AJ Martin: Blog

So The Damn Cretins Are Still Here!

February 16, 2016
Posted at 1:52 pm

It's been a while since I posted anything and the first Blog entry I checked was about the same CRETINS I complained about long ago.

I think that there should be a requirement when placing a low vote, perhaps 3 or lower, the respondent must make a justifying comment or the vote would not be counted.

In all honesty, I got so upset at low votes I stopped posting for over two years. I don't understand the cretins who just are purposefully hurtful. I personally wish they would either put up and justify their scoring or shut up, wither and a have horrible death.

Morgan's Interesting Milestones

May 8, 2014
Posted at 2:13 pm

I don't know if other authors keep track of things like ratings, readership and the length of their stories, but Morgan will reaching some interesting milestones in the next few days.

First off, my guess is Morgan will surpass 50K downloads in a couple of days. Claire, Book 1 is my only other story to have done so. Hence, I have to say, I've appreciated readers' response to the story.

Then, the story itself is second place of my stories regarding its size. It will soon pass the hundred-thousand word threshold.

Lastly since the release of the first few chapters the scoring has risen a full percentage point. I find that point very gratifying. Even 'Percy One Note' has graciously dropped his signature 'One Vote' upon Morgan.

Anyway, if you haven't read Morgan, you might find a new twist on an old theme and appreciate my efforts. I do hope so.

If you're one of Morgan's many readers, My Thanks. Just remember most authors, me included, appreciate feedback. It helps.


Morgan - Chapter 36 - Up and Ready To Read

May 3, 2014
Posted at 12:58 am

I released chapter 36 for Morgan and it's up and ready to read.

I've added another twist to Blair's bundle of tricks. Hope you find this one interesting.


Chuckle for the Day

April 29, 2014
Posted at 10:34 am

I, like I assume other authors here do, get comments. I've referred at times, what we speak and write, as The Queen's English.

Today I got a comment from a reader referencing that I was wrong. It's The King's English. He stated, being older, he was in school before the Queen's Coronation, therefore he must have learned not the Queen's, but the King's English.

I thought, my response might give readers a chuckle. It did give me one.


Hi there,

I guess you learned the King's English as did I, so to speak. But what of children of today. Aren't they learning the Queen's English? Or was it that she inherited it from her father which keeps it in his Realm. So perhaps you are right.

Whomever is the keeper of the language I just wish they'd made it simpler.

Although, Google gives a different spin on things. Doing a selective search I found, what since 1553 or thereabouts, it, the language, has been referred to as The King's English.

Although, in 1908, the Fowler Brothers took up the Torch with their book titled just that. So it might have become their language, but maybe not as their book was called The King's English.

But it might be also noted, that all languages do evolve. So it's not the King's English we all speak, as the book the Fowler's wrote is considered obsolete.

Hence, perhaps, it is the Queen's English after all.


Morgan, Chapter 32

April 28, 2014
Posted at 1:31 am

Chapter 32 is up and available. If you haven't looked at Blair's story of his love for Morgan and his special abilities, might I suggest you sample it.

Perhaps about 20,000 have picked up on the story so far, with perhaps an additional 500 finding it a day. That is something I know is not a blockbuster following as many authors have but it pleases me my story is being read.

With over 36,000 downloads, it has become my second most widely read attempt at writing. Statistics on SOL have to be extrapolated and of course that's what I've done here.

As my ideas for Morgan, Blair, their parents and associates continue, I hope readers will find following their progress interesting. I assure there will be a few hard knocks, which any life, real or imagined has to endure. Of course, good times will prevail.

Additionally, please vote and comment. Suggestions are always welcome as are comments on the variety of my writing's miscalculations.