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Auctioning my heart and soul? (And it comes cheap.)

Egad! someone is selling my work on e-bay. A friend sent me the link.









http://cgi.ebay.com/Dance-Studio-Teacher-Training-Manual-Syllabus-Ages-3-8_W0QQitemZ160142211907QQihZ006QQcategoryZ2228QQcmdZViewItem
 
I always thought one of these day’s a book I wrote would be featured on Amazon or e-bay. That is the world of commerce and the great frustration for publishers today, and a sign that you are at least still in circulation, but it never occured to me someone would be unloading my dance materials in this way. I guess I thought they would be kept forever like all precious heirloons – considering how valuable a resource they are to anyone teaching dance (Ha – how’s that for humility). At least “greenmuffy” (the current high bidder at this moment) appreciates me. 

Ah well, you know you’re getting obsolete when you are going cheap on e-bay. Pitty. I guess I retired just in time….

About Ginny East Shaddock

Director of Heartwood Retreat Center, Ginny is also a writer. This is her personal blog with essay form writing about life and reflection. My entries are often lengthy and random, because I'm not here to promote or sell anything. I'm not expecting followers - just find this format a good place to think with the pen.

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  1. Forgotten George

    Do you get royalities?

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  2. Why aren’t YOU selling these??? You’ve got such a strong customer recommendation here: “I paid $66.00 for these newsletters and they were worth many times more than that in income!” Wrap up your issues and self publish them here: http://www.lulu.com Forget letting all these other people profit from all your knowledge and gifts!

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  3. I do not get royalities from e-bay. No one does. . . and for the record you are not “forgotten”. Gee-wiz, don’t you know how to make a friend feel guilty. (It’s working, as you no doubt thought it might.)I confess, I don’t write letters anymore. Deep down, I hope my blog is a way of communicating and keeping my important friends in touch. But I will write you. Can’t have you getting all mopey and feeling abandoned and making me feel fair-weathered. And I’m curious about what is going on in your life. (In fact, I think it should be legally mandatory that all my friends keep a blog, just for the purposes of viewing a life up close and getting the intimate bird’s eye view of what they are thinking and doing and who they spend their days with…. If anything, our relationships with friends should be real and personal, even if they are long distance and far removed from our own daily circle of acquaintences…. Guess I have the small town mentality now.) Oh and by the way…. you were WRONG. I DID last more than one year without opening another dance school. Na, na, na boo boo. I told ya I could hold out.

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  4. You paid for my newsletters? When and to who? I would NEVER take money from you unless I’d been hit on the head with a big rock or something. Was I drunk? Mad at you? Hummm….I guess I could sell the Kiddance work still, but some things are best left to linger in quiet retirement until forgotten. I am happy with all I accomplished during my many years of dance. I am now ready to let it go….. and keeping that work alive in any form means having to attend to it. And you know me. . . pride means I can’t just let things linger without evolution or trying to make them grow and improve. As it is I am always seeing new potential props and hearing music that sparks ideas (habit I guess) and the ideas fester, driving me crazy…. I often wish I had an outlet for it, but I beat the feeling down, reminding myself that “I don’t do that anymore.”.I’m dance-tired, and I believe that if you don’t close one door (and lock it up tight) then you are less likely to step boldly through a new door.  Sometimes, you must take away choices to force yourself to tackle a new path. I so want to try my hand at new challenges. But I will keep the publishing site for perhaps something else. Ya just never know where life will lead you……. 

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  5. No. I never paid for them, I was fortunate to have been able to read them for free! And have a free KIDDANCE education to boot. I took that quote from the woman who is selling the newsletters on ebay.I know you aren’t excited about opening that door again, at least any time soon. I just hate to see all of the amazing work you did just sit in a the museum filing cabinets now. And I know you wouldnt be able to just throw the old stuff together and publish it without diving back into it. Just wanted to send the link as a suggestion. Hope you use it for your literary works. Forget waiting for a publisher- you’ve got fans out here ready and waiting to buy your published works!PS_ Jamie Woodman and I are dancing together out here in LA. Sometimes things come full circle 😉

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