First (“baby”) Steps on the Self-publishing Journey

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First (“baby”) Steps on the Self-publishing Journey — BooKs by cRaig loCk


Just finished my first book.

now I’m going to read another one!

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Somedays, you have to just bury the urge to bluff out your mind, to speak your heart, to model things out, to work against restrictions, to magistrate what’s beyond control, to vigilate life, to hold on, to put off. Somedays, you just need peanut butter with apple slices (trust me, it works!;) to let lose the rebel in you amid the creases of that really complicated organ in your chest!

Sometimes, I am the mess.

Sometimes, I am the broom.

On the hardest days, I have to be both.

Ruby Francisco

Somedays, you muster up strength to stand forth, wage wars, urge conventionalism, voice opinion, do what you believe is right, even if it is taken erroneous in the eyes of the public. Somedays, you need to munch on your crackers and take charge.

Somedays, you have to embrace that not-so-devastated innocence left within you, to save some admiration for…

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I Know Nothing

My Mere Musings

We listen. We read. We write. But is this all enough? Humans spend most of their early life learning something that they probably won’t be using in their lives. Even if they do, they would be learning it again.

You might have heard this somewhere that the more man is getting educated the dumber he is getting. (Einstein?) The reason probably is that in this world of competitions people are forgetting about the actual purpose of education. It has turned into a measure of scores in exams, which is pathetic.

The only things that we learn at school are how to read and basic mathematics. The rest are just a blur. I don’t remember anything that I studied in school except for my English lessons. Everything else came from the books that I read outside the curriculum. So what’s the point of wasting a significant part of our existence doing…

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“A good book should take you from your everyday life to another place entirely.”

Craig's Books

“A good book should take you from your everyday life to another place entirely.”

Shared by “the world’s fourth worst writer”




“Driven to uplift, encourage and (perhaps even) inspire”

…”of chaos” (in the “real world”, so say some people who know me…well!)

<strong>Together, one mind, one life (one small step at a time), let’s see how many people (and lives) we can encourage, impact, empower, enrich, uplift and perhaps even inspire to reach their fullest potentials ¦and strive for and perhaps one sunny day even achieve their wildest dreams.</strong>

Don’t worry about the world ending today…
it’s already tomorrow in scenic and tranquil “little” New Zealand

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“We are burying dreams in graves before they are planted in soil… “

Craig’s Writing Books: The Writing Journey

The business of being a writer

“Just finished my first book – now I’m going to read another one!”

Ernest Hemingway: Thoughts on the Writing Journey

“Just finished my first book – now I’m going to read another one!”


The various books that Craig “felt inspired to write” are available at


“Worst-selling writer”

All proceeds go to needy and underprivileged children –


Shared by “Worst-selling and the world’s fo(u)rth worst writer” #

# see

Sharing, supporting, informing, enlightening, œentertaining (??), impacting, encouraging, empowering, enriching, challenging, igniting, uplifting (and perhaps even) inspiring

(enough there for now, c)

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