Lofty Expectations

My life is stranger than fiction. I lose a client and gain a client. The problem is that one client is not enough to pay the bills.

So, to gain some equilibrium, I am going to have to take a couple terms off from college to take HRM exams so I ca become certified. I was hoping that I could wait on this but since the last scare with the school’s financial dept.,  I am thinking that I will have to be working at something more substantial than a minimum wage level job in order to be able to hold any hope of actually making any headway.

I had hoped to gain enough work as a ghost and as an editor to keep things afloat, but my original client, the one who had been a mainstay. decided to go on a 50,000 page expedition (he wanted me to write 50,000 pages (?) because “content and number of pages are the key to sales”. While I believe that 50,000 actually meant number of words, he took it to mean 50,000 pages. I warned him that nobody would even WANT to download it, let alone read it…but he thought I was just raining on his parade.

I hope, upon hope, that he will come back…but who knows? In the meantime, I also hope to acquire more clients to meet with my needs. Still, certification would afford me a salaried job rather than a wage. And I am good at HRM.

At the same time, I have ideas going through my head. Not writing ideas, but business-related. Like flood control that doubles as sustainable energy+drinkable water. Or an idea on economic rejuvenation that takes the agricultural lifestyle of the area and turns it into a community based cooperative/collaborative effort to create both jobs and revenue for the area.

Unfortunately, these ideas are at a standstill while I await  answers.   As are the film projects I am trying to write proposals for.

Adding to this is new trouble from my mother. At the beginning of the year, I agreed to save money and buy her old car. When the college messed up on my financial aid, I ended up having to use the money I had already saved so that I could survive after missing out on last month’s stipend check.

Apparently, moms no longer understand how things that can go wrong sometimes DO go wrong. Oh,well. It’s just another Thursday.

What I’m Up To

If anyone reads this, I need to make an announcement. Right now, I am holding a book release party for Soldiers of Leaves by Blamah Moore. I would love to see you all there. We are giving fun facts about Liberia as a way to celebrate Liberia’s Independence Day (the reason I chose to have the release party today and all weekend long.). Please feel free to join us at

https://www.facebook.com/events/309386512844109/permalink/326953121087448/

 

Shameless Promotion

 

Since I haven’t had much time to write on my WIP, I will take the time to shamelessly promote My recent releases.

And last, but not least…a book I believe everyone should read. I edited and published this book for a dear friend of mine:

This last book is not heavily edited. I used a minimalist approach to editing to avoid removing the narrator’s voice from the story. While I fixed the grammar, punctuation, paragraph/sentence structure, and spelling–I did not Americanize or Anglicise the speech patterns. I felt that it would destroy the feel of the book.

Strange Days Are Upon Us

I was sitting, writing the other day and came up with a really awesome idea. What if I came up with a character to play in live segments who was otherworldly and read books? So I set out to design a persona I could portray on youtube,Instagram, and Facebook. Well, it took three of us to come up with the right character type.

The day before yesterday, I was talking to Sunny, my cover artist, and he suggested an Incubus/Reaper…sort of a Soul Reaver.  Thus, Souljourner was born.  The projected “show” is entitled Souljourner’s Dark Story Time. I will be reading  stories, recommending books, and whatever else I can think of as Souljourner.

I am not sure exactly how long the little vignettes will be, but I do know that there will be a lot of mischief and mayhem, trying recipes, introducing new books, and talking to Headley.

Souljourner:

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Headley:

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Who knows? I may even share really great music…

Books, Books, Books

First of all, let me apologize for not posting more regularly…but there plenty of really good reasons.  At least three of those reasons made their debut here on this blog. Let me explain. You, see, I published what I have completed of  The Hell Patrol Saga (both parts to the Prologue, and episodes 1-4). The first six installments of this series appeared here, on wattpad, and on a site I used to write for called triond.com. you can find the new books on Amazon. The covers?

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The Hell Patrol Episodes 1 & 2

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Adding to this is the fact that for the last week, I have been editing an amazing book entitled Soldier of Leaves. When it is released, I will post the cover here with the link for ordering here.

 

The strangest of things

I had to delete the original file for The Morrow Family Saga. The good news is that I was able to patch a new file back together using the posts from this blog. This means that I have been put behind on being able to add any more chapters on here. NOt to worry, though. I will have the story back up and running soon.

As you might remember, or maybe not, (can’t remember if I shared my misadventure here) I had a problem with three asterixis turning into a divider line here while back while writing a chapter. Unfortunately, that divider became kind of contagious and started multiplying without my permission. The only cure for this ailment was to delete the file and start over using already posted chapters. Good thing I know how to cut and paste.

Anyway, I will be posting a new chapter as soon as I get it finished. Hopefully, I do not have any more issues with strange divider lines appearing and refusing to go away.