Gabrielle David

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Stayin on track, turning over a new leaf

These last two months have been harrowing, what with publishing issues on top of each other. I’m now down to the final wire, back-tracking and doing major clean up (answering emails, updating Facebook and LinkedIn, promoting the magazines, catching up with bookkeeping and filing, creating a marketing campaign, fundraising, etc.)

I haven’t been able to keep up with the blog as much as I would like, although my attempts at writing here and there is, I think, rather admirable. But I am turning a new leaf by trying to stay on top of this. First, it helps me with the writing I have yet to tackle, of a more personal nature and second, it kind of puts me out there with the public, in terms of who I am and what I am all about. I think 2012 is going to be the breaking point, with everything. And I hope it’s all good. Stay tuned for more!

I’m in danger of losing my mind . . .

I’m really trying to keep it all together, the summer started out very promising, but when the service provider for the websites threatened to kill our websites or pay out more money (from $99 per year to $200 per month, I think we can call this blackmail!) and then the crashing of the summer issue (Humpty Dumpty sat on the wall and had a great fall), the endless emails from writers, the demands of getting the Fall issue out, if not on time, close to it; little to no money, and blah, blah, blah, blah, blah . . .

The only thing that gives me peace is the 20 minutes to half hour I give myself every night reading my Kindle. It helps calm my mind, I get to disappear into someone else’s stories (right now I’m reading In My Father’s Shadow: A Daughter Remembers Orson Welles, by Chris Welles Feder, it’s pretty interesting).

Such is the life of editing. I am frustrated that I am not writing my own stuff, so busy reading everyone’s writing except my own. But as I read these biographies and autobiographies, I get a better sense of how I want to write my memoirs and stories. Hopefully 2012 will be the year I can finally complete them. It’s the writer;s curse.


Hello world! Here I go again!

I’m scratching my head, thinking, “why the hell am I doing this”?  I have four websites to attend to, numerous social networking accounts, I’m a member of a number of blog groups, I’m having such a hard time keeping up with the writing, whhhaaaatttt! am I doing?

Well, I had opened a dot mac account (now known as “mobileme”) and with it you got your own homepage.  So I used it as my “calling card” a place that says something about me, my skills, my bio and resume, etc.  Mine is/was  at  I say “is/was” because when Apple decided to discontinue the service (shortly before dot mac became mobileme), they (that ominous “they,” those people who hide in the clouds) said that while you could no longer edit the account, it would remain intact forever and ever, in perpetuity.

They lied.

Or maybe they weren’t accurate with the “forever” and “perpetuity” thing.

Or maybe it was wishful thinking on my part that they really meant “forever.”

But I digress . . .

My homepage has been dying a slow, painful death.  Links are crumbling and documents are disappearing, so now, I decided at some unGodly hour of the morning to begin shifting/changing/creating something new.  And since one of my websites is a site, doing something simple and cost effective (like free) and easy to do (these past months of suffering is finally paying off) seemed like the smart thing to do.

(I talk with a lot in parentheses.  Bear with me).

So this is it.  This is the new place I am migrating to.

I’m also going to make myself write occasional updates on this thing.  Really.  What I set out to do is create a space about me that describes who I am, where I’ve been and where I’d like to go, but I’m gonna really try my best to live up to occassionally writing and sharing some rants.

Really (lots of “reallys” here to show my sincerity).

Until next time . . .

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