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!


Eveline Maedel said...

Welcome to the blogword Roseanne!

Make sure you tell everyone how to sign up for your e-zine!

Sandy said...

Hey Rosanne,
Thought I would try once more to tell you what a wonderful ezine you have with so much to offer your readers and your new writers. You have done a most wonderful job and a very busy job at that,,,,you are greatly appreciated to all that have the pleasure of reading you and your ezine.......Sandra Hoynacki

Rosanne Catalano said...

Hi Sandy,
Thank you so much for the kind and wonderful comments about my magazine. Just wish I could afford to pay all of our great writers; working feverishly on being able to do that!

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