Okay– I have to admit, I’m in a little bit of pain. VULNERABLE, my baby, my first, has been continually kicked in the nuts on amazon.com, and yeah–it hurts.
But today, while sulking like a kid with a crappy report card, I was reminded (yet again) of why the mean people on amazon.com can kiss my fat white ass.
Galad– Galad sent me (because she’s between five and eight buckets of awesome) a lovely card, a LOVELY copy of Madeleine L’Engle’s book ‘Herself’, and (okay–are you all ready for a fibergasm?) a BEAUTIMOUS skein of Wollmeise in this heart’s blood color that defies description but catches my breath. I would ask Galad why she lavished me with such bounty–but I won’t. Galad is such a wonderful friend and e-buddy, that I shall simply take her generosity on faith and affection–she has certainly reaffirmed my faith and affection for my fellow man. (If anybody has some ideas for a crochet project in 575 yards of fingering weight wool, let me know… for some reason, my fingers are itching for some tiny crochet–maybe because it’s denser and the color just begs to be saturated… or maybe because it’s quicker and I want to work this stuff up asap!)
Elizabeth Gentry– This very nice woman is also struggling with self-publishing her own books and after some e-correspondence, she asked if she could give me credit on the inside front cover of her second book. I piss and I whine a lot, but I forget what it was like to be at the very beginning of this little journey, and SO certain that only my family and friends would EVER read my book–Beth keeps on hoping, and she seems to think I help her do that. How miserable can I be if someone who wrote a book thinks I’m an inspiration? I mean really, as a teacher, that’s the absolute best I can be. Thanks, Beth–I’m so very proud to be in your book:-)
Lorna Miller–This here is Lorna’s website. She’s trying to raise money for training and outreach for parents of children with autism–and she asked me to donate a set of the Little Goddess books for her silent auction. HOW COOL IS THAT? (Okay–I’m obviously sort of an idealist because I’m excited about giving my books away!) I mean–she asked for MY BOOKS to help raise money for something cool! I’m beyond honored.
The Cave Troll–who wanted me to pull a penny from behind his ear. He was afraid I wouldn’t know how before we started the trick, so he took the penny and shoved it in his ear first. He’s SUCH a five-year-old boy–that’s both charming AND gross!
All of you–including fawatson, Joy, Naidina, blondie, Eric, Leanne and Littlewitch who either just posted, contacted me on amazon.com, or, (in LW’s case) patted my shoulder as I whined– for reminding me that I don’t write for the people who hate my work but for the people who love it. You’re all more than worth the effort of pulling up my bootstraps and writing on.