Category: Feel goods


Blog- Yesterday

Yesterday i had a headache and have had one for a few days. but there could be many causes.

1.one my glasses need to be replaced.

2. stress from bills

3. stress from knowing i want to do 2 major events this next year as a helper or as a patron. (Full event passes and room stay.)one event is still a secret. but will be announced soon and the other is PHXCC13.

on a good note my book is now on Smashwords but under review. no clue how long this will take to be done.(Stress again)

Good note again- i worked on a new book series plot and worked on editing Rise Of  The Harkon.

Good note again ,again- will start working on the second short story today. this one and Rise Of The Harkon will be fused with Spirit lance down the road. i hope to print that book into a hard copy and sell it off the website.

just a few notes. enjoy your day.

So i have not posted a blog in a long while. and there is some reasons for this. I’m a new author and i’m thin skin about my writing. i have never said that i was the greatest writer in the world.  I like to see my stories in print. i like the idea that someone else way enjoy my stories. I had a bad review and it took the wind out of my sails for a bit. and it did not help that my friends that have been editing my books. are not helping much. So i have started searching for a few local people that can help.

My first book has done poorly in sales but i expected that so. it is depressing that i’m not selling books like R.A.Salvatore . My stories are getting out there. About 700-800 copies of my book are out there. so i’m happy about that. Spirit Lance and the Native Protectors series will continue. but i think much slower. I have also changed my plans slightly. Rise Of The Harkon is written but not edited. i’m working on that now. It will be released when it is ready. i also started working on a second short story. Rise Of The Harkon and the second short story will be released individuality for around .99 cents. but i hope to fuse all three. Spirit Lance and Rise Of The Harkon and the new short in to one book called Spirit Lance Fusion.  And i hope to have this book in print (Hard Copy) being sold on my web site when it is finished.

I still have many book ideas in the works. i expect most will be like Spirit Lance (Short books). I will be writing many short stories or companion stories to go with the short books. Many maybe asking why don’t you just write longer books. I have a short attention span. i will try to plot out a book as best as i can. I will give myself goals and i will push to finish them. But in most cases i rush. i hope to cure this problem but it is a work in progress. Moving on to Gaming.

Gaming- I play Guild Wars 2.  My guild has about 15 players. And a few of us like to play World Vs World or PVP or RVR. how ever you like to think of it. i enjoy the PVP. This play is close to a game i used to play called Dark Ages Of Camelot. Many people think that the maps in PVP are too small and i agree to a point. it take a long time to run back where you were. to join your friends. i wish all keeps and supply camps had portals for the controlling forces. making it a little easier to get back in the game.

Local events and Podcasts- I’m a big fan and supporter of Western X. A web series that is filmed locally here in Arizona. The production campany Cazador Productions has several  projects in the works. they will be doing 24/7 internet radio soon which will be very good to listen to with some of the shows that they already have. Recently i was given the opportunity to record a podcast with Western X creator Michael Flores. This episode he is joined by Thomas Hinman (Film Composer), Actor David Staley and fans Robert Tabb (me) and Clint Felton. Called Weird West Radio. In this show Micheal mentioned a show on Cable Called Hell On Wheels . Which got me interested in the show. thank you Michael for that. i have watched all of the shows now and are all caught up. Sweet new one this weekend!!!

Well this the end of this posting for now but i hope that i caught you up on what i was doing recently. Hope to post again soon.

Later,

Robert Tabb

So i have mixed feelings about reviews. Some authors could not care about them at all. and some want feedback to see if we are getting the right story a crossed. I’m not going to say that i’m the best writer in the world. Hell no i’m a guy who wanted to tell a story, and in my case many stories. I like reviews , but at the same time don’t want to see a lot of negative remarks. so i’m going to try something different for me. i’m going to give my email here. and hope that people use it to let me know what they liked and did not like about my book so far.

Smashtowerbooks@gmail.com

i will going to a local event to support a few local authors at a new comic book store

So if you have read my book and liked or disliked it please send me a email and let me know in detail what you thought.

 

 

So this is what i have come up with recently. People you know come in to Two categories. Friends and Associates .

Let’s cover associates first.

An associate is a coworker, someone you now close to you or someone you are on very good terms with. This is a person who you can go out to lunch with , someone you can chat with between phone calls. Maybe even go out to have a drink with.

But one thing i have found is a associate. will not extend  themselves to Help. Now i know the transition from associate to friend can happen quickly but most of the time it will not happen. It is sometimes hard to see the difference but they are there. the associate will give you support from a distance. Now that statement alone is questionable. An associate will do what is minimally necessarily to complete the task. He might help you move but at a cost or will leave before the task is done.

Now a true friend goes out of their way to help you. if you need to move they volunteer. and stay till the project is complete. They insist on loaning you money when you need it. and don’t ask when you will repay it. A true friend invites you over for parties, BBQ, go out to dinner. is someone that will go out of their way to see you or hang with you.

Associates are good to have around but don’t put your hopes in them. it is very rare that a associate will make the move to  friend but sometimes it does happen. When it does remember friends are a tight group. and waver very little. Associates can disappear like the last beer in the fridge, the last piece of pizza and like the last drop of gas when your on the Highway when your 50 miles from town.

Just saying.

 

4.0 out of 5 stars Very good book., June 30, 2012
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This review is from: Spirit Lance (Native Protectors) (Kindle Edition)

When it comes to reading, characters make or break a story. And this story has very real and very solid characters. My favorite is Medicene Man Monti. From the moment I began reading this it seemed like a different kind of science fiction, and that’s a good thing. Using the backstory of Native Americans was a big plus for this story. This book is WELL WORTH the asking price and it’s exciting to know that “Spirit Lance” is Robert Tabb’s first novel, because it’s only going to get better.

this is great. fingers cross for more good reviews .

Blog- FREE !!!!

I’d like to thank every one that downloaded my book for free yesterday. Because of your efforts we made it to number 22 on the free sci-fi downloads. Next month i will have another free day but not sure when.

when this contract with kindle is over i will not do the Kindle only. i will open the book for Smashword also. i had to many people contact me that they were not able to download the book. so in about 85 days i’ll be up loading to Smashword. and i hope at that time i’ll be up loading a short story and doing something different. By fusing Spirit Lance and the Short story creating Spirit Lance Fusion. this will be the original Spirit Lance and the short story fused together. which will add a new view of the battle in the end of Spirit Lance.

So this weekend i’ll be having a yard sale to help get rid of a few things. i need to make room for some new things. Next week i’ll be jumping into finishing the short story. And looking for a new job.

While my editors are working on the short story i will attack book 2 and my first book in the SteamPunk series.

So a lot going on right now. so keep reading. information is always changing.

 

After many many months of writing and having 2 editors work on the editing. i have released my Book. Spirit Lance the first book of the Native Protectors series is out.

While working on this project i have come up with many other book ideas and even lengthen this series to eight books as of now. i have a Author page on Amazon now which is pretty cool. Which is here. i hope that in about 90 days to have a short story and a fusion version of Spirit Lance. What that mean is the short story will be fused with spirit lance to give you a broader view of the galaxy I’ve created.

The second book in this series will out near the end of the year. then i’ll be working on a second series. The first book in that series to be out near the first of the year. I hope from that point to move to one series to the other series. at least 3 books a year. I am up to 34 book ideas as of right now. Many have not even been plotted yet. but most will be soon. with the first book done . I will be working on Series and book plots for a few weeks. then i’ll increase my work on the short story and the second book. and also be working on the first of my SteamPunk series. The SteamPunk series will be at least 12 books and maybe even larger. i see this series being massive. but we will see how the people like it first.

I also will be working on a second sci-fi series. a western series and a few Fantasy novels. and even thought a history of my life. but that would not come out for many years.

this should offer a small glimpse of what is coming in my writing.

And remember that some authors like my self work to help others also. A small portion of my income will be going to 5 different charities. the first on has already set in stone . Kids Need To Read (KNTR) 4 others will be decided later.

As my time frees up from having to work for others and able to spend more time on writing . I can spend more time supporting other Authors in the area. which is some thing i like to do.

Also i wanted to include a description of my first book and series:

A teenage native american boy Sam takes charge as he discovers there is more going on in space than he previously knew. An alien race war is brewing that threatens all life in the galaxy, and only he with the help of a few friends can stop them. Guided by a mysterious old man and a friendly alien comrade, Sam must muster all his courage to defeat an ancient enemy. With his sidearm “Lucy” on his hip, and his Browncoat on his back he leads them on a wild ride filled with action and adventure.

 

So a lot of stress can be reduced this week. Tomorrow is the start of my two days off.(My Weekend) but it is not a normal time off. because my mother is moving to Portland. i get to spend the next two days packing her stuff in a moving van and seeing her off on Thursday.

Also my website designer will have a prototype site for me to see. that’s on Wend.  that will be cool . i hope to make paperback copies of my book and sell them from my web site, as time goes by.

I have two bills that about to be greatly reduced saving me about 200.00 a month. for me that is a lot of money and comfort. and i hope to release my book soon!!!!

One of my editors is about 10 pages from being done and the other should not be to far behind her. So i’m getting excited!!!!

More info will be coming soon.

I have decided that i’m going to donate a small portion of my income from all my books to 5 charities. i still have not decided yet on all the charities. but i do know one to start. The first charity will be Kids Need To Read.  i’ll be doing some research to see what other 4 i will choose.

Blog- A Wave and a Smile.

I have a interesting job. Its not the best but i would guess that it is not the worse. I’m a sign holder. that’s right i’m a sign holder. not a flipper but a holder. i hold the sign and wave.

some of the hard parts are i stand ALL DAY LONG. and by god i’m tired of standing when i’m done. but i still like some parts of the job. you got to love that you are outside all day. yes ALL DAY in the every so great weather. I live in Arizona. So it does get warm here. ok never mind its frigin hot as hell. Yesterday i think it hit 102 degrees. this is not the hottest it been but it was uncomfortable.  So yes i would love to find a new job. something indoors, in air conditioning , Mon-Fri. , maybe 8-5 10.00 buck and hour.

But until then i will try to stay here. a few of the things i do like out the job are:

1. no one over my shoulder most of the time. i stand alone. hehe

2. i get to listen to music all day long, or audio books,or chat on text message or phone. so that is cool. also realized that not to many friends have my phone number. hehe

3.and i get to wave to people all day long. Some pay no attention to me in the slightest. even had a few flip me off, but those are easy to forget when you get a few cars of people that wave and smile back at you. in many cases i almost forget that it is 102 degrees out . For a few minutes. i could probably do this job for a lot longer. if it was higher pay. and some shady i could step back into ever so often.

Oh the sign i was holding was easy to handle. and move around with. to dance in the streets with. but lately they got me a new bigger sign. no dance with more of dancing around. My hands are getting torn up but it is still a job, for now.

But again the feeling of get people to smile and wave back seems to make a big deal for me. and if enough people smile and wave back . The heat seems to melt away.

So if there is a message in this note it is smile and wave. it can melt hearts ,improve moods, and make you feel better.

just saying.