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Blog is up 11 % from Best Months Viewing

Once again, a great thanks is at hand for pushing my Blog up to 11 % up in viewership from my Best Months Total.

This is one day, before, it all wraps up for January. I will be away tomorrow, as this is why I am writing this blog at this time.

I will be back again, Sunday, on New Years Day. I found that I had allot more viewership from Germany, England, Italy, and India. The most unique was viewership was from the beautiful Ukraine.

The United States and Russia are nearly tied for first in viewership, with the USA still on top.

Canada did visit a few times, but not very much.

Thanks for your support, and thanks for tagging along.. Till our next adventures in Book making, which will be very soon again. Part 2 should be ready to be produced in mid January, or less, but the book may take 4 months to get on the shelf... I will talk about the process here, as things unravel, as slow as they may come.. Till then..

Did a few pages of correction today!

Part 2: Rise of the Market Overlord, is coming along fine. The correction process, in which I call polishing off, is doing very good.

It is a good thing, to go through it again, as some things are added, and some things are taken away. Mostly, allot of things are added, so far, to add more volume and humor to the book. It is like, icing on the cake, so to speak. Polishing can only help your book or writing out, and rarely does it make it worse.

I seen people laughing at some scenes from Sherlock Holmes Part 2. I said, if the people laugh at that stuff, they surely will love even the weak comedy lines of my book in some areas. Maybe it is just, that crazy Canadian humor bug coming out to roost!

I still have a long ways to go, as I am far from the back. I rather go a little slow, to make sure it all fits together right. The book is, going to be very good as well. Maybe better than the first. I am not sure, but it is up for the public to decide.

A tragedy in the family does slow you down…

Strange how things are not so apparent

I remember doing a small blog on the song, Pumped Up Kicks!  The song has a really good beat, and, without knowing the lyrics, I thought it was a song about kids playing and such. This song was done by, Foster the People.

But, I guess it was about an unfortunate shooting event ( I am guessing fictional), somewhere where this Robert kid goes on a shooting spree. And, you cannot outrun bullets, and he has a quick hand. Some people I know, who are very sensitive (care bears?), once learning what the song was about, stopped listening to it. I do not think they should stop listening to it, as you cannot shut your ears off to, this sometimes violent world, or ignore what is going on out there at times.  If we pretend the problem does not exist, how can we correct these situations.

What we have to do, is to be more accepting, of everyone. Bring them into your circle of friends, even if they are not normal or not up to a certain standard. The only standard people should have, to receive a hel…

Watched Sherlock Holmes Part 2...

Watched the new Sherlock Holmes movie, Part 2. You have to love, the gradual revealing of things as the certain peril is seemingly, going to take place.

Sherlock, definitely has a skill, for to see the most non obvious clues, and put them together to get out of a situation. Once again, the ability to preset yourself up by seeing clues left behind by your adversary, for to get out of a perilous future situation when you meet again, is what this film is just about, about. Like a game of chess, perhaps, thinking of the next move, and his next move.

I personally liked Part 1 better. But, this film is alright, and intriguing. I give it a 4 out of 5 stars.

Did not have much time to work on Part 2, of my book. It seems, I have fallen behind. I have only corrected 20 % so far. I was looking to be, honestly, done by now. I will need to crank up the speed, hopefully by next week.  Have a great night, till then...

My first buying Reiker shoes

My wife told me that Reiker shoes were from Germany. I looked on the internet, and it does appear the origination was from the Black Forest in Germany, by Herr Heinrick Reiker (courtesy of eHow style). Still a family company, they have operations all over the world.

The shoes are, incredibly light, and for a winter shoe, very comfortable. My wife tells me they will last a long time. I like Clarks as well, and Rockport, but to find a nice winter shoe is sometimes a hard feat. The Reiker seemed to fit the bill, and the style was with two side zippers. I am not used to the zipper things, as I always had laces for my boots, but it makes for a nice change.

They have an antistress system, where the load of the foot is more distributed throughout the sole. And, the shoe is, as they announce, light. I say, it is light as nearly a feather, compared to all the other shoes I wore over time.

Will try to work on my book a little today, as some bills must be paid first. It is windy, and cold, now i…

Passed my best months previous Blog Record by 1.5 %

I was wondering if, I would go past my last months blog results... I did not expect to, as the Holidays are here, and I expected everyone to be drinking beer!  Not only that, the worry was also, due to an unfortunate family occurrence, I had to stop writing on here for a good while... So, this comes to me as a good surprise!

But, the beer did not stop people from coming on here! I am happy to announce that my blog has so far, an increase in viewership of 1.5 %, and it is not even the end of the month yet!

Besides that, I mentioned to another side of the family about my Book this morning at a small cafe. They did not, know anything about it. I was under the impression, that they did know something about it, but I guess some of them did not.. Oh well, now they all know.. I think..

Being at the relatives family supper last night, we had a lovely time, the children were singing Christmas songs, and it was very well done! Thus, today, I had no time to go over anything, or do any work on my…

The Supermarket Guy III, subtitle top secret, is accomplished.

I am glad to report, The Supermarket Guy III :_________________  Has been just about completed, today.

The length is probably a bit longer than Part 1. I am impressed with this volume. I hope the people like it, and I hope I can publish it, one day. It is slated for 2013, depending on sales with Part 1 and 2. I can print it off faster, if sales go faster.

Altogether, 640 approx pages of comedy, in three volumes...

I have reached a milestone today. I just have to do a little bit of a few pages to the ending, but, the journey is complete.

I may send to copyright office within a month or so... Thank you for your support during this time, we will talk later.. Till then...

Watched Tin tin last night!

I went with my French relatives, to go and watch Tintin last night. Stephen Speilberg did a great job, with this production of the French Classic cartoon series. The cinema was just about, nearly full. I do understand a little french, so I went to check it out.

The best part of this show for myself, was the motorcycle scene, where he was driving down the hill side town in Morocco, and things were literally falling apart on him. The computer animation, is indeed, something to behold. As, it does appear, nearly like real life. The captain, the story, was, indeed a 4 out of 5 stars for me.

It is just, sometimes, the way Tin tin got around some of the barriers in his way, was a little to simple for a writer, like myself to understand. It is easy, when writing, to get out of a situation by creating a simple way out. A big dog, for instance, being scared of a small dog.  It is not, just realistic to me, unless I am missing something with the canine element.

I have to go to boxing day shoppi…

Time lines for writing..

When writing, time lines in the book, in my view, is somewhat important. More so, for suspense or thrillers. Even for psychological thrillers.

For comedies, like what I write, I do not think it is as important. As, everyone takes a carefree attitude, and you want to get away from the seriousness of writing. That is why, many people, run to a good comedy every so often. You just want to laugh. The timeline, therefore, in my view, is somewhat important, but not as important as the more serious type of dramas.

But, I need to go over the timelines a little bit in part two. Just to make sure, they all fit to some sort of logical framework. I went over 3 pages today, but, relatives are still around. I have little time to fiddle with this as of late. But, I will be trying to get a good day or two at it, very soon!

Tomorrow, boxing day sales. Televisions are cut, by a few hundred dollars. I may break down, and buy a flat screen. I still have, a picture tube ( would you believe), in my living …

Christmas is passed, time to do other tasks!

Reading an article from Misty Harris this morning, from Postmedia news. He indicated some numbers, which I find, for myself, are hard to find. These are some of the facts he dished out on the 24th edition of the local news papers article.

Amazon announced this year, that it was selling 105 E books as compared to 100 paper books on its site.

The industry as a whole, E books now account for 1/4 of U.S. book sales, and 20 % by volume.

Most people, believe there will always be a mix of sales. Of the hard, and of the E format.

80 % of people predicted making more purchases from their E phones.

And, from that E phone, you can control your homes heating system, lights, ect, all from it. Some people believed it would eventually replace the wallet.

It just goes to show, how far technology has come, from using a VIC 20 or Commodore 64 in the early 80s. I used to love the programming of those machines, as we as kids, could change some of the programming fairly easily.  Just a few stats up there,…

The wife has got to drive!

I drank a few beer, too many today. Looks like the wife has got to drive! Too bad!

Well, it is not as if it is a shock. She never drinks, and if she does, she has maybe just a small glass of vino. Myself, I drink a few beer, to get rid of the toxins in my body. I think the alcohol has, indeed, a scientific cleansing effect.

It is also, contrary to belief, does not kill brain cells. My mother used to tell this to my father, all the time, on the holidays. It actually makes, more mental activity go on, to help solve, some of our most dynamic world problems..  The Prime Minister of Confederation, Sir John MacDonald, also had a few shots, to help him solve the dynamic problems of a new country, called Canada... God bless his soul..

Once again, Merry Christmas... My blog is on target for just coming even with my best months results. This is hard to believe, as I expected much smaller results due to the busy times of the holidays..

Once again, great thanks, and keep the sleigh between the po…

Turkey is being thawed out overnight!

The turkey has been thawed out in water all night, in the sink. It is an 18 lb turkey. Cooking time is a half hour per lb, at around 325 F.

It meant, I had to get up early this morning to check it out. The stuffing recipe will be from scratch, using some summer savory, bacon, and some hamburger.

It will be cold today, also. One of our relatives is bringing a piano, to play some piano music. I will have to drink lots of booze to drown out the keystrokes... I am sure it will be ok..

Maybe I may have time to write, or correct, some of my book of Part 2, as they will only be here at 5 pm. I could do this now, as we prepare some stuff for supper.

I wish you all a very, Merry Christmas. I hope it is a good time of reflection, with friends, past failures, past successes, and of much future goodwill.

Christmas Eve soon here!

I was late, shopping this year again! Fortunate though, that the malls were nearly empty. It is, not a bad time to shop, after all. The only thing, I seen a few people looking for those precious last minute items, and unable to find them. Clerks saying, sorry, we ran out, to several people walking along the aisles.

I remember the last few days of Christmas more hectic in the past, than now. Even the liquor store, their was no line ups this morning. There was no line ups, at the Canadian Tire store ( a mans paradise here in Canada), and the traffic was good at the major supermarket in town here.  Cold minus 14 in Northern NB, but sunny out. Good thing it is not windy!

I had no time to check, or work on my book today. Too many plans, with family. Too many visits, with other people.

I want to wish, from the bottom of my heart, and the top too, the Best for the Holiday season to all the people who supported me on this Blog site.  You all made it, an easier answer, to help me ascertain as …

Began to proofread Part 2

I proofread the first 40 pages of the main body of Part 2 so far. Minute changes so far, and it is really incredible the errors you can make when typing the thing out for the first time. I will try to continue to proof read, and then until January 1st,  to get it done. My publisher will read it for flow and consistency, and grammar/ spelling errors, as well.

Then, I will be given it back to go over again. Then, I will be given it twice to approve to go over any errors that may come about. I rather the process, have a second round of copy editing, but, we will see how it goes this time. This time I am a little smarter with the spacing after a comma, not typing out numbers, ect, so it should be a little easier for them to correct.

I still have a little work to do on Part 3, I may do some this morning, if the time permits. I got to do some, last minute shopping as well. Just that the whole sad news that I had to deal with, last week, was not good, and set me back quite a bit...  I hope y…

Part 3 is 99 % finished.

Part III of, The Supermarket Guy "subtitle is top secret", is 99 % finished. The ending is done. The length is there to support the body of the book. The ending has to do with three people near death. Even due to the sad circumstances, it is a light, hearty, ending. I am glad, somehow, I found it. It was actually during sleep, I found the answers. Strange how some things work.

It is going to live up to the expectations of Part 1, 2, and 3, and they do all link together finely. I am very much satisfied. I just need to polish 2, and 3 up a little more.  Polishing, in my view, has to do with going into what you have written to see if it all binds together very well. Sometimes, polishing can add 5 to 10 pages alone, to a piece of work.

Here in Northern NB, the snow has lightly fallen on the ground. I am glad we did not get the rain they had forecast.

The book store in Bathurst sold out in my book. I need to replenish the supply.

Bookstore sold out of my book!

Bookstore has sold out of my book, here in Bathurst. I will reload sometime this week, before it gets too close to Christmas.

This is good news for a change, as I must get some to Moncton on their shelves in the next week as well. I hope everyone has a good night, till next time...

The ending is coming along for Part 3

The ending is coming along well for Part 3. I have put in a few more scenes, and it is developing well. I need to read over Part 2, and get it ready for the presses for January. It is going to be a hectic time. If all goes well.

I soon will call the publisher, to send him the information required to start. I soon will be sending the cover page, for them to work on. This will be done by mid January, or sooner, for the starting point. I have not decided on an E book for this version. It depends how well the first one goes, during this process. If I do decide on the E book, it will be priced this time,  close to the first or Part 1 price of 3.98.  A price of a Starbucks coffee!!

If one thing is noticeable, during the writing of Part 2, and then Part 3, maybe the humor has vanished a bit at a time, as each part has been written. Maybe not so much in Part 2. I worried about this somewhat. I was hoping I could find, funny circumstances, funny events, that could warm a heart. I cannot rely l…

Wrote a half page on Part 3 last night.

After the grieving, now and then, I just mustered up a little bit of writing on Part 3 last night. I need to get my mind back in the swing of things. I am still lost for the ending, as I led it in to another situation as of late. I needed to lengthen it out, as I did not foreseen it being that short. It is still good enough to publish, but I like to achieve approximately 200 pages in length per book.

Part 2 of The Supermarket Guy: Rise of the Market Overlord,  is well more than 200 pages. The countdown is on to its publication, as long as there is no big problems that arise in my life, again.

Part 3 is probably around 175 pages. I am still chugging away at it, and luckily, it seems to be coming along very well. But, the ending, had to be stretched. And, I need an ending. Hopefully it will come to me, later on... Have to do some business with a burial later on today. I want to wish everyone a great day, and I will talk later on.  Till then...

Went through the Kevin Eikenberry seminar!

What a great motivational speaker he is.  Kevin Eikenberry, and his 4 points on how to follow through on a sale. He gave some advice, that, I already knew, but it was refreshing to hear again. He sells products and acquires clients for to help them systemize and sell.

I knew I had the first two points of his plan. I had the design, and I had the means to deliver. The third, was the selling point which has other branches to it. I am a poor salesperson. But, yet, I did sell pretty much out at the local bookstore here. I guess I am not that bad, after all. Just that on a huge international scale, I am a flop at the top.  Then the systemization, making things easier. Well, this is exposed to streamline sales later on.

He went on to talk about reviewers, as one caller asked, should they pay for a review. He believed, in not doing so, but it was up to the individual.  I believed also, that you should not have to pay, for a review.. There was much topics of interest during this free 90 minu…

Did not have time to write the last few many days.

A family tragedy definitely slows a person down. I had no time to write over the last few days. I had no time to get a few things done around the house, in the last few days. I need to even go tomorrow to make some funeral arrangements.

There was even, a special seminar given by Kevin Eikenberry, one of Dog Ears most famous writers. He actually did sold good enough one day, that Amazon had to shut down the site for awhile.  It was a 95 minute seminar, for free, on how to improve your business and sell.  It was free, and I was dealing with going to one hospital to the other at the time ( one hospital 3 hours away).

I will try to get to that this afternoon, and listen to the full thing. I think everyone hopes, that some bad things in life, hopefully never changes a person. I hope it only changes myself for the good.  My comedy poetry, as shown above, has taken a hit. I did not feel like changing the poem at all in the last few days.

Last night, after meeting some family, I did get a cha…

When tough news hits around the holidays.

We have all heard, unfortunate news when coming close to the holidays. Losing a friend, or a close family member, or perhaps a hard financial hit.

One of these three things happened to me just a little while ago. When this happens, as many of you all know,  allot of things goes through your head.

First, you ask yourself, what am I doing wrong in my life?  My first reaction was to blame myself first. Then came, the outside factors. Was it pollution, was it our habitual daily life routines that produced this problem. For instance, many think that cancer, maybe is caused by much of our daily habits.  The third, I think, was the spiritual aspect of it. Being a spiritual person, it was tough to take, losing at such to a great extent. No one believes they will lose, at such a great cost.  There maybe other factors in where you can lie or try to lie a blame as well, that I have not touched base with here.

The first thing, to cover is was it myself to blame? In this case, after much analysis,…

Sold 3 or 4 books at the bookstore!

I did good in the last little while at the bookstore. They said I sold for sure 3, they could not find one, and the only one they could find was on the shelf. I consider that good for this little bookstore.

I maybe away for a little while, as something of family importance has come up. I hope to be back, maybe Thursday or so..

Sorry for the brief message, but I will be back.. Till then..

Sold at least two books at the local bookstore in Bathurst!

The lady who worked at the local bookstore, indicated to me that I sold two books, maybe more at the local bookstore in the last week or so. This is good news, as traffic is relatively light there, and my book is virtually hid in the corner with a flyer covering half of it.  She was busy making sandwiches, and asked for me to return tomorrow to talk to the manager there.

I need to go tomorrow, in the afternoon, to check how it really has done. I may have to restock the store, if they sold over 4. I am not sure how many has left the store, but a definite two has sold, the lady said.

It is a shame I could not get to Moncton. Other things stopped me from going there, this week. Maybe next week, I may be able to go for a quick scoot. The wife wanted to go with me, and when her schedule is the way it is, it does not match with mine, and then nothing happens. She wants to do some shopping down there. I give her one more week to get her schedule in line with mine.. If not, then I scoot down …

Christmas tree is up today!

Put up the Christmas tree today. It is an artificial one, as we tried the real fur trees years before. I found that sometimes they would tip over, and I had to hold them up midway with strings at times, attached to both sides of a wall. It made some messes, as sometimes, the needles from the trees fell on the floor, as usually we kept the tree a little past New Years as well. If you got a hardwood floor where you put your real tree up, then a mess of water on it could ruin a section of the floor, if it tips over. My Christmas tree area is right where the hardwood is laid out. It fell once, but luckily I was at the house to sop up the water quickly enough...

My father and mother used to take me into the woods, to get our Christmas tree year after year. I noticed, as the years went by, we had to go farther, and farther into the woods to get a nice tree. This was from 3 to 12 years old. The nicest trees were being taken, by, us and everybody around the village. This was in the late 70 s …

Two new visits from China!

Today is a Super day! I got two new visits from China! A great thanks for the visit from China! I only wish someday to visit Beijing city! And, the Terracotta warriors, what an incredible feat. Every face is different, so I was told...

My E book is now at the Price of a Cola and a bag of large chips!

I have to spread the word again, the word is so good! My E Book is now 3.98!

The price of a chip and a pop, but only, healthier! And you will come out of it much Happier!!!

Just in time for the Holidays! Buy that great book for your serious English teacher, or University English Professor. They will love, "The Supermarket Guy", for the holidays to read over and to drink beer with!

I have to advertise, to make sure, the word gets out, cause at 3.98, we may wear out the hard drive of the servers.. Till then!!

The tree is growing outside!

The tree has grown outside in the front. I had to buy another string of lights, to make it look full. Last year, it seemed to be alright with what I had. I will have to trim it this year, if I want to continue to use the same set of LED lights. I still rather the old Mom and Dads old style regular lights, as I may change next year if I get the inspiration to do so. The older lights are just so much more, I don't know, appealing to me, anyways.

I watched the Naked Gun 33 & 1/2.  What a great comedy, very well done. It is hard to shake, Leslie Neilsons straight face and serious look, when he is playing really dumb. Anna Nicole Smith was in that show as well, and the shadow thing in the end with her in the light, was, funny. Tragic that these stars are no longer with us now.

I watched the Hangover 2 a few days ago as well. I found it well done, but I found the first one the best. I knew, the marsh mellows they were eating had something to do with what was going on. This was prett…

Part 3 is humming along.

Part III,  "_________",  of The Supermarket Guy is coming along good. I will write some more today, as the time permits. Only, I fear, it is not as lengthy as first conceived. I will analyze what to do, as I continue to race, maybe to fast, to the finish line.

Car insurance came in today. It is a depressing time for it to arrive. Just around Christmas, when so many bills must go out already.  We pay for something that we hope, we never have to use. Just for, the terrible event someone rams into me, or just hope I never ram into anyone either. This is all about chances. What the chances are, of this or that happening. Maybe a negligible amount, but who can take a chance without it.

I heard tell of a person that drove without a drivers license for years. Therefore, he had no car insurance. And, I do not imagine he traveled to far out of the village, either. Just imagine, getting away with that, for over 20 years? Not paying the license, insurance, but what about the plates? Th…

Todays visitors are from..

Today, I had visitors from Russia, United States, India, Germany,  and finally the United Kingdom. This is the second visit in a long time, actually, from England. Only 2, while Germany has come quite a bit, as well as India.

I was wondering when, I was going to get another visitor from England. And today, I am pleased to have someone visit this site from there for the second time! Hopefully a few more to come!

The best fish and chips, are from the United Kingdom, so my father tells me...

The e book price is exposed to change, today. So the Rep from Dog Ear Publishing, has indicated to me. I will go to the sites to see if indeed, the price is lowered from 8.99 to 3.99 or so.. Have a great night, Till then..

Checking out the Agents

Today, I was checking out some literary agents. It is tough, to get one as well, as they are all inundated with e mails from everybody throughout the world. If I can only get an agent like 007, then, I could probably get my book to the President of the United States. Or maybe the President of Russia. He, or she, would be a good agent. I would nick name them 007 anyways, and they better like it.

Went for a walk in the snow covered woods today. There was branches bent over the trail. There was, a few trees fallen on the trail. We had to zigzag through the maze at times, as the trail now resembled a tree cutting operation in some areas. The heavy snow from a day ago, was to wet for allot of the trees to handle. Even while walking, in some areas it formed a crust.

Allot of traffic in Bathurst as well. I will have to do some Christmas shopping soon, I find I put too much things on the back burner at times. part three is nearly complete, maybe only 50 pages to go to the finish line. I am no…

Hey brothers!

Listen brothers! Just wanted to tell all you Supermarket Maniacs, that Part III is coming along fine.

I am near to its completion. It is flowing well, and, it maybe available in, 2013.....

You got to hate, that 13 on the end of it.. But, the Mayan Calender says 2012 is the date.. But I think no one knows the time... I think it will come as a big surprise.. Like, when in 2000, when the programmers made allot of money off of the 0 thing... Nothing happened..

It was exposed to be, a heck of a time... Power failures, computers gone wild!  Well, here we are! There is only one guy who can save us from 2012... It is Harold, The Supermarket Guy... He is great, I wish I had half of his brains..  Till then...

Welcome Italy!

A wonderful visit from Italy. The vino is good there! Thanks for the visit, and hope, many more to come!

My blog is a little less on track than last month, than getting allot of views. This is understandable, as the holiday season is here. Time for Christmas Cheer! I expect a  5 % less viewing in views.... Maybe more..

I will watch again, National Lampoons Christmas Vacation, with the chipmunk racing up the Christmas tree, with the cat diving into it. Wonderful story. Here is a tip of the hat, to John Hughes!

Rejected by Nelson Literary Agency...

Just got rejected by Nelson Literary Agency. At least, it was fast. At least, they e mailed me back. At least, it was polite. At least, it made me feel alright... Because, at least I tried... They did mention, someone else might take me on, and that it just did not suit their portfolio.  I understand completely. Rejection is easy to come by, in this game.

Well, these things happen. I expect them to happen, again and again. You see, I am the dark horse. I am the horse, that is exposed to stay in the barn and eat black straw. But, I am looking to get out. I am not probably the most beautiful stallion out there. I will kick until I smash a way out of the barn, and hit the tracks racing wide open. Once I get on the track, I will never look back. Because, I can get the job done. And cross the finish line, before the rest.

Someone out there, will find it. Someone out there, will bridle it. Someone out there, will tame it. And bring it to a pinnacle.

Maybe someday, an agent will knock on my …

Snow as expected, 10 or more centimeters down!

Will snow the rest of the day, in Northern New Brunswick. Although, there is rain reported down towards Bas Caraquet.  It could change to rain here in the afternoon, as the temperature is hovering around the zero mark.

Wet snow. Not fun to move.

Worked on my book (Part III) last night, wrote another 3 pages. The only thing I am worried, about, is the ending. I wonder if I did not explain enough, does it have enough drama and excitement?  Certain elements like the main building where the action is taking place. You wonder about this often. Does the reader really care, about, a real fine explanation of the whereabouts on how to get to a certain place. Or where the elements or structures are in the building. I am hoping not a great deal, as I am trying to incorporate the descriptions of inside the building as simple as I possibly can. I think you can get into boredom if you go too far, in mentioning about the finest details. I am also, hoping that I am not being to slack on the descripti…

20 cm or 8 inches of snow for tomorrow.

The forecast changed fast. It was, Sunday, calling for rain on Thursday. Now, it is snow. It will be great news for the ski doers. The Northern New Brunswick trail system is probably one of the best snow mobile trails in the world. People as far as California have come up, to ski doo on the trails. They either bring the machines up from another location, or rent them up this way.  A few establishments will rent them, and rates do vary, depending where you get them from.

I wrote about 3 pages of Part III, of the Supermarket Guy today. I know, and am fairly, fairly confident, that it will finish with a little style. There is not much to go now, I will be at the finish line in no time.

The only thing I have to watch, is leaving it go to far away from where I left off. At times, I stop writing do to other commitments, and then find myself having to read everything over from scratch, to see how everything adds up in the end. Even the finest details, which are important to a writing, can be…

Snow here for Northern New Brunswick

Snow today here, in Northern New Brunswick. Rain for tomorrow. I was looking for a literary agent, but, it is as difficult as finding one to suit your needs, as it is trying to find a run of the mill traditional book publisher. They have stacks of papers, e mails, and may only respond to you in 8 weeks. They usually take between a 10 to 15 % cut on a deal. Now, this would be between the book and a film producer, to get it into film.

It is no doubt, going to take a miracle to get that idea moving. At times, I do not expect, success, but I know there is a small chance. I wonder at times, if I am too biased of myself. You always wonder, if you are going in the right direction. I think it is good, as a person, to re evaluate your direction in affairs. You can then tweak your ship, change the rudder direction, and then sail for a faster port of call.

This day, I would like to thank Russia for the views they have been giving me on here. For the past 3 months, it has been outstanding. Once a…

Twilight the breaking dawn. Or the sleeping yawn?

Well, what can I say about this movie. It is a nice, chick flick. My wife took me there to see it. I was, dragging myself through some scenes that never ended. Like, when the two were kissing at their wedding. The kiss, must have dragged on, for a minute. Was it longer, you say? Then, their love making.  That also, must have dragged on, for 15 minutes.

There was, allot of dragging on. I drug through it. I have to say, I do find the Vampire Dairies, a breath of fresh vampire story, as it always leaves you hanging on an edge, even after an episode. You cannot wait to get to the next episode, and, this too, is somewhat of a chick flick. My wife loves to watch it, so I am stuck watching it too, but I am much more happier with the werewolf battling the vampires and actually killing a few here and there while doing it.

I liked the first of the twilight series, much better than this one. But, it just depends what you like. I like action flicks, so I guess, that is why I am a little hard on …

Another one of my passions in life, Politics!

I know many people, abhor politics. They have many of a reason to do so too. Usually, elected officials do not deliver on their promises. Some break promises in a vagrant way. The electors boot them out, if they do a terrible job at the helm. Thus, goes the election cycle.

Someone promises something better, all the time. Lower taxes, better schools, good roads, and maybe even that mega project in an area that needs one. If you say the right things, you can get elected.

People are always scared, of saying the wrong things. Raise your taxes, raise corporate taxes, no new construction, we are in hard times.. No one wants to hear that. Could someone get elected on such a platform?

Definitely, throughout the world, it seems there is a race to the bottom. I think in some areas of the world, we reached it. A race to the bottom in taxes, and changes in labor standards around the world, as we see most manufacturing go to lower wage areas. It has been said, it is only the price of oil (transpor…

Done my 12 hr day shifts!

12 hour day shifts. They can make you tired, irritable, and sometimes behind in work at home. But, in the end, it has got to be done. As we all have to do, what we got to do in life. We get the job done.

The Christmas tree needs to be put up this week, and a trip to Moncton book store to drop off some books. Something I should have done months ago, but the time did not open itself up to me. This will be a true test of how the book will sell.  In a big, bookstore. I have it pegged up here, in a small bookstore in Bathurst with very little traffic. I am not sure I sold even one, but one of my friends was exposed to go in and pick one up there. I will see tomorrow if he has. He has been fairly busy as of late, so maybe he has not...

I notified my publisher of the possibility of publishing with them again.  As, I was quite satisfied, with the end product. Only, the editing process was a little too fast for me, and a little overwhelming. This time, it should come in at a lower editing pric…

It is time... Time to decide...

I think the time has nearly come. I think time reveals all answers to many of a question asked. I ask myself a question quite often lately.

Will I produce Part II,  "Rise Of The Market Overlord"?

I think time has much answered that question for me, right now. I am 95 % sure, of producing Part II, "Rise Of The Market Overlord".

This is due primarily, not to great sales news. It is due to; A. People that bought it loved the cover. B. People loved the story.  C. People found it funny.

This will, indeed, be my last writing venture. It will probably be, my last humor novel. It will be started in mid January, as long as no serious problems arises with my private life. That is why I always keep a 5 % close to my chest, as we can never tell, the future.

Will I go with the same publisher?  I will talk to them, give them a first chance. It will be released approximately on the same date as, Part 1.

Part III, "___________",  may never be released. This one, has to h…

Did not even start, Christmas shopping yet!

What to buy?  Where to shop for Christmas?  So many choices, so little time. Oddly enough, I waited right until December 24 th last year to shop. And, oddly enough, the malls were not up to full capacity at all. The line ups were really short, as it was only myself (the oddball) and a few other oddballs shopping so late.  Maybe, it is the way to go. As everyone is getting into the habit of shopping early, at least around this area.  Just that being in a Northern, shrinking demographic, there is only a few department stores you can choose from... Sometimes, hard to find items are, exactly hard to find...

I try to support the local area malls. My wife tells me at times, we need to go to Moncton to shop. I find it so busy in Moncton ( southern New Brunswick has built up way faster than the shrinking North), they have all the stores there. It is definitely nice to go now and then, but I try to help my fellow retailers as much as possible.

It is hard to shop, what do you shop for? The peop…

Funnest response for my book ever!

I do not think I will ever forget the funnest response for my book ever! A lady who works at my workplace, was  sizing us up for jackets received for a safety award. I also brought up a donation for a charity at work. She took the donation, and then went with her friend for me to try on a jacket. After the fitting, I asked the question.

How did you like the book?

She laughed for a good ten seconds, put her hand over her mouth, and then laughed some more, and finally revealed "It was some funny, it was so clearly done!".  They then went on to say that I should have sold the book at the workplace during break time. I was not up to that, as I felt that at work, it would just be more of a sort of charity again. I did have in the past some pretty good responses as well, but I found this one was the best, as she was laughing just thinking about it.  I reinforced the usual saying, that I always say "Are you sure, you liked it... It is ok, you can always say you do not like it,…

Time to put up Christmas lights!

Will have to put up some Christmas lights today. The neighborhood is starting to put them up, already. Some areas of the province, and I am sure throughout the world, will look a little like Disney land for awhile. And, it is for the kids, of course, but I do enjoy some peoples presentations. It sure is beginning to be that way, as the decorations when I was young was limited to a few plastic mold Santa Clauses those old bright lights.

Now you have the led lights, you have blow ups of reindeer, snowmen, white deer, moose, bears, anything you want you can have. It has truly become a spectacle to see, just to take a walk down your lane, or a drive down the road. People are imaginative, and in some municipalities, contests are held for the 1st, 2nd, third best decorated houses. Some houses are just clustered with lights, and it makes you think about the hard work they done to do such a piece of enjoyment for everyone to see.

There was a time where I thought the practice of putting up lig…