Monday, 3 July 2017

Chronicles of Han #Feedback - Courage


Email received 1 July 2017 from UK reader

Courage Needed -


Hi, Han

Thank you for Saving Leilaka. I really enjoyed the book. It taught me a lot of new things, as well as discussing subjects I really wished to know about but never found the answers to. Now I know.

Although I rave about your books and recommend the series to fellow interested people, I have unfortunately found that in order to read your books, one needs courage, perseverance, and the intent and willingness to change.

Now how did I reach this conclusion? I refer readers to your free chapters, following up when I see them again. Many stated that the books were not exactly what they envisioned, while some admitted that they were uncomfortable with the subject matter, even though it is a good story.

At other times an individual would thank me for introducing them to your series. I sincerely hope they purchased your books.

Please keep on writing. There are many out there loving your books and enjoying them. This Old Timer surely does.

Yours Sincerely

Fred Connely
Email received 01.07.2017 from UK reader

Originally Blogged: 02.07.2016

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Friday, 16 June 2017

Chronicles of Han #Feedback - Deeply Profound


A precious moment in time found again today while looking for something else. I thought it good to re-share as I can not find the original blog. 

Deeply Profound -

When two soul-friends get together, time always fly away with you and is just never enough to capture the precious moment.

But today was different, being Hanuman's day in any case.

In one of her very rare visits, Han wanted to know why people never speak about The Chronicles, why they say they love the books, ask when the next one is going to be available and move along quickly to other subjects.

After a bit of thought I had to reply that there was actually no-one else I could discuss the actual content of the books with.

It is just so profound and huge that I feel as if being left in a bubble of silence.

There simply are no words except to say to someone that if they should read the Chronicles of Han Storm, that they cannot go back being who they were.

I now understand why AJM always said 'Beyond Words'. I think I can now start to relate, getting to know the story behind the story.

I am truly blessed to have been invited into the life of a unique entity.

Thank you, Han.

Bhakta-Anjana, The Tree of Life


Originally Blogged: 05.08.2014

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Thursday, 1 June 2017

Chronicles of Han #Teachings - Astral Travel Preliminary Training

Chronicles of Han #Teachings - Astral Travel Preliminary Training

Han Storm starts his team off with the essentials in gaining the ability to Astral Travel.

Join Han in his adventures. The first 300 pages for free on www.chroniclesofhan.com and Wattpad.

Excerpt from Reclaiming Duback, The Chronicles of Han, Book 2, Page 420-435
      "Hi everyone" I greeted the crowd.
      Smiles and nervous giggles were the response.
      "I know this is quite new to you all" I informed them. "Very few people on Creata actually practice the art of separating consciousness, or as it is commonly known, Astral Travel.
      A lot of you will recognise this form of moving about in spirit as a very clear dream-state. Have any of you ever had the experience of floating around outside in the sunshine or moonshine? Or swimming under the sea without having to hold your breath?
      Have you ever dreamt so clearly that you knew that it was not a dream but your spirit walking freely, unattached to the body?
      Have you ever fallen right back into your body with a thud or a shudder directly after dropping off to sleep?"
      I received quite a few yes nods to these questions, including from Sparr, Slick and Racewater!
      "Then you all have the ability to consciously travel outside your bodies" I told them.
      A murmur filled the air as people settled down to that idea.
      Taking a marker, I drew a small stick man standing upright on the white plasticized display board. Around the stick figure, I drew the energetic layers as I saw them surrounding the human body.
      "These lines represents the energy-layers of the physical body, incorporating the energy-layers of the soul and spirit as I, and I am sure other energy workers, perceive when looking at someone with special sight.
      I know this is new and confusing information to some of you, but it is vitally important that you understand how we are put together energetically in order to split yourselves on a conscious level to bring that back which you need to. Just as I do."


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RECLAIMING DUBACK, Chronicles of Han (Journeys of a Psychic)
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Wednesday, 10 May 2017

#DailyGrind - H Gibson Upon 'Beyond Words' (9 May 2017 - Tuesday)

9 May 2017 (Tuesday)
#DailyGrind - H Gibson Upon 'Beyond Words'

6am - My conscience goaded me into wakefulness to get up and on with marketing. Thus up, but internet down at the moment. The Internet company did mention that the SeaCom cable had a glitch somewhere. Thus internet is intermittent. Thing is, no internet equates to no marketing, meaning it is harder to earn our daily sustenance.
      It is actually disgusting how 'modern' man had to become reliant on electronics in order to survive the daily toil of fending for ourselves.

7am - At last. It seems as if the local service provider reset something. Internet back on line so I can get on with my work.

      While working, marketing, editing, re-reading (I am sometimes exceptionally good at multitasking) I'm reflecting on the comments from readers of The Chronicles of Han. Most fans who have read all the books in the series have one trait in common, they love the books, they like the story, they have no feedback comments to add publicly about it.
      Every book is followed with "I loved it, where is the next one?"
      "Beyond words" as Jade used to say. This chant had been taken up by seemingly everyone else.
      Okay. I understand the subject matter can be a bit tough. The books do elicit feelings people are not familiar or comfortable with, but heck, it was written to first and foremost entertain.
      (Or shall we keep quiet here and not lose more potential readers? Or are you up to the challenge?)
      A note of interest is that about half of my readers are in the mature age groups.  

11h30pm - Been a hectic day with Healingoils, clients, organizing a company and keeping your head in an office with some really tough decisions to be made and executed.  
           
Recap of the day: Organizational working day with a bit of editing managed in-between.
[Read here for comment from Alpha Reader]

Writing report for 09.05.2017:
Chlophilia report from Alpha Reader chapter
Chapters re-read and sent to AR - Words: 0
Negotiating Limïer Words edited/read - 4702

Words written:  Blogs 307 , New Books 0, Office/Clients 500

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Tuesday, 9 May 2017

#DailyGrind - H Gibson Upon Jumping down the Wormhole (8 May 2017 - Monday)

8 May 2017 (Monday)

#DailyGrind - H Gibson Upon Jumping down the Wormhole


Some days you win. Some days, well, you give up. This was one of those days where you just jumped into the wormhole and hoped for the best. Loads of stuff done, but nothing to really write about. Survival of the fittest thing, paying bills, the normal run-of-the-mill rat race stuff.  

Recap of the day: High stress level day with very little to show for it.

Writing report for 08.05.2017:
Chlophilia report from Alpha Reader chapter
Chapters re-read and sent to AR - Words:
Negotiating Limïer Words edited/read - 3925
Words written:  Blogs 75 , New Books 0, Office/Clients 500

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Note: These blogs are meant for public entertainment and Chronicles of Han readers to follow the unique (and sometimes absolutely mundane grinding life) of an author. The above is the personal opinions and random thoughts of an overactive author mind. All said ramblings might become more books. No correspondence will be engaged upon other than for sales and marketing purposes. 

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Sunday, 7 May 2017

#DailyGrind - H Gibson Upon First Chapters (6 May 2017)

6 May 2017
#DailyGrind - H Gibson Upon First Chapters

10h00am We had a really unusual night. Went to bed at 00h30am. Up at 2am because electricity being off. Then again at 4h30am and sat around chatting in candle light for an hour before thinking it wise to go to back to bed.
      Wrong move. Now it feels as if the day has been wasted!
     
11h31am Done some chores. Wanted to place blogs but not feeling like it just yet. There are some things to consider regarding the blogs, including sharing them on social media platforms on a daily basis.
      Apparently this is not good 'business' practice? It dulls the attention and overwhelms the followers. I'm not sure if this is true, but FB is definitely not liking this much. So we will see if we can do this in another method.  

4pm Completed half of what was planned to be accomplished by end of weekend, thus on track with non-writing related labour. Tired and emotional at the moment.
      The Editor is waiting for the next chapter. We had a major discussion upon some 'issues' which he wants the answer to immediately, but it is the crux of the story which stretches over 2 books!
      Yet, when there is an issue in the first chapter, you better pay attention and see where this must be altered to have the terminology clear for the reader from the word go. This might seem a terrible event, but it is not as it is a concept wording issue and unclear translations.
      We agreed that he would read a few more chapters to get the general scene before we will alter the wording.  

Recap of the day: Not managed to get #SaturdayScenes in for today. Managed some re-editing for the Editor before sending Chapter 2. Will see what his opinion is. 

Writing report for 06.05.2017:
Chlophilia report from Alpha Reader chapter 108: Beloved, an amazing chapter --- with so many revelations and truths coming out - goodness, this 'story' just grows and grows ever larger ...thanks for giving me this glimpse -
Chapters re-read and sent to AR - Words: 0
Negotiating Limïer Words edited/read - 2877
Words written:  Blogs 302, New Books 0, Office/Clients 200

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Saturday, 6 May 2017

#DailyGrind - H Gibson Upon Cold Coffee and Mundane Days (5 May 2017)

5 May 2017
#DailyGrind - H Gibson Upon Cold Coffee and Mundane Days
  
7h30am Cold coffee greeted me as I opened my eyes, realizing that I had missed the alarm and not even realized when hubby placed the drink next to me.
      Wiped out, totally.
      Okay. So a hectic day planned, but nothing much done of what I planned to do, even having to send someone to the Post Office on my behalf for I'm just not getting time for that as well today.

      Cold Coffee. The highlight of a hectic author's day. Made with love by partners, children or caregivers, but forgotten when immersed into work. By the time you realize you did not finish that cuppa it is too late and the coffee/tea had gone cold.
      What do most authors do? Pick it up and down it! We are just too thirsty after that brain energy expenditure to care what we drink, as long as it is moist to wet the lips and hydrate the grey matter.   

5h00pm Went to rest a while before the evening shift starts. One child wished to go play outside and I agreed as long as she is quiet like and not making noise.
      Well, that lasted long!
5h13pm Woken with a bang, slapped back into my body with a mother of a headache - reason, said child playing her abhorring musing right under my window.
      Now the Dragon has been awakened and the whole household will get it!
      Calm down. ::breathe::
      It looks ridiculous in words while I'm writing this. Yip, indeed, I should not get so upset with humans, they just want to enjoy life and here an over-sensitive mother comes and destroys the harmony of the house because she can not rest when she feels like it.
      Nice, one, nice. My life is definitely unique. And what author's life has ever been 'normal' in any case? None, I guess.
      Next stop, placing yesterday's Grind and hoping the headache subsides.

6h30pm This blogging is still taking an hour. Hmm. Did not feel so slow yesterday . . .

9pm Logging off, going to spend some quality time with the family to make amends for earlier.

Recap of the day: A mundane day in which nothing much really happened.



Writing report for 05.05.2017:
Chapters re-read and sent to AR - Words: 0
Negotiating Limïer Words edited/read 0
Words written:  Blogs 287, New Books 2122, Office/Clients 150

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Note: These blogs are meant for public entertainment and Chronicles of Han readers to follow the unique (and sometimes absolutely mundane grinding life) of an author. The above is the personal opinions and random thoughts of an overactive author mind. All said ramblings might become more books. No correspondence will be engaged upon other than for sales and marketing purposes. 

Friday, 5 May 2017

#DailyGrind - H Gibson Upon Human Resources and Numerology (4 May 2017)

4 May 2017
#DailyGrind - H Gibson Upon Human Resources and Numerology

6am Had an exceptionally good night. Slept right through. Highly unusual for me.
      NO EAR ACHE. NO HEAD ACHE!
      Wow. Maybe I would get something done today. Thanks everyone!

10am Head on over to Post Office to send off parcels, then hunt for food, drive around a bit for our little car had been standing way too long and needed a re-charge. Went on an adventure by turning down a road we have not taken before - highlight of my mundane day.

11am Back home and sorting out pre-loved Books for adoption. Some nice new ones going to be added soon. Watch the website and FB page.

7pm Getting the hang of this Blogging thing. It is not taking up so much time any longer, or I'm just experiencing a major good day.

7h11pm Look at that time. Is it not strange that sometimes time reminds us of events in our lives?
      Like 9h11 - everyone knows about this date. To me it has a double meaning, not just the event in the USA. Someday I might speak about it. Then maybe not. Or even better, I might write a book on that adventure too.
      11h11 Double whammy when I see this one. All good. Carry on. ::laughs::

See, I told you sometimes an author rambles along. Let me get back to work. Practice some discipline. I will simmer about numbers in the background in my pretty little head.

8h30pm And then this happen ::pop:: goes the weasel (private joke, unless you saw Ice Age)     
      I feel sure everyone has experienced time/number synchronicity at some point in their lives. Seeing the same numbers repeatedly do have meanings and it might be a good idea to 'Google' the meaning of these numbers if you really find it odd.
      Through the years I have pretty much learnt what some number sequences mean for me as an individual, thus I do take note of it from time to time.
      Mostly it is minor reminders to myself. But it is fascinating to study Numerology, especially if you are into the subject of 'people'.
      Just today my one pre-loved book was re-homed to a person working in Human Resources.
      Yes people, wake up to the world of HR. They need an edge to be able to 'read' people in order to employ the best possible person. What better method to use than this age old system to have an advantage over your potential clients or employees by just looking at their birth dates (Astrology/Numerology). And if you really get to a paranoid employer, they will even send your handwriting to a handwriting analyst (graphologist/graphology).   
      I used these techniques to sort out HR problems. Some people are not compatible, until trained. Some are not suitable for certain functions, unless trained specifically. How to motivate, how to avoid trouble areas, how to MANAGE people.
      I used to do numerology and astrology readings for clients. I do not do this any longer for the world has changed and most of the people who come into my environment are stepping out of the original boxes, growing beyond the borders or limitation of numbers and star and moon signs.
      Some are truly growing into their illumination of Cosmic proportions, where these Earth techniques no longer apply. Teachers should not be able to be 'read' or placed into boxes. They should be able to transcend this state of being.
      Yes, they are still influenced by their birth dates, names and signs, but when they are aware of it, they may step away from, or out of, the power of these self-analysis tools for they now know what they have come here to learn or to do.
      I was born one star sign. I died and was re-born another, with new birth numbers.
      Yet, my astronomy alignment was duplicated on both birth days/times! (Confirmed by a reputable Astrologer).
      Which sign does this make me now? What birthday do I keep to?
      By law I am still who I used to be, who I was born the first time around.
      Astrological and Numerological - we have figured out that I need to combine both charts because I am no longer a 'single' entity but a 'combined' one.
      Some traits stayed and linger on. I am aware of this and it is no longer such an issue.
      KNOW THYSELF is a game that every Free-willed person should play. For themselves, even if they do not believe in it. It will assist them in learning their weak points as well of their strong points which they can grow further on.
      So next time you go for a job interview, keep in mind that HR might have already 'run-the-numbers' and you may either have an advantage or disadvantage for that particular position.
      These techniques also assist companies to profile clients (yes, most companies profile clients, it is something they do, for various reasons, from getting to know clients better to being able to avoid pitfalls, or to know what will be the best alignment for a particular client.)
      When you walk into a boardroom, most business people worth their salt would already know at the very least the basics of their potential client. With a bit of digging and the assistance of these ancient techniques, they have the upper hand in the engagement.
      KNOW THYSELF for if you know yourself, you do not need to stand back for anyone.
     
Note: Please, as I stated, I no longer do these readings as there are enough qualified and highly skilled passionate people participating in the private arena. I've done my training of some of them. I'm passing on the knowledge through the books others have written as their life's work. Learn for yourself, you will never regret being able to do for yourself. Besides, the internet is full of information and self-study book links from professionals are available.
     
10h40pm Logging off as being exhausted with a long day behind me. I am satisfied with today. Pain free and being able to accomplish a lot. After yesterday, today had been a physically good day. 

Writing report for 04.05.2017:
Chapters re-read and sent to AR - Words: 3506
Negotiating Limïer Words edited/read 0
Words written:  Blogs 1097, New Books 1537, Office/Clients 200

Note: This is how new books start, a bit here, a bit there and suddenly you are on page 200 and the retelling starts demanding attention so it can be completed. None of the books in draft is there yet, so we will see which one gains the attention. At the moment it is random pieces of the puzzle being placed at the appropriate places before the rest will be interlaced and a full picture will develop.  

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Note: These blogs are meant for public entertainment and Chronicles of Han readers to follow the unique (and sometimes absolutely mundane grinding life) of an author. The above is the personal opinions and random thoughts of an overactive author mind. All said ramblings might become more books. No correspondence will be engaged upon other than for sales and marketing purposes. 

Thursday, 4 May 2017

#DailyGrind - H Gibson Upon Crappy days (3 May 2017)

3 May 2017

#DailyGrind - H Gibson Upon Crappy days, the Editing Process, and becoming part of The Chronicles of Han



5am - Major earache stirs me to disillusioned wakefulness. Sometimes life feels not worth living.

8am - Going back to bed, feeling like crap!

10h30am - Wow. Wake up to sports in the making with the issues we are involved with. Huge stuff going on again in parliament and adrenaline pumping immediately. Okay. Thus I'm awake and have work to get on with.

11pm Managed to do what needed to be done as well as read-throughs on Chlophilia. Editor reported he is almost done with chapter one of Limïer. He likes where the telling is going, thus a plus point for today.

      For those readers who were wondering. Editing is a difficult process. It is when the book is hammered into form so the reader might have the best experience possible. The editors can only work with the work given to them. They are not there to re-write the story, but to assist the author to make the best of it at the level at which the author is.
      A good editor is like a great teacher. They allow you to grow, guiding and giving advice. It is still the author's choice to make changes or not (if you are an independent author).
      I am glad that I can see how my work as an author has grown over the nine years I have been producing books. When I do the read-throughs, I read as a reader and know that if something irritates me, it is going to irk the readers, then I change it a bit and by the time it lands on the Editor's desk, it is pretty much as it is going to be.
      Growth has taken a long time and grammer is still a huge issue for me (as you probably noticed in these blogs). Especially because the books are translated into English and, as stated, the translations do not always work out to keep the energetic rhythm.
      I wanted to re-write the books, but readers were up in arms, insisting that the books were written as they were and should not be altered. (And PLEASE just get on with the new books, they NEED the new books!)
      Readers stated that they grow with the books, as well as with the author and the writing style.
      Fans mentioned that they are appreciative to be part of this growth process and that to see it happening while reading the books, is to become a part of The Chronicles of Han.


Writing report for 03.05.2017:
Chlophilia Feedback from Alpha Reader Chapter
Chlophilia Chapters re-read  - Words: 11,262
Negotiating Limïer Words edited/read 0
Words written:  Blogs 658, New Books 50, Office/Clients 150

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Note: These blogs are meant for public entertainment and Chronicles of Han readers to follow the unique (and sometimes absolutely mundane grinding life) of an author. The above is the personal opinions and random thoughts of an overactive author mind. All said ramblings might become more books. No correspondence will be engaged upon other than for sales and marketing purposes. 

Wednesday, 3 May 2017

#DailyGrind - H Gibson Upon Pirates and Plagiarism (2 May 2017)

2 May 2017

#DailyGrind - H Gibson Upon Pirates and Plagiarism


04h30am Up and onto emails/social media/websites/marketing. Re-reading/editing in between while waiting for sloooooow pages to update.

10pm Feeling De-motivated. Been dealing with a glitchy Facebook, pirated books and another author's plagiarised work. This is a short synopsis of thoughts.

What is the best way to destroy a gifted person?
      Plagiarise or Pirate their work!
      Break them down so that they will never ever again create something to share with the world. Destroy their creativity and drive to do good and bring beauty into the world.

      Contrary to the belief that being copied is the pinnacle of flattery, it is not, especially not if the work is blatantly stolen and there is absolutely nothing you can do about it.
      This is not just about the arts, music or writing. This goes deeper, to products and every other aspect in life.

      The first time I came into contact with the hurt and utter despair of plagiarism was when I started school and drew a magnificent horse in class. A so-called friend asked if I could draw a similar picture for her, which I did, not thinking anything about it as we were just playing around, making pretty pictures.
      Then the teacher insisted we bring our artwork to the front so everyone could see. My friend went first, displaying the pretty horse I had drawn for her as her own work. I felt betrayed that she did not tell the teacher I had drawn it.
      Adding to the insult, when my turn came to show my picture to the class the teacher immediately accused me of being nothing better than a copy-cat because I had drawn the same as the other girl.
      No matter how I tried to explain, it fell on deaf ears, I was the one in the wrong and the 'friend' did not state anything to the contrary. That day I learnt lessons about public humiliation, trust, friendship and unscrupulous people.

      What is currently going on in the Book Industry is appalling. Copyrighted books (mostly novels) are being scanned, modified a bit and reproduced, re-labelled, re-covered and sold as someone else's work. Then when the original creator realizes this, or a reader challenges the authenticity of the two stories, it ends up in Legal fights which most authors do not have the resources to battle.
      There are even scammers 'running' the systems of publishing platforms like Amazon, making profit while legitimate authors can not even get a foothold in the market.

      This brings us to Pirating of books ie. Books placed for free or resold through parties not affiliated to the author or official selling site.
      People say, "Do not worry about this. At least the book still has your copyright and details and you are gaining readers for your unaltered work."
      Are authors benefiting from their books being Pirated?
      Do we 'officially' gain more readers?
      Out of my personal experience, we do not benefit at all.
      These 'free' readers are mostly unwilling to purchase their own copy of a book in the first place. Why should they purchase a book if they can read it for free?
      This stance sets the mandate in devaluating the work of authors. Currently, most independently published books are sold for less than $1 / R13 to make a sale and generate some kind of income, even if the author spent thousands of Rands on editing and years in writing the book.
      It had been argued that people who read for free can really not afford books. If they have internet to download the books, they have the funds to pay the author a measly $1 for their work. If you really do not have funds for a book, go to a library.  
      Once pirated, book sales on legitimate platforms stagnate as the book is now available for free on the internet.
      It should be the author's choice to give freely or have a book placed on a site where the book, or part of it, can be read for free.
      It was mentioned by one of the pirates that they do this for 'social benefit' and that 'all information' should be available for free.
      What motivation do I have to labour for three years, just to give my book away for free, without any compensation at all?
      "Oh, but you said you write the books for yourself?"
      True. I do. It does not mean I have to share them with the world without being compensated for my time and effort in creating a decent book fit for the reader market.
      I could have written my story, felt satisfied and left it on the PC or printed it out and chucked it in the bottom of a cupboard to look at again and enjoy by myself only. None would have been the wiser, but it was found and it got out and I wanted to protect my work, thus published it. There was a demand for it. I was being compensated for it, even encouraged to keep on writing the rest of the story.
      "Should you then not at least be thrilled that people read your books and the information gets out there!" some stated, adamant that I should be content with this outcome.
      Really? Should I hand my book (labour) over to the public domain feeling honoured that it will be read?
      Should the farmer pay for his crop to be consumed by the public?
      Should you say thank you to your boss for giving you a job to keep you busy, but withhold your pay at the end of the month?
      Of course I am happy when people read my books. What author would not be?
      Reality is that, without a balanced exchange I can not feed, clothe or shelter myself. Never mind write another book.
      Who do you think has been keeping me going for the years of writing before a book is released?
      This gracious government of ours?
      Remember. I have to sustain myself for the time the book is being written and edited. When the generating of a book is not sponsored, or the completed books are not compensating this energy expenditure, I am not able to continue with this labour. 
      Also realize that at some point, the giver will stop giving when there is no mutual beneficial exchange.
      Life will be poorer when this day comes.

11h33pm Logging off on this miserable 2nd day of May 2017. Thank the Creator it is over.


Writing report for 02.05.2017:
Chlophilia Feedback from Alpha Reader Chapter 105 = "Wrapping up, coming to an end."
Chapter 105 & 106 /107 re-read and sent to AR - Words: 10956
Negotiating Limïer Words edited/read 0
Words written:  Blogs 1212, New Books 50, Office/Clients 150

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Copyright © 2017 H Gibson Chronicles of Han
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PayPal PayFast EFT purchase from - www.healing-oil.co.za

Note: These blogs are meant for public entertainment and Chronicles of Han readers to follow the unique (and sometimes absolutely mundane grinding life) of an author. The above is the personal opinions and random thoughts of an overactive author mind. All said ramblings might become more books. No correspondence will be engaged upon other than for sales and marketing purposes. 

Tuesday, 2 May 2017

#DailyGrind - H Gibson Upon Laundry (1 May 2017)

1 May 2017

#DailyGrind - H Gibson Upon Laundry


06am Up and onto emails/social media. Getting to become a creature of habit, am I?
      Marketing and pottering about. Editing in between. It seems as if my life is chopped up in 5minute, 30minute and hour intervals. I even wake up and go sleep 'On-The-Hour'. How weird can you get?

11am The work of a caregiver seems to never stop. Today is wash day. An eternal job that just never ends. Week after week, day after day, every person wearing clothes, somewhere on Earth and out in the Universes needs to maintain their wardrobe. The drab of the Daily Grind.
      At least I have modern appliances and electricity. I am thankful and grateful for every comfort that I have in this lifetime and do not take it as a right or privilege.
      Electricity, appliances and water are scarce commodities in 3rd World Countries, like South Africa. I did not always have these luxuries, so next time you do your laundry in the comfort of your home or find your clothes cleaned and neatly replaced in your cupboard, spare a thought to the millions that do not have these comforts in their lives, as well as to the person who had seen to you having clean clothes to wear.

      Update on ears. Still there, underlying, ready to attack should I get out of line for whatever reason. (Satire joke, I'm trying here). Not bad enough to worry too much over, just annoyingly stating it is still an issue but not sore at the moment. Thanks for asking.

Recap for the day: Some days you gain. Some days you do not get anywhere. I managed the washing. It should be good enough. ::shrugs shoulders::

Writing report for 01.05.2017:
Chlophilia Feedback from Alpha Reader Chapter 104 = Another great chapter!
Negotiating Limïer Words edited/read 9255
Words written:  Blogs 294, New Books 1675, Office/Clients 0

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Monday, 1 May 2017

#DailyGrind - H Gibson Upon Blogs and Blogging (30 April 2017)

30 April 2017

#DailyGrind - H Gibson Upon Blogs and Blogging


9am Leisurely read-through #SaturdayScenes on Google Plus community. Pottering around on internet.

10am Start marketing for today.
      Someone asked about the ears. It was still twitchy through the night. I woke up a couple of time because of the discomfort, but it is stagnant this morning so I'm holding my breath and hope it is over now. 

11h22am Breakfast of buttermilk rusks and a lemon cream biscuit dunked in sweet coffee before chores and enforced exercise walk.

13h30pm Walk went better than yesterday.
      It looks as if we might have some rain. I would not mind at all.
      Getting on with placing blogs and then I'll settle down to the books again.

14h30-16h00pm Bit of a siesta. Not catching up on sleep. Once lost, sleep can not be regained. Not fully. You just carry on with your life.

Blogs. Did you know that doing these daily blogs take up a lot of extra time? I do not think many of the readers are aware how much work goes into blogs and websites, how many hours to maintain and renew and refresh so that the single click of a button gets them to an interesting article.
      Some blogs take hours of research while others must be placed at different links or on different social media platforms to link back to the original item.
      Take these Daily Grind blogs. I keep updating them through the day, whatever comes through I put in, get distracted, write a bit, come back to the blog. Then re-read it the following day before placing, making sure all is as I would like to say before placing on website (major mission taking about half an hour), then share to social media sites (another half an hour, or more, depending on distractions).
      So, am I complaining?
      No. I am enjoying myself. I am making readers aware to be considerate to bloggers. Magic does not happen overnight or with the snap of fingers. It actually takes hard work and organization skills to get the blogs or articles out there.
      Thus when you meet someone and you ask them what they do for a living and they should reply, author or writer, realize it is not fun and games.
      Like any other profession, it takes skill and huge amounts of perseverance, endurance and bravery. The pay-offs are in most regards very small and most authors who have books available must work a second or third income job to make ends meet. (Author Support - buy their books, share their book links, tell people about them.)   

23h54pm Recap for the day. A good editing day with minimal interruptions.
       

Writing report for 30.04.2017:
Chlophilia Feedback from Alpha Reader Chapter 103 = "Han is becoming very intimate with the readers --- almost as though he NEEDS them all to KNOW exactly who and what he is! But that's you aim, is it not?  The more you reveal the more you get to know your true Self, and the more WE get to know your TRUE SELF! And perhaps get to know our own True-Selves in the bargain ... "
Chapter 104 re-read and sent to AR - Words: 2606
Limier Words edited/read 22,919
Words written:  Blogs 451, New Books 0, Office/Clients 35

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Sunday, 30 April 2017

#DailyGrind - H Gibson Upon Hot as Hell and sore ears (29 April 2017)

29 April 2017

#DailyGrind - H Gibson Upon Hot as Hell and sore ears

     
7h50am Saturday morning, waking to sunshine and twitching ears. Darn. Just can not get this under control, can I? Not entirely. But we will tend to it shortly. At least yesterday was a great day and we will face today with determination and courage as well.
      Battling ahead bravely.
      Reflecting on yesterday's visit. Sorting things out for myself whilst checking early morning emails and social media.
      Random thoughts triggers memories from so long ago and I capture the snippets as they play off as if in holographic format. That is probably where the sore ears are coming from. The psyche screaming to let go and flow with the memories, yet I am resisting for I still have a life to live here, a book to edit. I do not want to immerse myself in days gone by, for then I will surely be unavailable again to my family for days on end.
      My focus needs to be here . . .
      "*Excuses, excuses. Just get on with it!*" - Duek. Still with me and still as funny as ever.
      *I know* I reply. *Let me just get the morning stuff out of the way. I will start on the other books a bit later, okay? Can we settle down with the ears now, please?*
      That plea obviously fell on deaf ears.

10am Physical expenditure ending in stitches of laughter until the eyes shed water and the lungs could not take in any air any longer. Okay, so gym out of the way for today.
      The laughter therapy and good spirit is unfortunately marred with ear ache. Still uncomfortable. ::snap fingers:: darn!

12h00pm Getting on with placing Blogs and #SaturdayScenes as I have readers eagerly waiting for it. This is becoming a daily event. I hope I can keep this going.

12h30pm Hubby brings offering of food. Lunch is served. Real English Fish and Chips.
      Yesterday was Pomegranates and figs!

1pm Off to bed to try and settle the body. Topical anaesthetic drops for ears and pain gel has no effect. Conclusion. Not a physical condition, thus just bear it until it has run its course.

4pm Ready to face life again. Discomfort shifted to other ear. Definitely metaphysical. Okay, whatever. We will go with the flow.

5pm Went for a ten minute walk to get some sun. Tired now. Youngest states I better get some more sleep. Will see, will see.

10h50pm Put in a good, solid stretch of internet work, some new writing, editing and re-reading.

Satisfied with today despite uncomfortable ears.


Writing report for 29.04.2017:
Chlophilia Feedback from Alpha Reader Chapter 102 = "Beloved! I so enjoyed this chapter! Yes, it was amusing and lots tickled me into laughter, but it's not funny at all - it reveals life on another planet so unlike ours that it's unbelievable --- and yet it's as real as Earth ... we Earthlings are so arrogant that we believe every planet must have living beings like US on it ... rubbish! I'd rather be a 'simple' plant than a human Earthling!" 
Chapter 103 re-read and sent to AR - Words: 4185
Limier Words edited/read 4738
Words written:  Blogs 435, New Books 418, Office/Clients 545
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Saturday, 29 April 2017

#DailyGrind - H Gibson Upon Pies and Visitors (28 April 2017)

28 April 2017

#DailyGrind - H Gibson Upon Pies and Visitors


6am Up. Start emails and checking everything relevant to Dayjob. Earache no longer there so we hope it stays away. Bit floaty, not grounded. Misalignment? Probably. Or just busy many places at the same time again. Feel more scattered than misaligned as there is no headache or any other ache present this morning. Weird, actually. Unusual. Something to ponder on but I have to have absolute control over all faculties today as it is going to get hectic soon and I have visitors coming over this afternoon.
      So yes, one heck of a day ahead.

9h55am Vibrations under control. Bright-eyed and ready to commence travel to next town to courier parcels. Off on an adventure!

12pm Back home. Not much of an adventure except that traffic is already picking up for the longer than usual weekend with influx of visitors.
      Oh, yes, and a thought upon a unique pie.
      We sometimes purchase pies on these excursions and as our regular outlet did not have my preferred pepper pie available, I had to settle for steak (yes, I'm a meat eater, shock and horror!)
      Thus, as everything in life is an adventure, I consumed the saucy pie, winning the lotto with eventually biting into one (1) single piece of steak!
      Heck. Luck of the draw. Otherwise, it was a not too bad a vegetarian pie.

12h30pm Done with contacting clients and emails. Day-job on skeleton staff as nothing much happens after 12pm on Fridays in any case. Thus time to prepare for the visitors this afternoon.

9h12pm Okay. Cleaned up and all back to normal. Visits are strictly on an appointment basis and highly confidential, so no information will be released as per any professional practice. These blogs are about the daily toil of one H Gibson, not about the interests of clients. What I can state is thank you to these clients for a lovely visit. I always learn as much as I teach from everyone I meet. And I do get to meet phenomenal people. Thus, a humble, thank you.

11h50pm Logging off. It had been a long day. A good day.

Writing report for 28.04.2017:
Chlophilia Feedback from Alpha Reader Chapter 101 = "Nicely done, can not wait for the next chapter!"
Limier Words edited/read 0 (had visitors)
Words written:  Blogs 367, New Books 587, Office about 50

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Friday, 28 April 2017

#DailyGrind - H Gibson Upon Healer Guides and Highs and Lows of Good days (27 April 2017)

27 April 2017

#DailyGrind - H Gibson Upon Healer Guides and Highs and Lows of Good days


12h30am         Sometimes, when my body aches and I can not come to rest, no matter how exhausted I am, I need a bit of assistance.
      Meet Katrina, my personal Healing Guide. One of the lovely Ladies on my Spiritual Team.
      Not many people know about Katrina. She is a quiet person and not much in the forefront of discussions, but a vital part of The Han Storm Saga.
      Katrina has been with me, on and off, in this lifetime, for more than forty years. Before that, she is mentioned in the early stages of the Creata adventures.
      It is Katrina's encouragement and warnings that kept this body alive through childhood, surviving atrocities and serious ill health spells. When this body wished to give out, she guided, sometimes not too friendly, how to heal it.
      But lately, for the last few years, since my sacrum injury and Jade leaving this world, she sometimes assists me with psychic or metaphysical anaesthesia when I can not get to rest.
      Imagine one of Han Storm's doctors? Now you are getting the picture.
      Why? is the next logical question to ask.
      Because sometimes life is just too much. Or the body needs to be contained while the spirit must travel somewhere else.
      Then the body is guarded while being 'out' - literally separated from it.
      This, unfortunately sometimes leads to complications and my beloved sits with me, watching over this body until I return.
      And when morning comes, I wake bright as a button and life-partner is annoyed and grumpy for he had no sleep at all.



Writing report for 27.04.2017:
Chlophilia Words edited/read through: 6956
Chlophilia chapters prepared for Alpha reader
Limier editing starts again: Words edited/read 406, hmm some serious resistance to start re-reading again
Words written:  Blogs 1033, New Books 0, Office about 150

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Thursday, 27 April 2017

#DailyGrind - H Gibson Upon Pain on a RAINY day! 26 April 2017

26 April 2017

#DailyGrind - H Gibson Upon Pain on a RAINY day!

      
      3h30am Day starts due to waking because of aching body. Did too much yesterday. I'm up now and getting on with things. Catching up on Social Media that I missed yesterday, blogs, websites, marketing.
      6h30am Headache starting to settle down. Body manageable. Can't go back to bed. Waiting for courier to collect parcels. Then early morning rounds to Post Office, hunting for food (in the local store, not real hunting, I'm an author. I use metaphors), waiting for overseas clients to collect parcels before returning to the EU. Run of the mill stuff.

      Some thoughts on pain. People feel pain differently. Pain is there for various reasons, but mainly it is the body telling the owner that there is something physically incorrect that needs to be seen to.
      Pain can be handled logically when one knows where it originates from.

      To me, the sensation of Pain is an old friend. I would rather be pain free, but this is not how it is playing off in this lifetime. Pain is part of my life and instead of fighting it, I am learning to embrace it and to listen to it. 

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Tuesday, 25 April 2017

#DailyGrind - H Gibson Upon Rat Race and Life Cycles 25 April 2017

#DailyGrind - H Gibson Upon Rat Race and Life Cycles (25 April 2017)

      Bushed! And the day has not even started properly.
      Welcome to an author's life. Worked until the wee hours of the morning, caught a nap and up at dawn. Four hours of working on websites, adding and adjusting code until I was cross-eyed.
      Hour and a half of chores before Day-job continues, overseeing the manufacturing process of our specialized products. Delicate work needing accurate calculations and measurements. Loads of energy expenditure and channeling.
      Early afternoon gone in a flash.
      Home and a well deserved half hour power nap follows.

      3pm. Right. Next stretch of the day starts with office work, depot work, order work.
      Darn! Only three cups of coffee so far. Food? Hmm. Dinner should do it, sometime. Chocolate bar must suffice for now.
      Hurry, hurry, hurry. So much to do, so little time!
      How do we not abuse our bodies with the stress of the daily rat race most of us are enslaved in? Will life ever change? Cycles stay the same.
      Originally it was Seasonal, now, for most humans with jobs it is Monthly cycles. With spring at payday and dead of winter just before. Ironic how life has changed and yet, not changed. Just working in different ways.

      Hit 8pm. Done enough for today. Dinner, shower, bed . . .        

Writing report for 25.04.2017:
Chlophilia Chapter 100 returned from Alpha reader - it is hitting all the correct notes and responses. Purrrfect! I am as delighted as she is with this one. Good job. Pat on my own shoulder.
Chlophilia Words edited/read through: 13,496 (wee hours of the morn)
Words written:  Books - ZIP, Office about 500

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#DailyGrind H Gibson Upon Past Lives, Pottering, Living in the Now and Healing

     

#DailyGrind H Gibson Upon Past Lives, Pottering, Living in the Now and Healing  (24 April 2017)


 I'm currently re-reading the last chapters of Engaging Chlophilia for my Alpha reader before sending it to her for first scrutiny. I came to the conclusion that whatever guided me to write the books in this order was the proper way of reminding me of my adventures.
      I am only now ready to face this part of my history. Grown up enough to make sense of it all. As I re-read I realize how far I have come in my own evolution of a Soul-Spirit and how finely tuned my experiences are in healing my whole Being.

      Would I have been able, as a human, captured in this body in this lifetime been able to handle these intense memories that had been troubling me for millennia if I had written them in chronological order? 



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Monday, 24 April 2017

#DailyGrind from The Chronicles of Han Storm (Sunday - 23 April 2017)


#DailyGrind from The Chronicles of Han Storm (Sunday - 23 April 2017)


      I've been asked to start blogging again on a daily basis if possible. People are curious creatures and want to know what happens in the lives of others.

      #DailyGrind #ChroniclesofHan #HGibson
      Having a hard time adjusting to 'life' as I've completed Chlophilia, a 285,000 word book on the 17th.
      My mind is still on the Creata adventure, knowing that I need to complete the pre-reads for my Alpha reader while waiting for her reply on chapters 99-100, but not feeling like re-reading.
      The editor tentatively started on Limier, telling me he likes the story but the translations are a mess. He battled bravely through a few pages, 700 more to go (and now Chlophilia is joining the stable).   
      Feelings, prevalent things at the moment. Day and night cycles turned around. Writing early morning hours and catching up with website adjustments. Body hurts as it sometimes do. Some scars are worse than others. Healing cycle again.
      Then Han Storm  sweeps me up and I type, type, type. Book 6 of the Creata adventure in the making. Stories untold, Kaleb wanting his story to continue with Leilaka. Return to Leilaka looming as well, so many sections already waiting to be completed.
      How do you eat an elephant? A bite at a time.
      Ooooh! Sunday dinner is ready - cooked with love by hubby chef. I'll stuff myself and see what happens next.
      Words for 23.04.2017 -  approx 500 blogs and marketing + 2750 Creata Adventure (New)

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Saturday, 22 April 2017

Leilaka Chapter 2 - The Chronicles of Han Storm Series - H Gibson - Author

LEILAKA Chapter 2

Trying desperately to sort out his befuddled memory, Han is captured. Not understanding the language makes it difficult to determine friend or foe . . .
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Someone was asking me to wake up.

A familiar face was looking at me.

She had red hair and green eyes.

Her mouth did not move, yet I could hear her clearly.

A weight was pressing on my chest.

I could not breathe.

Panicked, I opened my eyes from this strange dream.


A shadow was blocking the entrance to my little cave.

This was not a dream.

Maybe if I kept still, they would not notice me.

Someone grabbed my foot.

I screamed at the person to let go, kicking out with my other foot, which was simply caught and used to drag me out of the hole.

Blinded by the sudden sunlight, I could only see shadows and light, but was determined not to be taken again.

Kicking and screaming, I yelled at them to leave me alone.

Two more shadows came forward.

My light body was quickly subdued by the man holding me. He simply restrained me by pinning my arms to my sides, lifting me off the ground. My legs could not reach him to inflict harm.

An authoritive voice gave me a command.

I stopped struggling, focusing on the older man.

He talked to me in a soothing way.

I felt I could trust this man.

He came forward. Taking hold of my chin, he inspected my face before asking me a question.

I did not understand his language, so kept quiet. "

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