Monday, October 24, 2011


I really don't believe in them...

Sister/friends Skype'd me yesterday morning from Ireland. We had a glorious chat. It's been too long since I've seen them. And the five-six hour difference is maddening. I'm awake when they're asleep and vice-versa!

They were so excited. They have three B&B's and just recently they had an author from the US stay with them. They chatted and chatted about writing. They told me how wonderful it was to talk with her - and they told her a bit about me, too. The one sister is a writer, too. It must have been such a delight to spend quality time speaking of the craft.

These dear sisters thought it was a sign to me to keep writing. The author, Rhonda Greene, told them about all the rejection letters she had (over 200) and finally got her break. She's got a truckload of stories published now.

So - no coincidences. The girls called because I needed to be refreshed with news that I must keep plugging.

I wrote two and half chapters yesterday. It was great. And the transition that I thought was going to give me such trouble just took care of itself. Flowed perfectly into the final phase of the Midpoint.

Midpoint is now complete. Phew! That is so awesome to announce. Now onto the last half of the book. I know where I'm going, thank goodness, and I've got the scenery in my mind. A battle or two to be won and then the end.... 

Life is good.


  1. So glad you caught up to each other and were able to enjoy such delightful news. I'm really grateful for my Desert Rose sisters. (It's the local chapter of Romance Writers of America.) Well done on completing the midpoint. Whoohoo!

  2. Friends are so important as we travel this road, Judy. I thank God for your friendship!

    As for the midpoint - phew! That's about all I can say. I was not looking forward to writing it but it flowed.

    Only another twenty thousand or so words left. ROTFL

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