One More Day to Kick off Something for 2013


Happy New years to you and yours. Hope the year brings you wealth, good health, plenty of excitement, and good things. New year’s resolutions are a go right now. So let’s have a safe and prosperous start to the new year. Remember not to drive drunk, in fact, don’t drink at all if you don’t have to. I wish you the best, and share the good things that happen to you in the comment section. Happy New Year from Team Alpha – Blessings

 

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Dear Microsoft – Another Windows 8 Complaint


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Windows 8 Sucks. Remember when you made Vista and people lived through it. You may or may not make it through the return after people go back to Windows 7. I will admit I am in love with windows 7, but after trying to help someone get windows 8 working and updated I had to write this little hate-mail to you. Can you imagine trying to sort through that mess? That should’ve been left on the cellphone system they ripped off.

 

On the next update you have, windows 8 service pack 2, bring back the old system where we have the start page at the bottom. The other problem is surfing and then all of a sudden your screen zips to another because you moved your finger across the mouse screen. What the hell is that? It’s a great function for the Smartphone, but on a PC where you’re trying to type something and then click on something else… I can’t really use the words I want here. Just picture them.

 

Update settings? Uuhhhhhh – Can even your IT department find them? I have gone through this entire thing trying to find the settings. Never mind that even the supposed control panel is a mess of virtual / visual gibberish. It’s a terrible, horrible, mortifying thing that you’ve created. I can’t believe after putting them on some machines places like Best Buy, Walmart, and other stores where they sell PCs didn’t revert to Windows 7.

 

And ohhh yes, setting up windows 8 from the store… Why in the world would anyone want to setup an account and give everyone access to their email? Can you imagine setting up a client PC, they want you to use your settings so that you manage all upgrades, they go to their email and BAM, you’re the one there. CAN YOU SAY SECURITY RISK? By far, this is the worst operating system you’ve come up with. IJS. In Closing, revert to the windows 7 on the next update platform PLEASE… Waiting to see windows 9, hopefully nothing like 8. Goodbye

 

Merry Sad Christmas


Still feeling sad about what happened not more than an hour from where I live in Newtown CT. This is one I won’t be able to fully celebrate because of the feelings associated. There is just so much to hear about the ceremonies going on right now. Children being laid to rest before their parents. When you get together this Christmas, no matter where you are, give a full moment of silence for the victims one and all. Right now it is the only thing that matters seeing that these people will have to try to live through this holiday and the new year without hearing the little laughter and packages ripping. Blessings

New Year’s Resolution 2013


It’s that time again. Time to lay out my plans for the upcoming year. To show the world what I’m about to do. Last year I laid out my New Year’s Resolution to complete a novel, Into the Vein. Guess what? I did finish it, published it myself, and actually completed a second book, Unlocking Your Success Gene after that. Coincidentally I also Coauthored VIP and VIP 2 along with Jerrice Owens and a few Authors. As you’ve seen I have started a few blogs, gotten a little noteriety, developed my graphic skills above horrible, and learned a little marketing. So what happens now? I’m still an unknown Author right?

That’s what happens next. Beginning in December I will be making a shift to become a successful and well known Author. The books I wanted are done and I am currently working on Books 3, which is due in December, an erotic thriller. Following that will be yet another one due in April, and another due in December of 2013. BUT in 2013 I will also be compiling a book of poetry that has been sitting in the library of Congress for a few years. I’ll finally finish the other pieces and add them all together.

I also want to work on being visible and marketing myself. Starting in January I will be releasing a few Press Releases either through PRNewswire.com or Prweb.com, I haven’t chosen which one yet. I’ve also created my own Book order forms and Product description sheets for ITV and Success Gene, which you can view on my Facebook fan page, don’t forget to click like and stay up to date. What I plan on doing is going out to Bookstores to get the paperbacks in print and out in stores for your convenience. I will also be getting myself ready to show up at the stores that purchase my books to sign books for the owners. I plan on being on hand to sign the copies that are sold for the first few weekends days. If you’re a bookstore owner local to Massachusetts, Connecticut, New York, or Vermont you may want to get in contact before I start my marketing campaign. One thing I have done to get things set up was to contact the CL3 Agency to be my Promoters. By August 2013 I plan on being in every bookstore within the Continental United States and Canada, and looking to break into the International markets. August 2013 is my target date for full recognition and full attainment of the work I’m putting into motion now.

Also I plan on creating a full, cost effective way to help Indie authors, unknown authors, and others break into the market. As wordpress has been limiting the amount of data that can be put onto their free pages I’m finding that I will need to upgrade to keep doing this. As I earn more and am able to stay home from sales I plan on being more effective with the Author interviews I offer, my way of giving back to everyone by presenting new authors and books to readers.

As 2012 comes to a close and 2013 begins to wind into existence it is time to start putting things out there. These are the first of my New Years Resolution.  Look for my books on Amazon, author’s page. Next year more people will know who I am. I will be in bookstores and on your shelves and I’m looking forward to presenting you with books to entertain your senses. Hollywood is just a step after that.

 

Clean Up for the Christmas Season Farmington Valley CT


If you live in the Farmington Valley, CT, Greater Hartford area, or Enfield and need a cleaning service for the Holidays this may be the one you need. Just thought I’d share for the busy season. Happy Holidays.

Clean Up for the Christmas Season Farmington Valley CT.

Daryl Davis: Showing the Way Toward True Integration


Unbelievable, I love the initiative of Daryl Davis. When I first read the title My eyes popped open wide. But after actually taking the time to listen to what Daryl Davis had to say it sunk in. While Some are calling this man an Uncle Tom or whatever else, he’s doing what should be done in the first place. Open up a dialogue to understand where the hatred came from and what could be done about it. Bold step, bold move, understanding what is considered the enemy and hoping to end the tide of violence from that side at least… You be the judge

A Case of Writing and Marketing


Have you visited my Author’s Blogs yet? If not, click the link here and be redirected. If you’re an avid reader you can enjoy reading posts of Author interview, a few book reviews, interviews with characters, and for those of you who know me, interviews with myself. Oh yah, I do that. Of course I continue as I usually do and have some help for Authors as well as material for readers by bringing new authors in every genre.

For the Reader – There will be New Indie Authors, Drama authors, some Romance, African American Literature, African American Authors, Main stream authors (as I build) and a Book Portal for those of you who just want the books without the entertainment. Yeah I like you too, as long as you purchase or download an ebook. This Blog will be loaded with everything you need to entertain that perfectly good brain of yours. Over the next few weeks be on the lookout for changes and interviews. If you know an author you’d like showcased mention the Writer’s Block, with Alphawriter and get them showcased. Take some times to browse more than the opening pages, leave comments for the authors showcased if you like them. Drop me a note or a comment anywhere.

The Book portal features so far only 3 titles, Dr Eugene Walton’s, African Immigrants and African Americans, a well researched documentary.  As participating authors join the ranks the shelf will grow giving you a solid collection of readings that will be rotated on a regular basis of upto 100 titles at a time.
For the Author – The much needed fodder for the fire. I have a plethora of services to help you get some recognition. One of those is a Free reciprocal Blog interview exchange. This helps both of us by providing access to each other’s reader base. While some consider it competition I consider it an endorsement of sorts, introducing your own readers to another author and I to mine. Alone we’re small, but together we are larger. There are also marketing packages sold with the Free interview and Book reviews that can help you and everyone who comes on there. Marketing is done and is being done to help situate Aphauthor Blog to explode soon enough.
Bragging Rights – I have to mention this. Contacted by a marketing company that saw, Unlocking Your Success Gene and rated 7 out of 10
What’s next – Purchasing Books and getting ready to market to bookstores directly, that’s right. I’ve started purchasing my Paperbacks from Createspeace.com Once those are in I will be going around to bookstores local to MA, CT, RI, and NY in order to get the word out about my books. I’m also offering FREE book signings as part of the package if Bookstores order directly from me. If they go through Creatspace they can also contact me directly to let me know when they plan on putting the titles on sale and I will do my best to show up on one of the weekend days. Sort of Meet the Author for Bookstores to help them sell what they’ve purchased. You can also book me for speaking events or signings by getting in touch with the CL3 Agency, visit their site and use the contact button. Order forms are available by contacting me from this or the Author Website. Looking forward to becoming a new choice for your bookshelf.

 

Bless

 

Brightening Up The Outlook on Life


Stress can drive a person up the wall. A smile can erase the effects of stress just as easily as the cause of stress. One of the things we take note of during our lifetime is that we fail to utilize our full potential because of the things we learn over the course of our lives. We watch as others pull ahead of us and instead of helping them, we’re taught to be the obstacles they face because we want what they’ve achieved. But how little we really know about Envy, stress, and success.
Helping someone achieve, even at what appears to be a loss of something we want can actually be a good thing in the long run for you. For one thing, it may not be in the capacity you want, but that person could actually be the very reason you achieve success.

What many don’t take into consideration is that some times it takes an endorsement from someone else to rise above. The person you spend all your energy trying to break down is the very person that can some day turn around and give a good word when you’re ready.

Helping someone achieve can also brighten your own outlook on life. Just the thought that you had a hand in helping someone become a success instead of hindering will cause some very positive ripples in your own life. Imagine the feeling you get every time you see this person taking strides, to know that you were a part of why that is possible. Imagine if this person remembers and suddenly mentions your name one day to everyone that knows them. Before even this the sheer feeling of accomplishment for having lent a hand to someone trying to inch their way to success can be your own greatest achievement and just what you need to reconfigure the way you view life.

The thing is you have to be willing to do what is necessary to help someone achieve as if it is yourself making the attempt. It isn’t always enough to stride because it takes an effort and then some. Though it’s worth it, sometimes helping someone else achieve is the best cure for what ails you. Always be willing to accept success even when it’s not your own.

 

Never Alone


Listening to a Country Song by Lady Antebellum I was inspired to share it. The words alone are an interesting thought. Never Alone. An inspiration to keep going at the lowest point in life, or to stand strong even when everything seems lost. We are never truly alone if we take the time to suspend pain for one instant. There is always someone, some thing waiting for us to humble ourselves and go just a little bit farther. Never Alone; enjoy

Never Alone by Lady Antebellum

 

Ode to the Most powerful Being On Earth


With this Powerful force of Nature we wouldn’t be here. One of the Simplest and most amazing forms on the face of the Planet. She comes in Various shapes sizes and colors. Yet her job still remains the same; to bear the children of the world and to love them Unconditionally.

What makes her so powerful are the adversities she has had to face, even from her own children.There are those who would seek to mute her precious voice even knowing that she is the teacher of the world. Those who would use her for sport, knowing they came from her. And those careless ones who would end her life without considering their breath is because of her. While we celebrate all things we’ve made, we forget the thing that made us and limit her to one day as she grows and multiplies.

When the most Powerful being on Earth is silent for too long, the world falls apart. Only when she stands is the world walking in the right direction because her guidance and her ways are fundamentally perfect. They say a child’s word for God is Mother.

Yet we forget, when we sit down at a table with these powerful beings that we owe our lives, our respect, and our loyalty for the 9 months we were as close to her as we could be to anything else. For 9 months we are formed within her. And yet still she maintains her grace.

There are even those who belittle this powerful being. They say she’s worth less than they, yet they come from her. They say all manner of things in order to keep her power locked away and hidden from their site for fear of losing themselves. With one word she could dispel anything they can do to her, but she remains calm in order to preserve the illusion her children have built up.

This, the woman is the most powerful being on the face of the world. No man could do what she does daily, nor feel the pain she does. Even as she forgets herself and chases after the things that men do, she maintains her dignity, questioning until she gives in. The most powerful being on Earth is Necessary in the continuation of the world, and necessary in the conscience of the world since she is built with love and for peaceful solutions.

When she watches her corrupted siblings she weeps for the ones they touch and how they surrender to their corruption. Yet she maintains her balance and her beauty. The most powerful being on Earth are the women of the world. The same mothers who taught us all to be men and women, that in turn some of us can become more than just what we see.

When you pass one of these powerful creatures, remember the reverence owed – Even God has said it as a matter of speaking. “Mother is a child’s word for God.” What other being do you know that is more Powerful than God.