Risks and Things When Raising a Profile

So these books of mine, the series The Precipice Dominions

I never used to get this deep in my writing , or maybe to be more accurate taking seriously the process beyond the completion of the novel.

However.

During the interlude of waiting for covers there was a great deal of stirring going on, something pushing me to take the whole business one step beyond the ‘throw’ away style of announcements and even considering the humorous approach to ‘marketing’ (is it?) was getting ‘old’.

It also occurred the possibility that the more I wrote about the books the more fresh material for later volumes would arise.

Could this be contained in one blog? Probably, but there again it seemed interesting to try and produce a series of entertaining and hopefully always fresh posts spinning out of these novels and the part of the fantasy genre they inhabit.

Therefore.

I give you:

The Precipice Dominions

https://wordpress.com/post/ofprecipce.wordpress.com/28

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53 thoughts on “Risks and Things When Raising a Profile

    1. I’ve bowed to WP and used their brand new ‘block’ thing way of producing posts and slavishly followed the link procedure. See if that works Jill.
      I’ve spent a couple of days trying to get everything to work….WP displays a great deal of counter-intuitiveness….
      This wouldn’t have happened on a decent dark and windy wet day…hurrmph! 😤

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      1. Nope … now it takes me to a blank post on my own blog! The sun must be shining brightly, eh? WordPress is apparently on a mission to drive us all batty! What did you think of their new ‘block’ editor? I tried it once, found it took me twice as long to do my post, and set it aside. I imagine at some point they will force us to us it.

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      2. Oh shit! The sky is falling… the sky is falling!
        I tell you, Word Press does not like words like “Precipice” and “Dominion.”
        Why not she asks?
        Don’t ask silly questions, just don’t! Do not ask why the sky is falling; do not ask how fast the sky is falling, just realize it is falling and act accordingly!
        What does that mean, she asks?
        It means what it means… exactly what it means, you get me sweetheart?
        What I mean is, what do I do now that the sky is falling?
        You do what you’ve always done when the sky is falling.
        But…?
        No ‘buts’ just do it.
        Do what?
        It doesn’t matter, the sky is falling.
        Are we starting that all over again?
        Oh just shut up.
        That was a record of a conversation with a WordPress happiness engineer just before the Great Collapse. After that, well, as should be expected, came the Great Silence.

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      3. From the rubble I arise with pen, paper, keyboard and my too swift fingets….(sic).
        The news of the Precipice Dominion novels shall be spread I tell you….
        In fact this episode has given me a plot line for Vol III (or Vol IV0 not quite sure yet.
        As the used to say…
        ‘What a way to run a railroad!’

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      4. I had a chat with a WP happiness engineer a while back about their better idea block thingy and surprise, surprise, they were not happy that I wasn’t happy with it. In the new world concept, when a corporation offers happiness, then there really is no choice for anyone to not experience that happiness and if I wasn’t happy with their offer, the problem is obviously and totally mine!!! Has anybody noticed that corporations are NEVER to blame for anything they caused that doesn’t work?
        “We, the unwilling, led by the unknowing, are doing the impossible for the ungrateful. We have done so much, for so long, with so little, we are now qualified to do anything with nothing.” ― Konstantin Josef Jireček

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      5. Not just me then.
        Back in the day when I played my part in keeping the UK running despite the best efforts of politicians, commentators and commercial highly paid ‘advisors’ (I was a lowest of low front line), a lot of our time was spent creating our own ‘work-arounds’ because of the lack of imagination by the computer-lords.
        So I heartily agree with that quote!
        Shut down the site and use my old tried & tested!

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      1. And we have to take your word for it? Hah! OK, now that others have had the same issue with WP Gremlins on the loose, I guess that lets you off the hook… Oh, you’re so lucky…!

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      2. Your enthusiam is noted citizen. However Good Mistress Jill has spent many years fighting against the forces of darkness (and of late even worse… Idiocy). We must therefore excuse her sarcasm, for (looking skyward)
        To err is human and forgive….Devine.
        But as a reward for your concern you can go and burn down The Whitehouse.
        PS….Good elidian accent…Mr Silc can use someone of your ilk.

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      3. I can burn down the White House? Oh yippee! Thank you, Lord Custodian Roger. I shall endeavour to do so when all those evil types who disrespect the Good Lord God’s Domain are in it celebrating! Oh joy, oh joy and happiness to me! And you would recommend me to Mr. Silc? Your generosity exceeds all my expectations.

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      4. Make sure the doors are locked. That’s a mistake some of the younger custodians make, sloppy attention to those small details…..Of course you could leave one door open, one which open one a very deep pit full of unpleasant liquids….Though some custodians disapprove of such methods they say it smacks of frivolity. It is a theological question and of course will never be fully answered.
        Mr Silc’s operations although essentially illegal are based on the premise ‘Those who’ve got too much need to have some of it taken away and spread out a bit. If a friendly chat doesn’t work. Well……’
        Incidentally, history of The Oakhostian seems to indicate that the nobles of Elinid weren’t actually deposed or slaughter in a bloody revolution. but being in ‘reduced circumstances’ (due to creative crime) were offered a large bribe to go away…It appears to have worked.
        You need to know these little details if you work for Mr Silc and Elinid. (It’s complicated)

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      5. I’m sorry Jill. We Elidians are a bit trigger-happy and I have a reputation to maintain after all. I was actually more interested in making an impression on my Lord Custodian. Now that I’ve been given a challenging task somewhat and perhaps beyond my fiery powers, I’ll be busy planning my next moves and finding accomplices. You’re OK Jill. As Custodian Roger points out, you’re one of our leaders and I respect that fully, that’s an Elidian promise. Now to make sure my powder is dry: big doings ahead, oh yeah!!!

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  1. I think the WordPress gremlins have won this round, Roger. I had the same results as Jill when I clicked on the link. A Google search on The Precipice Dominions brings up only the Amazon page for Volume 1 and a bunch of irrelevant stuff.
    Keep at it!

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    1. Arrgh…Enough time spent on this. Closing it down and using my trusty old site.
      Back to basics….Still the two days spent have not be wasted….Lesson learnt when it comes to WP….
      1. Leave well alone.
      2. If it an’t broke….don’t fix it.

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  2. I got here simply by clicking on the title of the post. I don’t know for sure but I think that I am actually here. Where “here” is, is another question, for another day, but at least I’m here, aren’t I? I wish I could be sure though…

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    1. Your perserverence Sha’ Tara is an inspiration to use all.
      In the midst of all this you can say ‘I journeyed and reach there’.
      ‘There’ being shut down as off 10.00am British Summer Time (another damn silly idea).
      Oooh I am in my censorious mood this morning, just as well I am not compiling a list of idiots….it woudl take all day.

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    2. I appreciate these little details, my Lord Custodian. As for complicated, we girls have a knack for simplifying complicated! I shall continue my studies in the History of The Oakhoastian, the Stomigheid and of course, Elinid. I found this wonderful manuscript entitled “Our Skirmishers of Steel, Fire and Lace” which promises much valuable information. It refers back to a somewhat older history which I remember being fascinated by. I believe it shall all come together in time. Meanwhile, readying myself, I dream of encountering those wonderful characters and perhaps forming a broader partnership. A girl dreams, that’s what a girl does.

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      1. You are just the sort we need around the Oakhostian these days. Some simple solutions, sometimes those with ability tend to other-think the problem.
        The manuscript is not a volume which would meet with staid official approval there being much irreverence, bad language and acts of personal morality some inflexible persons might find worrisome. That said the central characters have their hearts and souls in the right place, this being the most important facet.
        And you never know your dreams may take on a certain solid aspect…… With the judicious use of the Stommigheid.
        (A responsible custodian has to approach matters with a certain degree of flexibility in these troubled times)

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      2. All right, all right, O Lord Custodian, I’m off. Be forewarned however that I shall seek serious help from the Stommigheid. I hope that won’t turn me into a Wichie… or worse, a heretic!

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      3. Thank you for your confidence, Lord Custodian. On a somewhat serious/wistful note, when I read a novel, I “expect” the story to draw me in and make me a part/partner with the characters therein. That has always been my test of a book’s living power. I had no difficulty blending in with the story in Vol. I and knowing a bit about the characters already I didn’t mind that it took some time for my reading mind to blend in and give itself a part in Vol. II. I have entered in through some side road only my mind can understand and the adventure truly begins.

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      4. Thank you again Sha’ Tara, your words really do help in the creative process.
        As I knew there was going to be more than one volume, the first was very much an introduction to characters and the world they live in. The low-level and mostly incompetent opposition being a test of how well the three Trelli, Arketre and Karlyn would work together and the consequences.
        I admit to being pleased with your reaction to Vol II, this is how it was hoped a reader would react. It takes its underlying theme from military conflict, the attendant politics; politics and the attendant conflicts. The simple fact is there are no perfect plans or simple solutions and unity of purpose at a higher level just does not happen.
        Being the one steeped in a military world a lot of issues which Arketre has to cope with are never really resolved to her satisfaction or explained, she is nearly dragged under; in this she is ‘every soldier’
        Karlyn’s activity causes her act out of character and encounter references to a past she wished she didn’t know about. For her every gift carries a price.
        Trelli is still learning the ‘ways of the world’ her reactions though are more basic, annoyance and impatience at a lot of folk being ‘superior’ and trying to utilise her.
        A lot of the time I was thinking about books on the American time in Vietnam and the morass of confusions which surrounded that; this being just one example of Human folly.
        Trying to do that with a smidge of the upbeat was a bit of an issue.
        All good fun though.
        Thank again

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