5/8/15

Spring Cleaning, Under Construction, Remodeling My Empty Nest, Writing New Stories, Hmm...

I guess it's obvious that I couldn't settle on a title for this post, but I trust that many of you get my meaning; but, I suppose I could have entitled it 'Drifting.'    

Because 2014 was a crazy year for me, one of those years I do not care to repeat. I spent the year riding an emotional roller coaster, or floating about in a daydream. In any event, I haven't had enough time to dust, nail, or rearrange my cherished spot on the internet for what feels like an eternity.

I can't believe how long it's been since my last post.  

I finally finished a children's manuscript, so, I've been busy researching agencies that may be interested in representing children's material.

I feel sad about the fact that my blog resembles a ghost town, especially since it used to be such a lively place to hide. I hope my old readers haven't given up on me and will return, and that new readers will discover my/our "place in the sun."

Incidentally, I hope the construction worker to the right of this text is going be alright, because I'm do not have blog owners insurance.  (Now, I understand why construction workers wear those funny looking hats.) I need a hard hat to wear while I'm cleaning my house, in addition to a pair of boots.

 The title of my manuscript is "Bizzy, The Busy Dog," and I'm working on another one entitled, "The Hobo."  

I've decided I should let my blog readers in on the titles of my offline work because you're a spectacular bunch of people, particularly those of you who have been loyal friends since I began writing A Nice Place In The Sun. You've helped me find my voice, and supported me through many unedited silly posts, and I'm grateful for your friendship.

If this is your first visit, I welcome you and hope you will return. I posted a few links to posts on my sidebar, and I'm looking forward to posting new stories soon.

Thanks again! Have a super great day. :)

Oh, and I appreciate and respond to all comments, so if you have time, please feel free to comment, e-mail me, subscribe, or step in with a broom, mop, nails and a few construction workers. :)

7 comments:

Sandee said...

Great to see a post from you.

Way to go on the new book. I hope it yields lots of $$. I know you love to write.

I love your song of the day too. I've not heard that before. Nice.

Have a fabulous day honey and a wonderful Mothers Day. Big hugs. ♥♥♥

"Annie" said...


Thank you Sandee, I hope I'm finally getting the ball rolling again. I hope to send you some books one of these days. It would be about time, wouldn't it?

Traditional publishing takes soooo long, especially when you have a few set backs, but with the support of friends like you, I do not see how I can lose.

I'm glad you enjoyed my song of the day, and I wish you a fabulous day too, and a super great Mother's Day! I know you're a wonderful mother.

I hope Spring is blossoming well in California, because I know it's your favorite season.

Much love, always,

Annie

Grace said...

Hope the book sale goes well - are these picture books? Did you do the illustrations? Tell me more...

The song in my head today is Brian Boru's March

"Annie" said...


Hey Grace, Thank you, and yes, they are picture books written lyrical rhyme. I do not draw the illustrations, the publishing companies send me story boards from illustrators they think will fit my words.

I wish I could draw, but no, not well enough...

Can you draw? If your interested I would be more than happy to tell you even more...:))

So much work goes into children's books. If people only knew...Sometimes, I wish I had the money to self publish, but it's nice to have someone besides me doing the business side, so maybe it's a good thing.

Thanks for your support, and for stopping by Grace, I appreciate it.

:))))

Oh, and I love your song of the day. It's gorgeous.

"Annie" said...


Grace,I'm sorry, I see I left out some words...Laughing...

L- :)

Sandee said...

Way Over Yonder by Carole King is the song in my head today.

Have a fabulous day honey. Big hugs. ♥♥♥

"Annie" said...


Oh Sandee, I adore that song. I'm going to try to find it for today. I'm sorry I didn't reply yesterday. I had to leave home for an appt. and left my phone at home.

I'm happy that both you and Grace let me know the songs in your head...

I think I may start posting the song, as well as a link to the blog writers who are the first to comment. What do you think?

In any event, I love Way Over Yonder, and Carole Kind in general. Grace's song is great too. Both of you are the best.

Happy Mother's Day! I hope you're having a great one. Give yourself a huge hug from me, o.k.?

xoxoxox

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