Wednesday, June 29, 2011

A New Month is on its Way

...and with it comes a new book!

It seems like it was just yesterday that I learned about NANOWRIMO and accepted the challenge.  Yet seven months ago tomorrow I sat feverishly typing at my desk, trying my darnedest to get to the 50,000 finish-line!

This week I will physically feel the reward for my victory; a proof copy of my first novel.

This is a big deal for a writer.  This book will more than likely never see the light of day after this, but still, it's my first.  You never forget your first.  It shall sit upon my shelf, possibly next to a fellow blogger who is now penning his 2nd memoir for Harper and Collins.  Who knows, perhaps I'll be next?

As for now, I wait for my book to arrive.  Like a child waiting for Christmas, so will I be like, sitting on my couch, peeking out my curtains as I anxiously await the mailman's arrival on Friday.  How exciting it will be to unwrap and hold in my hands the fruit of my labour.

And with the arrival of my proof, 'Lily of the Valley' will be set in a place of prominence in my house; easily seen by me as a reminder to keep pursuing my dream of being a published author.  As one book temporarily closes, I stretch my fingers, sharpen my pencils, line up my notebooks, and prepare for my next book.  I already have the title and about half of the plan in my brain.  Finally I will have the time to sit down and focus whole-heartily on my next endeavour.  I can hardly wait!

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Blogger Hates Me!

I'm not even sure if this will post, as Blogger and the Internet world at large seems to hate me.

Hello Friends!  I'm still alive - still writing, eating, reading and being sarcastic.  I assure you, I am still very much alive and kickin'!  Through a weird twist of fate the email address that I use for this blog has been shut down.  No reason given at all.  I only found out through a series of events, as it is my least used email account.  At any rate, blogger now wants me to prove it's my email address, which I cannot because it's gone!  On top of that, to change my email address for my blog, I must first verify that I am in fact myself...through an email, you guessed it, sent to my OLD ACCOUNT!

It is a headache that I have not even been able to *begin* to address because my intro to the summer months has been an incredibly busy one!  Hopefully in the weeks ahead I will have time to sort this all out and return to posts as normal.

I randomly was allowed 'on' today, so I hope this posts.  I feared that perhaps you felt abandoned.

I am here.  Everything will be OK.

So, how've you been?