Friday, August 12, 2011

friday afternoon

I have finally finished writing my novel! It is over 500 pages printed out, and I feel a definite loss now that it is written. Of course, that was only the first draft, and there's lots of work to be done on it now. But I wrote "The End", and I'm glad for that. I can't believe I wrote that many pages, and I'm proud of myself. Granted, I don't think it is the best of novels by a long shot, but I did it, and that's what matters.

Today I deleted about a dozen blogs that I was following. People who have apparently stopped blogging...mostly those who haven't made an entry in three months or more. Except for a friend who doesn't get a chance to blog with her busy life, and hasn't blogged in a long while. I follow around 46 blogs now, and most are fairly consistent with their blogging, and I keep up with all of them. There are quite a few bloggers who never respond to my comments by making a comment on my blog, and that can be a little annoying. You would think if you put out the effort to comment, that they could at least say a little something. I don't get that, but still I follow their blogs and continue commenting.

Today I printed out a picture I had scanned of me and my mom when I was 5 years old (she was 32)... I made a birthday card for her, which is August 24th; she'll be 84. The writing on the card isn't so great, but I know she will love it because I made it. I will write LOTS of words on the inside, because I know how much that means to her.


  1. So sweet to make a card like that for your mom, lovely picture too

  2. That's a beautiful picture of you and your mom, and what a thoughtful gift for her birthday. As far as not blogging and not commenting, I'm guilty on both accounts, but do enjoy reading the blogs I do follow, including yours. :)

  3. Congrats on finishing your book! I have another friend that writes and I know how frustrating it can get at times :) So.... Yayyy!
    Love the photo.... look at them bathing suits. Cute!!! :D

  4. Congratulations! I have always wondered how you know when you get to the end in writing, but I guess you just know. Good luck with the editing and I hope to be able to read it soon!

  5. Congrats on finishing your book. Will you get it published? Sorry I have not visited for awhile now. Been awfully busy. I am taking the time this evening to catch up. I finished redecorating the blog as it needed a facelift and got rid of the banner picture. Awhile back you gave me an award which I appreciated it very much but I am not good at posting it and adding links. Thanks for it. Have fun with the editing. I like the photo of you and your mom. How is that nephew of yours?

  6. Holy cats, you wrote a book?! That's amazing! I've always wanted to--but I'm never sure what to write about. Congrats on finishing!! :)

  7. crazy horseAugust 26, 2011

    Two pretty ladies, love the pic!


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