Finances and other stuff

Other than looking for work…for over a year now, I have been looking at alternate methods of generating income.

I wanted to be a writer and that is still on the table. My mind has been fixated on finding income and it has a stranglehold on my creative energies.

“Fear is the mind killer…”

Lately, I have been trying another route. Photography.

I gotten this idea on my Facebook feed. The local news station had a story about selling your photos. One of the sites was Snapwire. Although it was first geared towards users of smartphones and instagram, they branched out and those with cameras and a computer can upload photos for sale. I tried to get accepted and eventually a friend saw my efforts and offered to show me the ropes. Thank you Desmond. It is rather hard, it seems, to make any sale there at Snapwire. I have been a member there for a couple of months now. I only made one sale and it was $1.50.

Hey, it’s a start.

I was using a Canon Powershot A2200 camera. A point and shoot. Still, it is a very nice camera. I wanted something better though and looked online. Found what I wanted. I scrounged up some money, Bless You Mom…and got a used Nikon D3000 on Ebay and eventually got two lenses. First lens was a used Sigma 18mm-50mm lens. It was manual focus only. It was usable but I wanted to get a lens that was auto-focus capable. I soon found a Nikkor 18mm-55mm lens at a local pawn shop. It was used and banged up, but it works.

So I been taking pictures and putting them up online to see how it goes. Crossing my fingers.

Oh, here is “Finances” below. Clicking on it will take you to my Fine Art America Gallery.

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BOOK BOMB! Chaplain’s War by Brad Torgersen

Reblogged which goes to twitter and off to Facebook 🙂 I love daisy-chaining stuff.

Monster Hunter Nation

Today we are Book Bombing Brad Torgersen’s debut novel, Chaplain’s War.

A chaplain serving in Earth’s space fleet is trapped behind enemy lines where he struggles for both personal survival and humanity’s future.

The mantis cyborgs: insectlike, cruel, and determined to wipe humanity from the face of the galaxy.

The Fleet is humanity’s last chance: a multi-world, multi-national task force assembled to hold the line against the aliens’ overwhelming technology and firepower. Enter Harrison Barlow, who like so many young men of wars past, simply wants to serve his people and partake of the grand adventure of military life. Only, Harrison is not a hot pilot, nor a crack shot with a rifle. What good is a Chaplain’s Assistant in the interstellar battles which will decide the fate of all?

More than he thinks. Because while the mantis insectoids are determined to eliminate the human threat to mantis…

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