Ok,, so, um...more later when I'm not on the computer of death...I am officially engaged. Valentines Day...cliche I know but it is sort of an anniversary. My mom likes him!
So I have this friend who is a self-published author, he has three books on the market right now and he created his own little publishing overhead in order to do this. In the course of one of our discussions about this, I did what I normally do and presented an idea that just proves how silly I can be. I asked him if it would be possible to open up his little one man publishing trademark, and make it an actual publishing house. And off we go. Now I need some information, and where do I go for information? To you of course!
I’m looking for freelance editors and freelance artists to open a dialogue with, because within the year, I will be looking to contract people on a professional level, which means they get to earn some money and expand their portfolio! Some of the BEST editors and artists I have ever “met” have come from fandom, and this was the best place I could think of to come to for this kind of help. I’m leaving this post open to all, and I ask that my immediate flist repost this and help me spread the word.
My email is firstname.lastname@example.org
Went and saw the new Sherlock Holmes movie.
Last night the UMF held it's first annual charity casino night here in jolly old Evanston, and it was a success! We've become familiar enough in the community that soliciting donations and supporters is no longer like pulling teeth without any pain meds, and our sponsors donated enough to completely pay for the event! We also had several hundred dollars worth of door prizes that were raffled off, and our 4 top table winners walked away with some pretty amazing prizes (one was a night in a jacuzzi suite plus a dinner for two, another was a $400.00 package of fireworks). We will also be able to donate somewhere close to $2000.00 to Angels Among Us for this christmas season.
Having been the recipient for several years of organizations like Angels Among Us and the Angel Tree, it's been a pretty amazing and humbling experience to be a part of these events. I understand how desperate some of these families are, how the donations made at these events are the only gifts their children recieve during the holiday season, for some of the kids the clothes they get are the only new clothes they get the entire year, and the toys are the only new toys they get. As a parent, I know how devastating it can be to have your child asked what they put on their list to santa, and know that not one single request can be filled from your own pocket. I know what it is to dread christmas morning, because there won't be anything under the tree, and I know what it is to not even be able to get a tree. I still don't have much in the way of tangible items or money to donate, but I do have my time and my skills, and those things are just as important. This holiday season I urge all of you to remember what it's all really about. Donate an hour of your time somewhere, save your coffee money and buy stocking stuffers, do something in your community to honor the spirit of love and hope that the holidays are really about.
I love you all!
Happy Mother's Day to all the beautiful mom's, grandma's, aunts, sisters and friends on my f-list.
Hihihi! This livejournal is Friends Only, so this is the place where you leave me a quick little comment telling me why you'd want to be a part of that pretty little crowd!