And here's another thing! I've noticed that people's blogs are pretty serious and mine aren't. I was reading one yesterday, which suggested that the old slush pile - the one where my manuscripts (yeah all right - yours as well) languished for many a day whilst (he he) I waited with my comfort chocolate, intravenous coffee, sweaty wringing hands, and high expectations for a word of encouragement, a phone call to say, "We'd like to represent you and your marvellous book," or an email along the same lines - all to no avail - is now the Kindle Store. If that's true, and you can see the logic of his argument, yesterday A Life for a Life rose to (or should that be dropped to?) 727 (the highest yet) in the paid Kindle Store, but I keep doing that - rising then slipping back down again. It reminds me of that bushtucker trial called Celebrity Cyclone on 'I'm a Celebrity Get me Out of Here!' They have to move up this slippery slope, but there are people with water canons trying to stop them - damn those people! Or, a more apt analogy might be a greasy pole!
Maybe, I should make my blog more serious! What do you think? Maybe, I should do some research, report on the state of play of erotica, chicklit, sub-genres, the evolution and lifespan of the Kindle, the Apple iPod and why I can't get onto the site to peek at my books and whether I've had any reviews from my wonderful Apple readers! I suppose there must be a way, but I haven't found it yet! Mmmm, I use the exclamation mark a lot in my blogs! Are there rules? I remember reading that overuse dilutes its effect. Oh well, I feel a bit diluted myself as I slither down that greasy pole again.
There's a picture of the wife. I took that in 1987 using a Yashika SLR camera and developed it myself. We were in Chepstow in South Wales and I was a Corporal at the Royal Engineers Apprentice College in the Medical Reception Station (MRS). I also used to run a photography club for the apprentices. I know, you're thinking, "Is there nothing this man can't do?" Can't windsurf! Tried it in St Petersburg in Florida with my son - nearly drowned! That was the same holiday I got stung on the bottom of the foot by a Stingray. Pain! That was pain. I thought I was going to die twice! Had to sit in the hotel room with my foot in a bucket of hot soapy water! Anyway, I'm sure you're all eager to read this... I just remembered - one of my millions of readers suggested that I put all these blogs in an ebook and publish it for the Kindle - What do you think? Do you think I should, hey hey?