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  • Writer's pictureElaine Marie Carnegie


by Elaine Marie Carnegie-Padgett

I posted early because I couldn't wait till 6:00pm. Here's what we're doing ...

Well, click this link first:

I am so excited to have this book on the shelf! It is my first venture into the DIY thing, so while I made every effort not to make mistakes, I will ask for your understanding for the ones I didn’t catch! (I am always open to helpful advice)

Some of you were involved in the Halloween promotional video we made with Tim Curry and the Shadows Project, Limited, on YouTube that got 1800 hits in just a few days. He is a contributor to Journeys with a non-fiction account of what he does, and its fascinating. He promotes writers and their stories using video!

He is making one for the Journeys Anthology and I am really delighted with the turn out. I am so proud of you guys. Many of you stepping out of your comfort zones and challenging yourselves. I, for one, am not very good at that, but you have inspired me!

I just hate that I am so comfortable in my pajama days and isolation. It is irrelevant to the story, I know, but it is sometimes like my life is on hold … while life still goes on around me. (The plus side of that is I am 50,000 words into my second novel ☺) I never thought about being too comfortable (stagnating) until I lost family members in the last few months and realized how removed I am from the life I used to live.

To make a long story short, I have decided to challenge myself. I am going to acually get dressed most days, make the dang video. I am going to submit to the trad publishers and agents without fear, but if my book hasn’t sold by June of next year … I am going to publish it myself.

I have made some decisions I am really excited about, and you are all a part of it ... so thank you!

If you haven’t made your video or audio file yet. Here is how to do it!

I sent an email Saturday to tell everyone we were going to do the promotional video, and the response was wonderful! Many made a video or audio file and shot it to me on Messenger or by email and I forwarded it to Tim. Some used the “we transfer” method below. I really appreciate all of you. I think this is going to be a wonderful avenue of donation to a worthy cause, Dr.'s Without Borders.

Message from Tim Curry:

If you take a look at the promo video on my page, it's got over 1800 views already in less than a week... I think these promos are a good idea. (Click the photo below to listen and subscribe)

If you can ask the writers to answer these questions using their mobile phone in landscape mode (one minute long in total) and send it to me via we transfer to before the end of next week... I can make a nice promo video for the journeys book.

The Subject of your audio or video file: Journeys, of course!

Why journeys are important to you and why it is good to share your journey with others through writing.

Click this and it will take you to "We Transfer"

We all have a story to tell. It is the single greatest thing we have in common. Thank you for being part of this project and I hope you enjoy the book!

My email is If you have any questions, hit me up! Below are links to the Journeys Anthology on Amazon and the Shadows Project Promotional Halloween Video.

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