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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.

It’s April… yay!

Hiya folks, it’s

We’ve made it through a long 31 days and climbed into a brand new month. And so we say

It’s a bright new day, a bright new month, a bright new start. Or if you are doing just fine on the path you are walking on, then keep walking that path with fresh brightness and there’ll be no stopping you.

For all VIP and God-made-beautiful April celebrants, especially for those celebrating their birthdays on any day of this special fourth month of the year, we say

Our prayer for you is

and may

You will have cause every single day of April to

And so, sweet wonderful beautiful people, I wish every one of you a

and say

to you  

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…  ❤  ❤  ❤

Welcome to March

Welcome to the month of March.

It is the marching month where we all march, like the Saints in heaven, into our different places of glory. This is a new beginning, a fresh start, a new chance to do something new. So, let us take advantage of God’s gift of life, love and family and do something unusual and new this month of March.

His Word tells us in Isaiah 40: 30-31: “Even the young shall faint and be weary, and the young men shall utterly fall. But those who wait on the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint.” (NKJV)

The key there is: Waiting on the Lord. Anyone can, and will, grow weary doing things on their own. But when we are walking hand in hand with God, He shall renew our strength and we will walk, run and mount, without growing weary.

For all March celebrants, He says to tell you: “The Lord will march forth like a mighty hero; he will come out like a warrior, full of fury. He will shout his battle cry and crush all his enemies.” (Isaiah 42:13 NLT)

The enemies of God are your enemies and your enemies are His enemies… so long as you have made Him your Lord and Father. So, worry not and fear not, for like a mighty warrior, He is marching forth to crush all your enemies. And your enemies include: failure, sickness, heartbreak, financial worries, childlessness, loneliness and marital delays… they are not just hell-bound people.

So… HAPPY NEW MONTH, everyone, and a GLORIOUS MONTH OF VICTORY to all March Celebrants. Enjoy every single day of this month with a gigantic smile on your face and should anyone ask, tell them: “God’s got my back like a mighty warrior.”

Cheers.

trailer: No Perfect Life

I am thinking another series. Something else to read. Something else new and different. Something to fill up the “Diaries” section of the blog. I started the “Diaries” posts way back on Alifediary with Keziah’s Diary. Which, by the way, I will be editing soon… and then decide what to do with it.

Good morning, folks. How’s the week coming along? Who found this place empty the last two days? Lmao. Been busy… in various ways *wink*.

So, something to occupy the Diaries category. Hey, don’t start going *rme* at me. I know I left Kiss Me If You Can uncompleted and also abandoned Margaret X. Now, KMIYC is going to return in 2 or maybe 3 years’ time when Emma would be all grown up and I can do something else with his kiss-phobia self. Lol.

As for Margaret X, it will return someday soon when I am mind-ready to resume writing it.

But this new series, it’s the real deal. No breaking. No abandonment.

It’s going to be a long series. Long-time, no-hurry, take-our-time series and it will come in a format akin to the LSDL short story. By that I mean, it will take the short-scene-titled format. Only in this case, scenes will be titled by the names of the protagonists.

Like LSDL too, it will be all straight-to-the-point. No dilly-dallying. Our goal is to follow the life-events of these protagonists. So, it will all be important-events based. No time for unnecessary wahala.

Another thing is that: EPISODES ARE GOING TO BE SHORT.

See how I put that in uppercase and bold format? That is because that part of this new deal is very important. Each episode is going to be short. So no go looking for a long read. We will stick to the point and keep it short. Reason is that I won’t have the time for long write-ups on this one.

So… NO PERFECT LIFE.

A Realistic Fiction following the life of four Women.

Buchi Ugorji. Lade Balogun. Doofan Ambrose & Telema Amachree.

Four women whose lives tell different stories. We follow their struggles. We follow their pains. We follow their joys. We follows their triumphs. We go through the journey of their lives that proves that there is nothing like the “perfect life”. However “perfect” another person’s life seems, there is always a struggle there; and every life has its moments of joy and moments of sorrow.

This so-long-a-series begins Tuesday 28 February 2017.

Like our new posting time-schedule, it will be posted: 10 p.m.

Days of Posting: Tuesday. Thursday & Sunday.

I think it’s going to be a great, life-touching read. BUT if as we go along, I find it’s not something readers like, as was the case of KMIYC & MX where comments on both series were very scanty, I will halt posting and we’ll all forget about it.

So, NO PERFECT LIFE coming soon and its success and lifespan is all dependent on us all. I promise to do my part as Writer and I hope I can count on you all to do your parts as Readers.

Okay, that is. Onto something else…

Writers’ Guide 101 is returning tomorrow. And I am looking to make it twice monthly. That is, first Thursdays and last Thursdays of every month.

Remember: Let’s Talk Sex will be here Fridays and on Saturday mornings a new “talk” post will be taking position: All About Gist. All About Gist will be a recap of the week-long events. Anything at all, we… yes, WE (all of us) feel like sharing that happened during the week… or at any other time… we will “gist” ourselves about it.

Blovels is still Wednesdays & Saturdays Nights and at the moment, we are enjoying the love story of Shiloh & Jethro in My Heart’s Song.

That is it, people. Wishing you all a great day… and tune in tonight ten-ish for MHS.

Cheers.

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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