Whew…. Snakes, Writing, Coronavirus, and More!

Snakes – Yesterday, my kids discovered a snake at our new house. I don’t know squat about snakes except that I strongly dislike them to the point of having the super heebie-geebies around ’em. So I did what anyone does when confronted with something so vile, evil, and slithery… I chopped it’s head off with a hoe.

My daughter on the other hand, is totally fearless. And she was insistent that it was not dead until the body stopped twitching when poked with a stick…

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Yeah, she’s far braver than her dad.

Coronoavirus – Not much to say even though it’s the topic of the year. Stay safe, wash your filthy hands often, and know that God is in control of all of this. (And gun sales were up 85% in March!)

Writing – Semi-final draft is completed.

I have an odd method of writing, I’ll start from the beginning, write until I get bogged down or stuck, then go back to the beginning and re-write/polish. This gives my brain time to percolate how the book will continue and then when I get back to where I quit – I write on. This leads my writing to have a more polished beginning and rougher ending. Maybe it’s weird, I haven’t heard of anyone else doing it – but it certainly works for me.

But, I just completed the FGB (Final Great Battle) and the end scenes. So back to the beginning to polish more.

And the word count came in at a touch over 88,000. Which is far short of the original 118,000 of West of Prehistoric. But I tend to go light on details as I write, so I’ll add a few thousand more words in filling out descriptions and such, and I suspect the FGB will require another couple thousand words… so I’ll get to my goal of 100k soon enough.

Then it will be time to send out to anyone and everyone who is willing to give it a read for feedback.

Personally, I like it.

It covers a lot of ground, adds some new characters, kills some old characters, the love story grows, and there’s lots of awesome dinosaur/ape violence and gun play. All while keeping it’s original concept of being a science-fiction adventure prehistoric western.

So yeeehaw!

Old House – We sold our old house Tuesday. Thank heavens. Two mortgages is the suck. But being able to move at our leisure was pretty nice. It was a great starter home, even though we out grew it within 9 months of moving in by getting an English Mastiff and Pregnant almost immediately! But I’ll have fond memories of it just the same and I hope the new owners make plenty more.

Blogging – When I started this blog, so long ago, the intent was to talk conservative politics. But honestly, since Trump has been elected, I’ve grown weary of arguing about politics for the most part. I guess it’s like he said about us getting tired of winning. 🙂 OR the left’s incessant whining…. Anyways, blog content has gone down but this place will stay up forever. Because I intend on becoming an award winning writer one day and making lots of monies and entertaining you folks for hours upon hours with my ability to weave words into stories. In the meantime, I need a platform. So here we are.

Wrapping up – The writing continues. Stay safe out there. And God Bless the USA.

 

 

P.S.

I lied.

I’d like to say one quick political thing. If you haven’t heard, the founder of MyPillow(Mike Lindell) gave a quick statement with Trump during a presser on the Coronavirus.

We’ve dedicated 75% of MyPillow manufacturing to produce cotton face masks. It was up to 10,000 a day. By Friday, I want to be up to 50,000 a day…. Now I wrote something off the cuff if I can read this. God gave us grace on November 8th, 2016 to change the course we were on. God had been taken out of our schools and lives and a nation has turned it’s back on God. I encourage you to use this time at home to get back into the Word. Read our bibles and spend time with our families. Our President gave us so much hope where just a few short months ago we had the best economy, the lowest unemployment, and wages going up. It was amazing. With our great President, Vice President, and this administration, and the great people of this country praying daily, we will get through this and get back to a place that is safer than ever.”

That is awesome.

And to all those people who are whining about Lindell mentioning reading the bible, praying daily, and spending time with our family – I wish you’d enjoy your ramen noodles, mounds of toilet paper, and involuntary isolation away from social media. Bernie will be along to save you later. /sarcasm.

If he’d stepped onto stage with Obama and shouted, “We’re going to convert our manufacturing building into a Planned Parenthood clinic, where we can process 1,000 abortions a day!”

You’d all be calling him stunning and brave and clamoring for him to get a medal.

Okay. Rant over.

Everyone, enjoy your weekend – Praise Jesus and Pew Pew.

 

A Few Random and Unpopular Opinions.

First – “Your allegiance should be to the Constitution, not to a person, President, or political party.”

I love Trump, he tickles me. He’s one of the greatest Presidents we’ve ever had. He deserves his place on Mount Rushmore.

But he sucks sometimes too. Especially when it comes to his waffling back and forth on firearms. If he wants to see his almost guaranteed 2020 win evaporate, he needs to allow an Assault Weapons Ban to go through. He’s already ticked us all off over the Bump-Stock ban.

I’m also a Republican, well, really a Libertarian, but I know a losing side when I see one and prefer to work within the system rather than sit outside the gate kicking my boots against it hopelessly. But the Republicans really suck sometimes.

(Also – That is not my quote. I can’t recall where I read it, if you know who said it, please let me know so I can give credit.)

Second – I think Greenland would be a pretty sweet buy. Vast, open spaces, low population density, huge and untapped resources, and access to the arctic that would make Russia jealous. It may take some time to sway the Greenlandies to our side, but once they reach our obesity levels… we can trust them.

Besides, why would the Danes still want it?

According to Climate Change specialists it’s going to melt into the sea in the next dozen years. So we’re looking at diminishing returns here on our investment. The Art of the Deal man should be able to use this to his advantage.

Speaking of climate change activists, why did the Obamas just buy a mansion at Martha’s Vineyard that is dang near sea level?

Won’t it be under water shortly?

Rhetorical question, because they don’t believe in it anymore than I do, they just see the POWER that comes from using FEAR to gain political advantages and force economic changes that benefit them and their goals for America.

Third – I’m not that big a fan of Chic-Fil-A. I like that they’re a Christian company who non-apologetically sticks to their guns, and I’ll support that by eating their food… but really… other than the lemonade and chicken nuggets.. not a big fan. And for the love of all that’s good, please stop putting pickles on my chicken sandwiches and put some mayo on it instead.

(I do hear their frosted lemonade is the bomb-diggity though.)

 

Book Update.

Let’s see. When it comes to Publishing Houses, I’m doing well. Several have shown  strong interest so far, plus the one offered contract. When it comes to Publishing Agents, I’m at 22 rejections. So, all in all, pretty good. 22 is still a pretty low number of rejections, and considering how genre-blending this book is, it’s going to be a hard sell. Folks keep telling me how it’s unlike anything they’ve ever read, which is awesome, but that also makes it more difficult to interest agents and publishers. But the interest is good enough that I’m confident it’ll sell.

For the sequel, I passed the 60k word mark over the weekend. That’s half-way to my goal. For my first sequel and second book ever, it’s considerably easier than the first now that I’ve climbed the learning curve and most of the world building/characters/villains etc have been built and established.

If you’re curious as to what I’m talking about. Here’s the first 15% of the book, if you like it, I’ll send you a copy for the sake of feedback.

West of Prehistoric

I just received my first FB Achievement medal!

By being tagged for ‘hate speech’…

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Generally speaking, I don’t post about politics on FB much anymore. Or on this blog.

Honestly, it’s because I’m tired of the division and tired of Trump’s winning. I’m also tired of arguing with people who are frothing crazy and irrational and driven by hatred for Trump. Look, you can have your own beliefs, that’s fine. But as a human being, you owe it to yourselves to educate yourself, to challenge your beliefs, and correct them as you discover grow, learn, and discover facts and reasoning’s.

And I’m not saying, “Oooo, Republicans are always right and Democrats always wrong!”

Not true. Republicans suck also. As I mentioned in my last post, read the comments sometime in a Fox News article – it’s cringe worthy to read what ‘my’ people have on their minds. And there are plenty of wimpy Republicans who support gun control, abortion, high taxes, etc. Such as John McCain. He was terrible and I wrote about that when he died.

But the reason I posted that comment to FB is because every single Democrat at the Presidential debate with a podium denounced Trump as a racist every chance they got.

Which means all 63,000,000 voters who supported Trump are racist as well by default.

Correct?

Either we are racist and support his racism, or we are tens of millions of ignorant fools who unknowingly elected such an evil man, and you folks are the shining beacons of all that is good and just in the world here to enlighten us and offer trinkets and other free things…

Which is it? We’re stupid? Or racist white supremacists as well?

Either way, you want our votes.

So, I think my statement is pretty accurate.

This Caravan thing is just… obnoxious.

I think this picture is particularly fitting right now considering the left’s staunch support of millions of dead babies through abortion. Never forget, the left doesn’t care about YOU personally. Only how they can USE you.

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-sigh-

I’m so tired of the left. I’m tired of having to constantly listen to their craziness and intentional lies and slander with a giant slathering of hypocrisy smeared across the top.

This Caravan… Let me put it this way. If a group of people marches towards your border, refusing asylum from the country they are passing through, waving their former countries flags, the majority of them being male, many of them with criminal backgrounds, making demands that we accept and provide for them, and then turn violent when we refuse – That’s an Army. That’s an occupation. That’s war.

“They’re not carrying weapons.”

Several thousand unarmed people banded together to violently force capitulation to their desires clashing against a thin, wildly outnumbered Green Line of Border Patrol Agents is far more dangerous than a dozen armed drug runners.

If you still don’t believe me, you should YouTube ‘Ferguson Riots/Baltimore Riots/L.A Riots’. Just because no one is shot, doesn’t mean their isn’t a threat of grievous bodily harm or death.

And who is aiding and abetting this army? Democrats. Who is out there, loudly screaming for them to be admitted and given everything they want in exchange for their loyal votes? Democrats.

The very same people who didn’t blink when tear gas was used over 80 times under Obama and are now calling Trump all manner of ridiculous things. Take that idiot Hollywood celebrity woman swearing and frothing at the mouth… she was all over the news for it the other day. I’d mention her name, but she’s irrelevant to people with an iota of common sense.

Then we have Ocasio-Cortez, the brilliant liberally college educated economics major… who is comparing these invaders to Jews fleeing the Holocaust. Geez lady. You’re the idiot gift that keeps giving. I just don’t understand how someone could be so profoundly stupid and elected…

Since Trump is supposedly Hitler, that’d be like the Jews fleeing INTO the gas chambers… right? In your sick, twisted, irrational brain – that makes sense. On one hand, Trump is Hitler. The other hand, the invading migrant army is Jews… So… Is Hitler turning away Jews? Is that the imagery we are searching for in this ridiculous example?

Doesn’t matter. I can’t make myself stupid enough to understand that.

But I hate when the left uses comparisons like this in regards to Trump. It’s such a horrid slap in the face of our grandparents who fought, bled, killed, died, and witnessed immense horrors on the battlefield to destroy such a man. It’s an immense insult to the people who actually were tortured, mutilated, dismembered alive, experimented on, genocided by such evil depravity. How dare you?

How dare you call me a Nazi for believing the very same things as our grandparents who actually defeated Nazis? This is how ridiculous the left is.

But, the left loves word play. They’ve managed to make an art out of using words to their advantage. Words have power, they illicit feelings.

“Nazis/White Supremacists/Racists/Sexists/Homophobes/Xenopobes/Deplorables/Uncle Toms” – Republicans.

“Affordable Care Act” – Insurance no one could afford.

“Gun Safety Laws” – Gun Control/Confiscation/Limitation/Disarmament.

“Common-sense X, Y, Z” – Never is it actually common sense.

“Dreamers” – Illegal Aliens/Undocumented Workers.

“Executive Actions” – Executive Orders.

“Progressive” – Liberal.

“The New Deal” – Socialist Welfare Programs.

“Congressional Black Caucus” – Black Democrats who refused to applaud when Trump talked about the historical low unemployment rate amounts blacks in America during his first State of the Union address. Also, the same ones who don’t care that their party’s support for abortion has reduced the black population in America by 33%.

They like to rephrase things, coin new terms, make it sound like it’s something better than it is to get their lemmings to keep voting while loudly proclaiming their victim status in pink hats and waving crude signs blaming Republicans from everything from the climate changing to voter intimidation to jack booted police thuggery.

‘Migrants’.

That’s what this Caravan is full of.

Not Illegal Immigrants, not Illegal Aliens, not large percentage of criminals and young men/small percentage of women and children. Not invaders flying their countries flag that they are supposedly fleeing from and demanding we give them access to our countries resources or else they will take them by force.

What a bunch of garbage.

While we are on this topic.

Our Entire Southern Border is a Humanitarian Crisis.

Huffpost – 80% of women/girls are raped crossing the border

That article is from 2014. Guess who was President? (Hint – It weren’t Evil Misogynist Dictator Trump!) Where’s the outcry? Where’s the viral hashtag campaigns?

Washington Examiner – Nearly 99.8% of all illegal drugs shipped to US from Mexico.

200 people a day died in 2017 of over doses. How many families have fallen apart? How many AMERICAN kids have been separated from their parents due to drug use? How many Americans have been incarcerated?

US Customs and Border Patrol – Criminal Alien Statistics:

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But..

Republicans are the bad ones for wanting to build a wall to control access and properly vet those who are granted citizenship.

Democrats are the ‘caring ones’ who want to open the floodgates. And this is the number one reason why they support illegal aliens flowing into the US, and why they support mass Amnesty…. This is one of the most important things to understand about the left and why they do what they do: The left wants a giant, permanent, government-dependent class of people who live in squalor and will keep them in power in exchange for free things.

If you doubt me, look at the Democrat run cities. Chicago, LA, Detroit. Cesspools of feces in the streets(wish I was kidding), high rates of poverty, high rates of government corruption, high rates of unemployment, high taxes, high amounts of regulations and restrictions, no legal weapons… exactly what they want America to be.

Where the powerful few control the powerless many.

That’s why our economy floundered under Obama’s leadership. That’s why we were told that jobs were gone and weren’t coming back. “What’s he got? A Magic Wand?” That’s why these people, these supposedly brilliant people who are Ivy Leagued educated, seem to not understand the basics of economics. Because their agenda, their liberal beliefs, drive them to throw it out the window in pursuit of power.

We should thank God every single day that Trump is our President.