lathriel: (no drugs)
-So have I already bitched here about being blocked from all social media at work? Cause that happened, which really sucks.

-But the book release party on Friday was AWESOME. So many people came to show their support and celebrate with us, I felt bad I didn't get to talk much to a lot of people :( But I signed my first books ohmygawd so now, I'm like, a real author!!! ;D

-But then there was the News that didn't come as a surprise: my older brother is probably getting a divorce. He found out about a month ago that his wife had been cheating on him for over a year (yes, that means while she was a bridesmaid in my wedding). I had known he'd kicked her out of the apartment for a few weeks, but I guess she weaseled her way back in but was saying shit like "i don't know if I love you enough" "I don't know if we can make this work" blah blah blah. He also found an email on her computer last week from Karen to a friend saying "I miss him" and the friend said "it's his birthday soon, you should send a gift." WHAT the hell? They went to a marriage counselor a few times, but I guess last week Adam (rightfully) pushed the issue and Karen said she wanted a divorce. My mind is blown- not by their getting a divorce, but by the fact that a person could be so fucking two-faced, being in my wedding party, spending Christmas with us, accepting gifts from us, and having the BALLS to tell me when I was having a fight with Jared "oh you can call me to talk whenever!" Ugh. I'm disgusted and enraged. But mostly I just want my brother to be happy. I know he still (thinks he?) loves her, but he's accepting that this might be the only way for him to have a happy marriage... with someone else.

-But to sandwich with some good news, I've been contacting various fantasy/fairytale magazines to see if they'd like review copies of TPaL, and I've gotten some bites! Next time I publish (Winter 2011!) I hope I'll have proof copies out ahead of time.

-I have to work from 8:30 to 7 Monday through Thursday this week to cover taking off this Friday. Sometimes I hate my job. I'd rather just lose a day of pay, you know? My LIFE is not this effin' office job. I'm a wife, too, and HEY a person with passions, and an author who needs to write. I also have to work till 7 Tuesday and Wednesday next week because I took a half day that Friday to go to a co-workers wedding. And before and after I go to Israel I have to work 8:30 to 8:30 all week. Did I mention we don't get overtime? Yeah, that's illegal, I know. But they just move the hours around to the hours you missed.

-But some good news: we're going to be talking with a realtor when I get back from Israel! Housey house we're a-comin' to find you!

That is all. :|
lathriel: (eek)
An independent ebook publisher reviewed my short story, A Lover and its Ghosts!

Read the review here :D

Yaaaaaaaaay!

Duh

Mar. 10th, 2011 02:21 pm
lathriel: (violin)
I can't really follow the two entries Sarah has made in the last 48 hours. Needless to say, we both know, and I think some of you must know it too by now, that we are constantly matched at a strange energetic level. Up weeks are up weeks, down weeks are down weeks. And as writers, we've discovered truths about ourselves and our crafts and our callings at times so synchronous as to almost be simultaneous.

So without fanfare I am announcing two things:

1) when I get TPaL back from the editors who are looking at it, I also am going to be self publishing.

2) and then I'm going to spruce up The Hierophant, and get that out there too.

For a slight elaboration, check out my entry on Tell Them Stories.

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Dec. 23rd, 2010 12:07 pm
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Okay, screw Create Space, I found a site (authorhouse.com) that offers a better package at half the price. Not 100% sold there either, but it's a firm NO to createspace in the meantime. There's a lot of research I'm still doing, and I don't expect to commit any time soon, but finding all these different options is exciting. I have a lot of thoughts on the matter of self publishing and other independent production ideas, but that I'll have to write out next week because...

Apparently we are off from work ALL next week (without pay), and potential the first THREE weeks of January. Ugh. I don't think that's going to happen, but it's a possibility. Basically, because all of our contracts are over with, the company would lose money having us come in until the new contracts begin. It is supposed to be a very busy quarter for us, so i'm not worried about getting laid off or anything. I just wish there was a better system in place so I could have known ahead of time and made arrangements.

But, on the bright side (ALWAYS LOOK on the BRIGHT SIDE) I have at least a week to relax. And I WILL be relaxin'. Meditating, writing, getting some Bikram in (hopefully). Going on long walks. Napping :p

So that's good :)

Tonight is Christmas Even for Jared and I- we're having our own Christmas morning tomorrow so we're not rushed Saturday. Then I've got to make my Chipotle Mashed Sweet Potatoes for dinner the next day, and then we're off to my Aunt Cathy's place for our traditional Christmas Eve debauchery, lol. We were talking about trying to find a good place to go for midnight mass, but all of them start too early for my liking- 10:30 is nowhere close to midnight ;p

So if I'm not online until after then, I hope you all have a wonderful holiday!

You Guys.

Dec. 21st, 2010 01:35 pm
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You guys. I want to show you what the cover artist has been sending me as she nears the end of the process (it's an etching! AN ETCHING!!! :D), but I won't. Because I am selfish, and I want to WOW you with the final product. But I will show you the original sketch that made me decide to chose the artist.



It's just a rough sketch, but guys... GUYS! The two prints she's shown me so far are AMAZING.

In related news, since I'm taking down the text for TPaL at the end of Deciembre, I think I'm going to use that wordpress account as my author's blog, and begin to journal the process of publication there. I'll probably cross post things of any real importance here.

Also, I had a conversation with Jared yesterday about mp3s and ebooks and all kinds of indie art/artisan movements that really makes me feel like the little guy is taking his power back, while at the same time empowering the consumers. I'll have to write more about it later, but it's got me excited for my prospects as a self-publisher. :)

And tonight: Solstice Ritual!! :D

Happy Solstice, one and all!
lathriel: (violin)
Jared is going to Auburn tonight, so I'm going to get my paints out and have at it. I talked to a few illustrators about interior illustrations for TPaL, and the bottom line is that we can't afford to pay someone else to illustrate at the moment. So I'm going to give it a crack. I have a... "unique" style. I don't know, I used to think I had some talent but a former boyfriend told me that I didn't (:P), and even though I know I shouldn't listen to one other person... it's hard to not hear that whenever I struggle with an image. I am NOT the most accomplished visual artist. But I like it. And I do think I'm decent some of the time. Anyway, I'm going to try to create interior illustrations for TPaL (11- one for each Part and the Prologue), and from there, think of images to use for a cover. Cause... guys...

I think I'm going to self publish. )

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