Due to the murder of my family and the resulting court cases, police investigations, and FBI investigations, I no longer have time to daily update this website.
Likewise ALL novel, short story, and article writing projects are on hiatus.
All book releases, book signings, workshops, and convention appearances for 2015 (and unknown amount of time after) are on hold while the murder investigation of my family is ongoing.
Writing advice for the worldbuilding, character creation, and other writing how to articles are on hold.
From now on, the bulk of updates here will be about the investigation into the murder of my family.
No, NOT just THIS author website, not JUST the EelKat pename, not just self published books: ALL 15 (fifteen) of my penames are on hiatus, that includes traditional published books as well, newspaper reporting jobs, editing jobs, my work for Harlequin Romance Novels, my work for Disney... EVERYTHING is on hiatus. Every publishing house I work for, every series I write, every penname I write under: they are ALL on hiatus, ALL projects.
There is NOTHING being published under ANY penname, not for ANY series, not for ANY publisher, from 2015 onward. EVERYTHING is on hold due to the murder of my family. I do not know when or even if, any of the projects will be restarted or finished.
Yes, BOTH the magazines I owned are indefinitely shut down because of this as well, with no plans for either magazine to return. The publishing house I own is also closed to submissions from now on, we will no longer be publishing anything. It is unlikely we will reopen the publishing house either.
All book signing tours, workshops, letures, PAX events, ComicCon events, carnival/festival/state fair/car show events are also canceled. I will not be attending ANY of them. If a venue still has my name listed as a guest/speaker/etc it is because they've not yet removed it. I WILL NOT be there, no matter where it is!
EVERYTHING, EVERYWHERE, IS CANCELED!
The ONLY thing continuing from this point on, is THIS website, where I'll post updates on the murder investigation, hopefully every week, but, you know how it is when 10 members of your family are beheaded, it's kind of difficult to have a schedule for anything anymore.
The Reality of Online Incomes
vs The Fantasy Dreamers Seek
Today's question about The Reality of Online Incomes vs The Fantasy Dreamers Seek, is not a question at all but a comment comes from:
The Warrior's Forum
which I am commenting on. Enjoy!
[QUOTE=Steve B;11076253]Here's what I have noticed over the course of many years in the small business development arena that I chose to make a career decades ago.
Most people that have the dream of starting a business don't really want to have a business at all.
[*]They dream of huge incomes that will support all their fantasies
[*]They dream of a non-structured lifestyle where they avoid commitments, deadlines, and boring meetings
[*]They dream of being the boss, not taking orders from anyone, making all the strategic business decisions themselves
[*]They dream of being able to run their business from wherever they choose
[*]They dream of working when they want to and as long as they want to - typically craving shortened work days and work weeks
[*]They dream of the prestige and status of owning their own company
[*]They dream of a secure and fulfilling working career with lots of money available for their early retirement
The dreamers almost never acknowledge the underlying realities of the work, sacrifice, and commitment that are never optional for success.
.... (large section removed... go to the thread to read the full quote)...
The best to all of you,
While my original answer to this question (The Reality of Online Incomes vs The Fantasy Dreamers Seek) appeared on the thread linked above, my answer here on EelKat.com is longer and has more detail then the one posted on the original forum.