Part of the robot union

(To say, for those who do both blogs, this is pretty similar to the other one, though not identical. To those who dont, just read on)

Given that I’m going to lose some/most/all of my hair soon, when the radiotherapy begins, I decided to beat the process, by getting most of my hair removed now, and going over to wigs. Yes, I couldnt resist one cheap silver bob wig, and match it up to a silver Lycra bodysuit I have, which is now about 15 years old for a robot moment, or six. Sadly the zip hasnt lasted the years, so I needed a top to keep warm, especially for a picture taken outside today. This one in fact!

robot me

Yes, its a cheap wig, so not the perfect look, but it works pretty well, anyway. To be honest, the suit is very comfortable, and supporting, so if anyone wants to sponsor me for some more (6 weeks of treatment, plus travel time isnt going to leave much laundry time, so up to 30), email me at stephmajor8@hotmail.com for details of how to do so. I need to get in UK, as radiotherapy starts on 28th, and machine isnt comfortable on a damaged spine, but anyway…

Yes, shot in our front area, though thats not our house behind me.

Next week marks the last week for 6 that I will have less than 5 days travelling to Leeds, though going there twice, which at 15-20 miles each way means I wont want to travel to Leeds for a while once this is all over, lol. Dressing up as part of the robot union, a whole different matter.

Which leads to the video

 

 

 

And words are all I have

Some of you who are up with these modern, trendy things (Yes, I’m doing my best 30’s girl impression here!) may have heard of something called Patreon. Less than world famous writers, and musicians use it as a method to support their career, by having patrons donate money on a regular basis, so they dont have to worry about earning it in other ways. Hey, one of my favourite groups, Post Modern Jukebox (now quite famous) started off down this route.

No, dont worry, I’m not going to request money to support my story writing, despite what some tell me, I’m really not in that league, and I know it! And believe me, my singing is as good as Jean Harlow’s, and thats not a good thing! And lastly, unlike CJ, I have no plans to break into the movies either at present.

But one thing I do lots of, as some will know, is story reviewing. Now me, I cant see why anyone would be prepared to pay me to produce story reviews, but it seems, there might be some. And yes, a few extra pennies would be handy, I must admit. My primary area would remain the EMCSA, but I have realised that ebook writers, looking for reviews to post on Amazon, and the like, might be prepared to pay small amounts to get a guaranteed story review?

To show how little I know about the concept, I was asked tonight how much a review would cost, for a book on Amazon, and I hadnt got a clue! Has anyone got any idea on this? I guess it depends on how many words you have to read (fee, per 1,000 words?), but I wouldnt have a clue as to how much.

Yes, I’m not sure how much this could possibly raise, anyway, but I guess that unless I add a lot of extra words to my reading week, anything is a bonus? Though in truth, unless I can raise a reasonable amount (though I have no idea just how much?), I’m not sure how much of a benefit it really would be? I suppose book publishing companies need readers, to decide how good stories are, but breaking into that field, at my age, and with only having online experience?

Anyone able to offer advice, either through here, or to my email, at robotunit8@hotmail.com would be appreciated.

Right, the video, a double delight, of the same song. Firstly, the famous group version,

Secondly, an ‘old friend’, Gary Simmons, and his Bee Gees tribute group, Jive Talkin’. I do wish he would make more solo videos, or even better, with Kirsty Marr, but anyway…