Bliss of an idea. Ecstasy of writing. Joy of living.

Alice Walker once said that “Earth was meant for joy. Connect with that joy, and you will be forever fed by it.” I think this is a lesson we all should remember. Joy is the Universe’s balanced source, affecting the evolution of “Self,” our bodies, and the purpose of life. I understand that every day each of us are experiencing problems, suffering, pain, but it is only a part of the journey, and on the other side… ah, I’m wondering, what is waiting for us on the other, mysterious side? Hopefully, a lot of warm cookies 😉 🧇

Well, it was a great summer break. I didn’t write anything in the last two months. Not a word. I also didn’t spend anything on the promotion or advertising of my books. I feel a bit like Oblomov, who was famous for his languorous inertia, his supineness, indecision, and procrastination. Despite my laziness, sales in the last two months are up 20%, compared to the same time point in the previous year. It seems readers have been pouncing on stories of absurd, murder, and revenge this summer. It makes me happy!

Some news and blabbing:

  1. Amazon is launching a Swedish store. People are talking about this avidly: some are excited, some are afraid. Excited because it offers cheap products and quick delivery. Afraid because Amazon will affect the country’s sales of electronics and books. I have compared the prices in bookstores (indie or traditional) and the price on Amazon. In the bookstore – 240-270 kr; Amazon (same book) – 140-160 kr.
  2. Our world is fascinating. We are fascinating. Still, we are fighting with ourselves and the world. One group of scientists have found the source of life on Venus, and another group tried to prove that we are already immortals. They claimed that after death we simply continue living, but on a different level, like energy. Hm, very interesting… is the energy of the killer equal to the energy of the saint?
  3. I need to read an enormous amount of non-fiction books (mostly spiritual, magic, occult, mystery, science) for my next story. As I said before, autumn 2020 I’m focusing on the book – The Secrets of A-Ria. I believe, it will be published in winter 2021. The book unites quantum physics, Dracula (deep-diving into the history of the real Dracula), aboriginal myths and legends, Kabbalah, the Egyptian race of Hathor, occultism, the magic of tarot, David Icke’s theories, philosophy, and African fables.
    I will probably need to read about 20 books in a month if I want to finish the A-Ria story. I’ll read and write at the same time, though.
  4. I’m adding one more chapter to Sophia von X to connect Dr. Pablo Garcia (a famous biblical archaeologist and the Head of Egyptian Exploration College) and the conclusion/email at the end of the book. Some readers couldn’t make that connection. The extra 600-1000 words will make it clearer.
  5. I’m adding a short story to So Absurd It Must Be True, Book 2. It is about three families: Horny, Wise, and Wrong. I’m working on the final details, and I’ll post it on my blog (as a pdf or word doc. file). It’s similar to Mr. Appetite from the Hunger city (in Book 1), but with a horrific outcome. Also, I’m planning to add lessons to each story.

This is the beauty of self-publishing – you can add anything at any time.

  1. Also, I’m going to publish The Pearl Territory in November 2020. You can find the blurb to the story on my website. By the way, after the theme update, the menu had been moved to the sidebar.
  2. David Wolfe said that usually a cheat-day should look like this – mixed celery, cucumber, and coconut water… I never had a day like this in my entire life. 😂 I’ll have to try, but it looks more like a diet day 😬
  3. Book recommendations for October – link/website

A) Honey Ko by William C. Pennington
B) Aboriginal Myths, Legends, and Fables by A.W. Reed
(you’ll discover the sound of the real bullroarer and the original reptile humans)
C) Grapefruit Juice by Lou Rasmus

That’s all so far. I hope you are well, healthy, happy, and writing ☕️📚💕
Ah, ✌️ and Thursday-Sunday I’ll read your blogs, peeps, to see how you all are doing…


Next post – The Secrets of Quantum (4/10/2020)

 

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59 Responses

  1. Lokesh Umak says:

    Loved the way of writing 🙏

  2. Good to be reading you again, Victoria… stimulating as ever.

    • Victoria Ray NB says:

      😀 great if “stimulating”! After almost 2 months of doing nothing (I mean only writing tho 😉), I’m again full of …I’d say, “hunger” to write 🙂

  3. Beautiful write Victoria. Sending love.

  4. Welcome back! It was a long, slow, slightly less joyful Earth without your humor and wisdom.
    Your book recommendation was so kind and thoughtful. Thank you, Ray! 😊❤👌🍻🤸‍♂️🤸‍♂️🌞

    • Victoria Ray NB says:

      Thank you :))🎈☀️ yes… good summer time, I love being lazy or idle 😉 but have to get back to writing & my heroes :)) & I think your book is exactly what ppl need during this autumn 🙂

      • I’ll be walking on clouds for a few days 😉

      • Victoria Ray NB says:

        😂👍 btw I hope your second book is on the way 👋🙌💯🍾

      • It’s coming along sloooow, but not 5 years slow 😂🤔 This one will be a lot different from Honey Ko. I think I covered love pretty well in HK ❤🧡💛💚💙💜🖤💖💞💔💘💔💔💔💔💝

      • Victoria Ray NB says:

        Lol 😂 yes 🙌 now you can jump to another level/theme 🙂 humor? thriller? crime? Ppl love to read about death lol maybe horror? 🤔

  5. I’m happy for you. Hope you got rest. Now full steam ahead.

  6. So good to see you back. I finished “So Absurd 2” and will be reviewing. I enjoyed it a lot. 😁

    • Victoria Ray NB says:

      Cool… no rush tho but thank you! ❤️💚 coming over tomorrow to check how things r going on your side of the blogosphere ☀️😀 hope everything is fine with you & your fam

      • We are all good. Thank you. Just finished a 30 day tour to launch Eternal Road – The final stop. Action, adventure, romance, thrills, time travel, sex, and Lucifer. 😁

      • Victoria Ray NB says:

        Wow 🤩 its great!! I was completely off line & media, so… didn’t know 🙂 but I bought a kindle version now & ordered paperback as well 🍾😀 blurb looks awesome! Congrats 🎈🎊

      • Thank you so much. It is very different from my other stuff. I said the hell with it and wrote what I wanted to write. (Call it a Ray move 🤗)

      • Victoria Ray NB says:

        Yes, 👍👍 I see from the blurb it will be a crazy 😜 ride/read!! I’ll start this Friday-& weekends! Can’t wait! I’m reading Doug Johnstone’s book now – A dark matter 🙂 but gonna finish until Friday 🙂

  7. George F. says:

    Long Hiatus.

  8. George F. says:

    we simply continue living, but on a different level, like energy. …not a new idea, but still interesting. Einstein proved that nothing “vanishes.” It simply changes form. Matter to energy.

    • Victoria Ray NB says:

      Yes, not a new idea… but it seems they (science) kinda “proved” – we r just changing form but not dying 🙂 idk, it was a scientific article in Swedish media :))

      • George F. says:

        Religion and science are merging…we are reaching the Omega point.

      • Victoria Ray NB says:

        😂😂 maybe ;)) but considering that scientists are saying now that the dark energy is probably not *there* … mmm 🤔 they don’t know much & only guessing 🙂

  9. George F. says:

    I need to read an enormous amount of non-fiction books (mostly spiritual, magic, occult, mystery, science) for my next story. …if you post a link to your reading list, that would be fun! I won’t be able to keep up, but still fun! Whooooo!! (You’ll find the idea that we don’t die…simply change from matter to energy…in many of books of that genre.)

    • Victoria Ray NB says:

      I’ll post a list of what I’m reading 🙂 but some info ill collect from ppl who are researching the matter and not from the books.

    • Victoria Ray NB says:

      I’m simply lacking the info/knowledge … that’s why have to read an enormous amount of books about occult/magic 😂 I’m the child of USSR … & “there” we never heard or read about magic or sex 😉😏

  10. InspiresN says:

    Welcome back Victoria, the fact about life of Venus and us being immortals is truly intriguing . Good luck with the new short stories .

  11. Jerry Laiche says:

    Missed you 😢. Re: your #3 above – non-fiction reading – I heartily recommend Fritjof Capra’s “The Tao of Physics”. Physics and Metaphysics combined (if you haven’t read it already). Another off the wall read might be B.Y.T. Dobbs. “The Foundations of Newton’s Alchemy or The Hunting of the Greene Lyon” Canbridge U. 1975.
    Don’t forget me if you need a reader or editor for A-Ria (shameless self-promotion). As always, you and family stay safe, well and happy in your Swedish homestead !

    • Victoria Ray NB says:

      Thank you 🙂 super! I’ll add the books to the list. I’m not sure it will be easy to find Dobbs book 🙂 maybe thru the library 📚! Stay safe too & yes, I’ll contact you later on about edit for Dulcinea, book 2. Take care 🎈☀️📚

  12. Eilene Lyon says:

    Glad you had a nice break, Victoria. Sounds like you’re ready to roar back. Good to see you and feel your inspiration again.

    • Victoria Ray NB says:

      Thank you 🙏 a lot! It was a great break :)) btw, my husband is also doing family tree research & he already found relatives in Minneapolis lol 😂 and they (we) are in contact…

      • Eilene Lyon says:

        That’s so cool! I’m still hoping to connect with someone in Germany. Someday! Getting closer…😊

      • Victoria Ray NB says:

        I believe it’s gonna happen☀️… it takes time, all the research and reading/checking documents…

  13. Simon says:

    It’s good to see you back – it sounds like you’ve got a lot to do and the rest was needed. Looking forward to seeing more from you 🙂

  14. alexraphael says:

    Your writing is so so different and so you. Great to be reading it again. I do love that quote

  15. kinkyacres says:

    “A Ray Move” is what matters!

  16. masercot says:

    So Absurd It Must Be True, Book 2 is a living document, eh?

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