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JennaGlatzer
10-17-2005, 09:24 PM
I pulled three all-nighters/all-dayers this week. My in-laws had to pick day-before-deadline day to come visit, right? ;) (I love 'em, so I didn't even tell 'em.)

I have some good newses:

1. No one has to kill Mike.

Well, you didn't know that you were supposed to have to kill Mike (rtilryarms), but it's okay because it's been called off. I've been waiting to go to sleep until I heard from him because he's the last person who didn't send me a bio, and I didn't want to send Lulu the manuscript without it. So I was becoming further sleep deprived and increasingly wacky, and was about to post a message asking people to please hunt him down. But Mike has now sent me his bio, so no killin' necessary.

2. Not one person pulled work from the anthology.

100% of the e-mails I received after announcing the Red Cross change were supportive and positive. We're all still on board. :) I wanted to wait until the deadline had passed in 3 time zones to make that official announcement. Thank you all for your trust.

3. We have a budget.

The kindly anonymous donor who I mentioned earlier has indeed donated $250 toward the cost of review copies. So anyone who wants copies to go to their local media but can't afford it, we have funding! Thank you, kindly anonymous donor!

4. I'm applying for grants.

It's a long-shot because we're not a registered nonprofit, but there are some individual grants I'm going to apply for on our behalf. I looked into the steps it would take to become a registered nonprofit, and I can't do it-- ironically, it's expensive to become a charity! I've written to my bank to ask how to set up a fund-- I know nothing about this, but I see that people do set up funds where people can contribute toward medical expenses, funeral expenses, scholarships, etc., so I think it should be possible for me to set up an SoS account for something like this. If there are costs and monthly fees involved, though, it may be more practical to handle things through a separate PayPal account, which was my back-up plan anyway.

5. - and most significant - The manuscript is... FINISHED!

I've proofread till the cows came home, and Katiemac and Alphabet helped. In about 30 seconds, I'm sending the file to Lulu. I figured I'd post here first to mark the monumental occasion. ;)

So... go, team! Round 1 is finished, and I'd say it's a victory.

biotales
10-17-2005, 09:41 PM
:) :hi: :Hail: :Hail: :Hail: :Hail: :Hail: :Hail: :Hail: :Hail: :Hail: :ROFL: :hooray: :hooray: :hooray: :hooray: :Jump: :Jump: :Jump: :Jump: :Jump: :Jump: ;) :partyguy: :partyguy: :partyguy: :partyguy: :partyguy: :partyguy: :Trophy: :Trophy: :Trophy: :Trophy: :Trophy: :Trophy: :Trophy: :Trophy: :Trophy: :Trophy: :Trophy: :Coffee: :Coffee: :Coffee: :Coffee: :LilLove: :LilLove: :LilLove: :LilLove: :LilLove: :Thumbs: :Thumbs: :Thumbs: :Thumbs: :Thumbs: :Thumbs: :Thumbs: :Thumbs: :Thumbs: :Thumbs: :Thumbs: :TheWave: :TheWave: :TheWave: :TheWave: :TheWave: :TheWave: :Jaw: :Cheers: :Cheers: :Cheers: :Cheers: :Cheer: :Cheer: :Cheer: :Cheer: :Fairydust :Fairydust :Fairydust :PartySmil :PartySmil :PartySmil :PartySmil :PartySmil :PartySmil :snoopy: :snoopy: :snoopy: :snoopy: :snoopy: :snoopy: :snoopy: :snoopy: :snoopy: :Hug2: :Hug2: :Hug2: :Hug2: :Hug2: :Hug2: :Hug2: :Hug2: :Hug2: :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :thankyou: :thankyou: :thankyou: :thankyou: :thankyou: :thankyou: :Cake: :Cake: :Cake: :Cake: :Cake: :Cake: :Cake: :Cake: :Cake: :Cake: :Cake: :Cake: :Cake: :Cake: :roll: :roll: :roll: :Guitar: :Guitar: :Guitar: :Guitar: :heart: :heart: :heart: :heart: :heart: :heart: :heart: :Sun: :Sun: :Sun: :Sun: :Sun: :Sun: :Sun: :kiss: :kiss: :kiss: :kiss: :kiss: :kiss: :kiss: :Clap: :Clap: :Clap: :Clap: :Clap: :Clap: :Clap: :Clap: :Clap:

Richard
10-17-2005, 09:44 PM
I REQUIRE INSULIN AFTER THAT POST.

awatkins
10-17-2005, 10:02 PM
Yay!!!! Awesome news all around, Jenna! Glad Mike dodged the bullet, too.

no need to post a smilie--Biotales handled that nicely. lol

CharmianChristie
10-17-2005, 10:07 PM
Wonderful news Jenna. Thanks not only for the detailed update, but for the hard work you put into making this project a reality. You're quite the inspiration.

Charmian - who can't function on less than 7 hours' sleep a night.

September skies
10-17-2005, 10:17 PM
:Clap: Hallelujah and Hip Hip Hooray
That is great news!
:TheWave::TheWave:

JennaGlatzer
10-17-2005, 10:19 PM
Okay, if I wasn't delirious before, biotales definitely just pushed me over the edge.

I would like to thank the makers of fine 7-11 coffee, to whom I owe my freakish stamina.

biotales
10-17-2005, 10:20 PM
Okay, if I wasn't delirious before, biotales definitely just pushed me over the edge.

I would like to thank the makers of fine 7-11 coffee, to whom I owe my freakish stamina.

Hey just doing what ever I can to help......

Kim Gogo
10-17-2005, 10:28 PM
This is the second time in the last five days that I have typed a response only to have the system lose its access and the message ends up lost.

Instead of typing the whole freakin' response again, suffice is to say, thank you, Jenna for keeping us in the loop, when we're rabidly interested in knowing how things are progressing. It's quite exciting to know that Lulu has their little hands on it now, too! :)

kim

Christine N.
10-17-2005, 10:42 PM
YAY!!! Yipee! I might be doing the Delaware author's day, the first week of November. My own book... probably won't be ready quite by then, but I'll still do promotion - see the artwork, get a bookmark, give me your address, type stuff.

I would love to be able to have copies/promote SoS stuff too! I won't know for definate for a week or so, but this is GREAT!!!

ChunkyC
10-17-2005, 10:48 PM
Yippee!! *pick your favorite smiley from biotales' post and insert it here*

MacAllister
10-17-2005, 10:56 PM
Jenna--SoBe NoFear, in the tallboy can: B-vitamins, herbal stimulants, 430 mg caffeine. You don't even wanna know how much sugar.

It tastes awful, but you get used to it.

Rose colored glasses
10-17-2005, 11:02 PM
WOO HOOOO!


:Clap:

paprikapink
10-17-2005, 11:33 PM
WOO HOOOO!


:Clap:


What she said. Yeah!

rtilryarms
10-17-2005, 11:55 PM
//1. No one has to kill Mike.//

Do you know what it takes to harm me? Put 'em up! Put 'em up.

//Well, you didn't know that you were supposed to have to kill Mike (rtilryarms),//

It was a gag order. OK gang, at the count of 3, everyone gag. 1....2......

//but it's okay because it's been called off.//

Dang it. what am I to do for excercise before my morning coffee?

//I've been waiting to go to sleep until I heard from him because he's the last person who didn't send me a bio, and I didn't want to send Lulu the manuscript without it. So I was becoming further sleep deprived and increasingly wacky, and was about to post a message asking people to please hunt him down. But Mike has now sent me his bio, so no killin' necessary.//

Wait 'till you see my bio. It'll kill ya!

Sorry Jenna, I was trying to keep a low profile.

AmyDoodle
10-18-2005, 12:34 AM
YES! :Clap: :Clap: :Clap:

Thanks to everyone who blew past giving 100% several percents ago.

And so glad Mike squeaked through. Murder is messy and makes us late for dinner.

KimJo
10-18-2005, 01:35 AM
hooray!

Sully
10-18-2005, 02:08 AM
Great news, Jenna!

Mary

Vanessa
10-18-2005, 02:12 AM
Thanks Jenna. I don't see how you're doing it, with your own work and all. The dedication is commendable. Now go get about 3 days of sleep, relaxation, hubby time and Jenna time! :D

Ken Schneider
10-18-2005, 03:07 AM
Wereeeeeeeeeeee off.

Great job everyone.

Now what? lol.

To Jenna, Mac, and all who worked really hard on this wonderful project.

I bow in humble thanks.

Moondancer
10-18-2005, 03:47 AM
:) :hi: :Hail: :Hail: :Hail: :Hail: :Hail: :Hail: :Hail: :Hail: :Hail: :ROFL: :hooray: :hooray: :hooray: :hooray: :Jump: :Jump: :Jump: :Jump: :Jump: :Jump: ;) :partyguy: :partyguy: :partyguy: :partyguy: :partyguy: :partyguy: :Trophy: :Trophy: :Trophy: :Trophy: :Trophy: :Trophy: :Trophy: :Trophy: :Trophy: :Trophy: :Trophy: :Coffee: :Coffee: :Coffee: :Coffee: :LilLove: :LilLove: :LilLove: :LilLove: :LilLove: :Thumbs: :Thumbs: :Thumbs: :Thumbs: :Thumbs: :Thumbs: :Thumbs: :Thumbs: :Thumbs: :Thumbs: :Thumbs: :TheWave: :TheWave: :TheWave: :TheWave: :TheWave: :TheWave: :Jaw: :Cheers: :Cheers: :Cheers: :Cheers: :Cheer: :Cheer: :Cheer: :Cheer: :Fairydust :Fairydust :Fairydust :PartySmil :PartySmil :PartySmil :PartySmil :PartySmil :PartySmil :snoopy: :snoopy: :snoopy: :snoopy: :snoopy: :snoopy: :snoopy: :snoopy: :snoopy: :Hug2: :Hug2: :Hug2: :Hug2: :Hug2: :Hug2: :Hug2: :Hug2: :Hug2: :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :thankyou: :thankyou: :thankyou: :thankyou: :thankyou: :thankyou: :Cake: :Cake: :Cake: :Cake: :Cake: :Cake: :Cake: :Cake: :Cake: :Cake: :Cake: :Cake: :Cake: :Cake: :roll: :roll: :roll: :Guitar: :Guitar: :Guitar: :Guitar: :heart: :heart: :heart: :heart: :heart: :heart: :heart: :Sun: :Sun: :Sun: :Sun: :Sun: :Sun: :Sun: :kiss: :kiss: :kiss: :kiss: :kiss: :kiss: :kiss: :Clap: :Clap: :Clap: :Clap: :Clap: :Clap: :Clap: :Clap: :Clap:


Ummmm... I echo these sentiments. I got dizzy looking at it so I didn't want to attempt trying to copy. Will a quote do as well?

biotales
10-18-2005, 03:51 AM
GGGGGGGGGGGGEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEeeeeeezzz guys can't I show a little love an excitement here.... I mean.... wheres the love....

BJ Bourg
10-18-2005, 05:15 AM
Jenna,

GREAT JOB!!!

Mike,

CONGRATULATIONS!!! (putting rifle back in gun closet)

Gillian
10-18-2005, 09:54 AM
Wow! Utterly awesome and a big sigh of releif, all at once.



Gillian

mommie4a
10-18-2005, 06:08 PM
Thank you THANK YOU!!!!

Dare I ask, what's next? Oh - I guess I did. :)

Jean Marie
10-18-2005, 06:33 PM
You should be very proud of yourself Jenna-you did a magnificent job!! Thanks to you and Mac and everyone else.
And Mike-phew!!

Cabria
10-18-2005, 07:29 PM
I pulled three all-nighters/all-dayers this week. My in-laws had to pick day-before-deadline day to come visit, right? ;) (I love 'em, so I didn't even tell 'em.)


Now that's a true testament to strength! lol

Thanks Jenna to you and all who have dedicated so much of their time, talent and energy to this amazing project! It's an accomplishment to be very proud of...

Debbie :)

rtilryarms
10-18-2005, 09:48 PM
Thank you THANK YOU!!!!

Dare I ask, what's next? Oh - I guess I did. :)

Wilma

Alphabet
10-19-2005, 12:31 AM
:) :hi: :Hail: :Hail: :Hail: :Hail: :Hail: :Hail: :Hail: :Hail: :Hail: :ROFL: :hooray: :hooray: :hooray: :hooray: :Jump: :Jump: :Jump: :Jump: :Jump: :Jump: ;) :partyguy: :partyguy: :partyguy: :partyguy: :partyguy: :partyguy: :Trophy: :Trophy: :Trophy: :Trophy: :Trophy: :Trophy: :Trophy: :Trophy: :Trophy: :Trophy: :Trophy: :Coffee: :Coffee: :Coffee: :Coffee: :LilLove: :LilLove: :LilLove: :LilLove: :LilLove: :Thumbs: :Thumbs: :Thumbs: :Thumbs: :Thumbs: :Thumbs: :Thumbs: :Thumbs: :Thumbs: :Thumbs: :Thumbs: :TheWave: :TheWave: :TheWave: :TheWave: :TheWave: :TheWave: :Jaw: :Cheers: :Cheers: :Cheers: :Cheers: :Cheer: :Cheer: :Cheer: :Cheer: :Fairydust :Fairydust :Fairydust :PartySmil :PartySmil :PartySmil :PartySmil :PartySmil :PartySmil :snoopy: :snoopy: :snoopy: :snoopy: :snoopy: :snoopy: :snoopy: :snoopy: :snoopy: :Hug2: :Hug2: :Hug2: :Hug2: :Hug2: :Hug2: :Hug2: :Hug2: :Hug2: :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :thankyou: :thankyou: :thankyou: :thankyou: :thankyou: :thankyou: :Cake: :Cake: :Cake: :Cake: :Cake: :Cake: :Cake: :Cake: :Cake: :Cake: :Cake: :Cake: :Cake: :Cake: :roll: :roll: :roll: :Guitar: :Guitar: :Guitar: :Guitar: :heart: :heart: :heart: :heart: :heart: :heart: :heart: :Sun: :Sun: :Sun: :Sun: :Sun: :Sun: :Sun: :kiss: :kiss: :kiss: :kiss: :kiss: :kiss: :kiss: :Clap: :Clap: :Clap: :Clap: :Clap: :Clap: :Clap: :Clap: :Clap:

Woo, that gave me a bit of a smiley-rush - It makes me think someone ought to call William Haskins over --- yoo-hoooo!!!:hi: over here william!! :roll:

And, btw, what have you got against dancing bananas?????
I've a whole bunch of friends who want to know!!!!
( :banana::banana::banana::banana: :banana::banana::banana::banana: :banana::banana::banana::banana: )

biotales
10-19-2005, 12:50 AM
Woo, that gave me a bit of a smiley-rush - It makes me think someone ought to call William Haskins over --- yoo-hoooo!!!:hi: over here william!! :roll:

And, btw, what have you got against dancing bananas?????
I've a whole bunch of friends who want to know!!!!
( :banana::banana::banana::banana: :banana::banana::banana::banana: :banana::banana::banana::banana: )
Listen you... I did not include the Dancing thingies... because they are not Naturel................... they are.... dare I say on a open board...., they are ICKY.... and should be banned from spreading their un-naturelness around....

Kida Adelyne
10-19-2005, 01:04 AM
:) :hi: :Hail: :Hail: :Hail: :Hail: :Hail: :Hail: :Hail: :Hail: :Hail: :ROFL: :hooray: :hooray: :hooray: :hooray: :Jump: :Jump: :Jump: :Jump: :Jump: :Jump: ;) :partyguy: :partyguy: :partyguy: :partyguy: :partyguy: :partyguy: :Trophy: :Trophy: :Trophy: :Trophy: :Trophy: :Trophy: :Trophy: :Trophy: :Trophy: :Trophy: :Trophy: :Coffee: :Coffee: :Coffee: :Coffee: :LilLove: :LilLove: :LilLove: :LilLove: :LilLove: :Thumbs: :Thumbs: :Thumbs: :Thumbs: :Thumbs: :Thumbs: :Thumbs: :Thumbs: :Thumbs: :Thumbs: :Thumbs: :TheWave: :TheWave: :TheWave: :TheWave: :TheWave: :TheWave: :Jaw: :Cheers: :Cheers: :Cheers: :Cheers: :Cheer: :Cheer: :Cheer: :Cheer: :Fairydust :Fairydust :Fairydust :PartySmil :PartySmil :PartySmil :PartySmil :PartySmil :PartySmil :snoopy: :snoopy: :snoopy: :snoopy: :snoopy: :snoopy: :snoopy: :snoopy: :snoopy: :Hug2: :Hug2: :Hug2: :Hug2: :Hug2: :Hug2: :Hug2: :Hug2: :Hug2: :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :thankyou: :thankyou: :thankyou: :thankyou: :thankyou: :thankyou: :Cake: :Cake: :Cake: :Cake: :Cake: :Cake: :Cake: :Cake: :Cake: :Cake: :Cake: :Cake: :Cake: :Cake: :roll: :roll: :roll: :Guitar: :Guitar: :Guitar: :Guitar: :heart: :heart: :heart: :heart: :heart: :heart: :heart: :Sun: :Sun: :Sun: :Sun: :Sun: :Sun: :Sun: :kiss: :kiss: :kiss: :kiss: :kiss: :kiss: :kiss: :Clap: :Clap: :Clap: :Clap: :Clap: :Clap: :Clap: :Clap: :Clap:

What they said.

Robin Bayne
10-20-2005, 01:56 AM
And, btw, what have you got against dancing bananas?????
I've a whole bunch of friends who want to know!!!!
( :banana::banana::banana::banana: :banana::banana::banana::banana: :banana::banana::banana::banana: )


I don't know that one either, although I was warned when I first joined the board some members have a real problem with the little yellow guys.

Very glad on the progress being made!!