Happy New Year!

I want to share my New Year’s message with the world. I hope that you will find it invigorating and uplifting. I hope that this message will inspire you and that you will share it with everybody to inspire them.

Happy New Year from Japan! I hope that 2016 will bring you everything that you want, and that you can achieve everything that you set out to do in 2016.

I hope that all you aspiring writers to be/authors to be will be able to publish the book of your dreams, and has it reached the highest success you could possibly imagine. 

To the actors and performers and people in the entertainment industry where I originated from, I hope that you get all the team roles that you want and all the dream jobs out there. I hope that you are able to work continuously throughout the year.

To everybody else who works in different industries. I hope that 2016 things if you success and achievements.

To those without jobs or looking for work I hope that you find the job that you want.
To those fighting in a different country, I hope that you survive and I able to return to your families. To the UK soldiers thank you for what you do and your service to the country.

To the homeless and anybody that I have missed, may I wish you happiness and joy and that you have everything that you want in 2016.

Happy New Year love from Rei Link. 

  

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Assistance Required

Since my publisher closed, I have been hunting for a new one. In the immediate circumstances, I require a self publishing site. 

Now I have had a good hunt, and there are some possibilities. However, before I go for them, I would like to ask if any one out there know great websites for self publishing at a low cost. 

If you assist, you’ll get an honarable mention in the book that will be published very soon. This will be our thank you for your assistance. 

Rei Link 

The Unseen Perks of Being an Author

Whilst looking for publishing outlets for ‘Legs and Wheels, 6072’, we have noticed just how problematic our original choice closing down is. 

We have already had to delay publishing, and if we sent it to another company the chances of it getting rejected are quite high. A lot of publishers don’t accept this kind of book, you see. 

Difficult choices. So now we are looking into a self-publishing website. However, it’s a very difficult decision to make. 

Maybe we might go with a free site…

The unforeseen perks of being an author. 

Legs and Wheels, 6072 is…

Apologies all. There was no blog on Wednesday, due an email that Rei Link received. A statement was released today. 

It was announced that the publishing outlet for the upcoming book, ‘Legs and Wheels, 6072’, by Rei Link and S. Rowe, was closed down. Due to the unforeseen issue, the authors have decided to postpone the release of the book, until a new publisher can be found. They will announce the new release date ASAP. In the meantime, please enjoy small tasters of what’s to come in the book!
Apologies once again. 

It’s Almost Time

Since December 2014, me and author S. Rowe have been working on a little project. We’ve had our ups and down on this project, but we’re now in the final stages of editing and getting ready for big time promotion! 

Get ready! It’s almost time for the countdown to the release of ‘Legs and Wheels, 6072’! It’s so exciting! 

Legs and Wheels, 3072

So very soon the countdown will begin to the release of ‘Legs and Wheels, 3072’ by Rei Link and S. Rowe. 

It has been an experience writing this book. It’s a collaboration that’s somewhat detached from the ‘normal’ writing process. 

Why? It’s because we wanted it to be raw, real and authentic. We want to help the reader to empathise with one of the voices and relate to the other. 

Release date of ‘Legs and Wheels, 3072’ is September 30th 2015. 

Twitchy Fingers

I have so many things I want to do. So much so, I get twitchy fingers to coincide with my itchy feet. 

So recently, all I’ve wanted to do is read, but I end up watching pointless videos on YouTube because I wanted to do that as well. 

I also wanted to write, but I ended up sketching instead. Why can’t I sit still and finish a project for five minutes?

Damn it! I’m just too creative. 

To Be or Not To Be an Author

A blank canvas. You know, that’s how I see it. To be an author is like being an artist. 

One thing my dad always said, was that I was an excellent story teller and sketcher/painter. Be told me I should always sell my drawings and stories. 

My biggest issue is which one am I best at? In most circumstances, they are not the biggest of money spinners. 

I chose books. Although, officially I’m not an author until somebody buys my books. My first book I published was free download only. Nobody downloaded it. Not surprising. Poetry is never a spinner. 

However, my second book ‘Legs and Wheels, 6072’ will be available to buy soon. Here’s hoping!  

        

Pondering into my Coffee Cup

As I sit here in a busy and smokey coffee shop here in Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan, I wonder why I ever chose a teaching career over the two things I really wanted to do. 

For a long time I trained in the realms of Musical Theatre. That’s great! Lots of jazz hands and unbelievably camp shows. Glitz and glamour for pittance. I wanted to be a performer. Not on TV or anything like that, but I did go as far as getting three diplomas and a degree. I even made a short film called Johnny and got myself an agent. 

When I realized work was short I trained as a teacher in disability in drama, sign language and then later as a teacher in English as a foreign language. 

I then moved to Japan and worked as a teacher. A bit bland for a former Musical Theatre buff.

So I took a few back steps. My hands needed to stay creative. My mind is always on the go. So much so, that it’s difficult to sleep at night.

I went back to one of my creative talents from when I was younger. That is my writing. 

Writers are not paid much, but when I was younger I wanted to be the next Roald Dahl or J.K Rowling. So I started a horror story. I only got so far in when I chose to stop. I’d run out of creative juices. I decided I was too young to make a full long book about horror. 

Over ten years later, I penned a poetry book and published it onto a free site for download. Nobody downloaded it, but I didn’t really promote it, so my message never really was sent to more than 50 people. 

Since then I have picked up a book that I’d penned several years back and have begun to type and edit it. 

However, my current book that I have co-authored is my biggest hurdle. It’s got an extremely important message, and as I sit here pondering into my coffee cup, I try to come up with inspirational promotional ways to get mine and my co-authors message out to the rest of the world. 

‘Legs and Wheels, 6072’ by Rei Link and S. Rowe. Release date: Summer 2015