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. 

  

The Jin Research … Am I Haunted by the Jin?

I have had the run of the mill with a streak of bad luck since July 2014. The only good thing I’ve had is the relationship with my significant other (I intend to keep it that way and fight it if I have too) and returning to the U.K. last year. 

The rest of my time has been atrocious. I have been ashamed of my life and what has happened in it. 

I’m not depressed. In fact far from it, but I feel that something is not right. What can be causing this continuous streak of bad luck?

I guested on the Campfire, hosted by Jim Harold, a podcast about the paranormal several months ago now. I told my story of an experience with a doppelgänger. They are not something that I believe in a great deal. However, it was since moving into that house where I thought I saw the doppelgänger that my bad luck started. When I guested on the podcast things had started to get better. Jim mentioned that it sounded like I had come into contact with something called the Jin. Shortly after that, it all started again. 

That intrigued me. I will be conducting research into the Jin. I will try to see if there is a possible link to the Jin. 

Anybody out there know anything about the Jin? It’ll be a great help. 

Listen to my story here. It’s the third story in and it’s about a house in Japan. 

Jim Harold’s Campfire

8 Days Until Christmas

With only a few days before leaving for Florida, it would seem that immigration has made a bug up of things. I don’t mean the USA. I may have to delay and spend Christmas alone with nonalcoholic wine. Merry Christmas to me.  Everybody else … get drunk for me. Or better still, please wish me a miracle with immigration. 

Advice from an author number 15 – never start a book talking about just the weather. If you want to mention weather, then do it stylistically. 

 

Travel Article the First Gig

I’m always fascinated by travel. I live in Japan, and I really want to write about my experiences here. I thought I’d start up a travel blog, but it is sometimes difficult to keep up with this one, in addition to all my other sites I need to post from. 

I then found a website that needed travel writers. I applied, got the job, then busted my computer. FAIL! Big set back for a then wannabe writer and author. 

Praise for the smart phone!!! I adjusted, downloaded Microsoft and missioned on. 

So it’s a little slower, but I just submitted my travel article. It’s my first one… ever. It’s also going to be my first “gig” as a paid writer I guess. All my other published projects were out of the kindness of my heart. 
Now it’s just to nail down that first paid for published book. 

Oh the dreams! When will they make a reality?

Sad and Shocking. 

Living in Japan often means I am very disconnected from news in Europe. It can mean that certain things happen that I’m not aware of for a long time. 

I just heard about the attacks in Paris. It’s terrible news! It’s horrific! My thoughts are with those families who have been torn apart.  

People, please Pray for Paris. 

 

Sickness Sucks

Apologies for the lack of blog posts. I unfortunately have been quite under the weather. I have also been very busy seeing my significant other off on his business trip. That’s been a bit of an emotional upheaval. 

However, for the last few days I have been feeling a little better (despite a blood test today) and have managed to replot an entire book, and juggle a few chapters around a bit. 

I’ve also written some new first paragraphs for chapter one and I’m getting my testers to read and choose their favourite. 

I actually rewrote a chapter this week too! So a replot, chapter juggle, opening paragraphs, and a chapter rewrite in 5 days? Not bad I think. 

If I keep this pace up, I can type and getting it to proofing stage in less than a year. 

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 

Princess Zoe’s Fairytale Song

I wish to tell you a magical story. 

Once upon a time, there was a magical princess named Zoe. Princess Zoe had a lot of talents. She was a fantastic actress, dancer and singer. 

One day Princess Zoe decided that she needed to put her talents to good use. So she did. She had watched her other princess friends very closely. It was then she was struck by a fantastic idea! She decided to use her magic and turn herself into her friends and attend birthday parties, too restore the hopes and dreams of all the children in the land!

Before each party, Princess Zoe would click her fingers, clap her hands, spin and wiggle her nose to transform into the Princess of the childs’ dreams! The smiles on their faces made it so happy. 

Then one day, her step-mother, the Evil Queen, who had always hated these parties, screamed that there would be no more parties. She sent Princess Zoe to the dungeon. 

The children cried and cried. What to do? Their beloved Princess Zoe locked away! There would be no more parties! 

Then one of the children had an amazing idea. They crept into the Evil Queens’ bedroom that night, stole the key, and ran quickly down to the dungeon. They unlocked the door, and saved Princess Zoe. 

Princess Zoe was so happy! She was even happier when the children told her they knew how to get rid of the Evil Queen. Out of a bag they pulled a video camera. They told Princess Zoe to sing with all her might as the other Princesses. So she did!

Shortly after, Princess Zoe and the children ran upstairs, and connected the video to the television in the Evil Queens room. 

The sound of Princess Zoes’ magical singing caused the Evil Queen to wake up and scream with rage. Her anger was so intense. She swelled and exploded in a puff of smoke. Princess Zoe and the children cheered!

The following morning, Princess Zoe uploaded the video to YouTube, so that her beautiful singing would be there for the world to enjoy! 

Princess Zoe and the land lived happily ever after.

The End

Story by Rei Link

What an amazing story! Please check out, like, subscribe and share my friends YouTube Channel and videos. 

Zoe’s Fairytale Song

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.