Happy Friday Everyone.

Greetings and happy Friday!

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I just wanted to stop by and let y’all know whats been going on.  I just finished chapter 10 and sent another chapter packet off to my editor.  I can’t believe that I made it to this point.  I never have.  This makes me excited and freaked out all at the same time.  I know that the likelihood of my book becoming popular is slim to none, but I hope that a few people like it.  If they don’t it’s ok because I love writing and I’ll continue to write because there is no way that I can stop writing.

This year is also the first year of my garden.  I can’t even begin to tell you how excited I am.  I’ve wanted to do a garden for years.  I picked up my plants yesterday, but I won’t be planting for a little while longer.  According to my neighbor, who has been farming his whole life, I shouldn’t really plant till the first week in May.  I don’t think I can wait till then but I’ll try.

I’ve also started to work on a rough outline for my next book.  The Lost Guardian is the first book in a trilogy.  I’ve already worked out the cover and the title for the next book. I know they say that you shouldn’t worry about those things till the end but if I don’t then I can’t focus on the story.  The title and cover are just as important as the story itself so I try to make them right off the bat.

I’ve also taken up embroidery again…I know, I know…but I always like to have something going on.  Plus I’m extremely old fashioned.  Any who, that’s  all for me and I hope you guys have a wonderful weekend.

Till Next Time

 

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Family History

Sometimes we forget that our grandparents had a life before we knew them.  I know I do.  I know when they were born but it’s just a number to me.  I know some of my family’s history but it never really sinks in, you know.  The reason why I’m bringing this up is because I have finally gotten around to scanning my great-grandmother’s photo albums.  I’m sticking to the ones from 70 and earlier because those photos are less likely to have copies.

Looking at those photos reminded me of the lives that my great-grandmother and great-great-grandmother had.  I remember my great-great-grandmother, she lived to be 101, but only vaguely.  I remember running around her old farm house looking at all her treasures and sneaking cookies from the kitchen.

But back to the point, I think we often forget, or don’t think, about our own personal histories.  As I place the photos into the scanner I can’t help but thinking that I could easily see them in a book about WWII or on some documentary about that time period.  It kinda boggles my mind when I think about it.  My great-great-grandmother was born in the late 1800s.  Seriously!  I keep wishing that I had the mindset to sit down and talk to her about her life.

All this has made me wonder what my grand and great grand children will think about my life?

So call your grandparents and just talk to them for a while.  I’m sure they would be all too happy to share their life stories, mine never stop talking about them.  OK then, time for me to get back to work I still have three more albums to go.  I might just put up a few when I get them touched up.  I swear some of my relatives were gangsters. Ha ha

Till next time

Oh Spring! I love you!

I don’t know about the rest of you but where I’m at, winter was especially hard this year.  Between the snow, ice, and wind I have never been happier to Spring.  The air is warmer.  The sun is actually shining.  Birds are out and about and the first of the flowers have started to bloom.  Today is such a nice day that I have decided to sit out on the porch and write.  Someone in the neighborhood is burning something so there is the faintest smell of wood smoke (my favorite smell).  I can hear another person mowing their yard and just barely smell the cut grass.  Spring is my second favorite season (first being Fall).  I hope the rest of you are experiencing nice weather too and I hope that you get outside.  I don’t care if you’re like me, sitting on your computer, or reading a book.  Just get out and enjoy the day before it’s gone.  Till next time my friends.

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