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October 26th, 2005


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09:17 am - The DP Through the Wheel of the Year
Well, it's official.

I managed to finish a small book.

Now, it just pends approval from romandruid for publication.

I submit the following:

Training manuals are feckin' hard to write.

Now, to start work on the next one.
Current Mood: accomplished
Current Music: "Permanent Reminder of a Temporary Feeling", -JB

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From:zalon_draconis
Date:October 26th, 2005 01:28 pm (UTC)
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Yay, right after I finish doing my DP!
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From:chronarchy
Date:October 26th, 2005 02:02 pm (UTC)
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I totally timed it that way.
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From:tlachtga
Date:October 26th, 2005 01:57 pm (UTC)
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I am fuming with envy. But congratulations! Is it being published via the new ADF publishing arm?
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From:chronarchy
Date:October 26th, 2005 02:02 pm (UTC)
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No plans for that sort of publishing at the moment, though it may develop into that eventually. Who knows? There's talk of publishing the DP, and Ian had indicated that he'd like to see this printed in the same manual, sort of a "part 2" to the DP Handbook.

I imagine that, for now, it will only be published in the same way the revised DP was: folded over and printed in a little booklet form.

But I'm seriously considering doing a first run via CafePress until ADF can get it printed. Will I charge more than the base price? Dunno. Depends on just how badly I need the extra $30 that might bring in. :)
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From:rfunk
Date:October 26th, 2005 04:59 pm (UTC)

CafePress?

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I didn't know CafePress did books. Though there is Lulu too.
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From:chronarchy
Date:October 26th, 2005 05:04 pm (UTC)

Re: CafePress?

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They do books. Basically, you format them all crazy like and they print them on demand. I've no actual experience with them, but a few ADF members have used them.

The problem, of course, is that ADF gets no percentage from the sales there.

Well, that's my problem with it :)

But this particular document isn't really designed for public release. . . you'd have to have the DP work to go with it, because a good chunk of the required reading is from the DP handbook. Lulu, then, isn't as good an option, I don't think.

Besides, it's short enough to get printed by ADF with no problem.
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From:heimskringla
Date:October 27th, 2005 03:38 am (UTC)

Re: CafePress?

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Lulu is a bit better than CafePress for book printing, IMO, seeing as all LuLu does is book printing. Lulu is Open Source and was (perhaps still is) run by the CEO of Red Hat/Fedora Linux... software and a philosophy I like anyhow.

However, both Cafe Press and Lulu are essentially the same in terms of the end result... you wont get an ISBN with a Lulu printing unless you buy one, and you can choose whether or not to sell on Amazon.com.
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From:chronarchy
Date:October 26th, 2005 02:08 pm (UTC)

Re: The next one

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Ha. Yeah, I'm totally doing the next one on my own schedule :) Worked out more or less okay for this one.

After a chat with qorinda yesterday, I decided ADF could use workbooks for the various requirements. I'm looking at further resouces right now, too.

It would, for example, be quite nice if you could order a workbook for, say, the Two Powers requirement if you were having trouble with it. And maybe it would include a CD with the meditation on it, or a couple of versions of the meditation.

Or perhaps you were having trouble with the book reviews. Wouldn't study guides be terribly useful to receive?

I'm not going to get to the GSP anytime soon :)
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From:qorinda
Date:October 26th, 2005 04:35 pm (UTC)

Re: The next one

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NaNoWriMo. I did that one year. It was a blast, but I really and truly had no life during that month. Heheh. Have fun with it.
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From:rhiannon76
Date:October 26th, 2005 02:09 pm (UTC)
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hey, congratulations. i bet it kicks ass. :)
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From:chronarchy
Date:October 26th, 2005 02:11 pm (UTC)
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It's gotten good reviews so far. But not the review that matters.
From:tanrinia
Date:October 26th, 2005 03:47 pm (UTC)
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congratulations!
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From:chronarchy
Date:October 26th, 2005 05:05 pm (UTC)
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Thanks, you can see it tomorrow night.
From:tanrinia
Date:October 26th, 2005 06:07 pm (UTC)
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yay....what time would that be tomorrow?
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From:chronarchy
Date:October 26th, 2005 06:20 pm (UTC)
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To: threecranes@yahoogroups.com
Subject: Liturgy meeting

Yo. Liturgy meeting is definitely scheduled for 6:30 PM at the main library downtown, in conference room 3 (the third floor conference room). They just got back to me.

See you all there :)

-MJD
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From:chronarchy
Date:October 26th, 2005 05:05 pm (UTC)
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Once you see it, then tell me how cool :)
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From:qorinda
Date:October 26th, 2005 04:34 pm (UTC)
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Yay!

'nuff said.
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From:chronarchy
Date:October 26th, 2005 08:57 pm (UTC)
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Thank you for your help. . . Even if it might have been unintentional :)
From:bloodlikerain
Date:October 26th, 2005 08:07 pm (UTC)
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awsome. I wanna see.
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From:chronarchy
Date:October 26th, 2005 08:57 pm (UTC)
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I'll have a rough draft with me at tomorrow's liturgy meeting
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From:singingwren
Date:October 27th, 2005 01:54 am (UTC)
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Wow, I feel really honoured that I was one of the first people to get to see it!

Ooh, do we get awards for being the third three people to complete it?! XD
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From:chronarchy
Date:October 27th, 2005 12:22 pm (UTC)
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I suppose, if you complete it, something might be arranged :)
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From:singingwren
Date:October 27th, 2005 01:29 pm (UTC)
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What do you mean, IF???

There is no IF. It's WHEN.
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From:trogula
Date:October 28th, 2005 10:54 pm (UTC)
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I just came across this work on the ADF site. From what I've read thus far, it appears to break down the work into coherent, easily manageable bites.

I'd really like to try and complete my DP using this manual (if you don't mind, of course).
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From:chronarchy
Date:October 30th, 2005 07:28 pm (UTC)
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Don't mind at all :)( That's what it's there for :)

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