Taking A Look Back

I know many of my followers now are new, very little are familiar with my older stuff that I have written in the past.  So yesterday I was doing some surfing around and looking at some of the older stuff I wrote and some of the reviews about it that I came across. Yeah reviews do happen now and then when I write but for most part it’s nothing overly that great, but that’s fine.

So this will take you back to the year 2014, not sure exactly what sparked these two pieces of writing but they came out a few days apart, one was December 8th the other was December 10th.. I have them both listed in the series titled “High School & Therapy”

D – (minus) : yea that’s what I called the first book, this one was about bullying and harassment what many don’t know is I went through a whole lot of that shit in high school so I chose to write about it since I know that many do and with the internet it’s given many people a voice to speak out about it and share there own stories so I chose to do just that.

Therapy : Another one about bullying and harassment, but this time I decided to slap the readers into my shoes and show them how something from high school can still affect a person through out life.

Now on the sites I linked to (Smashwords) only one of them got a review and it wasn’t anything bad, however now and then I like to surf around to other sites that I know my stuff is distributed to and see if I have reviews on other sites… Well I did just that and one of the books i mentioned had some rather nasty reviews calling my books “disgusting” I remember reading them and I wasn’t honestly affected by the reviews I just kind of sat back and laughed at the one who gave me the bad reviews.  I know I’m not the only writer out there and I know I have many writers who will no doubt read this and perhaps even like this but in all honesty, how are you suppose to take a review ? If you take it too personally then sooner than later you’ll give up on your craft.

So for those of you who want to check out soem of my bad reviews:
Therapy
D-(minus)

For all the writers out there, don’t let bad reviews stop you from writing. Brush that shit off and keep moving. I’ll admit that sometimes you get touching reviews that make you smile and you’ll get reviews hearing that people are struggling to go through the same shit that you did and many don’t realize that others have gone through that shit.

Well that’s all from me for now, so with that I leave you with a music video:
Artist – SonReal
Track – Problems
Album – One Long Dream

Kennie

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New Covers / Distribution / Christmas Shopping

New Covers

Well it turns out I gotta create some new covers for my series “Diaries From The Field” I’m being asked no longer to use South Park game captures, DAMN.. It suited the story so much since that was what sparked the idea and all. Anyways I can understand why they would ask me to make the change. I never once thought much about it when I first started but that means that I got five covers to have to redo, I guess I should get starting on these things sooner than later. Most covers will be easy enough to do since I already have ideas for them when I glanced back at them so it didn’t matter to me. I should have been on it from minute one but honestly I didn’t think twice about it, oh well… Something to work on today.

Distribution

Normally things are quicker than this when I release stuff but I understand why things took so much longer since it is the holidays and all. Anyways so two of my releases:
Not Your Average Christmas
Therapy 2017
Have both been approved for distribution which means if you prefer to read my stuff through iTunes (apple) or kobo or barnes and noble or one of the many others then you shouldn’t have to wait too much longer because they’ve been approved which is when Smashwords made mention of me having to recreate the cover like I mentioned above.

Christmas Shopping

Well I’m glad to say I’m now done my Christmas Shopping.. FINALLY, I’ve always disliked Christmas shopping… What can I say it’s way too damn peopley out there hahaa.  I’m fine with crowds but I’ve noticed that around this time of the year people are fucking idiots when they Christmas shop and expect everything to be catered to them, DAMN sometimes it’s fun just to stand back and watch. I’m sure we’ve all had those experiences when you stop your Christmas shopping just to watch a few people who are acting like two year olds throwing temper tantrums.. Sometimes one just has to stop and watch.  Not to give them an audience but just to watch them act like idiots so it breaks up your experience. If I had a experience recently to talk about I would mention it but I didn’t have one this year so I can’t go on with a great ole story.

As per usual I’m ending this with some sort of media, another music video but this one is from Canadian Rapper SonReal.. I actually never heard of him before until earlier this year or late last year I went to see another Canadian Rapper Classified in concert and SonReal was one of the openers. I remember getting back and looking him up and buying his stuff cause I liked what I heard I’ve been kinda hooked ever since.. so with that here’s SonReal – Problems

 

Until next time
Kennie

Two Books / Music Making Update

Two Books

So today I pushed two books into the distribution channel known as Smashwords. The two books I pushed are: Therapy 2017 & Not Your Average Christmas
Which are now on Smashwords awaiting distribution as I said, when it gets distributed it means that those books will be found on: kobo, barnes & noble, itunes etc…
so give it time, or you go direct to those links I provided to read that shit from minute one without waiting for it to go to your retailer of choice.

Music Making Update

The other thing I wanted to tackle in terms of the making music idea that I mentioned, I looked into it more further and honestly all it shows is straight up red tape.. All it’s going to be is stress constantly if I create it since everyone wants you to pay for sounds if you want to make money off that shit. With having my stuff listed for about five years and nothing coming of it before I got told what I did I honestly made ZERO DOLLARS so who gives a fuck right ?. I might post my shit up to be freely downloaded but I don’t know right now we’re going to wait and see, I know if I give it away for free nobody will have a problem with it. But I don’t know, I’m going to think about that shit for the time being and we’ll see what the future has to bring but I don’t want to think about it right now since I have many other things on my mind and that’s the furthest thing from my mind because I’ve been known to jump from not creating any to creating some. So I don’t know what I’m going to do.

Google Play = More Distribution ?

Alright so one bit of news I didn’t drop yet but here you go, I approached the people at Google Play Store. They have a section called Google Play Books they’re looking for new books but they’re not pushing anything right now they’re just looking so I tossed my hat into the ring, who knows I may get accepted and might be pushing my stuff onto Google Play Books, only time will tell

Question About Amazon

I know many have said “why not publish through amazon”, truthfully they won’t let you post for free. You have to list your books for money, so where’s the problem right ?… Well once you do that and you actually start making money you have to write to those lovely folks at the IRS and start claiming taxes with that. I’ve read about it, but honestly it’s way too much work for me to go through.

At times with how I label these things I feel like it could be similar as the tv show Life In Pieces ..

Well I’m done for now, maybe… possibly… who knows hahaa

Kennie

Welcome / Hello / Intro to KEN

Hello all who choose to stop by and read the random bits of things from my life that I post. I’ve been debating about doing this for a while now but I’ve for the most part leaned towards not doing it because… Honestly I have no fucking clue, I think it’s just more so one of those things that I always seem to talk myself out of than advancing on. Well today is the day that I chose to advance on this thought.

Where do I begin ?… I guess best way to do so is say… Hello my name is Ken, why is it that when I say that I feel like I should be in a support group ?…
I live in Ontario Canada.. That’s as close as I’m going to say… I know Ontario is a big place but that’s fine… For those wondering no my real last name isn’t Kayoz it’s something I came up with some how for a pen name like 13-14 years ago when I was trying out various thoughts and it just kind of stuck so you’ll no doubt see it on many things… So by pen name that does mean I write, I mostly dabble in poetry. Although as of late I’ve found like I just sort of lost my happiness with it… but I’ll get to that in a few.
You may also know some of my other pen names: Kenny Roberts / Robbie Three / Mr. Love Zone
Or as I’ve called them “voices in my head” because they’re all me just different sides of me.. For those wondering let me go into more detail:
Kenny Roberts – Horror
Robbie Three –  Erotica
Mr. Love Zone –  Erotica
So why two with Erotica ?… People always asked what is MLZ’s real name … Well I always said “Robbie Three” it made him seem more human.
I have other writing names that pop up from time to time but nothing usually stays around like those three…

As I was saying I lost my happiness for poetry, back in 2013 I wrote a book called “Therapy” Which focused on my past and getting bullied and harassed in high school. So I decided I would do a 2017 version of it giving a different bit of therapy about my life, well I found that all I’m doing is rambling on and it didn’t turn out how I wanted it to. Right now it’s only released to one site I haven’t pushed it to Smashwords (my distributor) at this point in time but as I promised myself from the start I wouldn’t not turn away anything I write since there is clearly a reason why it came out of me so people get to read it no matter how good or bad it might be.

I haven’t chosen if I’m going to bring forth the books I’ve released to this site or not, right now it’s on my own site but I haven’t decided if I’ll bring them forward here right now.. I may dick around with that idea later on, but right now nothing like that is on my blog.

I’ve also dabbled in creating music but recently pulled all my music offline because of a discovery I made that basically said I can freely create music but I can’t sell that shit, so I pulled it offline so it was kind of a down point in my life when I read that cause I was getting very creative with what I was doing but clearly that’s not going to be the case

High school sucked for me, that’s all I’m going to say about that…
Speaking of which, many asked me “when did you start writing ?”
Back to the hell I go with this, it was in high school… I was taking a co-op class… a four period co-op class at that and don’t worry I’m not name dropping my teacher on this shit cause I discovered how much she fucking hates me, she loved my brother but I swear in her eyes I got horns and a fucking tail… anywho… during co-op class we got ask as a assignment “write about a dream or nightmare” … so I wrote about a nightmare, I wrote about me getting picked on and harassed daily… So what did that do for me ?… it got me sent to the principals office, my parents were called and I was sent to see the school’s psychiatrist.. Plus the bitch who taught the class read it out to the fucking class, like WTF … seriously ?
That hung over my head for the remainder of the school year before I dropped out, yes I dropped out… back in 1999… I felt it was the best choice for myself.

I was thinking of doing this blog when I was actually trying to mellow the fuck out in a bath tub, having a nice warm bath thinking to myself “I need to do something different” well I guess this will be it, I’m unsure of what all I will post. Really one doesn’t know, it’s no doubt random stuff that comes to mind.. Could be writing, could be a book, could be a…. Kenneth-ism

So what is a Kenneth-ism  you ask ? It’s just little random things I post.. could be about anything… for example: Kenneth-ism: Is it a bad thing when your psychiatrist sees a psychiatrist about you ?

Well Christmas is coming up, Christmas is always a different time of year for my family… Back in December 20 2005 my Dad died in a car accident. So needless to say it’s changed the course of Christmas for the family. So 2005 was the last year the house had lights on it but yet we still continue to go through the motions at Christmas, well except for my sister… Her and her husband don’t do the gift exchange anymore, I kinda thought that’s what the rest of the family should try once. But I think Mom keeps pushing Christmas because it’s what “normal” families do.

I think that’s all I can really say about myself at this point in time to give you all a brief introduction into the man behind the text, at least for now… I’m sure I’ll post something else up in due time… It maybe multiple posts in one day, I honestly have no clue… time will tell..

For the time being I’m outta here….
Kennie