Saturday, April 29, 2006

Reply to My First Commentor, Eveline Maedel

Thank you, Eveline, for being the first to write a comment here and welcoming me to the Blogging World!

In reply to Eveline's comment, please watch for the REDESIGN of my author site and the home of The Cat's Meow for Writers & Readers Ezine, in which we will have a "subscribe button" right on the Home page...the new design and layout will be launched on June 1st, 2006.

Until June 1st, to "subscribe" to my ezine you must click on the "Contact Me" button, located at the bottom left-hand side of my web site, a blank email form opens up with my email address on there; just write in the body of the email your name & email address and in the Subject Line write "Subscribe" and I will know you would like to receive The Cat's Meow for Writers & Readers Ezine every month in your inbox! Of course after June 1st, this won't be necessary to do because we will have a "Sign Up For The Ezine" button which will be our "subscribe button"! Are you wondering if you must 'pay' to access my ezine and web site? If you are, the answer is no you do not have to pay; both are FREE to access and read. Also thank you Eveline, for bringing up a good question! If anybody else has any questions to ask, please do write in the comment box and I will answer them as honestly as I can.

I would love to stay here longer, because there was something I was going to write about that has been bothering me but, unfortunately, my husband is telling me it's time to go food shopping, etc. Things I must do inside the of the many drawbacks of being a 'woman' writer! Will write more at a later date. Take care everyone, and have a wonderful weekend now that the weather here in New York is getting nicer.

Publisher: "The Cat's Meow for Writers & Readers Ezine" (A Progressive Online Magazine)
Author: "Touch of Tomorrow - In Loving Memory" (book of poetry) and numerous short stories, poetry and articles published online & in print.

Saturday, April 15, 2006

Welcome to my first blog post: dated April 15, 2006!

Wow! Can't believe I'm actually blogging now! Though I'm a publisher and author, not too sure what we're supposed to write here but I know this can be an extension of sorts of my ezine. Haven't written in my AOL journal (which was supposed to be a Blog!) since last summer when my stepdad was ill in the hospital, he has since passed away as did my dad two months later (in October). My dad passing was a total shock because I hadn't even known he was as sick as he was... I still miss them both terribly.

But do realize life goes on, and the best way to honor them is to celebrate their lives and mine...and boy do I have a lot to celebrate! Publication of more short stories and poems I wrote made my whole year, and we have been gaining lots of new subscribers to The Cat's Meow for Writers & Readers Ezine! It warms me that so many people love reading the ezine I created to help get helpful information into the hands of those who may not have this info at there disposal, and to showcase up coming new writers and established authors.

One of my contributing authors started out as an up and coming new writer, and since being published numerous times in our ezine has now gone on to start her own freelancing business...thank you God for helping my contributing authors become as successful with their own writing. Now my ezine has gained a Bronze Award for Outstanding Achievement in Ezine Publishing and has lots of loyal readers and subscribers.

And, last but definitely not least, thank you God for sending Nancy Currie my way because without Nancy I wouldn't be able to publish The Cat's Meow for Writers & Readers Ezine every month... and she's been there for me when I wanted to just give up on the ezine publishing to concentrate more on my own writing. But I have since found a happy medium, where I set aside time to write, then submit my work to various markets, and still write, edit and publish my ezine. Oh, and that doesn't even include the household chores I must do as a housewife to keep our home nice and clean and livable! There is just not enough hours in a day to do all that we want and need to do.

I must sign off now, because I'm tired from being at the dentist's office 2 hours...yep, my dentist had me in that chair for 2 HOURS!!! As much as I like my dentist and his assistants, I jumped for joy when I finally got out of that chair, wasn't my idea of a nice way to spend a beautiful Saturday afternoon. HAPPY EASTER to all those who celebrate it!

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