The Scent of You is the Death of Me.

 

I am not a fan of screaming poor me from the roof tops and generally lean away from those who are. However, when the air we breath has already become less than tolerable,  then the masses all douse themselves in chemicals – things have to change.

There is a known, and studied, disease labelled (MSC) – multiple chemical sensitivities. Not that I want to say I have any disease, or scare others into thinking they do too, but the proof is in the air.

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It’s all around us, and people need to understand the consequences. Scent free places, such as hospitals, or doctor’s office, (the most common), are that way for a reason. Reactions to scents for those with MSC, can cause disabling health effects, such as headaches, (migraines), dizziness, cognitive impairment, breathing difficulties, heart palpitations, nausea, mucous membrane irritation, asthma attacks, to the severe Anaphylaxis.

 

hailey-kean-111977-unsplashAbove is the most important point here. For those of us afflicted we are not complaining because we don’t like the way you smell, we are complaining because it’s detrimental to our daily enjoyment of life! I can lose 1 -4 days of work. And all that time with loved ones while I’m in bed suffering. Lose my writing time. AND have to cancel functions that I’ve planned months in advance.

It’s truly a debilitating affliction.

 

You can still wear deodorant, perfume, wash with your favorite shampoo, but what you need to do is keep it light.

I wear perfume, and yes, I have to find one that’s suitable to my issue, and one tiny spray is it, but If anyone were to hug me, they tell me I smell good. That is all you need. Not the entire room for two hours after you’ve vacated it knowing you were there.

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Sadly, the beauty industry likes to entice people with heavy scents. There are some simple hand lotions, (that my co-workers love – sorry guys), that cause instant headaches within a three-foot radius of me. From cleaning products, including Green Works, (which is supposed to be no harsh chemical fumes – but it’s the worst), to laundry products, candles, room fresheners, and more, it’s all hurting us.

I wrote this to try and bring a bit of enlightenment to those around us who over-scent. Please think before you spray, who are you wearing this for? The masses or yourself?  Be kind and stay minimal.

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And share this with your stinky friends! 🙂

Sincerely stressed, Theresa Jacobs.

Blurb, blurb, blurrr….

You all know the drill. Been there done that. Hated every second of it!

Most of the time I’m not too put off by creating the blurb. Occasionally it’s even fun.

I didn’t create this one, but it’s a blurb with a shameless plug

https://www.amazon.com/World-Unimagined-Speculative-boundaries-imagination/dp/0999683993

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There are hundreds, perhaps thousands, of articles, websites, and blogs dedicated to writing the perfect blurb. Google it and see. I’m not here to give advice, I’m here to ask your help!

 

 

I keep re-writing my blurb and posting on a few writers Facebook sites and they keep bouncing back with hems and ha’s

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Here is my last attempt – still searching for exactly the right hook.

 

Wife N’ Death

When Angelica commits murder/suicide, she thought her troubles would end. What came next was worse than her tortured life. In purgatory, she is stalked by the one she killed with no way out.

Until one day, something beyond her control changes.

~

Crystal runs from her troubled past to a new house in a new town, in a nice neighborhood. She believes this will be the best new beginning for her little girl. Not long after moving her daughter begins to act out of character and Crystal blames herself for the change.

Only Angelica knows the truth; that these women should not be in her house.  Now she must find a way to stop what she started. To save the innocent and break her own bonds.

Before evil rules them all.

 

Chime in, tell me what you think – or share your blurb woes

 

CONTEST!

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ABOUT:

Twelve massive ships leave the dying earth, heading into the great unknown, seeking new life among the stars.
One of the ships, GIA, crashes on Kepler, which is already inhabited. Now at the mercy of the alien race, the humans are held in an underground cavern.
Would they still have gone knowing that they would be stripped of all humanity?
Under the constant eye of the aliens, a few men discover there may be a way out of the cavern.
But to where?
How will they escape and what will they encounter if they succeed?

https://www.amazon.com/Theresa-Jacobs/e/B01BAS13T2
Jan 2018 Sci-Fi

Free Promotions

Free Ways to Promote Yourself - I am updating an older post with new places I've found.

I have run across many ads that charge for promoting authors and their works. They all spout that they are the best.
They will gain you thousands of followers.
They will help you sell more books.

But where is the proof?

In fact, I was rather shocked to find an author stating that they had the secret to building your author platform for only $299.00!

And they have not been the only one I’ve seen. To me that is not selling books, it’s selling empty promises, and making money off others dreams.

How much money are you willing to spend as an Independent author to promote your work?

I work full-time and write whenever I can. I do not have a bankroll to toss around at advertising or self-promotion. Over the last year, I have been clicking link after link, reading advertising sites, and trying to find any free way that I can.

I am going to share that with you, for only - $0.00

Below are all the links to building your author platform for FREE...
We have the internet at our disposal, use it.
Yes, you may have to set aside one day every two weeks – or one hour a day – whatever works for you and do some research. And then more time building a website, and still more time creating new profiles on multiple sites. But unless you want to pay, this is how you need to market your own work.

Use the internet it’s your most valuable tool.
Search, read, ask and find.

Good Luck and Happy Writing.

 

Submit your books, free or pay $10 for premium spot
http://awesomegang.com/

Universal Book links, create one link to all your sales.
https://books2read.com/u/bPJyYJ

Pronoun, you get a landing page and they update your weekly Amazon ranks.
https://books.pronoun.com/theresajacobs/

Preset Tweets that you can alter. Excellent auto program.
https://allauthor.com/profile/theresajcbs/

Orginal Posts below.

(This is a paid site 24$ one life fee)
IAN admin tweet 100+ member pages a day. 7 days a week to over 535,000 followers.
http://www.independentauthornetwork.com/Theresa-Jacobs.html

The Literary Net educate, facilitate communication, and help you build your literary career.
http://www.theliterarynet.com/links.php

Promocave our social engine will promote it FREE to up to 3 million potential readers per day.
http://promocave.com/members/theresajcbs/

Medium -Self expression-writing-articles
https://medium.com/@theresajcbs/latest

Wattpad – Write – contests – bestsellers
https://www.wattpad.com/user/TheresaJacobs

Locanto (Canada or USA) Free Online Classifieds – Because why not!
http://www.locanto.ca/tag/Horror-Books/

LinkedIn There are more than 40 million students and recent college graduates on LinkedIn. They are LinkedIn’s fastest-growing demographic.
https://www.linkedin.com/profile/preview?vpa=pub&locale=en_US

Pinterest – create boards – pin your work
https://id.pinterest.com/theresajcbs/

WIX – create a Free Website – or lots of them
http://theresajcbs.wixsite.com/authorpage
http://theresajcbs.wixsite.com/suddendeath
http://theresajcbs.wixsite.com/demons

And you should all know Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Google+

Free reviewer sites below

https://readersfavorite.com/book-reviews.htm

http://www.tweetyourbooks.com/p/free-reviews.html

http://www.theindieview.com/indie-reviewers/

Use it or Lose IT


As I get older, I am finding it harder and harder to remember words, which as a writer is not a good thing.

Is this sign in my mid-forties of problems to come? Perhaps…

The frustrating thing is that I read all the time. I had a huge vocabulary at one time but because I rarely got to use it, working retail hardly ever calls for flourishing words, I think my brain is just trained itself to keep things simple.

I understand literature, I follow the context and know what I am reading. I just can’t bring the vocabulary back in writing or speaking.

So now that I am writing again and want to be better than one-liners, I have found some sites that help brain function and development. I’ll be working on this issue.

Youngsters — don’t for stop using your brain!

And anyone else out there going through this too — if you have any tips let me know!

This little spiel is dedicated to J. T. on G+ thanks for the reminder that I am losing my marbles.

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