Sunday, September 7, 2008


I know you Dear Readers are waiting for the Grand Poopbah prizes to be announced, and they will.

Today is our one year blog-o-versary (it's actually almost over) and something very exciting happened. I printed up a rough, rough, rough first draft of the novel and gave it to a volunteer reader!!! Oh my stars, I thought the day would never come. But it has, and it feels oh so marvellously ... better. Like an itch that's been scratched, or a perfect back rub.

Now all I can think about are the changes I want to make in the rewrite, and the parts I want to expand, and the relationships I want to develop (in the book). It's all good.


The first draft is done!

hugging my hounds, and my saint of a husband, and my friend and advisor Rhonda, and all of YOU, Dear Readers


  1. Happy blogoversary and congratulations on your new novel, Patience!

    Love ya lots,
    Maggie and Mitch

  2. Francarrich from WWSeptember 8, 2008 at 4:49 AM

    Happy blog-o-versary (if I've caught it in time due to Atlantic time differences).

    Congratulations on completing the first draft of the book, I hope it will be a HUGE success!

  3. Congratulations on your blogoversary and even bigger Congratulaions on the book! How exciting! Maybe Mum will even buy it for me when it is published!

    big hugs and smoooches,

    Ben xxxxxxxx

  4. Congratulations!!! and Congratulations!!! woo-hoo!!!
    xxxooo, D & M

  5. Congrats. We are so happy for you.

  6. The blog-o-versary is exciting but the first draft completion is stupendous! Of course we knew you would do it!

    Write Baby Right! r

  7. Congratulations to you and the Whippets! And of course, to Bill. We hope he is planning celebratory spaghetti tonight.

    gussie n teka

  8. WOOHOO!!!!!!!!! Congratulations!! Love and kisses A+A

  9. CONGRATULATIONS!!!! What a stupendous accomplishment!!!We are in awe!
    Congrats on the blogoversary too!
    Sunny(who does a fabulous whippet imitation),Scooter&Jamie
    ps and you never wanted a blog. I'm so glad you did one anyway. You have provided me with a year's worth of laughter and tears. Thank you!

  10. Congratulations on your two benchmarks!

    Looking forward to hearing more about your book.


    Dog lover

  11. wooo hooo congrats, how EXCITING!!!

  12. Many CONGRATULATIONS on a first draft! That is fantastic (and I'm jealous).


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