my muddled mind

Karin W - fractal fragments 3

I’m floundering in a muddle of Good and Bad news.

I’m finding it hard to focus on one thing… and don’t know what to do first!

Good news:  My nonfiction book in two volumes is now proofed and on its way to the printer

The publisher, has kept me on schedule with multiple phone calls daily


The book, “Sex and the Goddess” will be published in two volumes

Softcover, Hardcover, and e-book!

The process was choreographed step by step

I collated and photocopied the 1000 pages in two groups and sent them off

They put them through their Data Entry process

Returned them via email for me to proof-read

I sent the copies back via email and approved

Soon they sent me the “galley” for volume one to proof,

Plus the galley for their cover design

I was delighted with both and how they will look, I sent them back approved

The same process happened immediately with Volume Two

Now both are going to printers which will be a matter of some weeks

It’s all so surprising, as I did not solicit the book

They called me because of a book I published with them back in 2003!

It’s costing me more than I can afford, but I feel The Time Is Right…

There is a reason this manuscript languished in my files for twenty years!

Here’s Some Not so good news: 

Meanwhile, in my writer’s group at TWP, I am falling behind

And I am on my last three chapters of “A Roaring Deep Within”

Which are just in outline form and I’m excited to see how they turn out

This bothers me a lot, for I miss the camaraderie and encouraging give and take with writer friends

And some may be dropping away as they get into publishing their own books.

More not so good:  

I am also behind in the class for building a Cartel… “Write to Publish”

I would be learning how to start promoting my own work and sharing with other writers

I will use my current Blog here to promote and get started with the first promo

This is my first posting for it.

But Here’s the Really Bad News:   

I got scammed and my computer has been hacked!

I can’t believe I could have been so stupid to fall for it!

Now my poor muddled mind has been derailed completely!

I only make problems worse by being mad at myself and unsure of what I’m doing.

It’s a terrible feeling not to trust myself to do things right.

But I’m blessed with many supportive friends who are encouraging and reassuring

And I know “This, too, shall pass.” as my dear Mom used to say.

Sigh, Breathe, Step back and take a broader view

There must be some reason why this rude interruption happened now.

About Manywoman

I am an eclectic artist and writer, retired from a 35-year career as a PhD sex therapist and counselor at the University of MN Medical School, Program in Human Sexuality. Since retiring in 2005, I have devoted myself to hobbies and pursuits in various art forms and in writing. My art and writing both tend to focus on subjects of women's spirituality and occult mysteries, I read voraciously in most genres, but mainly Occult and urban fantasy, historical fiction, and non-fiction alternative history and religions from female perspective. In addition I am a lover of cats, with five at home with me; an avid collector of fashion dolls; a sewer and creator of art quilts and other fiber arts; a hap-hazard flower gardener; and a retired professional astrologer.
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2 Responses to my muddled mind

  1. Karin,
    We miss you in TWP too, but I know you’ll be back. Can’t wait to hold ” A Roaring Deep Within” in my hot little hands, but don’t rush it just for me!
    Terrible about the hacking, but you’re right–this too shall pass.

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    • Manywoman says:

      Hi Monica! Thanks for reading this… It is just a test of my WP blog to see if I can even post on it anymore after they made changes to the format. But I finally discovered that I can select their “Classic” format for posting which is what I have become familiar with over the several years I’ve had the site. Changes in technology and digital programs drive me crazy in my old age! Cheers! Looking forward to reading your latest and the other writers on TWP too. ~K

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