Relying on charity
Like the majority of people in the UK, Brexit will have little, if any impact on my life; when you live on or below the poverty line what concerns the rich is of little note to you.
I don't have a bank account in the EU.
I can't afford a vacation, let alone one in the EU.
I don't eat a lot of food from the EU, or drive a car.
When you rely on help from charities to pay your bills, you have nothing to worry over as you have lost it already.
Escape from the mundane life I lead.
For the last ten years, I used my gift as a writer to enable me to escape from the mundanity of my life, and the ever-increasing financial stress my life involves.
Now I've stopped, I feel I have no escape to save myself, but at the same time, I cannot afford the software and the running costs for the enhanced blog as my e-books www.amazon.com/-/e/B007U50BOI and www.draft2digital.com/book/ never sold in any quantity.
I keep thinking of ending the stories I have on file - www.alsdominion.co.uk/home/alan-places-unwritten-stories - if only for some relief, but I keep asking myself who cares www.alsdominion.co.uk/the-reading-room/who-cares?
Beauty comes from within.
It is only my opinion, but I would much rather see a lady who knows how to enhance her charms with as little make-up as little; I have never been a fan of ladies who use masses of lipstick especially bright red.
There is nothing wrong with enhancing what the Lord has given you, in my view, but I am against adding for the sake of money, that is one reason why I have never considered plastic surgery, and I never will, even if it meant improving my life.
The exception is if you are born with a deformity, or a noticeable birthmark as one of my cousins was.
I may not be doing a lot of writing these days, but my SEO search history is going well, I regularly appear more on this site - www.10bestseo.com/ - than on Facebook.
Brexit and the EU.
I am no expert on German affairs, so forgive me if I make a mistake, but from the viewpoint of the common man, Germany has made little if any impact in the last 50 years in the world of cultural affairs.
Before I begin, we need to think of the size and industrialization of the federation in comparison to the rest of the EU; Germany is by far the largest and most industrialized country in the EU, and for its size, it is probably as industrialized if not more than the USA.
Soccer - other than Bayern Munich, I doubt many people could nake five German teams who have won a trophy.
In comparison, most people can name several major Italian teams who have won trophies.
Motorcycling - Other than Maico I cannot think of any sports bikes from Germany; I count BMW as a touring bike, not a racer.
Cars - Again, other than BMW I cannot think of another German car, while it has Ferrari, Maserati, and Lamborghini.
Music - Outside of the Heavy Metal band Warlock (shown here) I struggle to think of any German group who made an impact
Opera - This area is the most significant difference when you consider the popularity of composers like Mozart, Weber, Bach, Beethoven, and Wagner to name a few. If you think of major opera houses, what names come to mind? La Scala (Milan), New York Met, The Royal Opera House, London, Kirov Theater (Leningrad), Gran Teatre del Liceu, Barcelona, and the Royal Opera House of Versailles. Being truthful I cannot think of a major opera house in Germany.
Outside of Italy, Germany has probably produced the highest number of well-known names in the world of Opera, and yet they lack a significant house to perform in; the only major house I can recall is the Wagner Theater in Bayreuth where they hold the annual Ring cycle.
How does it feel?
There will be casualties involved in Brexit, there is no change with some loss, but the bottom line here is the end result, not the short-term answer.
The UK has to be better off out of the EU, how can we not be more secure when we pay over £55 billion pounds a year to Brussels, to finance the German economy from imploding after decades of bad decisions.
What the young cannot reason is that over 50 years ago the UK flourished, that was years before the German chancellor founded the EEC/EU; the only country who has benefitted from the EU is Germany.
Two years ago, the Germans got asked the wrong question; they were asked if they wanted the UK to leave the EU; obviously, they didn't as we are keeping them from bankruptcy, nobody asked if they wished to the UK in the EU?
I will finally get paid by Draft2Digital next month after waiting a year to pass the $10 minimum.
The irony of the matter is that after waiting a year the book that earned me my wage is not my Draft2Digital bestseller - Forgestriker - but my Amazon bestseller, Holding Richmond.
My e-book sales for last year work out to $0.50 a month.
Edit my site.com
I am grateful for my Windows laptop as my Google Chromebook is not permitting me to use the Weebly blog as they are blocking a site called Editmysite.com because it is spreading Malware which collects your details to send them to scammers.
I have several stories that I could continue writing if I thought there was interest. As I was a writer, I find it hard not to write, I can only watch so many DVD's without feeling the desire to continue, but that desire needs fuel, and the fuel is believing that my writing has value by being read.
I am pleased to report the issue with Google was cleared up several hours ago.
2019 - my final year as a writer.
People would think that for me to leave writing would be a sad occasion after ten years writing short stories, but the truth of the matter to the contrary; I can't say I'm pleased, but I have prepared myself for this moment for years.
I realized I was never going to succeed as a writer for many reasons, not the least is I have no money to pay for publicity. Several of my stories received high praises, but this praise did not boost the sales of the e-books.
Perhaps, if I'd latched onto a trend, as many writers did I could have succeeded, but that wasn't how I wanted to be known, I tried to get recognized for my work not for being a trend follower.
Since my success with Forgestriker, I have tried and failed, to sell more than science fiction e-books. I wanted to be thought of as a writer, not a genre-writer, that is why I look at myself as a failed author.
Over the past three years, my liking for writing has faded, not only because the sales dried up but because my blog is the only thing people read from me.
Though I have had many sales for my e-books, I have had no feedback from readers, is it too much to ask for a little note of thanks or a short review on Amazon?
People would think that for me to leave writing with unfinished stories on my files would be a worry, but it is not of any concern to me.
The reason for my lack of concern is simple enough to comprehend, I spend my time writing the stories, and many times I can lose hours living the lives of my characters, for what?
Many of the stories go unread, and none of the ones I turned into e-books sold over the years other than my series Forgestriker.
I have many stories I could have written for my mind is always thinking of new work, or it was, now all I do is watch DVD's and read what other writers have written.
Perhaps it is a good thing that I have stopped writing; my wrists are getting so painful this month that I can barely type without pain from my EDS.