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Writing has begun

Alrighty then. I know that it's been a while since I posted on here, but I've been busy doing interviews with John, taking copious notes and also checking stuff out on the web. Doing research too to make sure my facts are correct. I have now started the writing process of John O'Bryan novel #3. To date I have tip-tapped out about 6,000 words and am on a good run. Won't reveal any details, but it's gonna be good. I don't know how long it will take me this time, but I'm not rushing.

Favorite Christmas Carol

Happy New Year to you all! January is almost over. Recently we had a snow storm, which I love but is rare here in Alabama. It reminded me of an old favorite Christmas carol that I learned as a kid. It was based on a poem by an English poet, Christina Rossetti back in 1872. It was later set to music by the composer Gustav Holst. To me , it really describes the essence of winter.
 
 
In the deep mid-winter,
Frosty wind made moan.
Earth stood hard as iron,
Water like a stone.
Snow had fallen, snow on snow,

A comma is a comma.

Thought that this was kinda cute and thought that I'd share it with you.
 
Not much news to report on the new book I'm afraid, it's slow right now. My health tends to get in the way which doesn't help matters. I really need to get with John and do some in depth talking with him so that I can get going on writing again.

anniversary

Hi folks, Wanted to share with you that today marks the !st anniversary of The Beginning being released. Hard to belive that it's been a year already!. Things are slow on my next book, I'm hoping to get moving on it soon.

Boom Days

Hi Folks, just a note to let you all know how much fun I had yesterday at Boom Days, Fort Payne,AL. The Author's corner was well received and I got an opportunity to meet some very talented fellow authors! Yes! I actually dragged myself away from the woods, washed and brushed myself up and got out in the big wide world of events! I was drained by days end, but it had been well worth it! Of course, the dinosaur that I am, there are no photos. Sorry! I don't like cell phones so don't carry one. I'll try to scrounge up a photo.

Boom Days

Mark your calendars!
 
I will be in attendance at the annual BOOM DAYS CELEBRATION.
 
Where:  Downtown Fort Payne, AL.
 
When:    Saturday  September 19th
 
Time:      10am  onwards
 
Catch me at the AUTHOR'S CORNER
                Held in the Coal & Iron building.
 
Come say Hi not only to myself, but to other local authors. Show your support for our local talent.

Parts of speech

 
 
I wanted to return to The English language again. I want to talk aboutContractions. No, not the type that woman have during labor!
 
Contractions, along with an Apostrophe are used to shorten words.
In a world where everything seems to be abbreviated for our convenience to save time, unfortunately, even our language has fallen victim. Myself, I just feel that it is due to laziness, we cannot be bothered to write out the entire word. 
 
Here are some examples:
 

Dog Days of Summer

My idea of a perfect day!

British Expressions

As if there wasn't already enough confusion about the English language, I've found some popular everyday sayings and expressions. I must admit that it's been a while since I've heard a few of these, but it made me smile to remember them. I couldn't help myself but share them with you just to add to the mix and confusion!

Won another Award

I've won it again, that's three times in a row!   Henagar Business Recognition has chosen me once again as an author as the winner of the award. This is in recognition of the marketing methods that I use to promote my books.
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