I get about 150 unique visitors every week, not bad I think, for the effort I put in. I don't have time to blog daily, weekly or even monthly, because I'm writing a novel which I hope to publish during 2016. Actually I'm writing two novels, one about the Kindertransport, who were mainly, but not all Jewish children from about three years old to seventeen who were sent to England from Germany, Austria and Czechoslovakia from November 1938 (Kristallnact) http://www.historyplace.com/worldwar2/timeline/knacht.htm
until the day Britain declared war at the beginning of September 1939.
The other novel, or 'dirty book' as a friend of mine terms it, started off as a short story which I hoped to sell to Playboy, Penthouse or some other 'men's' magazine and make a few quick bob (or if you're American, a quick buck or two) as I believe they pay quite well for sexy stories. I've been writing this sexy story for several years on and off, more off than on, but the friend, referred to above, who is a fellow writer and whose opinion I respect, said that she thought it was some of my best writing. Taking her opinion into account. I've decided to try and get a move-on with this book. E.L. James has sold 110 million copies of 50 Shades of Gray so perhaps erotica is in fashion and I'll sell a few copies myself, I've read bits and pieces of E.L. James' book and it's OK but nothing special.
So I'm writing for as many hours as I can sit on my bum, which varies from day to day.
I have great fun writing as I can let my imagination run away with me, no matter the subject. If any of my readers out there want to read a sample of my work and give me an opinion please contact me via the contact form on the site.
I want to tell you about the friends I have made through the Internet. A few weeks ago, I was contacted by a gentleman from India, a director/producer of short films which he enters in festivals around the world. He has read the stories on this site and wants me to write a story which he will use as a script for a short film.This is a great challenge and I'm hoping I do it justice.
Another contact read the story Cricket on this site. He wrote about his youth watching cricket in various grounds around his home town in Northern England. The names of the cricket grounds he mentioned are familiar to any fan of the game. When I was ten years old my cousin took me to the 'Home of Cricket' - Lord's, in London. He was member of the Marylebone Cricket Club which was founded in 1787, and is recognised as the sole authority on the Laws of Cricket since its foundation. It moved to its current home at Lord’s in 1814. I may have been too young to appreciate the visit, but it still stands out as a memory of great importance in my life.
In the last year I was reunited with a very good friend with whom I had lost contact. I immigrated to Israel in 1979 and she remained in Johannesburg. We now correspond regularly.
So the Internet has and continues to serve me well, helping me make friends around the world as well as renewing old very dear acquaintances.