Tuesday 12 November 2019 (list alert!)

I had a busy week last week removing most of my self-published books – ebooks and paperbacks – from Amazon KDP. I’m setting up a proper publishing schedule and re-releasing them all on Draft2Digital, initially just as ebooks for now.  I’ve heard so many horror stories about Amazon and how they display their authors’ books (or not) and about them removing reviews. They also want exclusivity, and I don’t like that either. If I decide to publish hardback books again, […]

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My (new) fat year: weeks 4 & 5 – changes

I am very gradually weaning myself away from the diet culture that only seems to benefit the diet industry by generating a lot of income for them and a lot of spending for me. Don’t get me wrong. I have medical conditions that *do* have certain dietary requirements, as do other people. What I’m talking about here is the money-generating industry that encourages people to count calories or cut out certain food groups, or only eat certain food groups. The […]

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My (new) fat year: weeks 2 & 3

The more reading and research I do, the more I realise that losing weight shouldn’t be the main objective. Plus, my doctor assures me that I’m not worryingly overweight. However, I do feel that I should lose some weight, if only for the benefit of my knees and hips. And my digestive system. I’m not avoiding any food groups. I don’t believe in taking pills any more, other than when I’m poorly. I still have a garlic pearly (or similar) every […]

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Time for a change (*** LIST ALERT ***)

I had a bit of a flurry of new followers over the weekend – welcome to you all – and I have no idea where they all came from. However, it made me realise that I’ve left this poor writing blog wandering in the wilderness for far too long and if I didn’t start to populate it soon, I’d start to lose all of my followers. So, what have I been up to since 7 December? Well, much of it […]

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New beginnings (*** list alert ***)

The news that yet another short story magazine has closed its doors to all but a privileged few has knocked me sideways somewhat this past week. It’s not a market I’ve had a lot of success with, but it’s a good market to target anyway and at least the result is a completed short story at the end of it. I had such plans, though. I’d bought a new diary that starts in January and finishes in December instead of […]

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