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So I’ve had people asking me what is my take on the shooting back east. The shooting was very scary because it was children. people are saying we need better gun laws. that maybe  true but what we really need are less mentally disturbed people. how do we know who is Mental? we don’t. Ok change the laws that no mental patient could ever own a gun. ok there is a step in the right direction. but now if that person really wanted to do damage.

Mom or dad has guns i’ll use theirs. HAY MOM can i use your Glock  19 tonight. i’m going out to see some old friends. No!!! why not!!!! But i did my chores. I took out the garbage. I kept my room clean. i even took down the Dead Cat i hung up a week ago in the neighbors tree.

Where is the good meat cleaver? you know the one that dad used to use. the SHARP one. No Son don’t do that. argggggg. (Mom is Dead) now i can borrow the glock 19. all is well.

What mom sold the glock 19 so little Johnny could not get his hands on it. smart Mom. now i need to take something else to Kill Your Co-Works Day!!!!

I’ll take the meat cleaver. it work great on Mommy. well maybe not it is messy and Damn it i would have to run around and do a lot of swinging. and i’m just to lazy for that! What on the internet it said if i mix this stuff with that stuff i could build a bomb, that would work.

THE POINT I’M TRY TO GET AT IS A CRAZY PERSON IS GOING TO DO WHAT EVERY THEY THINK THEY CAN DO TO GET THEIR PLAN DONE.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Guns are easy to get in this country but they are in all countries. What this Moron did was wrong.  but have you never stood by a co worker that gave you goose bumps to think this  moron could be the next wacko to go on a killing spree?

Maybe we should start a program that if little Johnny starts showing sign of mental issues we should put them down, like we do with a dog that bites someone. then we can have mental kennels for the crazies till its time to put them down.

Crazy is Crazy we don’t know who is going to snap. and for why.

Maybe we should change the laws so that everyone could carry a gun. at least then it might be more one on one killings . instead of schools, malls, movie theaters. you got to think if the school teacher was packing maybe only two might of died.

or maybe the fear of not being able to kill more might have kept that kid home till he had a better plan.

These are my Rants. Their is no View here. and none of this was said to hurt anyone. Anyone can do this kind of violence. they use what they can get a hold of.

My heart true does go out to the fallen. there is no easy fix.

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I think i’ll be cutting back on a lot of things i do. I don’t get paid to social network. i don’t get paid to help try to drive more business to my boss’s business. I social network because i like it but now it seems to be getting in the way of my book writing. But how do i book write when i can’t get any real help on editing. i have one or two people that help when they have free time but that’s not often. But is it worth writing when you can not get any artwork for covers. I’ve seen people willing to charge everything from 350 to build a website. to 250 to make a book cover for me. i found a great lady in New Mexico that did mine for 99 dollars and it was cool. But my book is struggling to make money and i can’t afford to pay to much for the work. so i started to look in to doing the covers myself. not something i have a passion for. this will be hard.

My first book, i had a passion for and i still do but my Sci-Fi is directed to young teens. and i placed it out on ebooks. how many teens are reading on Ebook anyway? or is my book just not interesting to this crowd? On that note i will be working on wrapping up the current projects.( 2 short stories and book 2) and moving on to a different series more adult driven. i still will work on the Native Protectors series but it will be on the back burners. I will start to push my self made web site. WWW.smashtowerbooks.com . Native Protector might do well in print if i ever get the chance to print it. So as my current projects start to drop i’ll be working on my steampunk and apocalyptic series. both that have been started. So if i look like i vanished. i’m working on my books. sorry for the Rant. i just had to get it out.

Blog- Break down of my current works

For the last year or so i’ve been trying my hand at writing. and most of my followers know about my first book and a short story that is being edited right now. and since i’m always getting more ideas, the projects grow. this may be a surprise to some of you not so much for others.this is the break down:

This is an idea of some of the projects in my head.

Projects

Native Protectors    Sci-Fi

1. Spirit Lance (Published)

1.1 ROTH (Rise Of The Harkon) short story (Editing)

1.2 untitled short story

1.5 Spirit Lance Fusion (All 3 stories in one)

2. Goliath (1/5 Completed)

3. untitled

4. untitled

5. untitled

6.untitled

7. untitled

8. untitled

9. untitled

And several  more short stories

SteamPunk series  (possible 18 books in this series.

1. Untitled  (Working on)

2.  Untitled (working on)

Post apocalyptic

1. untitled (working on)

2.

3.

                          Sci– Fi

Series title (undecided)

1. Untitled (first page)

2. Untitled

3. untiltled

                  Sci –Fi

Series title (undecided)

1. untitled

2. Untitled

3. untitled

                   Urban Fantasy

Series title (undecided)

1. untitled

2. Untitled

3. Untitled

4. untitled

                  Western

Series titled (undecided)

1.untitled

2.untitled

3.untitled

 

 

ok i’ve been trying my hand at writing. my first book is only on Kindle as of now. but i need to find a artist is good and willing to start out not making a lot at the start. the artist would get credit for his or her work and be able you use it in their portfolio. i need some one that can help bring my many universe’s Alive. if you are trying to get started send me a email with a link to your work. Here: SmashtowerBooks@gmail.com

i have between 30-50 projects. i would prefer that you be a local artist.(mesa,Arizona) but i will look at all work sent. drop me a line.

ok guys and gals he is a taste of my first book.

Chapter 1

   Sam knew his plan would work, as it had many times before. He and his team were good in what they did. His key players were in place, as they snuck around a particularly dense part of the forest. They had spent over an hour searching for this very location. Sam had even sent a few of his men into the area beforehand to get in place and stay quiet until they were needed. He moved his friends quietly up a heavily treed area, as it covered them in dense foliage. There was a pause; they stayed very quiet to assess the situation. Everything seemed normal, so the plan would continue.
Stump came charging out of the bushes, heading straight for the flag. He knew his part in the plan, and was determined to complete it. He was fifty yards away, making head way even after the enemy saw him. Just then, three figures appeared and started shooting at him. At the same time Julie came up, providing cover fire. Stump dove behind a boulder, but this would not provide proper cover for long.
Sam located a spot about twenty-five feet to his left, not an easy spot to get too. There was a large open area to run through, so he sprinted to this new location, an area behind two large pine trees. He could feel every muscle strain as he moved. His heart was pounding, every beat felt like ten seconds had gone by. He knew that Stump and Julie were there to take out anyone that tried to stop him. He was running now, everything was in slow motion. Up and over the rocks he went darting from cover to cover, to the left and to the right. Popping noises rang in his ears; shots went zinging over his head. He jumped and rolled head over heels landing hard behind the pine trees. He checked himself, there were no hits.
Stump slowly looked over the boulder, almost taking a hit right away, and realized this position was not going to help him. Sam or Julie were going to have to go in. He knew there were at least two or more enemies still ahead of them. It was time, Stump charged, but only made it a few steps before being cut down by the two guards hiding behind large boulders near the end of the clearing. When Stump was fired upon, this gave The Twins enough time to rise from their hiding place and fire, hitting both of the guards. Sam and Julie moved as The Twins laid down cover fire. They were both running toward their objectives. More popping, one of The Twins was hit. The other Twin continued firing but was to far away to get a clean shot. Sam skidding to a stop, laying down more fire so Julie could get through. She made it up and over the last barricade. He fired a few shots in the general direction of the last enemy, but it was not necessary because Julie was able to take him out. She grabbed the flag pulling it from the ground and started to wave it around. They had won!
Both teams got together about thirty minutes later to congratulate and celebrate the victory. Most of the other team was disappointed, but were very good sports about the loss. Well most of the opposing team. There was one that was not such a good sport. He complained that some of his shots must have hit Sam, but no telltale paint blotches could be seen anywhere on him.
Jessie Blackwood was Sam’s rival and the older brother of Lucy Blackwood. He was taller and thinner than Sam with short dark hair. Jessie and Sam seemed to be in direct competition in pretty much everything. Their skills were close to the same; both excelling in every field they worked in. Where one would take first place, the other took second. Back and forth their victories had swayed. The funny thing is when they were young, they were friends. Sam was never really sure why they grew apart, but that was another matter. It was time to join in the celebrations. This meant that Sam’s team had moved up and would compete against the top team in two weeks. This is what he lived for.
Sam was 16, old enough to start learning to drive and turn the heads of girls on the reservation. He stood about five and a half feet tall, maybe 180 pounds, and was very fit. He was a looker, with true wash board abs. His hair was jet black, shiny, and long. Sam liked sports like basketball, soccer, flag football, laser tag, and paintball.
Sam’s group consisted of his much bigger friend Stump, Julie, and The Twins. They were the core of his world. When he went anywhere, they were the ones he was going with or catching up to. Stump stood a foot taller than Sam, and was very stocky for his age. Layer upon layer of muscle, his toned features always stood out. Stump had long black braided hair going down to the small of his back. It was dull in color, not the normal shiny black like Sam’s. Stump may have been quiet but always seemed to leave an impression. When he played football he was always injuring the other team’s players. He was overly protective by nature, like a long shadow of Sam’s, always there.
Julie was a long time friend of Sam’s, and maybe a little more. Well at least Julie thinks so. She used the sporting events to stay close to him. She was a lot smaller, and just coming into womanhood, but Sam was totally oblivious to the changes. Julie was very cute, but she knew Sam would need a kick in the head to get him to think of her in that fashion. Her grandmother calls her “the native princess”.
Then there were The Twins, Jason and Jen Grey-Wolf.  Both the twins wore their hair short. Jason was a handsome young man, and liked western movies and Elvis. So he wore his side burns a little too long. Jen was a tom boy, and liked heavy metal music. Both liked to tear things apart too see how they worked. They were trouble just waiting to happen. No matter where they were, if something happened, they were usually blamed for it. However, in most cases they were the ones tangled up in the turmoil. They used to tear cars apart just to see how they worked, some friends would even bring them cars to disassemble. They loved this up till the day that the tribal police stormed in and took them into custody. Evidently some of the friends had been stealing cars and reselling the parts after The Twins tore them down. Of course they had no knowledge of this. The Twins are highly intelligent but lack common sense. This is when Sam jumped in. Even at his age of 16, Sam was able to get the tribal police to release them, showing they meant no harm to anyone. He was able to prove that The Twins did not know what was going on, and were completely innocent.
Sam’s little sister Janice had just turned 11 years old. She did not play the same games, but could beat Sam’s entire group of friends in chess. She was caring, loyal, and intelligent, and was on the honor roll in school. She even learned all the legends of the tribe. Using traditional crafting techniques passed down through generations she would make wrist bracelets and necklaces for all of Sam’s friends.

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

Ok so it has been a bit since i blogged. i have been busy trying to push sales of my book and trying to find a job.  Aug. 8th was my birthday and i but the book out for free and it did very well. I got almost triple the download than my total downloads to that point.

I’m still a very long way off from being a full blown Author. i think we ran the numbers . that i would have to sell 35 books a day to live only on writing. A few others say it will be when i reach the point when i have 4-5 books out. One of my Closer friends says it will around 8 books. i think the 4-5 is closer to being correct.

With my short story just around the corner. and the fusion with Spirit Lance. that will give me a total of 3 open projects out there for download. i also hope to have my books being printed locally and sold on my Website when it is done and i have paid to print my books. Book two is about 25 % done and i hope to work on it a bit today.

In less than 50 days i hope to add Smashword to the locations where my books are available. I would also like to thank all of my followers that helped me get over 5k followers on Twitter.

Anyway was hope to give you a update and now i have. keep listen for other news.

later hope to chat soon.

Robert Tabb

aka Smashtower

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.

 

 

Blog- My 3 Reviews

1.
 great book July 3, 2012
this book is a very quick read, I can hardly wait for the next one in the series. I love books with Native American characters and lore and this has that. I love the space element too, it gives the series lots of room to grow. I liked that it had great female characters that were easy to like and root for.
2.
1 of 1 people found the following helpful
 Great read July 2, 2012
Let me start off with saying I really enjoyed this book. I had a hard time putting it down, and the fact that it is just the beginning of a new series is beyond great news. Story and characters are great, and presented in a neat way. Looking forward to more!
3.
John Davis reviewed Spirit Lance (Native Protectors)
1 of 1 people found the following helpful
 Very good book. June 30, 2012
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.