale, it's classed as a sale by Draft2Digital, but it is a FREEBIE that got taken up.
The story that got taken is my horror story (Akuji); I got the title from one of my favorite early PlayStation games.
The new figures show an increase in FREE e-books being taken, in some ways it is gratifying to see this if only they were to lead to sales of 1%, I'd be happy.
Since He gave my life a new start.
My dream is for my final e-book - God walks these dark hills - to sell some copies next year. I have no illusions of the success that Forgestriker had being repeated, that was a phenomenon beyond my hopes.
If my book sells ten copies in the year, I shall consider it a success as my last book A Homecoming has not sold five copies in 16 months.
Thank you, Lord.
This year has been terrible for our family, and it is not over yet for me as I need to fight one last war to get some money refunded from the Disability services that got taken from me in June.
Though we lost two lovely dogs this year, I am not jealous of the people I see walking their dogs in the street; I am pleased that the furry friends have homes to go to and be loved.
After this year, it would be easy for me to be bitter, but I spent too much time and energy on being angry in the past; I am grateful that we had the time with our furry guardians.
One day, this year will be a series of bad memories; I have the belief that we can come out, if not ahead at least on level terms.
Giving thanks for the small things in life.