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225 posted 08-27-2005 12:01 AM       View Profile for Midnitesun   Email Midnitesun   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Midnitesun

well, as long as the proof hasn't landed in the pudding!
lol, that reply seemed funny when it first hit me, but maybe isn't LOL
it's getting late and I am just getting goofy, but wanted to holler

CONGRATS!
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226 posted 08-27-2005 11:53 AM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

Sue, I'm pretty happy too!

Larry...this is one time when blue is NOT the right color...LOL at your insight!

Thank you, Martyjo

Ringo...Nirvana...dare I dream???

Kacy?  You crack me up!!!

Truly truly truly...what a wonderful feeling to be sitting at one's desk, reviewing words not seen for over six months, all laid out in a display as I could have only HOPED for...my editor has Great Taste in what I would have liked in format and design...

and then they did something that surprised ME!  Of course, I cannot tell...yet.  LOL...

So of the 415 pages [WOW!] that were returned to me, I am on page 91 as I go through it one more time with a fine-toothed comb, and Visined-eyes.

Damn...am I one happy puppy!  Move over, Duncan...I'm coming to the porch!

Hugs, all!
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227 posted 08-27-2005 12:53 PM       View Profile for Martie   Email Martie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Martie's Home Page   View IP for Martie

Sissie....Every time you say proof, I think that you are saying poof...you know, the way you do?  
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228 posted 08-27-2005 01:26 PM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine



Thanks for the hefty chuckle, Sis...

I needed that!
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229 posted 09-11-2005 07:21 PM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

Hard to believe, it was almost one full year ago
that I/we/you started as one, and so; this kiss
of an interactive journal…of hit and miss,
sometimes tendencies to write, or just think,
and the year’s gone that fast, in a blink.


So much has happened to so many of us, it is difficult to fathom the unending goodness of our members, those who have come, and gone, those who stay, no matter what – and those to whom we’ve reached out to touch, in tenderness of circumstances, then doubling efforts in time of true crisis.

We take the scales and set upon them our highs, and our lows – sometimes they balance out; other times…they are tipped so heavily in adversity, we think we are alone with our weight of trials and tribulations.

But we are never truly alone, if we share.  And what is a true crisis? It can be as personal as one’s employment – all the way to natural catastrophes [as we have all seen recently.]

~*~

The Writer’s Nook



This is where I have been spending my time, recently, in the upper corner of the shaded area – the “offroom”; a combination bedroom and office, [“bedfice” just didn’t work for me!]  And when one believes in a lot of things, a lot of things can happen.

And so, it does, and life goes on, even when we wish we could stop the world and ask some whether or not they’d like to get off now.  [Chances are, they would decide to tough it out, and stay. My salute to serenity, and her family, for their amazing staying power…in light of everything…they’re one fine family of stick-to-itiveness].

So I’ve been standing here at this “do I / don’t I” spot of some good news, in face of all of the brown stuff that’s recently been handed out to our friends and family members.  Although serenity doesn’t know it, I had a little private chat with her today, and I heard her say, “what do you mean, you’re not letting people know what’s going on!  You foolish girl!  Get with it!”

Truth is – I did hear her say that…loud and clear.  Because if circumstances were reversed, I’d be telling her the same thing.  And when she gets back in full force and has time to spend with us again, I want her to know just how much she is in my thoughts.  So, serenity…this post is for you.

And then I had a chat with an angel.  And she seconded the emotion…of going ahead, and sharing some good news….

Today I sent back to the editors the second editing of the 2nd proof of my novel.  As hard as things can be, and as emotional as the last couple of weeks have been for so many of our “family”, you must know how sensitive I was when I wrote the editor last week and asked if I should change the main character’s name – as she was dubbed Katrina back in 2002.  I did not want anyone to think I would capitalize on our recent weather, or that I was hard-hearted and would capitalize on a “now” world-wide name.  In one way, I had to laugh.  Three years ago, when I shared with some folk the name of the main character, there was the remark, “Katrina? Whoever heard of such a name?”  Well, by now?  Just about everyone.

The editor said, “No, leave it alone.  By the time it [the book] comes out, people will most likely be wearing I Survived Katrina T-shirts.”  She could be right – because enough people heeded the warnings, as did serenity and her family – and got the heck out of the way.  Thank God.  

So many of us, and rightly so, can become hamstrung by our own choices. And when we rear up against where they lead us, we have to realize that it was by our choice we are where we are. Such as it is with all decisions – right down to how this freak of nature’s recent activity has once again become a political brouhaha; can we ever outguess Nature?

My sense is – we can only second-guess, so why are we wondering why no one can ever be prepared?  We are, in some ways, no better off then Pompeii.

And yet?  We are – when people heed the warnings, of all sorts.  Animals, forecasters, and even wiser folk….those who appreciate the sensitivities given them, and who share, willingly.

Serenity?  This post is for you.  You and your family are survivors – and you will come out ahead of the game. Whether you return home, or not, you will still bring to wherever you come to be, a strong sense of the best of what we know here – that is, survival is not for the weak, nor unwilling.  We are all very proud to know you as a poet, friend, and sister of heart.

And for my angel?  Thank you…


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230 posted 09-11-2005 07:40 PM       View Profile for Martie   Email Martie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Martie's Home Page   View IP for Martie

  Karilea is an author!!   Only authors have writing nooks...utterly charming as that one!
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231 posted 09-11-2005 08:51 PM       View Profile for Enchantress   Email Enchantress   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Enchantress

Karilea...I want you to know how very very proud I am to say I know you..
as a friend, a fellow Pipster, a mentor,
and now as a published author of what is going to be a Best Seller!!

I have never ever met a woman with such class, integrity, grace, beauty, and a tender touch of fairness.

Thank you for always being there, for not just me but everyone here at PiP.

Yes..leave the name Katrina..please.

My wiz says so!
He says it will work!
But, you have faster poofing powers than he does! heh heh


Love you lady~

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232 posted 09-11-2005 11:46 PM       View Profile for Bridget Shenachie   Email Bridget Shenachie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Bridget Shenachie

Karilea!

Just dropping in to tell you how very proud that I am - of you and your finished novel.  I am totally in awe of what you have accomplished, my friend.  Can't wait to see the first copy hot off the press.

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Sunshine, you always bring a bit of brightness to these blue pages. They have had to be a little extra blue lately. But do not let that diminish your acomplishments. We are all proud and will readily say, "I know her" when the book is out for us to buy. congratulations.. martyjo
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234 posted 09-12-2005 11:56 PM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

Ladies?

Thank you so much!

I got the "third" proof back tonight - cross checked it - most of my changes had been accepted - and the few that weren't - can pass - and...somehow?  The editor and I broke a few rules.  SHHHHHHHHH

I'm learning SO much, I'm giddy, bleary-eyed, tired, butt-sore, LOL...and

happy.

Things are coming together!

Thank you for checking in.
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235 posted 09-17-2005 03:07 AM       View Profile for iliana   Email iliana   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for iliana

SIL...... .....you make us all so proud.  When Cathy asked where you were the other nite, I told her I bet you were busy editing.  Looks like I guessed correctly!   ......jo
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236 posted 09-17-2005 09:59 AM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

Exactly so, Jo.  The process was not easy, and I have learned so much, as stated above. Combine that emotion with the day job, and I left myself wide open for various levels of stress to take over.  I absented myself from Passions a wee bit because I was simply overwhelmed with all that has been going on, not just with my life, but with so many others. It seems like one tragedy over another has taken place in the last few weeks, both here on my street, among my Kansas friends, as well as my thoughts for serenity's family, and others - and my body finally said, "it's 'back off' time."

But something has been sparked within me again to continue on with the second book and get it done and out of the way. [I can only hope that they don't name another danged hurricane after my female character!] I have a much better idea now of what is expected, and what to do to get the second one in even better shape than the first one was, prior to sending it in.  

The editor was wonderful. It is my loss to see her being transferred to another section of the publication department - but I have a feeling I will work with her again in some other aspect of getting book[s] published.  

In the meantime, my thoughts and prayers continue to go out to all of our Passions friends and their families who have come under the auspices of the hurricane, and the devastation to lives, homes, and communities it has caused.

However, a link was shared with me recently, and I wish to share it now with all of you that come in to read this IJ.

It did give me pause for belief and hope and an underlying sense that there are good reasons for sending down strong roots where one loves to live.

After reading through the first link, make sure you go to the second link...

. http://www.usm.edu/gulfcoast/friendship_oak.html

. http://www.usm.edu/gulfcoast/katrina/friendship_oak.html


I love you all...

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237 posted 09-23-2005 01:21 PM       View Profile for latearrival   Email latearrival   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for latearrival

Sunshine, Thank you so much for this url. I love the old Oaks. Amazing this still stands . Maybe there is hope for me.. LOL  best nartyjo
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238 posted 10-04-2005 07:00 PM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

Oh, Joy!!!!

~*~

From: Anthony
To: karilea
Sent: Tuesday, October 04, 2005 1:09 PM
Subject: Yesterday's Love

Dear Ms. Jungel,

Please find your cover design, attached as a PDF file. Read the back cover text carefully, as it is difficult to make changes once the book goes to print. Please confirm receipt within 24 hours so we can get your book to the printer on schedule.

Sincerely,

Anthony [last name]
Cover Designer
PublishAmerica

~*~

I would go ahead and try to manipulate a way to show this to you now...but...

I don't know how.  

Suffice to say, it seems that whatever talents I do possess all seem to be encapsulated in this book.

My response back to Anthony was, of course, to ask the questions of "who do I talk to now to find out the cost and proposed publication date - i.e., when is it going to go to market! You folks have been wonderful, asking about it in e-mails and such - and I'm so glad to share the fact that you're not alone! I want to start taking pre-orders, but it would be nice if I could know a price, don't you think?

I think you who are planning on ordering one, though, are going to be pleased just with the looks of it!

So I'm off to do the happy dance...as the days grow shorter to a winter of wonder!

Hugs,

Sunshine
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239 posted 10-04-2005 07:16 PM       View Profile for Martie   Email Martie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Martie's Home Page   View IP for Martie

Sissie....Can I dance with you???  Gleeeeeee!!  
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240 posted 10-04-2005 07:44 PM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

Of course! It seems time we could share some good news...the best being, of course, that serenity is once again back with us!
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241 posted 10-05-2005 09:55 PM       View Profile for SmartChick   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit SmartChick's Home Page   View IP for SmartChick

Welcome back, Serenity!
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242 posted 10-05-2005 09:58 PM       View Profile for SmartChick   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit SmartChick's Home Page   View IP for SmartChick

Congradulations Karilea! I am so happy for you.
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243 posted 10-13-2005 08:41 PM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

Just a little update for my friends.

It seems just yesterday, our southernmost friends of the USA were hit with two whammies…and so many of us stood by the wayside, wanting to do something…in the most helpless of all ways…all that most of us could do was give up our prayers, and I’ve a feeling there was a whole lot of prayer going on.  It seems, to my best knowledge, that those poets [of ours] who were in the path of the various storms, came out – in one piece.  Not whole, in the sense of what they were those days before the storm hit – but alive.  Children, husbands, wives, mothers, sisters, brothers…intact and in connection with one another.  For the most part, for what we know, those we know in the blue halls and walls…are safe.  Sane is another topic entirely, and I insert that little bit, for serenity.

And don’t we know, that where there is tragedy, somewhere else there’s happiness.  I believe that is why the word serendipity was created.  Some of us experienced some good things, while bad things were happening to our friends.  So, we waited until the family was together again [remember how quiet the boards were?] until we could count noses, again…and it seems that our family is coming home.

So, now that I have heard, and seen, of our southernmost friends, I would like to share a little bit with you.

Some good news.

In a very few short weeks I will be putting into Announcements and Links an “official” notice of the publication of Yesterday’s Love.  Some of you have seen the cover.  Some have not.  Here is its unofficial first unveiling:



My excitement has been…thankfully, around town, contagious!  That’s the fun! [The excitement of Passions’ members was always accepted, humbly, from all of you…for you’ve been my peers and compatriots for well over six years now…and this family, in particular, is full of nothing but love, and respect. How can I thank YOU?]

But the work is just beginning.  Some of you know that several months ago, my chiropractor and his wife, who were both excited with and for me, invited me to have my first official book signing at their offices.  The Mrs. had read portions of the draft, and wanted “more”.  Her husband, the doc, said, “hey, that’s not right.  She doesn’t like to read THAT much!”  He was so impressed that the story kept her going, that he insisted well over a year ago that when it was published, THEY would have the “grand opening”.  True to their word, I was asked to submit the following for their newsletter:
quote:

Yesterday’s Love

          Relationships in life are formed and kept in many ways; and some are surely meant to last forever.  Katrina Givens and Cora Jenkins are two uniquely different yet similar women who realize that there are reasons for everything, even if those reasons are not apparent at first.  Opening their hearts and minds to another plane and its many ambiguities, they accept the undertaking of resolving a mystery in order to try to reunite Samuel and Virginia Stinson, two lovers who had been deceased over one hundred and fifty years.  In giving unconditionally and emotionally of herself for others, Katrina’s life finds a new pathway to a forever relationship as well.

~*~


          And so it begins, the story of Samuel and Virginia that lived again through historical writings, only to awaken lives of today that are missing the timely magic of what could be.  A new author has made an attempt to bring a bit of yesterday to modern times, only to find that it is well in one’s past that we can find our own future.  

          Kempton Chiropractic is pleased to welcome Karilea Rilling Jungel and her first novel, Yesterday’s Love, for a book signing to be held on December 8, 2005, from 3 – 6 p.m.  Come talk with Karilea as she shares with you not only her new novel, but her love of writing as a whole, poetry as a hobby, and the following of a dream to fruition.  Come and learn, as well, the fact that she acknowledges that without the help of Kempton Chiropractic’s services, she doubts she would have been able to meet her own goals.


Plugs are good, but it is true – these people became not only healers of the physical body, but of the emotional give and take one goes through when it comes to giving birth to such an event  Such as it is, when the body fatigues, but the mind continues on. Sometimes we need a little assist to keep going.  There are several among us who understand this on a purely emotional level.  Thank you for that.

And so it begins.  The official publication date [yet another omen?] is on my birthday.  [Hey, God?  Thanks!]

However, pre-orders will be taken prior to the “official date” as I have asked, and received in very timely fashion, answers to my every question.  

Another thing I did…because I never want to assume of anyone, anything, and that was to ask Ron if it was “still OK?” to “advertise” in A&L.  In his typical giving fashion, Ron went one better.  He told me that if I write a plug for “a stranger”, he would place such on the Main Page.

The gifts of Passions in Poetry just keep getting better and better all of the time.

So, if I continue to seem “away” for a while, it is because I’m gearing up…and smiling all of the way.  Thank you…to all of you who have encouraged me, cautioned me, held me up, and floated with me…to all of you who continue to believe in yourselves, and work hard enough to follow your dreams [that isn’t easy, you know!] and…a final thank you…to one very well deserving young lady, who had a small laugh with me at a big storm, and understood why I would go so far as to badger the editor on whether or not I should change the protagonist’s name.

Both said No!

What is it they say?  Seeing is believing?  Well, that time is almost here!  Come, join me…and then dream...and write...on!


[This message has been edited by Sunshine (10-13-2005 09:37 PM).]

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244 posted 10-13-2005 09:13 PM       View Profile for Nightshade   Email Nightshade   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nightshade's Home Page   View IP for Nightshade

I'm so proud of you Karilea!!

I'm so happy for you !!

Brava dear, dear lady !!
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CONGRATULATIONS KARILEA!!!  

~Wishing you serendipity by the bucketful~
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246 posted 10-13-2005 09:44 PM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

Thank you, sisters...

we're going to have fun now!
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Karilea, you already know my thoughts, and looking at the past few posts on here, I am even more excited for you.
My only thought is... "do they actually serve tea?"

When is the official unveiling? I need to know when to start scanning the NY Times book section

When all is said
All is done
Still I live
And carry on-
Quiet Riot

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248 posted 10-13-2005 10:10 PM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

The "official publication" date is on my birthday, Ringo...

and believe me, I don't think I'm going to feel my age...

not by a long shot!
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249 posted 10-13-2005 11:37 PM       View Profile for Bridget Shenachie   Email Bridget Shenachie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Bridget Shenachie

Congratulations, my friend.  These are joyous days!

Shenachie
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