November advertising options

Hi folks,

So… this month’s advertising options:

1. Reblog$50 – Do you have a WordPress.com blog? Have you written a piece you’d want everyone to read? Now you can have your content reblogged to an audience of over 93,000.

You can purchase here. 5 spots available.

2. Sponsored Post$50 – Do you have a book you’d want me to review? Or do you want me to interview you? Or simply showcase your works (for graphic artists, painters, etc.)?

You can purchase here. 5 spots available.

3. Post Sponsor$25 – Receive a mention as sponsor at the end of a blog post. This also includes a short description of your website and a link.

You can purchase here. 10 spots available.

Payments are secured via PayPal. Also, you can purchase as many options as you like, as available. After that we get in touch via e-mail and set everything up.

The funds raised through your purchases will be used to pay for the editing of my upcoming novel.

About these ads

Over the edge…

edgeI’m going to write about something I’m sure most of you don’t really want to read. It’s one of those topics we rarely explore, simply because we’d like to deny their very existence.

I don’t know how you think I am, if you view me as an idealist or a realist, if you think I’m good or not or even worse than that, but the truth is that, for most of my life, I’ve been a pessimist. One of the worst kind, actually.

The ones who feel they never get what they want. The ones who see themselves and the world around them as broken beyond repair. There’s never enough light for the ones who are afraid of the dark.

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Twenty days…

First of all, I’d like to thank Adryon, Ben, Jose, Barbara, Chloe, and all the others who have contributed to the campaign, who have commented, who have sent encouragement and positive thoughts via e-mail and stuff.

We have raised $686 so far. That’s almost half of the required amount. And there are twenty more days. And lots and lots of perks. So I believe we can do this. Do you believe we can do this?

In case you’re wondering what I’m talking about, you can read more here.

I’ve been writing and working non-stop basically. Getting things ready, like Monday’s short story. Or blog posts for this blog. Inspirational stuff for The Midnight Muse. Contacting people to guest blog for the muse; pep talks and stuff.

I strenuously believe that we can reach the goal. That there’s hope on the other side of so many months spent in fear…

If you want to help out, if you believe in my writing, in my blog, in my projects and ideas for the future, you can contribute any amount you see fit here.

Also, anyone who contributes $50 or more to the campaign will have a blog post reblogged on this website, and will be featured as sponsor for an entire month. That is on top of any perks you might select from the campaign page itself.

Once again, thank you. To all of you.

My Religion

Originally posted on Chasing Pirates:

“The kiss of the sun for pardon, the song of the birds for mirth,
one is nearer God’s Heart in a garden
than any place else on earth.”
Dorothy Frances Gurney

I was baptized Catholic and attended Catholic grade school. Like a lot of other Catholic-school kids, I have plenty of “war stories a la Hogan’s Heroes” to tell. I do have some very fond memories of a couple nuns and am grateful to them for being especially protective of me when they found out in my seventh-grade year that my parents were going through a very nasty divorce. Still, the divorce had been a long time in coming, so it didn’t matter too much whether the nuns were kind or not, because my school desk and/or a church pew were ports in the storms. During the actual divorce-time, however, I seriously considered becoming a nun. Public high school soon…

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A long time ago…

time2On cold and dark night of December I wrote my first story. It was for the first time that I had the vision, that my eyes saw more than what was right there, in front of me, that my ears heard more, and my mouth wanted to speak in a voice that was louder than ever before.

I wanted to reach people, I wanted to share with them the same dream I had. It was happiness in a way that you know it can only last for a few moments, that kind of happiness you could never expect to last longer. I was happy because I knew what I wanted to do for the rest of my life. Continue reading

A matter of perspective

perspective“For everything you have missed, you have gained something. For everything you gain, you have lost something else. It is about your outlook towards life. You either regret or rejoice.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

Life’s simply a matter of perspective. Everyone’s fighting a hard battle, every single person we meet has lost someone they’ll never get back. Each and every one of us wishes for something that, most probably, we’ll never have.

But what we think about all this is crucial. Continue reading

When the going gets tough…

If you’ve been following this blog for a few months, you probably know that I’ve been struggling. Trying to obtain much needed funding for my projects and novels. But also trying to make ends meet. You know, there’s nothing romantic in wondering whether or not you’re going to eat the next day.

Yet I tried my best. I wrote and wrote, and I blogged, and I launched a website even though I couldn’t even afford to pay for a domain…

Sometimes I wonder whether or not I should give up. If I’m actually not good enough. But I’ve always liked inspiring people, no matter how I felt about myself or my life. The truth is, I really am a deeply unhappy person. I’m just trying to make everyone else feel better than I do. I’ve always done that.

I just want to do what I love… don’t know. I’m kind of lost for words after one week and 6 dollars raised in the campaign.

Two websites and two novels depend on you. My future depends on you. This blog… my career. Two and a half years of work…

I can’t even describe how frustrating all this has become. How impossible it all seems. It’s all going from bad to worse.

There’s really nothing else to say.

If you want to help me out, if you really do want that, you can contribute any amount you see fit here. There are plenty of perks at affordable prices.

Once again, thank you for giving me the chance to fight for my dream,

Cristian

Without Photographs

Originally posted on a sort of romance:

There were never pictures of “us”.

I’ve known couples in love.

I’ve read about them

…envied them without mercy.

Portraits of tenderness

trapped in observed time.

After the last kiss is dismissed

The frames are all that remain,

as if struggling for breath…

A mark that some face of love

existed, yet there is no character

of us…only a fiction…

existing somewhere between

the aurora of limitless sight…

and the gentle dusk

of a beaten heart.

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The Midnight Muse: daily inspiration for those in need

tmm“People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing – that’s why we recommend it daily.” – Zig Ziglar

Today is a special day. I have not one, but two announcements to make.

First of all, story-a-week is back in business. For good. One free short story every week. In the style of the great Ray Bradbury. In case you missed today’s reblog, here’s this week’s short story: Beautiful ghosts.

Secondly, I’m proud to announce the launch of The Midnight Musea website dedicated to inspiring and motivating artists. Daily. In case you need it. Continue reading