"...IF YOU FOLLOW YOUR BLISS, DOORS WILL OPEN FOR YOU THAT WOULDN'T HAVE OPENED FOR ANYONE ELSE." - Joseph Campbell

"SOMETIMES ON THE WAY TO YOUR DREAM, YOU GET LOST AND FIND A BETTER ONE." - Unknown (as seen on River's blog, "Drifting Through Life")

"IT IS POSSIBLE AT ANY AGE TO DISCOVER A LIFELONG DESIRE YOU NEVER KNEW YOU HAD." - Robert Brault


"IT'S NEVER TOO LATE TO BE WHO YOU MIGHT HAVE BEEN." - George Eliot

"WE DID NOT CHANGE AS WE GREW OLDER. WE JUST BECAME MORE CLEARLY OURSELVES." - Lynn Hall

"GO CONFIDENTLY IN THE DIRECTION OF YOUR DREAMS! LIVE THE LIFE YOU HAVE IMAGED." - Henry David Thoreau



Monday, August 2, 2010

** The Dog Days of August Are Upon Us **

I've had so much going on the past few days, and all of it's been great.....well, except for that car repair bill, which made me go: *BOING*

Just a few of the highlights.

Our Saturday Writers meeting yesterday was a fun-filled, action packed, marvelous event! I could write volumes about it, but luckily for you, I don't have time. I'm sure Donna will post lots of information on the site soon, telling more about it...and other upcoming meetings, contests and events. (Speaking of Donna, I've been a follower of her personal blog ever since I met her. I don't remember exactly when or how we met, but she is a wonderful writer, critiquer, and friend!)

I received a very favorable e-mail from Susan Bono at Tiny Lights pertaining to my book!! Still doing dances about that one! (If I could do cart wheels, I'd do them, too, but I never could perform any gymnastic type feats. There's a lot I can't do, and couldn't do as a child. I always thought I was born without any talent whatsoever. I didn't realize until I was 40-something that I could at least do a little writing!)

I also received an e-mail from Stacey Battat at Kiwi Publishing. She e-mailed just to reconnect and said a story I submitted last year for her Thin Threads anthologies was still in the running. I really hope that story makes it, but regardless, I will include it in my book.

I found out today that I won a fabulous blog prize! Linda at A La Carte hosted a very unique contest. Click on over there and read all about it.

I'm probably forgetting people or events that I wanted to write about tonight...which is now Monday morning.....But you know me....I'm sure I'll have plenty to write about at a later time.*

*Addendum: 7:00 AM Monday is now a "later time":
I forgot to mention something else about Saturday Writers....its President, Lou Turner. She is probably the most energetic, hard working, intelligent writer-gal I've ever met! Anyone who knows her, believes that her day must consist of 48 hours, instead of our measly 24. She gets more accomplished in that period of time than anyone else I know! How she can include being President of our writers group into her life is beyond me.   And I'm not just saying that because she is my publisher, either! Lou has been a world of help to me and other writers near and far. Check out High Hill Press and learn more about it. There are contests to enter, calls for submissions, etc.



Don't forget to Follow Your Bliss, (and that my contest ends tomorrow, Tuesday, August 3rd at midnight, central daylight time) and have a wonderful week!

Tonight's quotes....2 from the Mahhhhhvelous Maxine!


"Ever feel like you've had too much coffee? Me neither."


"Fashion magazines are society's way of saying 'If you don't feel inadequate already, read one of these!'

21 comments:

  1. Apart from the car (know that one), what a great few days you are having!

    Well done on the email from Susan Bono, you must be thrilled.

    Loved the quotes!

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  2. Hi there, friend! Glad all is well except for "sick" car!
    Love the Maxine quotes....
    The Turtle Lady

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  3. Hi Becky,
    Thanks for the mention of Saturday Writers and me on your blog.

    Saturday's meeting was what I call a "happy accident." Our speakers cancelled, and Lou and I put our heads together and decided we would have FUN. And fun we did have.
    And it's so great about all the successes you've had lately. Like Lou, you are enthusiastic and fun.
    You have a winning formula:
    Good writing + enthusiasm = success.
    Hope you have a great day!
    Donna V.
    http://donnasbookpub.blogspot.com

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  4. Boy, things are really poppin' for you! What exciting news about your book and short story.

    =)

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  5. What a happy Monday (except for the car thing)!!! Congratulations again on all of it, and you deserve it all. Love Maxine!!!

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  6. sorry you had a sick car.hope you didn't get sick when you got the bill.sounds like you had a great time at your writer's conferance. Cong. on your award from Linda. have agood day. Rose

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  7. YOu seemed so excited in this blog, I could feel your energy! I'm looking forward to reading more.

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  8. Great highlights you've had for the week!

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  9. Congrats on your progress and successes! Your summer sounds like it has been productive:)
    Blessings,
    Karen

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  10. I'm so glad you had a mostly great weekend, wish I could say the same. (But my vacation is coming very soon, so I'm trying not to complain much.)

    Huge hugs! Hope you had a lovely start of your week!

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  11. Hi Becky,

    Haven't been by for a while but have to say I love the new look of your blog! Looks great and as usual very energetic and full of great tips for us budding writers.

    Smiles

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  12. You won a great gift from a great gal - who I happen to know personally. You'll get something great.

    Love the maxine quotes!

    You are really moving and grooving. I am so happy for you.

    sandie

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  13. This post is clear full of news, Becky! I'm glad to hear you got good news about your book. I'll do a dance for you here. (I don't do cartwheels either!) :D Have a good week!

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  14. Hurray on that story for Thinlines!! And your book information. A good writers week of news. I love those kind:)

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  15. Lucky you! I had to miss my writers' group on Saturday because I was still sick and didn't want to infect anyone. I'm so happy your book is going well. Looking forward to more updates.

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  16. Hi Ellie, Turtle Lady, Frantic Mommy, Donna, Sue, Tammy,Rose, Jennifer, Sandy, Karen, Estrella, Julia, Sandie, Daisy, Terri, AND Lisa! Thanks for taking the time to stop and say hello. Y'all are so special to me!!

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  17. You have had a busy and a pretty good weekend! Glad I could be a part of it!!
    Can't wait to shop for you!! Oh and I love Maxine!!

    Linda!

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  18. Becky, that is great! I'm glad that everything is falling into place for you and going well. Yay!

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  19. Hi Linda and Kathy! All of you fabulous women are just amazing me with your kindness and friendship!! Oooooh, Linda, I can't wait to see what goodies you find on the monster yard sale, too!! I hope you have a great time and that it's not too hot!
    Thank you, Kathy, for always being so sweet!

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  20. Saw your note to my bloggy friend the Optimal Optimist and I had to stop by! You have a terrific blog here! I have been a bad WOW community member as of late but love what Sandy and Pam are up to and this blog certainly is OF NOTE!

    I'm a follower now!

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