The M3 Blog
This week saw the introduction to something I have been petitioned to do for a long time: the addition of memes and covers. I have been making covers on the sly for ages. I will be adding a page which will include them all, with instructions. I have two avenues…would you rather have them as downloads or as right-click-and-save?
More writerly posts are due up. One with which I have struggled… mainly because there is just no nice way to put it. Meh. It will go live sooner than I am ready for certain, but it will go live. Another is tips and tricks.
I am also taking requests. Stay tuned.
I am gearing up to release a new book on 01MAR13. It went to layout this week. Mantra has been a busy muse in more ways than merely the art I am producing at the moment.
Mantra’s Book of Shadows is a collection of dark poetry. Thus far, reviews contain the following words:
Overall, I agree. Book of Shadows will be available in paperback, PDF, ebook and Kindle in the RedmundPro book store.
Perhaps, I can manage to add a stop on the Book Tour to include this new book as well. There are still two review copies available. If you would like to review MBS, let me know in the comments or in the SIB.
This week saw my reappearance on Google+. After a few months of arguing, I convinced Google, again, I was precisely who I claimed to be. Seeing my credit card helped. Once they realized I have all of their products in the same name, companies notwithstanding, my new G+ profile is live.
Alongside it, the Redmund Productions G+ page is also live. Stop by and follow along. As with all my social media connections, I will not be flooding your streams with adverts for my things, but supporting the many talented people who pass through both M3 and RP.
Normally, this is the space where I turn things over to our contemplative orangutan. Today, Clyde is taking a breather. Instead, you are left only with me.
This has likely been one of the toughest weeks I have survived in years. Rest your worry, no one in my immediate circle is dead. The highlight reel of this week has included all of the following:
- Death of a Quaint’s husband (expected, sort of)
- Inequity of trust
- Planar levels of commitment
- Anniversary of death of someone I love and miss
- Corporate stumbling blocks (boulders)
- Minor technical difficulties
- Code, computer and human
- Termination of a business associate
- Emotional turmoil for close friends
- Attempted hacking
- Denial of ability
- Setback in cognitive development for my son
- Helplessness due to a refusal to be helped
Why am I sharing this with you? It is necessary in the virtual world to occasionally remind everyone I am not bulletproof. Although I uphold the importance and necessity of friendship, camaraderie and social outlets, they are not all as uplifting as need be to erase reality from our lives.
Each of us deals with heartache, heartbreak and tragedy on emotional, personal and corporate grounds in our own ways. While the surface may look smooth, never assume the rip tide beneath the surface is not there. Often, the events which make us the strongest are witnessed by no one who judges us as weak, for those who see weakness in us have no concept of the power of the current we fight to stay the course.
Those you may see as weak may surpass your own strength should you take the time to know what they have survived.
Until next time,