Category Archives for "100 goals in 100 weeks"

Movie Star!!

Well, it has been quite some time since my last blog posting, but I have an update on one of my goals for you. In October 2010, I achieved Goal #61, by securing a small role in a Hollywood movie. I played the part of a diner at a hotel/bed and breakfast establishment in the […]

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2011 – the year in pictures

Here, as much for myself as for anyone else who may still be following my blogs, is a pictorial review of 2011. January 2011 LA, USA New Zealand February 2011 New Zealand March 2011 France/England April 2011 Panama LA, USA and Vancouver, Canada Edgewood, BC, Canada May 2011 Whitehorse, Canada June 2011 Whitehorse, Canada July […]

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I Wear Your Shirt.

My current travels come to an end in a week or so, and Moe and I return to Whitehorse with Finn and Maible. I have been away for just over four months, as I left Whitehorse just after Christmas. I spent January and February in New Zealand. In March I returned to England for a […]

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Millionaire!

Last year, while staying with Moe and the kids in Whitehorse, we had a couchsurfer come and stay with us for a couple of days. His name was Gabriele, and he was working as a freelance photographer for an Italian newspaper. He took a few photos of several people in Whitehorse, and was keen to […]

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On-going travels.

Well, as I previously suggested, I don’t intend to do much more blogging about my travels. Since the 100 goals journey ended, and the book eventually came out in print, it has been a bit of a relief not to have to stick to my self-imposed regime of regular blog updates. I have been doing […]

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Better late than never…

It’s been almost two years in the editing process, but Colin Furze has finally got around to editing a video of Goal 47, achieved back in June 2009 – riding his “Wall Of Death”! The video is in two parts, both shown below. What a great reminder of a fantastic weekend. Thanks again Colin and […]

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Help needed, another competition entered…

As you probably know, I have expressed interest on a couple of occasions in doing some motivational speaking. I have therefore been particularly interested in courses run by a guy called James Malinchak. And he is currently running a competition to find a guest blogger to write an article appear on his blog – it […]

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Resistance is futile…

Oh dear, I just can’t stop! I promised myself that I was not going to do any more blogging about travels, and therefore wouldn’t have to sort out photos for the blog either. But New Zealand is just so stunning, and the photos are mounting up quickly. So I have found a suitable compromise, I […]

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Dog Eared Publications.

My timing for setting up a new publishing company could have been a bit better. By Christmas I had stayed a couple of months longer than I had originally intended in Whitehorse, and the weather really was getting colder than I like. When it dropped below -20 deg C I had had enough, and with […]

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A publisher’s journey (Part 4)…

Having gone through the process involved in setting up Wider Vision Publishing in order to publish “A Life Sold”, it occurred to me that I have left open the possibility to publish other books too. I am now interested in helping out others who have their own stories to tell, and am open to all […]

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A publisher’s journey (Part 3)…

To become a publisher is relatively easy, depending on where you live. With my home base being in Australia formalities were minimal, and eventually I set up Wider Vision Publishing, in order to be able to deal direct with my Print On Demand (POD) print and distribution company. It took quite some time, however to […]

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A publisher’s journey – Part 2

The final goal on my list of 100 was to secure a book deal for the whole eBay sale/goal achieving adventure, and I came pretty close to achieving that. I had a literary agent in London, and another person in LA interested in representing me. However, by the time the book was almost complete, I […]

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A publisher’s journey – Part 1

Happy New Year, welcome to 2011. I hope you all had a great Christmas and a wonderful New Year. I wonder how many of you have been working on your New Year Resolutions. I am not really one for making resolutions, and have never had a great track record of sticking to them. However, as […]

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Happy New Year.

As midnight approaches on the last day of 2010, I am enjoying a few beers on the beach at Evan’s new home on the coast just north of Los Angeles. It has been a fun year, filled with fun, excitement and surprises. As my year began in January, alone at my brother’s house in London, […]

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On the road again…

Well, my time in Canada is now at an end, as I only had a six month tourist visa, and that was due to expire in early January. My original plan had been to head south around mid-October, but the book-writing took a little longer than I had originally anticipated. I kept extending my stay, […]

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Tags, reviews, and “yes” votes…

I have been pretty busy over the last week or so with the first push for publicity for the book, and things have gone fairly well. I did a couple of interviews on local BBC radio stations in the UK, and several other interviews with online broadcasters too. I have created a new Press Coverage […]

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The Creative Penn.

I have been following Joanna Penn’s author blog for some time now. She has some wonderful tips and insights on book writing and publishing, and regularly features other writers and authors in here interview section. I made a couple of comments in reply to Joanna’s blogs, and mentioned one particular tip she had given which […]

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Amazon mysteries…?

Things have been going pretty well with the launch of the book on Amazon recently, and most previous Amazon issues seem to have been resolved. The book is now showing as fully available on the US and UK sites, and also as “In Stock” in France and Germany. However, somewhat mysteriously, it shows a taking […]

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Amazon availability…

Things are slowly getting back on track with the book sales at Amazon. The book shows as “In Stock” once again on Amazon.com, and has finally showed up as “In Stock” on Amazon.co.uk too. Canada, France and Germany sites still show availability as “Usually ships within 3 to 5 weeks”, but I am hoping that […]

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Amazon issues.

Arrrgghhh! At times this publishing stuff can be a bit of a challenge to the patience, let me tell you! The book A LIFE SOLD is published via Print On Demand (POD), through the world’s largest POD printer, LightningSource. This means that I do not have to pay for copies to be printed up-front. When […]

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Paradise lost.

I recently submitted a job application, bringing my total for the past three years to three applications, none of which have been successful!! ParadiseHunter.com sent me an email yesterday to regrettably inform me that I didn’t make it through the first part of the selection process, and they have now selected 40 semi-finalists. There were […]

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Book proof frustrations!

On 31st October I finished my “A LIFE SOLD” book and sent the completed files to the printer. The printer works on a Print On Demand basis, meaning that when a book is ordered, they print a copy straight away, put it together, and send it to the purchaser. There are two files – the […]

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The second “Best Job in the World”

I have just submitted my first job application for the last one-and-a-half years! You may remember the media coverage for the application process for the “Best Job in the World” in April 2009. You had to make a one minute video as your main part of an application for the job, which involved being “caretaker” […]

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Book finished!

I’m excited, and a little relieved too! Today’s the day! I have finally finished the book, and this morning I sent the files off to the printer! I have been at work on this pretty-much full-time since early July, and am very pleased with the final outcome. The book is called “A Life Sold”, and […]

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New Idea magazine article.

I have been very busy with the book recently, and have been making great progress. The writing part is now all but finished, just a few final tweaks to complete it. I have been busy with formatting it all for printing, and working on some marketing ideas too. I hope to have the files all […]

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Aussie radio show interview.

Early last month I did an interview for Australian radio station triple M, based in Brisbane. I was contacted by the producer of “The Cage”, the weekday breakfast show, hosted by a panel of four – Marto, Sully, Skip & Emily-Jade. I much prefer this sort of interview than the single host who had a […]

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First snow.

It’s the first day of autumn in Canada today, and the first snow arrived too. It has been below freezing overnight a couple of times now, and one morning last week the water buckets outside had an icy surface. But today the ground had a thin covering of snow too. According to the Canadian calendar […]

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Needle Mountain.

I believe I maybe have around a month left before the snows arrive here, and I am making the most of the beautiful sunny weather while it lasts. For about a week now it has been sunny every day, and by mid-afternoon it is lovely and warm. So on Wednesday I reached my book editing […]

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More dog-sledding.

Our couchsurfing guests have dwindled a little over the past couple of weeks, but perhaps because we limited visitors to weekends only for a while. Moe works through the week, and when she is at work it is my opportunity to get some work done on the “A LIFE SOLD” book. But with couchsurfers here […]

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Skagway, Alaska.

On Saturday the weather was lovely and sunny, and we decided to take a drive down to Skagway in Alaska the next day. Unfortunately it was raining on Sunday morning, and as we set off from home it looked like the weather was set in for the day. Emerald Lake, pictured below, must look lovely […]

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