A few weeks ago, the proof for Natural Selection arrived. The plan is to launch it in October. It’s my first dystopian, but it’s not like others in the genre. There are no zombies, gore, lone survivor, mass destruction of the planet, Hunger Games style tyranny or Mad Max desperation.
It’s a simple story suitable for kids 12 and up. I hadn’t set out to write a young adult book, but it happened. There are no harsh curse words, rape or sex scenes. There is mild kissing.
When I think of it, it’s cleaner than most current Disney cartoons aimed at ages 12 and below.
Since January, I’ve felt a dimming of energy that guides my writing journey. While I could blame this darkening on the chaos enveloping the world for the past 18 months, I won’t. In truth, while I see the horrible corruption of governments, including our miserable excuses for politicians, our health care system, and government-owned and Liberal-dictated media, it’s not what influences my energy the most. I understand these identities to be monsters and as such not to be trusted. And I move on, not letting them affect my inner spirit.
I could also blame this darkening on the mammoth amount of work I’ve been doing that drags me away from the computer and writing. Often, by the time I sit in front of the screen at night, I’m too tired to write and since my mind has been elsewhere all day, my genius in the wall doesn’t share his stories.
I find myself once again at a crossroad: do I battle to return to my writing journey, or do I abandon it for another journey?
It was time to seek advice from a source I trusted. Yesterday I visited a special woman who has insight and visions of the past, present and future. From our discussion and after a visit to an amazing beach, I’ve decided it’s time to return.
But not like I was. I’m unsure of how I wish to proceed. While I have several stories in the Laced in Romance collection, my energy wants to return to the fantasy world, so…
Yet, the proof has arrived for my next release: Natural Selection. It’s a dystopian laced with romance novel of about 110,000 words. Longer than I anticipated, but the word count was necessary to tell the story.
While my mind drifts to a destination, it’s the journey that makes life fascinating.
More from Lawrencetown Beach, Halifax County, Nova Scotia
Huge waves hitting the coast from tropical storm Teresa as it passes off shore.
All Canadians need to watch this video from CPAC before it disappears. You won’t find it on the YouTube CPAC channel. I searched for it, but it wasn’t in the results. I scanned through the months of videos, and it wasn’t there. I found it on another YouTube channel, but it’s only there until the censors find it and remove it. Whenever it’s posted to Facebook, the devils within the company remove it.
Before you think these are just another bunch of crack pots, they’re not. It’s a member of parliament, an Ontario doctor and a scientist who specializes in vaccines. They cannot remain silent anymore. They know something is horribly wrong.
Watch it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T4n1EfDYE-A
One must ask the questions: Why is the Canadian government acting like it is? Why are doctors and scientists being bullied, shamed, threatened and censored? Whatever the answer is, it’s not good for the people of Canada.
Update: When YouTube removes the video, it’s available on BitChute: The Canadian Parliamentary Network by MP Derek Sloan.
Update: The video has been removed from YouTube. The link is now to a blank screen that tells visitors that a press conference given by the Canadian government “violates YouTube’s Community Guidelines.” Unbelievable.
On Saturday September 18th from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm at Citadel Hill, a freedom rally will be held in Halifax, Nova Scotia. I believe there are similar events happening across the country, so check your area to see if there’s one near you. To learn more about this event and others being organised, visit Save Canada Army.
Federal and provincial governments are advocating discrimination against citizens who choose their own medical treatment. Whether you’ve received this treatment or not, the fact that a ruling party believes they have the right to bar people who cannot or who choose not to participate in an experimental shot with unknown short and long term side effects is wrong.Continue reading
I hate you, Ian Rankin. I hate everyone like you. You believe you have the right to limit the freedoms of Canadians living in Nova Scotia unless they participate in an experimental, untested and unapproved medical treatment, one with unknown short and long-term side affects, one that doesn’t even do what vaccines are supposed to do.
What is a real vaccine? A vaccine protects the person who gets it. Think of the Tetanus vaccine. I got the booster a few years ago. When I stepped on a rusty spike last fall, I was protected. I didn’t bother going to Emergency. I kept the wound clean, disinfected it three times a day and elevated my foot for about a week. It healed with no infection. I wear a suit of armour against rusty objects, and it’s a good thing. Working like I do around nails, wire and other metals, I get scratched and poked a lot.
That’s what a real vaccine does.
A real vaccine doesn’t work for some and not others. It doesn’t leave you unprotected where you can get sick and pass on that sickness to others. It doesn’t do more harm than good to the individual.
Did you get that? Individual. The concern is for the individual, not the collective.Continue reading
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This weekend, I have made the kindle version of Chasing Dragons in Moravia free to download on Kindle… Please do go download it and if you read it, please do leave a review…
Chasing Dragons in Moravia: The Magic of Connecting with the Land Book 2
The Slavic pantheon is a mysterious and complex set of deities but the eternal battle between Perun, god of thunder and Veles, god of the underworld is intriguing. As Vasey invokes one and then the other of this duality, things happen. Magic happens and what seem like unrelated visits and happenings suddenly take their place in what turns out to be a shamanic process of connecting with the energies of the gods and the Slavic lands.
Dragons, Gateways to Hell (Houska Castle), Stone Circles (Kraluv Stul), Earth energies, Butterflies and Birds……… it’s all in this true and magical tale.
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Today, we’re dealing with the aftermath of a major winter storm that swept across Nova Scotia in the past 24 hours, dumping more than a foot of snow and blowing that snow into drifts, some five feet tall. I’ve done my share of shovelling, including clearing the large deck before it collapsed from the weight of three feet of snow and clearing paths to feed the animals. My oldest son was out ploughing driveways and hauled out my son-in-law when he got stuck ploughing five o’clock this morning. My youngest son has been out shovelling with a crew since 10:00 pm Sunday night. It’s 3:00 pm Monday, and he’s still not home yet. He’ll be one tired and hungry fellow by the time he rolls in.
It is February, and I think of this month as the snow month. January is the cold month. March the ice month.
Of course, this is relevant to Nova Scotia; other locations will see the seasons differently.
This is the second storm in a week. Last Tuesday February 2nd, we dealt with a major wind, snow and rain storm that blew our electrical panel. We spent two days without power and only after replacing the fuse panel, sinking two 10-foot ground rods into the ground and building a platform to meet safety code did power surge through the wires again.Continue reading
I’ve only recently been reading Sue’s blog. It’s very interesting. Check it out. And, of course, if you can help in any way, please, do so, even if that’s only sharing the news about this fund-raising event.
Sue Vincent is one of those special bloggers and writers that inspire people all over the world. Readers have long been captivated by her posts about mythology, ancient ruins and medieval churches, and her daily #midnighthaiku. Many have participated in and grown as a result of her #writephoto prompts. She is a person of considerable talents, and in addition to posting her prompts, Sue has tirelessly supported bloggers by hosting guest bloggers and sharing blog posts. She has 19,000 and counting followers.
I’ve not met Sue in person but feel I know her through her wonderful blog posts and consider her a friend. She has taken me the width and breadth of Great Britain, to places I would have never got to myself, providing amazing historic details and wonderful photographs. To appreciate just how talented and wise Sue is, pop over to her blog. I particularly love her outlook…
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As the title states: This blog is ten years old. It turned ten on January 3rd (The First Step in Blogland), but I had forgotten about the milestone. When I started this blog, I had no idea I’d still be blogging a decade later. I’ve covered a lot of material and had a few controversial posts. How controversial? I was threatened with a lawsuit for one incident, but I’m not allowed to speak about that. Those who know, know.
Ultimately, I stand on the side of writers, not publishers, book sellers or anyone else. Well, let me clarify that. I stand on the right and just side regardless of the costs to my reputation and book sales. I despise those who take advantage of writers; it’s one reason I keep this blog alive.
Over the past ten years, I’ve made 667 posts, had 97,205 visitors and 168,374 views. I have 860 followers through WordPress and 75 by email (total: 935).
WordPress also breaks down years with stats. In 2020, I wrote 69 posts totalling 38,894 words, averaging 564 words per post.Continue reading
Whoo hoo! Finding Don & Wen is now live!
I really enjoyed getting this one put together. Who would have thought it would work out quite so well?
Can you believe how much stuff we were already working with, right back at the beginning? And we understood so little… but every quest has to start somewhere, even before you realise what is happening.
From our early speculations on how the layers of history and earth energies work together, through all the intertwined stories and weirdly interchangeable symbolism that doesn’t seem to mind to which system you apply it, and whether we found both clues and answers in stone circles, forgotten chapels or the great cathedrals… it has been an amazing journey so far. And we are not finished yet…
It goes right back to that first wander along the Ridgeway…
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The cure is shaping up to be worse than the illness.
First of all, up until this point, there has never been any successful vaccine for coronaviruses in humans due to a problem typical of coronavirus vaccine development called antibody-dependent enhancement or ADE. In preliminary animal trials for previous coronavirus vaccines (SARS and MERS), animals were vaccinated and seemed to exhibit a robust antibody response, but upon exposure to the wild virus, they developed a paradoxical immune enhancement leading to severe organ inflammation (especially in lungs), and they died. Paradoxical immune response in coronavirus vaccines has also taken place in human trials, which occurred during testing of the failed RSV vaccines of the 1950s. Alarmingly, there are some statistical indications of ADE in covid vaccine trials, but there is no way to know for sure because many key signifiers of ADE weren’t specifically addressed. Due to emergency protocol, the usual method of testing animals prior to humans was bypassed, limited animal…
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My survival and adventure laced with romance novel Northern Survival has done quite well since it’s release in September 2020. I’m using this book as my flagship. It’s a quick read, contains all the elements most of my novels do (survival, adventure, romance) and has been well received by readers.
For the next couple of years, I’m going to focus my promotions on this book to introduce Diane McGyver to new readers, who will hopefully check out my other books. My philosophy at this time is to have one book promoted like crazy that does excellent and leads to my other books instead of spreading my energy thin to promote multiple books. I’ll let you know how it goes.
In the three months it has been available, Northern Survival has sold (as of December 31, 2020) 498 copies and the number of pages read by Kindle Unlimited Members is 21,441 (x $0.0045 = $96.48). Since the book is about 200 pages, that’s about 107 copies read, give or take. Several readers may have read only part of the book and lost interest or was distracted by life.Continue reading
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