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Apr. 2nd, 2008 | 08:16 pm
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posted by: missmarypotter in thefirstsign

Due to excessive spamming, the Celsius Forums for Mercury Brightman, have been deleted until further notice. I will try to find a better system then before. Thank you.

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Second Edition to Come

Jan. 12th, 2008 | 12:38 pm
posted by: missmarypotter in thefirstsign

Alas, for those of you how have gotten my novel this year, you're in luck... because it will likely become a collector's edition. Here's why:

Since I haven't gotten a Literary Agent yet or a book deal (but I am still shopping), looks like I am going to have to edit The First Sign myself. I have been kind of holding off for some time hoping and praying that I wouldn't have too, because I would have obtained a literary agent and a professional editor by now. Granted I have been busy with book 2, life and stuff to hit the laborious chore of writing more agents and so not much has happened.

So what does this mean? It means that I am going to go over the book again for the 100th time and comb out the flaws that made it to print last year. When I am done, I am going to upload the 2nd edition in LULU, pay for the ISBN again so the changes can be applied and return to working on Book 2. So in a week, Book 2 goes on hiatus--that or I will be working on them at the same time. The content and story will not change, but some of the wording might in places. In the end I hope that the second edition will be close to perfect. I hope to have it to you all before I am 30. I will let everyone know the definitive Second Edition uploading date, when I am closer to it. That way from now until then you all can get the last copies of the first editions while they exist--flawed and filled with potential.

Thanks all. And please, don't tell me where the errors are or what they are... nothing is more annoying then that--I prefer to find them on my own. I prefer personal flogging then stones being thrown... which is what it feels like when people tell me about the errors. Honesty is the best policy, sorry if that is so frank. Okay, so thank you to all who have helped me and told me about the errors, this is not an attack, but a thank you for your input... now I must go face the literature and fix it on my own.
-Mary

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Winners!

Dec. 15th, 2007 | 10:53 pm
mood: accomplishedaccomplished
posted by: missmarypotter in thefirstsign

I am please to announce the winners of the Celestial Celebrations Contest:

Grand Prize: Jenga of Texas, USA
1st Prize: Amanda M. of Onterio, CA
2nd Prize: Veronda R. of Colorado, USA

All winners were selected at random from a bag, see video of drawing:


Commentary and Video: by Jodi J. Horne

Thank you to all of you who entered. I am was very excited to receive your entries and look forward to holding this event next year as well. There may be a similar event in June, so if you didn't win now, there will be other chances to enter to win in the near future. Thank you for your support and all those who helped spread the word about the contest. Thank you and bless you all.

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Mystery

Nov. 23rd, 2007 | 07:02 pm
posted by: missmarypotter in thefirstsign

Jodi, boogarshadow   has completed her contribution to the Celestial Celebrations Contest, but it is still a mystery to you folks and the world. Each week, I will reveal a little bit of the beautiful painting here, Original Mystery Painting, 8x10 Watercolour!

Check it out as the mystery unfolds!

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Entry Alternative

Nov. 14th, 2007 | 08:43 pm
posted by: missmarypotter in thefirstsign

A new alternative entry feature has been added to the Celestial Celebrations Contest:

NEW!!! By Proxy Participation:
Contestants who can't afford postage may be permitted to submit their names by means of a Proxy entry. In basic terms, if you have an USA RESIDENT online buddy you trust, they can submit a postcard/greeting card for you. The information they submit must be as real as if it were your own to win a prize, if your name is drawn, so please be sure to that your Proxy contest entry representative includes your real email address for prize winning confirmation. Rule holds true, only one entry per person, but a friend could enter for you if you can't send your own in.

I hope this helps people who can't mail them in because it costs them an arm and a leg to mail a postcard overseas. I want to be accommodating to everyone I can. I cannot accept email entries. I did it this way to avoid my email being loaded up with spam, and people's entry getting lost in my bulk file that gets automatically deleted. Thank you all who want to enter and are doing so! Cheers!
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CONTEST BEGINS! Enter for a chance to win a free book & more

Nov. 10th, 2007 | 11:36 am
posted by: missmarypotter in thefirstsign



The 1st Annual Celestial Celebrations Contest Has Begun!
 From now until December 15th, submit a postcard or greeting card to:
Mary E. Gober,
Celestial Celebrations Contest
P.O. Box 51378
Mesa, AZ 85204

See Contest Rules for details and prize information!
Sponsors & Contributors include: MeredithDillman.com & FlutterbyDesign.org
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Featured

Oct. 27th, 2007 | 09:25 pm
posted by: missmarypotter in thefirstsign

Today on DeviantArt.com, the artist votrereine, featured my book in a small article in DANews. It is a nice piece, fairly basic, but I wanted to share it with others because it was such a nice gesture from someone I have never met, and well, good news is good news.  Check it out, I am number 5.

xposted on thefirstsign & maryellengober
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9/9

Sep. 9th, 2007 | 05:37 pm
posted by: missmarypotter in thefirstsign

Happy Birthday Mercury!
Happy Birthday to You, Happy Birthday to You, You are my Fictional Character, and I sincerely love you!

Today is Mercury's Birthday! I find it funny that today in the mail (yesterdays mail, gotten today), that the Library of Congress/Copyright Office sent me back my certificate for Mercury Brightman: The First Sign on this weekend. It is like her official birth certificate! Her (yes my book is a girl), registration number is TX6-599-395.

Which is really wacky, because she was conceived/thought up on interstate 395 going south. There are alot of cool numbers in regards to her conception on this form that amuse me. I do loads of numerology and stuff. I love numbers. Did I ever mention that? I think it is obvious. So cool! Only I would think paperwork is cool. I think I will frame it. Would it be weird if I sent thefirstsign a digital birthday gift on LJ?

Okay that is all! Going to cross post this on maryellengober & thefirstsign

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Additional Fliers

Jul. 18th, 2007 | 10:55 pm
posted by: missmarypotter in thefirstsign

Quarter Page

ColorBlack & White
Half Page

ColorBlack & White

Okay, I have also now made some smaller fliers for you all.
The Quarter Page are 4 Up on a 8.5"x11" page size, with color and black & white printing options.
The Half Page are 2 Up on a 8.5"x11" page size, with color and black & white printing options.

Let me know if you would like any additional sizes. As an added note, these promotional materials are for free distribution and not for sale. They are only to be used in the promotion of the book, and not sold for profit under any circumstances. Imagery is copyrighted under both the Mercury Brightman™ Series and Meredith Dillman © 2007. Thank you for your participation and respect for such things.
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Business Cards

Jul. 18th, 2007 | 12:16 am
posted by: missmarypotter in thefirstsign





Since some of you said that you would like to help hand out business cards at certain magical events this week, and well just to have, I have made printable business cards for you all. They are on 8.5"x11" sized paper (PDF files), and there are crop marks that indicate where to cut. They should be easy to print out and cut them out: line up the dashes on a cutter to cut them out, or just use scissors. I have provided both a color and black & white version of the card. Each sheet contains 10 cards. Print out as many as you like, and hand them out to people who might care about such things. Thank you for your support! Let me know if you need any additional items. Additional generic fliers & invites can be found here: http://www.mercurybrightman.com/grassrootsmaterials/ (note that the business card sheets are there too).
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