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MarkPettus
11-03-2005, 05:47 AM
goes around.

Do you find that when you do nice things, nice things happen to you?

I do.

I sent the SOS press release out to everyone who ever said hello to me in an elevator at a media event. (I save business cards the way I used to save pennies. The cards are worth more.)

One of the editors I sent it to, replied and asked me if I would be interested in coming to work for her.

I have an interview tomorrow.

Zen and the Art of Book Promotion

Bonus!! I know what my next blog entry is going to be titled now, too.

ChunkyC
11-03-2005, 05:53 AM
I was just about to log off for the night when I saw this. Congrats, Mark! Go get 'em!

September skies
11-03-2005, 06:06 AM
Way to go Mark!

Jenny
11-03-2005, 06:08 AM
Wow. Great news. Good luck! And a lesson to all of us who throw away business cards.

aka eraser
11-03-2005, 06:38 AM
Congrats and good luck with the interview. :)

AmyDoodle
11-03-2005, 06:42 AM
Terrific! Don't ya love it when the pay it forward thing pays back as well? Warm fuzzies all around. Let us know how the interview goes.

awatkins
11-03-2005, 06:44 AM
Wow!! Best wishes for the interview. :)

Moondancer
11-03-2005, 07:45 AM
congrats and good luck!

AmyBA
11-03-2005, 08:09 AM
Wow-- that's amazing! Congrats and good luck!

sthrnwriter
11-03-2005, 09:19 AM
Congrats and good luck!

JennaGlatzer
11-03-2005, 09:37 AM
How cool! Good luck!

AdamH
11-03-2005, 09:58 AM
Congrats Mark! Good luck in the interview!

Alphabet
11-03-2005, 09:55 PM
Wow - now that is an advantage the other candidates just won't have. ;-)

Fantastic news but no more than you deserve!!

Good luck.

I bet we never knew creating the Stories of Strength anthology would be its own story of strength - surely it was the best title we could ever have chosen!

MarkPettus
11-04-2005, 07:26 AM
Wow. Thanks, everyone. I appreciate all the support.

First, the press releases I sent out started appearing in papers today, and another batch will go to press tomorrow. I hope they help sell some books.

Second, I wish someone would move the bookmarks and posters to storiesofstrength.com (the porn filters my company uses stop access to jennaglatzer.com, and getting the IT guys to do something about it will take longer than my generation has left).

Third, my interview went very well. She offered me the managing editor's desk at a small newspaper. I'll decide in the next week whether to take it or not.

Be nice to people, say nice things about people (when you can), and they'll remember you. I'm not nearly as talented as my good fortune would indicate. Networking really works. Who knew?

Kim Gogo
11-05-2005, 08:58 AM
That's exciting news! Congratulations! Let us know if you take it. It sounds like fun!! Gosh, I wish I could at least do something fun from 9-5.

And about the bookmarks, etc., they are on the storiesofstrength dot com website under the How you can help subdirectory.

kim

JennaGlatzer
11-05-2005, 09:52 AM
Yeah, but they're actually hosted on my site (jennaglatzer.com), and just linked to from storiesofstrength.com. I still wish I knew why my site is being marked as porn. ;)

Congrats, Mark! What a cool offer.

September skies
11-05-2005, 09:59 AM
I still wish I knew why my site is being marked as porn.

Jenna, I think it's your first name. I was curious after reading the posts and did a quick search and found that "Jenna" is often blocked -- has to do with Jenna Jameson being the "biggest star in the history of adult movies."

Dawno
11-05-2005, 10:41 AM
Mark, such great news! Whatever you decide, congratulations on the offer.

ChunkyC
11-05-2005, 06:53 PM
(the porn filters my company uses stop access to jennaglatzer.com, and getting the IT guys to do something about it will take longer than my generation has left)
It takes me thirty seconds to add a website to our security software's whitelist even when logging into the server remotely from my cranky old Windows98 Pentium 233 workstation. Tell them to quit playing tetris and get it done! :box:

To ensure everyone can get at the sites, they should add these sites to the whitelist:

www.jennaglatzer.com (http://www.jennaglatzer.com)
www.absolutewrite.com (http://www.absolutewrite.com)
www.storiesofstrength.com (http://www.storiesofstrength.com)

If they balk, go to the boss and tell them about the project, then have him gently suggest to them that instead of changing the hot chick in HR's password so that she has to come see them to ask them to 'fix' her computer every day, they might direct their energies into this little chore.

Then threaten to take out the soda pop machine. :tongue

JennaGlatzer
11-06-2005, 08:09 AM
A pox on Jenna Jameson for being so famously sexy!

Jenna's becoming a more and more popular name, though. I'm surprised anyone would filter all of us Jennas just because of one of us.

MarkPettus
11-06-2005, 10:29 PM
Ms. Glatzer,

While I must confess to having never seen you naked, I must also confess that the thought of doing so... um... let's just say you're rather sexy yourself, even with your clothes on. I've directed the IT guys to your website, but I'm afraid they are still looking, quite diligently I might add, for naked pictures of you, and have not yet consented to allowing me unfettered access...

:kiss:

No Worries, Mate. I used this techological marvel called a CD burner....