It would appear that I am 8th in the standings for best New Author! Wow! To be mentioned in the same group with some of my personal favorite authors, some of which have been kind enough to offer advice whether I sought it or not. And what's more none of the advice was "Stop writing!".
This is so much fun and I am so thankful to you, the readers and to SOL for the forum and to the authors who inspire me and my mom and my cat, Phart.
Someone, some poor misguided soul, nominated me for Best New Author and The Strawberry Patch: Book 1 - The Babies as Best New Story. I looked and I have something like 6 vote!!!!
Thank you to whoever did this and those who voted. I do this for fun and enjoyment, but it is cool to know that someone somewhere like the work enough to actually vote.
No pressure! I hope I don't mess up!
First, thanks for the nice comments from those who read Chapter 1 of SP:Lost and Found.
Second, thank you to the new readers who visited my page and enjoyed some of my earlier endeavors.
Third, new chapters will be posted every Sunday night beginning Dec 31.
Over all, yesterday was a very nice birthday. Thank you.
Here it comes. The first chapter is in the cue. I have about half of the book written and will post a new chapter every Sunday night.
Book two presents challenges and opportunities for growth for Paul and Lynn and Erin and others. There are more babies and more heartbreaks and more glorious times.
Thanks for reading.
I hope everyone had a Merry/Happy Christmas. Mine was quiet and peaceful.
The Strawberry Patch: The Babies ends today. It has been a real pleasure sharing it with you.
The Strawberry Patch: Lost and Found begins on Friday, my birthday. I have about half of the book written so if the muse takes a hike on me this year, I will have an appropriate buffer built in! Take that, muse!
I know that I have said this before, but thank you to those who have caught errors both in context and spelling. And thank you to the possible legion of folks who could have written "You Suck" but refrained out of compassion for the ignorant or understanding of the untalented!
I look forward to sharing Lost and Found with you in 2018.