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Capricornia is finally cooling down! Thanks for the messages during the recent cyclone and flood. I had some lovely telephone conversations with people and your concern was greatly appreciated. We were OK and so were the other Members of Mountain Mist Productions. Sadly some people suffered a lot and we heard about one of our Supporters down in Gladstone who had six inches of water rush through her house. Thankfully the insurance companies and the emergency workers all did a great job as usual.

About the News... I usually only manage to update this page once a month, if that. Please go over to our Bulletin for more regular updates. I recently posted there about how we want to help independent businesses like us and I am now scooting around and purchasing from people I like. These purchases are strictly for my own use and enjoyment but I figure this is a step towards us being able to face up to the big guys. It would be nice if, once we get going again people would return the favour. Sadly that is not how things seem to work. There is so much mistrust around these days. I mean, Where's the catch? There is no catch; we are just trying to make things better for everyone struggling at our level. It doesn't matter, it is worth it to make a point.

As I say down below, I have begun with new book set-ups and when we get going again we will have a few new shops about the place with our books, cards and peripherals. I feel like I am trying to do fifty million things at once but that's OK - I sense that old feeling coming back - just like when we first began back in 2000.

 

Celebrating 17 years on the Internet

 

Big news at the moment is we are about to celebrate our 17th Anniversary on the Internet. I clearly remember the 8th May, 2000, when we officially began. I woke up that morning and said, "Today's the day." And away we went - it has been quite a ride and all the great people we have "met" make it all worthwhile. Lately we have had a little break and now we are about to launch into the fray again. I am getting the feeling that this time it will be really special and we are all starting to feel the positive energy.

You may have noticed I have disappeared the Links page. It was superfluous and everyone probably knows by now that www.1stmist.com serves as the springboard for everything we do. We will also be re-launching our Member Showcase soon and that will have its own site. I have replaced the Links Page with a convoluted Tidbits page which has book news and writing samples. I've done it this way to keep the nasties away. Colleagues and other industry reports indicate that pilfering is rife. I see the music industry over in the States is particularly addressing this issue and good on them. Book people here appear to just be rolling over and letting it happen just to "get out there". Well, not all of us came down in the last shower, is what I will say. And not all of us are ruled by our egos. And not all of us are doing what we do just for something to do. And not all of us think anyone will give a whoop about us when we are gone. Whatever..........

I'm finally making some headway with my books to go into print. After this there are a few more that will come on as time allows. I am particularly looking forward to the launch of Twyckwick® as our books, cards and peripherals will have a special place there. I am also excited about the Twyckwick Post Office. We are going to encourage people to ditch the devices and send old-fashioned cards and letters. We are also looking into designing our own aerogrammes and postage stamps. How cool is that? I clicked onto a radio program the other night and the person said that the average Australian spends 46 hours a week on their devices but only 6 hours a week on actual face-to-face relationships. I don't know about you but I find that infinitely scary....

Our Radio Station is getting closer and we will have some awsome podcasts so keep an eye on our Bulletin for that. And if you are sensing that the energy levels are starting to bubble up to the surface... you'd be right!

Well, most of us are all fired up - or not....

 

Lorna from The Gang from Hannah's Column

 

 


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Page Update 4th May 2017

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