Can You Save the Faeries?


Here’s a little something I’m playing with.  Let me know what you think!

You’ve heard it said that when children say they don’t believe in fairies that their lights go out. But they don’t die. Oh no, they don’t die.

When a fairy’s light goes out, they become nasty dark fairies. They miss the light so much that they become very bitter.

So instead of flying around doing good things, they do mean things. They don’t want to help young children believe in themselves.

Instead they whisper dark things in their ears. They don’t tell them to be nice and share. They tell them to take things that aren’t theirs.

They no longer leave money in exchange for your tooth as a special celebration.  They prefer to take away your shiny things, just because they can.

They bully around the fairies of light and tell you to do the same to your friends.  They take their money and kick them around.  Do you know people like that?

They pull dogs ears and make them yelp so mom and dad think you hurt the family dog. Is there any end to the mean things they do?

But there is hope yes there is.  There is something YOU can do!

It’s true that every time a child says they don’t believe in fairies one of their lights goes out,

But if you believe again their lights return!

YOU can bring back the fairies of light one by one!  Share this phrase with everyone you meet:

I believe in fairies, yes I do.
I believe in fairies, do you?

Say it with me, shout it out to the world!

I believe in fairies, yes I do.
I believe in fairies, do you?

Non-Profit Org for Writers


I have this idea. It’s been running in my head for several weeks. The idea is for nonprofit organization for writers. It would start with a forum as a means to get to know one another and support each other. There may also be an exchange of services board for help with alpha reading, beta reading, proofreading and other such things. Another board might be for a ‘Meet the Author’ forum so fans can talk to their favorite authors.'Writing' photo (c) 2008, Tony Hall - license: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nd/2.0/

In addition to the forums, I’d like to start with offering basic editing and formatting services for ebooks. Eventually I’d like to add content editing, book covers, and hopefully publishing services.

There would also be a Twitter feed announcing new members and announcing when members publish new materials.

In order to do this, I would need volunteers and donations. I’m not asking yet, I just want to know who would be willing. I don’t want ANY donations until this is a legal entity. I have a domain and hosting, but I need a logo designer and web designer (or an easy template).

I could do this as a regular business, but I’d much rather it be non-profit. As such, if it takes off, it could change the face of e-publishing. I’d really like comments, input, offers of potential future assistance…anything really. I need to know how to proceed here. I am just not sure where to begin with such a big idea…but the idea won’t let me go! Please help?

Midnight Ramblings – What do Indie Writers Need?


I woke up early for the route and I’m just awake.  I’m actually feeling much better!  Anyhow, I have so much to do and I can’t decide which project to work on, so here I am.

I actually started to read my current novel, but the first thing I read was a flashback, then the chapter ended with “What was happening to me?” and the new chapter bounced back to current day with no transition.  This stuff never bothered me before.  I’d just happily read and enjoy a story.  I’m not sure if this is a good thing or a bad thing.  I suppose my skill level must be increasing or I wouldn’t notice, but dangit, I want so badly to enjoy this story because it’s a really cute idea. *Sigh*  I wonder how this author has so many books out with all the inconsistencies I’ve read so far in this series. I’m in the middle of book 2 of 4.  Maybe she got better with subsequent books.  Maybe she finally got an editor.

This brings me back to my new project. I’d really like to offer some services for indie writers.  Granted I’m no content editor, but I can definitely do some editing on things like lack of transitions and inconsistencies. I’ve studied enough over the past year to probably complete my MFA twice over.  At the very least, I could be proofreader/beta reader and offer a few other services. I have a domain and hosting for the website already and I’m kicking around some ideas.  I’ve even got a few sites open on how to start a non-profit organization. I’d love some feedback as to what Indie writers need.

I wish my fairy godmother would just whisper in my ear what it is she’s guiding me to do with this.  I know the gods are leading me in this direction, I just can’t seem to get a clear picture on the answer.  So I kick and scream and tell them “Hey, I’m stupid here, you have to spell it out for me!”  I’m still waiting for that, but it’s getting closer.

If I had the right connections, I’d just jump right in and become an agent because I’m passionate about helping new authors make their way, but I don’t have those connections and I wouldn’t want to lead anyone down the wrong path.  I think if my idea pans out as I hope it does, agents will be knocking at my door, hoping for crumbs.  I wish I could truly pinpoint exactly what I need…

Help Universe!  I still need direction.

 

 

PS I know this is probably scattered, but what else would midnight ramblings be?  No editing desired LOL