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JennaGlatzer
10-09-2005, 04:56 AM
I know I haven't given any updates in a few days, but I want you to know there's a lot going on behind the scenes.

I've filled out an "application" with the Red Cross so they can sort-of background check me and make sure I'm no con artist.

I've sent a bunch of questions to Lulu and am waiting for responses.

Richard has designed a fantastic site prototype.

Good Word (Lisa) has done the copy-editing; I'm going over that now. In doing so, she made some strong suggestions about a couple of things that need to be added/changed overall, and they were things that had been bugging me, too, so I'm soliciting a few more essays right now from people with different religious and ethnic backgrounds. I'm also making some changes to the order of the pieces.

I'm still adding in bios and little things.

A number of people you haven't "met" here have written to offer publicity help.

One small alteration has been made to the front cover, and Danny has given me final versions of both the front and back cover now (looks great!).

I appreciate the breathing room. We're going to move to the proofreading stage soon, and you'll have an opportunity to check your final piece before it's printed, just to make sure we didn't make any changes you hate.

Someone from Lulu has offered to help us with the formatting (there are some tricky parts, like proper page numbering and table of contents).

I'll check back when I have more to report.

Ken Schneider
10-09-2005, 05:00 AM
Thanks for the update, Jenna.


Ken

awatkins
10-09-2005, 06:14 AM
Sounds great, Jenna! Thanks for the updates. :Hug2:

Cabria
10-09-2005, 06:17 AM
Thanks for all your hard work Jenna! We really appreciate all that you're doing!

Debbie :)

JennaGlatzer
10-09-2005, 06:38 AM
AND I forgot to mention that Charlie and Sharlene have finished (I think?) the poster and a bookmark!

P.S. You're quite welcome, though others have had harder jobs than I did this week!

sthrnwriter
10-09-2005, 06:59 AM
Wow, sounds great. Thanks Jenna and everyone else that is working hard to put this together! It's much appreciated. :)

Vanessa
10-09-2005, 07:12 AM
Jenna, I know this whole thing means so much to you and has been a long haul. It is so well appreciated that you and all of the others are committed to bringing Stories of Strength to it's greatest potential. You guys are professionals, and it's good knowing that you all care about every little detail. This kind of dedication is what will make Stories of Strength a huge success. And as your idea came to light about a month ago, it will surely shine on forever, in so many ways. So thanks to all of you for what you are doing.

September skies
10-09-2005, 07:53 AM
Thank you Jenna -- and all the others who have worked so hard. We'll continue to be patient because we know in the long run, it will all come together beautifully.

biotales
10-09-2005, 04:14 PM
:kiss:

ChunkyC
10-09-2005, 04:56 PM
AND I forgot to mention that Charlie and Sharlene have finished (I think?) the poster and a bookmark!
Yes, we sent Jenna a proof of a bookmark, sort of a little extra, and she seemed to like it. (thanks, Jenna!)

Sharlene is on her days off, so yesterday I made a few copyediting fixes myself that Jenna requested on the poster and replaced the low-res cover image with the hi-res one. I printed out a proof and I think it looks quite nice. If y'all can hang in over this long weekend, I'll sit down with Sharlene on Tuesday morning and make sure I didn't mess up her work before rendering a small enough image of it to post here for you to have a squizz at.

Now that I have a couple of days off from the day job, I'll be working on a logo design that folks can add to their business cards, etc. Stay tuned for an update on that.

Moondancer
10-09-2005, 05:13 PM
:Hug2: to all of you working so hard.

KimJo
10-09-2005, 06:02 PM
Thanks for the update, Jenna! And huge thanks and hugs to everyone who's working so hard to pull this together!

jdkiggins
10-09-2005, 06:21 PM
Thanks for the update, Jenna. And thanks to all who are working so hard to make the project a reality!

Paint
10-09-2005, 07:41 PM
Everything sounds great! Thank you for the update and everyone's hard work!

God Bless!

Sully
10-09-2005, 08:06 PM
Jenna,

It is amazing what all of you are doing! Thanks for the update.

Mary

JennaGlatzer
10-10-2005, 03:06 AM
:kiss: to all of you.

Judy Gruen is going to be joining us... you may recognize her name from her humor columns or her two books, Till We Eat Again and Carpool Tunnel Syndrome. A terrific writer.

ChunkyC
10-10-2005, 04:29 AM
Whoo hoo! Welcome, Judy!

And ... we have an SoS logo:

Alphabet
10-10-2005, 04:37 AM
Chunky that is really truly absolutely wonderfully sensationally astoundingly brilliant!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
And even THAT can't express it properly or with any justice to its quality.

Alphabet
10-10-2005, 04:40 AM
hmmmmm...... jsut a question. But, can that be used as the spine title too?

Shwebb
10-10-2005, 04:51 AM
Love, love, love the logo. Enough to post my love, even though I don't usually post a comment that should be obvious or to second a post already stated. But

I LOVE it!

Jean Marie
10-10-2005, 05:31 AM
Absolutely far out and incredibly gorgeous!!!! Yikes, Chunky, outstanding.

Is this what we should use on our web pages??

ChunkyC
10-10-2005, 06:03 AM
Well, thank you all for your positive reactions. That truly makes me feel wonderful.

I don't see why you can't plunk it on your websites if you want. As a logo, it will serve as the official visual identifying mark of the anthology. That particular file is a 10K GIF file with a transparent background, so the background colours on your pages, or a business card, etc. will show through.

Keep in mind when planning what you want to do with your sites that Dawno is still working on buttons, animated ones, I might add. She has told me what she has in mind and I think they'll be fabulous.

Thanks again for the kudos, have a good night everyone!

September skies
10-10-2005, 07:28 AM
:Hail:ChunkyC, I love it. You've done some amazing things. This really stands out. Thank you.

September skies
10-10-2005, 07:34 AM
I don't see why you can't plunk it on your websites if you want. As a logo, it will serve as the official visual identifying mark of the anthology. That particular file is a 10K GIF file with a transparent background, so the background colours on your pages, or a business card, etc. will show through...

It didn't work for me. I tried and it came up with a black background (my web background is kind of yellow) But then again, I just did a copy/paste thing. Is there another way to get it?

dragonjax
10-10-2005, 03:01 PM
You guys are doing an amazing job. Thanks to everyone making this possible!

biotales
10-10-2005, 03:36 PM
chunky....
:kiss: :Hail: :Hug2:
Thanks....
Your just one sexy looking, hard working guy.... and we love you for it...

JennaGlatzer
10-10-2005, 03:58 PM
Pssst... and... it's his BIRTHDAY!

:TheWave:

We love you, Charlie! Happy day!

Moondancer
10-10-2005, 04:03 PM
:Cake: :partyguy: :Hug2:


Happy Birthday, CC!

biotales
10-10-2005, 04:03 PM
Pssst... and... it's his BIRTHDAY!

:TheWave:

We love you, Charlie! Happy day!

Chunky..... How cool is thissssssssssss....
HAPPY BIRTHDAY... YOU BIG SEXY THING YOU....
:kiss: :kiss: :kiss: :heart: :heart: :heart: :Guitar: :Cake: :Cake: :Cake: :Cake: :Hug2: :snoopy: :snoopy: :PartySmil :PartySmil :PartySmil
cake for everybody....

ChunkyC
10-10-2005, 06:57 PM
Aww, you guys.... :kiss:

September -- not sure why it's not working for you. Perhaps there's something with how the image was transferred to here when I attached it, or wherever you tried it can't handle the transparency for some reason. Ah well, we'll make it available along with the poster, flyer and all the other doodads, once we figure out exactly where to put them. I'm assuming we'll have a download page on the SoS website, but an official decision on that hasn't been made yet.

CharmianChristie
10-10-2005, 07:06 PM
[QUOTE=JennaGlatzer]Pssst... and... it's his BIRTHDAY!
[QUOTE]

Happy birthday, Charlie. Do you get a birthday party or end up double dipping since it's Canadian Thanksgiving too? Hope you get a slice of cake AND a piece of pumpkin pie. You certainly deserve it!

Love the logo and will be adding it to my site.

Charmian

Yeshanu
10-10-2005, 09:53 PM
Hope you get a slice of cake AND a piece of pumpkin pie.


And a great big turkey...


You certainly deserve it!


:D

Kim Gogo
10-10-2005, 11:38 PM
Happy Birthday, Charlie! And happy thanksgiving to the Cdn contingent!!

kim

Susie
10-11-2005, 12:27 AM
Waht a wonderful project!!! And so worthwhile. Thanks so much to everyone and to Jenna for starting it!!! :Hug2:

KimJo
10-11-2005, 02:56 AM
Happy Birthday, CC! And Happy Thanksgiving to all Canadians!

September skies
10-11-2005, 03:01 AM
Happy Birthday Charlie! You are one heck of a guy. :kiss:
Cheers to you.
:Cheers:

sthrnwriter
10-11-2005, 04:11 AM
Happy Birthday, Charlie!! :partyguy:

mommie4a
10-11-2005, 05:52 AM
Happy Birthday Charlie! :)

ChunkyC
10-11-2005, 07:52 AM
Thanks for the birthday wishes, y'all. And I hope all you Canajuns had a great thanksgiving weekend.

BJ Bourg
10-12-2005, 04:22 AM
And as your idea came to light about a month ago, it will surely shine on forever, in so many ways.

That's the most amazing part...a short month ago this was merely an idea. Look what Jenna has done with that idea!

Take care,

bjb

BlueTexas
10-12-2005, 05:46 PM
Happy Birthday, Charlie...and thanks for the update, Jenna.

Such an amazing amount of progress has been made in such a short time, it boggles the mind.