Friday

Word Counts-Nowhere to Go But Up

Yes, the word count for TCSNK (The Claire She Never Knew) is slowly going up. But slowly going up is better than not going up at all!
I'm going to set my finish date at July 15th for now. I promise to update the word meter at least every night that I write.
So watch, see if I'm going to make it.
Any encouragement is helpful.
And Missy----aren't you in the same position I am? You have a book at least a third of the way written? See what your finishing target date might be. Maybe we can have a contest together regarding finishing dates.
Thanks for all the support.
Remember, for the most part, writing is a solitary job!

Monday

Monday--F.A.I.T.H. post day-Contest-and Word Accountability

Posting on F.A.I.T.H. today!!! Check it out.
Have a great week!
Thanks again for a great contest last week. We'll do it again soon. The next contest will have to do with the Untravelled Road Band. Check out their link at the right of this post. They are an awesome band---I'm going to give away CD's of theirs.

Stay tuned for details. But look for the Untravelled Contest toward the end of May.

Now I do need some help.
See the meter on the right of this post? The Claire She Never Knew? See the word count?
It needs to go up every day. EVERY DAY! Even if it's one word. So, who's going to keep me accountable?
Please check back here every day and make sure it goes up. If it doesn't, comment and let me have it for not writing that day.
How about it?

Saturday

Winner!!!

Congratulations to Jill whose name was drawn out of the hat for the earrings. Thanks to everyone for participating!!

I'll have another contest in the summer!

Sappy Love Poem

Thanks to all for playing and helping me write a sappy love poem for my hubby. Today is our anniversary and I'll print the poem up and give it to him.

The winning last lines were chosen because I put everyone's name in a hat who participated that day. I just randomly picked them....So Wednesday's winner was Angie, Thursday's was Jill and Friday's was Angie again.
Yeah Angie---two chances to win the very cool earrings. (Which I will post later today!)


I remember the night that we first met,
the gaze in your eyes, I'll never forget.
Warm and bright, deep and wild,
The entire world spun within your smile.

The cool breeze blew making the night turn cold,
But the love I was feeling burned my soul.
Like a fire in the night
To keep me warm all the days of my life.

Seven years later we are still in love,
Shining bright as the light from up above.
I'm so glad I found you,
living out together God's holy cue.


There it is. The Sappy Love Poem I'll print out for my hubby.
Then Angie and Jill's names will go in a hat and I'll let him pick the cool earrings winner.

Thanks again. I had fun I hope you did too!

Friday

Sappy Love Poem contest--Final Day

Hi all!!! Thanks to everyone who has participated! This has been fun. Only one more day and here we go!


Here's how our poem shapes up so far.



I remember the night that we first met,
the gaze in your eyes, I'll never forget.
Warm and bright, deep and wild,
The entire world spun within your smile.

The cool breeze blew making the night turn cold,
But the love I was feeling burned my soul.
Like a fire in the night
To keep me warm all the days of my life.


Here's stanza three. Remember 10,10,6,10

Seven years later we are still in love,
Shining bright as the light from up above.
I'm so glad I found you,
_________________________


Here it is. The last stanza!!!!

Fill in that last line.
Have fun--and remember 10 meters.

Thursday

Sappy Love Poem Contest-Day 2 Winner

Congratulations to Jill. The second stanza winner.

Your name goes in the drawing for the very cool earrings.

Stay tuned tomorrow for our final day.

Thanks for joining in!!

Sappy Love Poem Contest---Day 2

Congratulations to Angie the day 1 winner. Your name is in the drawing for a very cool pair of earrings.

Okay, Angie---you've made this challenging. I stuck with your 10 10 6 meter so far....so now the challenge is write the last line---10 meters.

The contest is open.........

Come and play to get your name in the drawing with Angie....

Let's review the first stanza so you can get a feel.

I remember the night that we first met,
the gaze in your eyes, I'll never forget.
Warm and bright, deep and wild,
The entire world spun within your smile.

The cool breeze blew making the night turn cold,
But the love I was feeling burned my soul.
Like a fire in the night
___________________________________


Oh, yes. You can have fun with this one.
Thanks again for playing.

Wednesday

Day 1 Winner-Sappy Love Poem Contest

Hi all,

Here is the winner from day one.
Tune in tomorrow for more fun on stanza 2.
And remember if you post anonymous, you have to sign a name or you can't be the winner because I don't know who you are. I do have an anonymous poster that posts alot cousin Wendy---so speak up, sign your name.



Angie is the winning line contributor.

And since Angie seems to have taken a poetry class....and her name was picked out of the box by my hubby.....I think God was speaking to me to step it up a notch..We are going by Angie's 10,10,6,10 meter for tomorrow.

Check back early am and get the next three lines.

Thanks to all for commenting and I look forward to more fun tomorrow.

Sappy Love Poem Contest--Come and have fun!!

Okay all.

This coming Saturday is my wedding anniversary. I really want to tell my guy how much I love him. But I'm having a hard time.
You see, I can't write poetry.
This is where the fun begins.
I'm going to write 3 lines of a poem. All you have to do is write the last line.
I'll put up a different stanza tomorrow and Friday and by Saturday we'll have a great sappy love poem to give my guy.

Anyone who leaves a last line in the comments section will go into the drawing. At the end of each day, I'll randomly draw a winner. Their last line will go on the sappy love poem for that day and their name will go into a drawing for an awesome pair of earrings to be given away on Saturday--my anniversary.

Now the thing is, I'm not thinking of these stanzas ahead of time. I'm winging it just like you are.

Here we go....
The first stanza of the Sappy Love Poem-----

I remember the night that we first met,
I gazed into your eyes.
I knew right then I'd never forget
_________________________________


Okay---what will I never forget?

Go to the comments section and add the last line. Have fun. I'll post the winner at 11:00 tonight, then tune in tomorrow for stanza 2.
Thanks!!!!

Monday

Upcoming Contest--Be sure to enter

Posting on F.A.I.T.H. today. Come on over and check it out.
Also---
Contest this week. Wednesday, Thursday, Friday. Winner will be announced Saturday, April 21st! My anniversary.
So come back and check it out Wednesday.

Saturday

Snohio

Snow in Ohio? Yes. April and the forcast in Ashtabula, Ohio is snow.....Cousin Wendy-come move to Georgia. Okay, we're not having a heat wave but our weather next week is in the 60's and 70's. You are having snow.
I think it's crazy. I do love all my family in Ohio, but boy am I glad I live in the good old south.
What about you? Where do you live and do you like your weather? If you could live anywhere, where would it be?

My choice----those who know me best know the answer is.....

Seattle, Washington.

How about you?

Wednesday

Reading, Writing, and Emotions

As many of you know I LOVE to read. Love it! I have read so many good books over the years. We moved to our house a couple of years ago and are just now ready to start finishing our basement. There is a room that is going to be a library. I can't wait to unpack all my books and put them on the shelves. I LOVE books. Which is probably one reason I became a writer.
And speaking of me being a writer I have good news. My mother read my book, Girl in Waiting. She's had it for a while and now has read it.
She said she liked it (well, she is my mother!!). She even said she shed a tear or two.
Thanks, Mom!!!
What books have you read that have had you shedding a tear, laughing out loud, rooting for a character?

Monday

Home and Contest Info

Today's Monday and I'm posting on the F.A.I.T.H. blog today. Check it out. It's about missing the simple things while being away from home alot.
I have an anniversary coming up and so we're going to have a contest here on the blog.
Stay tuned for details next week.
I'll be back on my posting schedule now Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.
Yeah for being home!!
As Dorothy said.....There's no place like home!

Good Monday!!

Good Monday! I"m posting on F.A.I.T.H. today. Check it out.
I"m out of town again this week. Hopefully next week I'll get back on a schedule.