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When others critique your work

When talking to people, about your work, the one thing that will stand out with everybody out there is "You are not selling. Obviously you are doing something wrong. Change it. You got to change it. Make it more edgy. Racy, Something. Change it" 

I said "You should become my literary agent. Or literal agent. I said, if I had you, I would probably do pretty good" 

Truth being- we cannot dissect, we cannot extrapolate, peoples wants, peoples trending fashions from one year to the other.

No doubt, there is a time to rest. After Part 5, I will rest. For those who love my works, that will be a tragic time. For those who hate my works, they will revel and parade in the streets and bang on that shitty tamborine.... lol

But, Frank Sinatra said it best- "I did it my way". So, with few regrets just like in the song, I will produce part 5 but probably in the fall. Depends on health, family, and other things as I thought I would have this thing produced way back whe…

The Supermarket Guy 5 passes a major milestone!

The Supermarket Guy 5 passes a major milestone. Over 200 pages in 8.5 by 5.5 inch format. This means that I am nearly done- But do not want to fluff it up too much. Need a good, steady hand at the ending. It requires much of the same brand of humor in the first 4 novels. No premise to speed it up too much!

Yes, I could publish it today. After proofreading it, spellcheck, editing, and what not. But, a masterpiece is a masterpiece. It will probably be ready in the fall of 2018, unless time comes more rather quickly than at a costly rate.

Last fall, it could have been done. Near Christmas 2017. I had no or little ambition to complete it. I felt as if things were falling apart for me on the book front. Great ratings, winner of a book contest, for Part 4, but still, no apparent interest from the masses for to read my stories.

Maybe this will be the same. Still throwing mass out there, hoping that something will take holt. After this book, we will see. I need to take a long break after thi…

The Supermarket Guy 5 Finish Line In Soon Sight!

The Supermarket Guy 5- finish line soon in sight!  A book that is just as humorous, whitty, crazy, lambast as the first... or second... Whatever...

Soon, to be completed... Really going very well... Latest news my publisher wants me to pay for past books to keep on file... Not sure, but probably will keep them on file for another year... After this year, I might just cancel it all... keep Part 5 and 4 available for the masses....

Part 1, 2, 3 will be non existant perhaps, perhaps after this year... Too much cost to keeping them online and alive...

So keep your copies. They maybe worth something in the future... The distant future...

But Part 5 will be created... It is going very, very good so far... Thankful...

Till next time....

The Supermarket Guy V latest news

The Supermarket Guy V is between 1/3 done and 1/4 done. It should have been finished last fall, but the lack of interest has been dawning on me that perhaps it is a waste of time. But always in an authors heart, it is never truly so. No matter if sales are dismal, if reviews are albeit "very good" for my series, but not coming in at a steady rate, it should be completed.

The size of this book will be very similar to Part 1, plus or minus a few pages, unless things change in my mindset. I found very little reason to create a heavy Part 1, as it was just the beginning of the heroes claim to fame. An interesting start, and a revealing one also to help with the plot of Part 6. If Part 6 can ever be put to life through any miracles of sales or reviews to come. I think every author hopes to continue his series, but even Sienfeld, The Dukes of Hazzard, and Three's Company all had their time in the sun and then just had to fade away over time. Classics they were, and always wil…

The Supermarket Guy 5 progress report

Anybody who believes that last post I put down there must be more funny than I am...
Part 5 is over halfway done, or nearly 2/3 rds done.

It deals more with the tough life of the superstar, parents who were not there for him, who had to rely on close family and friends, and his brawn, to get by in life...

This story is another sure fire hit. But, due to financial trouble in the stock markets, perhaps this book may just be another E book. It will be entered in other contests for humor, as the last book won a summer E Book contest, but this one, we will see how it goes...

You can never predict the outcome of a book like this. It is simple, going back to the beautiful, less stressful 70's. The humor is more of an insultive nature, which worries me perhaps, somewhat. Part 1 was somewhat of the same nature.

The cover is already halfway done. I got a drawing on my dresser, but may modify to create a more powerful presence on the cover.

The length of the book should be nearly the same a…

Part 5 of "The Supermarket Guy" a lost hope...

I finallly decided to stop writing and focus on more fortuitous lifestyle for yours truly.

I was over halfway done of Part 5, but I woke up from a dream late at night and realized that I was missing out on life. That I was wasting it on writing my books, books that do not bring any personal satisfaction or relaxation into my life. Earth energy that was grounded by my big toes and fairly long toenails, digging into mother earth...

Yes. I woke up from my dream, and the answer was in a hamsters eyes. I seen a few hamsters duelling at a pet shop here, and it matched my dream exactly. I bought them both, gave them lots of wood chips, and a fruit bowl. I set them up a little wheel, hooked up to a small generator, from where they can produce a bit of power to light up a light.

I was thinking of doing a clothing line for the Hamsters. Maybe even an online order of dry, sealed, food stuffs for the Hamster lifestyle that we all fall short of.

Yes, we can all forget about my writings. I am some…

Rickanotious... The fastest skater in the land....

Rickanotious, was the fastest figure skater in the land. Whoa... After sharpening his blades, he had to run some very gritty sand paper over them to slow him down on the ice...

His tight spandex pants and shirt, was enough to make the women flock in and watch him do super twirls, and fly high into the air so high, that sometimes he would hit the metal beams strewn across the roof trusses built tough enough that a few meters of snow could not make them fall.... Yes, he would bend the beams with his metal head...

Then came a challenge to his figure skating empire... Optumplumpious... Big, round, jolly of a man... When he burped, it created so much thrust that he flew ten feet off of the ice and did 10 twirls in the air and landed so heavily on the ice, that it cracked the ice so badly, that after his performance the Zamboni had to go over the ice ten times in order to repair it....

Would he be great enough to defeat Rickanotious...  He was sweating profusely, watching Optumplumpious ea…

Valentines Day A Very Special Day!

Valentines Day! For Harold Wannapus, that means wrapping a bologna sandwich up, all dressed with dijon French mustard all drizzled and messy over it! To place in a beautiful brown paper bag, to give to his wife as a gift!

Yes, who needs roses? Chocolates! Weight gainers! No, just need to save money and not go out to that expensive restaurant! Massages. Blah! Cards? Buy her what she really wants, a box of Dixie Lee chicken!

http://www.dixielee.ca/notre-menu/

What more can a couple ask for for Valentines day. I mean, really!

Part 4 is free and available but in limited quantities!

Part 4 is free for now, and available in limited quanties ( 50 downloads per day),  500 per month...

At least I think I set it up that way... Here is the link to Bookfunnel.

https://dl.bookfunnel.com/8lso93e9j7

I tried Goodreads Giveaway, but you had to be a member of KDP publishing on Amazon. Frustrating, but there is always another way to skin a cat.

I waited a long time for Goodreads to offer ebook giveaways to everybody, but that only included KDP authors from Amazon.

So, I had to take it to this route. And to give my book to many, to get the word out. Something an author has a hard time to do, to sink the flagship battleship!!! 

Oh well, hope there are some positives out of this... I hope... Download it for free, if you can get it in time before the downloads run out!

Have a supermarket kind of day...

The Supermarket Guy 5 progress 2018 report

Part 5 is truddging along, terribly slowly, to the finish line. Thought this would be all done this fall. Lack of time again, and a lack of desire to continue to finish it, kept me from putting it into production.

I wrote three pages the other night, and things went together very well. I may write tonight, if the time permits.

This has been the worst year ever for the series, and it should have been the best. With the release of Part 4 in the fall of 2017, absolutely nothing happened. Producting an ebook in each and nearly every format did nothing for reviews, or sales. But I really have limited choice, with hardly no sales, and the high production costs associated with paperback and ebook, the ebook route is the only option for me at this point.

Probably also the reason for the lack of energy put into finishing part 5. But, I do feel like finishing this one.... I will most certainly try..

Till next time..