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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

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this is what pisses me off . a show is put on the air. and gets a following. then the networks see that it is not pulling the best numbers and cancels it. most shows were not the best shows from day one. so why do they not work out a better system. work on a system to keep shows on the air longer.

Like if a show is not getting the rating you want move it, add a new cast member change the story line slightly. or if all else fails. work a deal with a on line web site to take over some of the cost to keep it airing.

cut the show length  to 30 mins. and add it to Hulu. produce it to a DVD when you have enough to make a DVD. or for direct download for a cost. but keep a show going longer. to ready see if it sucks or the network just did not put the right force behind it.

Just saying.

So this is me. I work a full time job. I have a wife i spend pretty much all my extra time with. I have a grandson i enjoy having around when he is in town. the idea is to become self employed as a author. this would free up time for family and friends. and for events. movies with the wife, book signings supporting other authors. travel to support local economies. for everyone that venture forth from their holes that they live in. it helps others. are you going to the movies? then you are getting up and showering. hopefully using soap. which puts money in someones pocket. but at the same time they have to hire someone more to help keep up for the demand.

Then you get dressed by wearing clothes. now these clothes are made by someone.(most likely not local but you never know) and these clothes got to be washed. that’s a different soap(or at least i would hope so) i think you get where this is going. support your local shops by shopping the little guy. eating at the corner restaurant in stead of the big chain. if the small local place get to busy then they hire your neighbor. your neighbor gets back to work. and now is spending money local again.

i did some calculating and figured that i write a book and it does not do well. i would have to write about 11 books to make ends meat. funny glad i had planned to write at least ten books. four books in the series i’m working on right now. maybe more. three in a different sci-fi book series. and three in a western series. if you are interested in follow my writing on #Twitter. then follow @SmashTowerbooks. i am also on #FaceBook same name. Smashtowerbooks.

last night i went out in support of another author’s new book . dead to you By Lisa Mcmann , this is the first event of hers that i got the opportunity to go too, so i was excited. i’m not a great reader but from this point i will be trying to ready any author’s book that i got to support. Grats to you Lisa for the new book.

i also met with Tom Leveen author of his book Party. and his new book Zero coming out in April. met tom at the Kids Need To Read hike last year.

i think this is what i would like to do . write books and help support the people i have come to enjoy as company. hay John Davis when you coming to Arizona!!!! hint

thanks

Robert Tabb