I’ve put all three Clinic books on sale from today through Friday, each one $2.00 off.
Why? For karma. I’m struggling on the Ruby Key revisions, and the last time I put books on sale, the bad karma cleared. The line-for-scene is crawling, and most of the cards so far are red or orange. Not good. My stress level is rising, my confidence is falling.
I’d had some serious, bad stuff going on for a while the last time I put books on sale (also for karma), and everything got better. It may be New-Agey, it may seem crackpot. No matter. It worked last time, so I’m trying it again.
Also put Hunting the Corrigan’s Blood on sale for a flat $3.00 (57% off). It’s not a clinic, but….
Anyway, I hope the discounts are a good thing for some of you, and provide good content and a useful service.
Thank you, TJ. I hope you get much good from them.
As for the karma…I’m reminded of the farmer who woke one day to find a magnificent wild stallion had moved into his herd. His neighbors said, “What fantastic luck,” but the farmer shrugged and said, “It is what it is.”
His teenaged son tried to ride the stallion, and fell, breaking both legs. The neighbors said, “What terrible luck,” but again the farmer said, “It is what it is.”
Then the army came through town, conscripting all young men—but the farmer’s son, with two broken legs, stayed home. The neighbors said, “What astonishing luck.” But the farmer shrugged and said, “It is what it is.”
I can’t see what the hard parts of the present will become in the future, so I am left with worry (which, if I were more taoist and less mom, I would not have), and with, “It is what it is.”
Yesterday, I purchased all three clinics. I wanted them anyway…
Here’s to hoping the karma comes back around.
Sorry to hear about the AF Kid, Holly. The dichotomy between pride and fear… it’s an interesting one. I hope the sale helps boost your creative energy and you plow through those revisions.
I’m sorry to hear you’re struggling with The Ruby Key. I hope it goes better soon.
I spent the time I could sleep last night having nightmares about the AF Kid, Cuyler. I completely sympathize with your mom.
My kid will do a nine-month tour, come back for a couple of months, put on his Sr.A. stripe, and be eligible to go right back over for another nine months. He’ll be here when the baby is born—he won’t be here quite long enough to see her sit up, and by the time he gets back the first time, she’ll be walking and talking. If they run him through a second time ….
I know my kid’s doing what tens of thousands of other men are doing. He’ll do it, he’ll be fine.
But I’m doing what tens of thousands of other moms are doing. I’m worrying.
Hope things clear up for you. I can see how your worried about your son going to Iraq. I joined the Canadian Reserve army, and now the Canadian Government is talking about forcing reservists over to Afghanistan… needless to say my mom is worried. I would buy your books, but I already own all your clinics in ebook version, and your create a language clinic, create a character clinic in print version, and waiting for your culture clinic to arrive at my doorstep as print version. Hopefully your luck gets better.
Best of luck,
I went to the shop to buy HTCB (it’s always looked good to me, and you can’t beat 3 bucks) and ended up buying the horse book. Hope it helps your karma. 🙂
Here’s hoping that everything works out, Holly. You can do it! I’d help ya by downloading some, but I have no mas dinero, sadly. Good luck, Holly.
Im sure everything will work out eventually holly, and some great deals. I am interested in HTCB – Is an extract available?