Lining ‘Em Up
Copyrighted by Lorna Tedder. Originally published in Third Degree Below.
My guides had told me that I’d be in superproductive mode for about 6 weeks, and I am. I was told that some would be brand new ideas and others would be pots of gold I’d been sitting on, and they are. I was also told that all my projects would line up easily (their emphasis) this month and things would really fall into place.
And they are.
I finished another edit-and-format tonight, and the book will go to the printer’s tomorrow after I’ve let it “ferment” a little so I can taste it once more with a fresh palate. That’s three books to the printer’s in just over 2 weeks.
The next project is a revision that should work through rather quickly, followed by a workbook, though I reserve the right to trade out projects, depending on what comes up next and if I take a trip out of town, I’ll plan on doing some “fresh” writing on my digital recorder. In the midst of this, it looks like I’ll be getting rights back to my first novel, from back in 1994. Finally.
I started an e-course today, too, that I bought through a special connection at a greatly reduced rate of about $69, which is about half-off. The stunner is that I’ve written far more material that’s far stronger—and never made a penny off of it because I’ve given it away, damn my little Pisces heart. What I have already written, this material that’s needing only to be dusted off, is the equivalent to at least five or six courses of different varieties, different lengths, different audiences. These could easily (there’s that word again) be ready to sell by January, several of them. Not only that, but it’ll be as close to hands-off as I can get it. All online, all by sequential auto-responder— which means income while I’m still at my day job. This is a huge step toward manifesting my dream, not because it’s the end result or exceedingly prosperous itself, but because it’s a huge step into a new arena I’m not familiar with…and I like to know what I’m doing and be sure of it.
Then the most interesting little thing happened to assure me that things indeed are lining up. A couple of months ago, I came up with a great idea that ties in with my next launch, right down to a name for the website, the course, everything. I checked on the availability of the domain name and found that it was taken by someone who was sitting on the domain, perhaps in hopes of selling it. It hadn’t been touched in a while. There were other forms of the domain name but none had the same ring to them. I decided I’d have that domain name or none for this project but I didn’t really do anything at the time because I was busy with other projects.
I never tried to come up with a different name. Nothing else suited.
Yesterday, my guides said simply (as they often do), “Go look.” And they said it urgently.
So I checked the url I wanted and got something different from the last time I looked, which was a week or so ago. I thought it was an error, so I rushed over to check the domain availability. The ownership had lapsed and it had not been renewed.
So I snapped it up right away, knowing completely that it was meant to be more than just a sign and yet at the same time, realizing just how quickly things are lining up.