Win some. Lose some.


I’ve been working on a little publication for the last 6 months or so. It got nixed.

 Various reasons, but bottom line is its not going to happen. This knocked the wind out of my sails more than I expected. I’ll get my groove back, but for now, I am laying low. I’m a blogger not a writer.

Everything happens for a reason.

Not a doubt in my mind.


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31 Responses to Win some. Lose some.

  1. Jamie says:

    I’m sorry mamav! :(


  2. Hillary says:

    so publish it here!

  3. YANYB says:

    What! No, I was so looking forward to that. Damnit. Publish it here, I agree.

  4. Shana says:

    was that the ‘how to be anorexic’ thing?

  5. Mrs. B. says:

    I had not heard about it. Please say more about it!

  6. Em says:

    I would love to read it 😀

  7. Limafan says:

    I’m so sorry…I wanna read it!

  8. aileb says:

    I’ve been reading your blog for quite some time.

    Your words really inspire me to blog about the toughest parts of recovery.

    I’d love to read it too!

  9. MotherLove says:

    Encouragement for Mama V
    and everyone.

    Romans ch8 v 28

    “We know for those who love God
    all things work together for good,
    for those who are called according to His purpose”

    Proverbs ch19 v 21

    “Many are the plans in the mind of a man,
    but it’s the purpose of the Lord that will stand”

    2 Corinthians 4 v 18

    “We look not to the things that are seen,
    but to the things that are unseen,
    For the things that are seen are transient,
    but the things that are unseen are eternal”

    Jeremiah ch 29 v 11

    “For I know the plans I have for you,
    Declares the Lord,
    plans to prosper you,
    and not to harm you
    plans to give you hope and a future”

  10. chelsey says:

    im sorry mamaV.

    youre needed here.

    thank you.

  11. wendy says:

    Yes, don’t let yourself down, you have already put a lot into it. Come on, you can do it!

  12. Katherine says:

    I think you’re utterly amazing,regardless.

  13. mamavision says:

    Hi Everyone: Thanks for the kind words. You know this thing was meant to be for charity anyway (I planned on donating all the funds).

    So now that there are no funds I will post sections here, perhaps even launch the whole thing as an e-book.

    The focus was purely the pro anorexia movement, explaining what it is, my viewpoint, etc. Then the publisher thought we were burying the lead, and asked that I focus on the Fashion Industry and their influence on the pro anorexia movement. Both directions made sense, but the whole process of doing this kind of tipped me upside down.

    What I mean by this is this blog has always been something that I posted based on pure and simple passion. An issue got me fired up and I would launch out a post. I’d ponder ideas for months at a time until it finally was ready to come out. I love the interaction a blog allows because I am the first to admit I don’t know everything and I really, really enjoy reading others opinions. It’s the beauty of blogging.

    When you are writing something that is to be published in the traditional sense, its scary, it adds boundaries, makes it all so “real”….do you know what I mean?

    At the end of the day I am glad this happened because the whole process made me tense. Plus this had made me sit back and ponder exactly what I am doing this for. My life is insanely busy, however for the past year and a half I make time for mamaV. I hope that passion to continue sparks up again but at the moment I am singing the blues!


  14. Angelique says:


    Don’t give up the faith. Rejection is part of life — if it weren’t for the “downs”, we couldn’t possibly appreciate the “ups”!

  15. Jamie says:

    Please don’t give up mamav! I feel like if you give up on this blog or getting the word out your some how giving up on me and every girl that comes here for support. I know for me that this blog site has really really helped me! If it weren’t for me being able to come here and vent in the forum I’m not sure where I’d be at today….
    I feel like I have people here that actually care if I live or die to some extent.
    ((mamav)) please don’t give up on me or any other person here. I think your making a difference!

  16. MotherLove says:

    YouTube – Barlow Girls- Mirror

    This is what you inspire Mama V

    Thank you….

  17. MotherLove says:



    Mirror, Mirror on the wall, Have I got it?
    ‘Cause Mirror you’ve always told me who I am
    I’m finding it’s not easy to be perfect
    So sorry you won’t define me
    Sorry you don’t own me

    Who are you to tell me
    That I’m less than what I should be?
    Who are you? Who are you?
    I don’t need to listen
    To the list of things I should do
    I won’t try, I won’t try

    Mirror I am seeing a new reflection
    I’m looking into the eyes of He who made me
    And to Him I have beauty beyond compare
    I know He defines me

    You don’t define me, you don’t define me

  18. MotherLove says:

    Come on people!

    YouTube – Superchick-We Live


  19. MotherLove says:

    We Live lyrics

    There’s a cross on the side of the road
    Where a mother lost her son
    How could she know that the morning he left
    Would be the last time she’d trade with him for a little more time
    (so she could say she loved him one last time)
    And hold him tight
    But with life we never know when we’re coming up to the end of the road
    So what do we do then
    With tragedy around the bend

    We live, we love, we forgive and never give up
    Cuz the days we are given are gifts from above
    And today we remember to live and to love
    We live, we love, we forgive and never give up
    Cuz the days we are given are gifts from above
    And today we remember to live and to love

    There’s a man who waits for the tests to
    See if the cancer had spread yet
    And now he asks why did I wait to live ’til it was time to die
    If I could have the time back, how I’d live
    Life is such a gift
    So how does the story end?
    Well, this is your story and it all depends
    So don’t let it become true
    Get out and do what we were meant to do

    We live, we love, we forgive and never give up
    Cuz the days we are given are gifts from above
    And today we remember to live and to love
    We live, we love, we forgive and never give up
    Cuz the days we are given are gifts from above
    And today we remember to live and to love

    Waking up to another dark morning
    People are mourning
    The weather in life outside is storming
    But what would it take for the clouds to break
    For us to realize each day
    Is a gift somehow, someway
    And get our heads up out of this darkness
    And spark this new mindset and start on with life cuz it ain’t gone yet
    And tragedy’s a reminder to take off the blinders and wake up
    (to live the life)
    We’re supposed to take up
    (moving forward)
    With all our heads up
    Cuz life is worth living

    We live, we love, we forgive and never give up
    Cuz the days we are given are gifts from above
    And today we remember to live and to love
    We live, we love, we forgive and never give up
    Cuz the days we are given are gifts from above
    And today we remember to live and to love

  20. britt says:

    Mama v.. i’ve been reading my friends xanga..
    she needs your help…

    her page:

  21. Shana says:

    mamaV – i hope you do choose to publish it online.

    it’s sad, if you google the word “pro-ana”, you will come up with over 1,000,000 hits. yet if you search amazon, you will find 1 book for the word pro-ana. and if you read the comments about it, you will see that it isn’t exactly accomplishing a positive goal (girls are using it as a pro-ana bible on the go)

    pro-ana is so web-based, it would have been nice to have something in print that showed pro-ana for what it is. that’s why i was rooting for you to get this thing published. but hopefully this won’t stop you.

    and… i really admire you honestly.

  22. Sass1948 says:

    my post on the last topic is the same reply to this topic! although I am sorry you have suffered a set back.

  23. Caitlin says:

    Agreed, you should post it here!!

  24. Amber/vanity900/cult66623 says:

    DARN, i would of bought that book! i agree, post it here…maybe 1 chapton a month! lol thatd be fun, keep us in suspence!

  25. Jane says:

    ah mamav that sucks…

    you’ve got the most passion i’ve ever seen in a person, and you have what it takes to accomplish this if thats what you want to do.

    don’t give up now! you’ve done soooo much in the last 18months, and you will continue to do so much more. the passion is still there, dont let yourself think otherwise!

    love you loads

    jane x

  26. alien says:

    Any sort of creating and getting it through to public hardly ever, if ever, happens without first being “the slave” of the buyer. If you know you have good stuff in your hands, save it, and do first what the publisher wants, to simply get in, in the business.
    … Or as you wish, sure I too enjoy reading your thoughts from the blog, just wanted you to realize that it really wasn’t a failure or a closed door, if a publisher was willing to do a – any – project with you!

    Thank you for the blog.

  27. sim'One says:

    perhaps now is just not the time? seems to me like your brainstorming period is not over. be patient.
    if you have your information and your sources down, you’ll be set. because obviously you still have the passion.
    so don’t be a rush! take your time so you can write the best manuscript to offer.
    this is still a very young website. keep it going!


  28. K says:

    check out
    its a self publishing website!

  29. Mrs. B. says:

    I just wanted to say that I love the picture you chose for this edition.

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  31. hotsauce says:

    pleeeeeaaase: you’re “not a writer”? since when are bloggers not writers? what, pray tell, do you do in order to commit words to screen?

    love and understanding from another blogger and writer.

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