Sep 12, 2013 - 8:30 pm
Thank you, Marie for opening a post about this subject.
I'm finally on my feet on after another tough cycle and had wanted to open this post for awhile now. We'll tie it in to the one you opened, but I wanted folks to hear it from me. This is a big day for me and I want to enjoy some of it this time:)
First, it should be available online when they post it, so it will be available for viewing when they supply me the link when they publish the article.
I've approved all of the final layouts and content. It's a little different from the piece I originally wrote for you guys....I own the copyright to my original story. They removed a few of my brushstrokes so it reads a little different....but stays true to the content and text of the story itself. It was important to get published and some sacrifices have to be made along the journey, so that one day all of my words may be heard, as written.
Still, it's a proud time and a big time for me, especially the way I've been feeling lately......we got published folks!
Now, although the article will be available for viewing online, there might be some of you out there that still might enjoy the look and feel of the real deal:) And if so, then I want to take care of you. I'm going to be framing my copy and hanging it down in my outdoor life center as a reminder to me on the collaboration it took to pull a project like this out of nothing and make it a reality...not only for us.....but for a potential audience of 460,000.
So, to celebrate my very first piece of published work, I wanted to put a copy in my friend's hands, if they would like a copy. You guys rode the roads with me and I'd like to share this bounty with you after so much hard work and luck.
Kitty Marie and I are teaming up on this project. We've wanted to work one together for a couple of years now....and I can't imagine a better one than this to show my love and affection to a dear woman who has stood by and supported me all of these many years. This one will be special....and I just want to share it with anyone who wants to be a part of it......and I also mean our International brothers/sisters too.....we're Semi;Colons, no matter where we reside...if you have an address, we'll get you a copy.....all you have to is let us know,
Now, don't worry one second about any money....
This post is a head count so I can gauge interest and know how many copies to order....the circulation editor will contact me and I can order then. Because, I authored, I get the copies for free....I only have to pay the bulk shipping and handling to my address. They order in increments of 25.....so I wanted to get the head count to see how many we're looking at. I know right now up to 100 copies, it's 46.25 for the mailing......whatever the head count was, I would place the order to get things started on my end.
So, if you want one, please contact Marie (lovekitties) as she requested.....she is going to help me with the address mailing labels and my return labels that will really help me alot!
(Marie) I've got an office supply story less than one mile up the street....so I can pick up the mailers here cheaper than having to send them....and will give me a chance to get out of the house and enjoy this project by taking some kind of active part. You and I can see about postage . I've got to figure that the mailer and postage would be between 1.50-2.00 a mag or something close.
Marie is going to help me with expenses to make sure everyone that wants a copy, gets a copy.....we know how hard finances can be for a cancer patient. Our mission is to provide....not burden. The idea is to share this wonderful memory with those that want to be parft of it in any form whatsoever....but if you want a copy, it's a done deal.....just let Marie know who you are...and Santa Craig will deliver.
But, right now, we just need to know the logistics.......how many folks want a copy?
I'll get the balll rolling from there.....and remember, my right hand (Marie) is heading up the addresses and such, so please contact her if interested.
Sooooo.....don't let this opportunity slip you by:) "Order Today - Don't Delay"
LOL! LOL! LOL!
Every copy ordered will be personally "signed"...along with an inscription to memorize this event:)
I love you and want those, new and old, who have supported me and my writings along the way to share in this part of my journey.....my story is your story....our thoughts and feelings inexplicably intertwined between one another....at times, so close that we can feel the other person's heart beat.
That's what I want to share with you.....and this is a good story in my life.....and this time, ALL OF US get to share in this one and roll around it for awhile and get some of it on us.....this time cancer does not wipe the smile off my face.....for the last 28-days it has done so......but not this time for my article.
I'm so looking forward to this,.....
It is a September/October issue so it could be popping any day now....I'll post the link when I know.....but until then, place your orders:)
Craig & Big Billy