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Blog Announcement

Hello everyone,

I want to offer my sincerest apologies for being absent on the blog. I was on the road on Friday, which coincidentally was my birthday, so couldn’t function. I didn’t take my laptop with me, so I have only my mobile phone to work with. Where I am, there’s minimal availability of electricity, they function only on generating sets powered only a couple of times a week
And worse, there is a shortage of network.
So posts like NDUBUISI and ONE MORE TIME… AND FOREVER are going to suffer regular lateness until I get back to PH first week of July.
WHO KILLED DANA BALA? won’t be on at all because the story is on my laptop which I didn’t take along with me.
I am therefore asking that we all bear with each other this week and next and take posts the way we see them.
Thank you and Cheers.

Re: Unfinished Stories

Hello blog family,

I was in the process of writing a post on the halted series No Perfect Life when I opened my email and read a comment from Tara on same subject expressing her dissatisfaction on its state of in-completion. Now, I will hesitate no longer to do that post, and to address all other halted series on Life and Spices.com. Which are, I believe: No Perfect Life, Say Yes, Margaret X and Kiss Me If You Can.

I would like to begin though by sincerely apologising for leaving these series, or stories, uncompleted. That, at all, was not my intention on the commencement of each one of these stories. I begin a story, and its posting, with a vision to enthrall you all and to bring that enthrallment to a satisfying end.

Unfortunately, I have failed to do so four times now. So, I ask your pardon for this failure.

Blog Matter

Hello, e-fam. I hope you’re all having a great Sunday. I am, so all thanks to God the maker of our ways.

Okay, let’s talk like the one family that we are. I believe we have a unique writer-readers relationship that goes beyond just that on this blog. I know I love every one who is a part of this amazing e-family and not only because you are my reader and follower, but also because I consider you my friend. And I believe that I am loved back in same way.

Now, as a family, our motto or slogan should be: “We got your back for whatever it is you need.” You should have my back as readers/friends and I should have your backs as the writer/friend. And as shared-members of Life and Spices.com blog, we should have its back and make sure it is never left without activity.

You all agree, right? *wink*

So, I need you all to have my back at this time. I really need it — your support, your prayers and your presence here no matter the activity going on. I need to take time-off. I put that in bold format so every one can see it. I need to take time-off to focus all of my time and attention on writing for paid publishing.

It is important I do this because I am lagging behind on a whole lot of stories and more so, because this is my job. It is how I earn a living. I know we all know that. But whilst, I have in the past combined my writing here with my writing for paid publishing and somehow managed to pull it off, I can no longer do that. I am at a place where my mind and heart are not entirely where they should be and certain factors weighing on them constitute insurmountable distractions.

That big grammar is just me saying: I am not wholly me at the moment. I’ve got these naughty burdens and they weigh on my heart and mind.

I can only be me and I can only be human. I might want to do more, but I find myself incapable of doing more at the moment. And besides, I must honestly tell you that whilst writing is a pleasure and something I do with delight, it is also something I want to “take me there”. It is something I want to pay the bills. So, I sometimes look at free-publishing and I am fatigued. I’m just being honest.

Anyhoo, I am taking time-off. I am not asking permission to do this. I am telling you guys and I am requesting your support and continued prayers. This time-off simply means that I won’t be starting off another blog free-read as My Heart’s Song has come to an end. Actually, if anyone can recall, I did state at the beginning of the year that I won’t be able to give free-reads as I used to. I said then that I would be more focused on short stories and no longer novelettes and novellas.

But that, given my present circumstances, has changed. Change, after all, is the only constant thing in life, abi?

So, no new free-read coming up for a while. It would be off from this very day until after my birthday in June. And in case you’ve forgotten, my birthday is 16 June. So, it’s no new blog story until after 16 June. Only then, would we have another talk and redo a new blog story schedule.

But taking time-off doesn’t mean LS is going to be activity dead. Heck no! There will be activity going on on the blog as many times a week as I can create the time for and this is where I need your support. We still have stuff like “Let’s Talk Sex”, “All About Gist”, “Soul Train” and “WG. 101”. They are mostly non time-consuming posts I can do within minutes and so, I will be putting them up a couple of times a week. So, I ask that you make the time too to be a part of these posts even when they are not pleasure-to-read stories.

Also we still have No Perfect Life. That series is not going off. It has only been off now because I chose to dedicate what time I could give to MHS.

No Perfect Life is not considered by me a blog story such as the likes of MHS, MW, DFT etc. It falls in the category of KD, MX, KMIYC etc. Therefore, it can go and come at any time and it can take as long as the series demands. No pressure as far as I’m concerned.

So NPL will still be here. But… it won’t return until after Easter Sunday. Easter Sunday is 16 April and only after that day will I return to create a new posting schedule for NPL. We cannot resume the series on the schedule I initially created. I wasn’t even able to meet up with that schedule as I’d envisioned I would and now that I need time on my hands, we will have to work around what is feasible and create a suitable schedule for it… after Easter.

And so, that is it, e-fam. TM’s in dire need of a time-off and craves your support whilst she takes it. While that time-off is ongoing, one more thing we’ll be doing is revisiting some of ALD’s old reads and we will start off with Ant Hill. It was foreseeing this demand for a time-off that prompted my quick stop to that re-post after the first episode posted here in March. We will begin with Ant Hill and then revisit Who Killed Dana Bala?

So, it won’t entirely be a no-work time-off. I’d still be here, the only snag is there won’t be a fresh blog story. Not like there usually is.

So… keep your fingers crossed for fresh premium reads. I’m working only on novellas at this time and I’ve already announced one of the titles on Facebook and Twitter: One Glass Too Many. I also have another Contemporary Romance title: Tangy and Tasty and then a complete set of Trilogy: Winning The Bachelorette, Passionate Intruder and  Surrender. See that is going to be a packed time-off? Lol.

Thank you all for always being here for me. You, every one of you who are genuinely for me, make fiction writing not only a pleasure but an appreciated effort.

Y’all have a blessed Sunday, a fruitful week, a joy-filled month and a continued marvellous 2017.

Cheers.

Testing…

I’m checking something o. I will later delete it but let me see if it works firs. In case it works, Happy New Month.

I dey come.

Wetin?

I know sai una don wait tire for the last two chapters of MHS. I just wan tell una sai I dey on top my bed, with the phone wey I take dey type this yarn, dey wakabout for internet. Who get liver make e come fain me and beat me… #tongue-out.

How una dey sha? I dey miss una… #whoosai. For wia!

Anyway sha, I still love una. Who still love me?

#runs outta post and back to wakabout

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Last word:

MHS dey come… Una hear? Eh-he.

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The God wey save una be sai Oga M no lie down for this bed…  ❤  ❤  ❤

Purchase Via Recharge Cards

Happy weekend, everyone.

This is just a short announcement for those who are having difficulties making purchases via the LS e-Store or Okadabooks and who are not also interested in offline bank transfer purchases. You can now purchase all our eBooks via a recharge card payment system.

I am yet to install the Zoranga Recharge Card Payment Gateway here on this blog but I have been receiving payment from buyers who text me recharge cards and give me a confirmation period of 15 minutes – 24 hours to have their recharge cards deposited into my Zoranga account before sending them the purchased eBooks.

So, you can now purchase my eBooks by sending me MTN recharge cards… I mostly prefer MTN cards. But you can also send AIRTEL recharge cards to: 08142300549 and along with your text message, send your email address.

Hope this makes purchasing our Premium Stories easier for now.

On the side, about MHS… I’m just writing today’s episode. So, it’s going to be another late post.

And seeing as I usually do my writing & editing (for publishing works), among other things, during the day, I think it’s better if Wednesdays & Saturdays story post days be scheduled for nighttime: between 9 p.m. & 11 p.m. Hope this works for everyone? It sure does for me.

All right, let me get back to work. Y’all continue to have a great weekend.

Cheers.

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Re: on Schedules & Reviews

Good morning, people. Hope you are all having a great first working day. Nobody really likes Mondays, I think… except maybe workaholics. Lol.

Well, this very short post is on finally resolving the yesterday “Let’s Talk” post on Schedules & Reviews. I thank everyone… that would be the six blog readers who took their time to comment on the post. Thank you for giving your opinions and for your support. I appreciate them… and you.

I have, this morning, made a comment on the post requesting that no more comments be made on that post. I’m not sure if I’m expecting more comments on the post, but I wanted to dissuade any.

I have heard from the very few who commented and having re-thought my initial decision, I have made a new one.

I, first of all, realised that I may have been making an error in judgment concerning the number of blog visitors/readers Life and Spices.com has. Having, once again, listened to someone, and taking many factors into consideration, I now believe that it would be safe, and wiser for me in terms of blog growth, to assume that I have no more than a dozen active blog visitors/readers.

My assumption may or may not be correct. But taking that to be the fact on ground, allows me to get back to my drawing board and as I did with Alifediary, get working on building traffic, real traffic, for Life and Spices.com. It also saves me the hyperventilating mood of expecting “too much” of readers.

So, I have much, much much work to do… and it begins now.

Now, about the schedules & reviews. I am reinstating the original, or rather last updated schedule before yesterday’s “brouhaha”. So, it’s back to: Story Updates: Wednesdays & Saturdays.

And Reviews: I leave it to your discretion. I will not beg for it. I will not. But whosoever desires to rate & review my works wherever they are purchased, should do so and know that I appreciate their extra effort.

And that is that. I do hope that was “short” enough?

Wishing you all a great week and… tomorrow’s Valentine’s Day. Wonder if anyone is interested in showing me love?

Cheers, everyone.

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