Monthly Archive: March 2010

SerpentStone Ostara

I was blessed when my “little sister” Aianna decided she would love to drive me to my Family’s Ostara Festival this weekend (along with her son, Tristan).  I wish to name those who further blessed me over this weekend:

Owl, Mau, Rhiannon, Mortir, Meade, Bearhammer, Kelshei, Deerhawke, Brigid, 5, and landowners Cathy and Steve.  These people are among the dearest to my heart.  They would defend and protect me if need be, or just share conversations and hugs.  It was also great to see Dreaming Wolf and Spirit Wolf, Astarte, Phoenix Tears… the list goes on and on.  The drumming and dancing was inspired.  I would comment on the rituals and workshops, but was too sick to attend them.

There were many other blessings, despite the freezing weather Friday night, and many other wonderful people.  We also remembered our passed brothers and family members not in attendance.  The conversation Saturday night after Main Ritual was the type that would keep me alive for months, and I look forward to returning to beautiful Splendor Hollow come Beltane.  I attend every festival I can, especially those held at Splendor Hollow, regardless of my health, because my health and attitudes always are improved during these gathers and upon returning home.  I can’t wait to live closer to the site and have my own transportation, both of which should happen by this Autumn.

Hugs,
Me

It’s Official!

My signed, executed contracts to be Senior Editor for Eternal Press arrived in Monday’s mail.  Hard to say how excited I am for this improbable occurrence.  Not many get the chance to start a new career at age 55, and fewer still get promoted to Senior Staff at 57.  It was all through Grace, Isvara anugraha.

Hugs,
Me

It’s Official!

I have not yet received a copy of my signed contract… as Senior Editor at Eternal Press (a subsidiary of Damnation Books)… but the owner just officially announced that my email address is now SrEditorEternalPress@gmail.com …

My Aunt died just a couple months ago.  She always thought I would be the next great American writer.  I think she would be just as proud of me as Senior Editor.

We have a great group of editors and copyeditors, many (perhaps most) of whom I had a hand in hiring and have developed wonderful relationships with.  My husband-in-law, James, is one of these, and his wife (my 3rd ex) Beth has applied to our CEO to work – temporarily or permanently – on the company website.

Eternal Press tied for 3rd in a poll by members of Love & Romance Cafe, an online group of ebook readers, and many off our authors won several of their top awards (although only one won for a book we published).

I think y’all already know that Eternal Press was bought (effective Jan. 1) by Damnation Books.  There are currently no plans to merge the companies, although a few functions may be shared.  So I guess you could say:

I WORK FOR ETERNAL/DAMNATION, AND I LOVE MY JOB!!!!!

Hugs,
Me

Updates

Well, I was going to type something wonderful, but that will have to wait until next paragraph.  I just logged in and ONCE AGAIN had to use their New Updated Xanga Page, which I have refused to use many times over the past few years AND written them telling me to stop asking.  So if I get my hackles up and can’t get them back down, this could be my last post.  Xanga wants to do things I don’t need or want, and is not listening to me.

OK, now for the good news.  I just last night got offered a contract to be Senior Editor at Eternal Press.  The percentage offered was a point or two lower than expected, but the workload described was less than half what I’m doing now.  I am very happy… but will wait until I have a signed contract in my hand to announce it in the Outside World.  I’m telling my family, closest friends, and fellow Xangaers only at this time.

Hope I can get through to Xanga that I don’t like their improvements.  I know I’ve been too busy to post, but this is home for me.

Hugs,
Me