Once Upon a Midnight Dreary…

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How I pondered weak and weary…lol…ah, Edgar Allen Poe had it down pat, didn’t he? πŸ˜€ Well, yesterday was a head-stomping day. Mine got battered, but I kicked back. Then this morning, on the way to the track, a thick haze filtered around us. It was quite creepy, I’ll readily admit. πŸ˜€ I’m a big chicken despite writing thrillers. LOL Anyway, as we pulled up and parked by the track, I could feel the chill of the early morning seeping into the truck. When I climbed out, I shuddered. Not only did thick fog hang around us, the dampness made the early morning frost seem that much heavier. Walking the track, one of my favorite things to do is to …

Bizzzeeee, Bizzzzeeeee

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Wow, what a crazzzeeee two weeks since conference. I’ve had to write a research paper, read a half-dozen chapters in my physiology book, start an online discussion–and that was just with my college. LOL I’ve also drove to Arkansas for my hubby’s grandmother’s funeral (it’s just so hard to believe Grandma Robertson is dancing with Grandpa in heaven, now. *sniffle*). In the midst of that, some great news has happened. My twin/clone, Dineen Miller, has an agent!! Neen signed with Mortimer Literary Agency and is busy getting her manuscript completed and edited to send off. I’m elated for Neen–she’s worked so very hard and is such a fabulous writer! And this story she’s working on–heavens! It’s awesome!!!!! The photo to …

ACFW Conference Photos

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~~Awesome Crit Buds: Me, Heather, Robin & Neen~~ Okay, I don’t know if it’s bad form to talk about all the wonderful things that happened at conference, but I’m going to do it. πŸ˜€ First, the biggest and most wonderful thing that happened was the healing I received under the guidance of Brandilyn Collins’ prayer Thursday night. that completely set the tone for me and my experience during conference. I’ll have to admit that I am glad there is no photo of that! Envision red, swollen eyes and a nose to match! πŸ˜€ Now…on to the the other really kewl stuff: First, I met up with my crit buddies and that is just the ultimate to be in teh company …

A brief interruption…

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I’ve returned from the FABULOUS ACFW CONFERENCE in Dallas. God did some really MIGHTY things that only He could have done. I’ll be writing about those next week…but not now. For now, I have to write a research paper, read the next chapter in my psychology book, study for a test, take the test, and go out of town for a funeral–all before Sunday. *sigh* So in lieu of some long diatribe, I offer a picture from this fab-o weekend.My buds all gussied up:Camy Tang, Me, Dineen Miller, Heather Tipton, Robin Cynclair Miller

Tommorrow, tomorrow! (Done in pirate language!)

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Aye, well, tomorrow is the beautiful day that my friends and Me con’ene in Dallas at a beautiful hotel for the writer’s confarnce o’ our belo’ed Acfw. Aye, me parrot concurs. Arrr, the weeks up t’ now have been fraught with stress, ups, downs, and those times whar you just want t’ hide under the co’ers and make the world go away. Gar, Where can I find a bottle o’rum? ————————-Arrr, but no more, gar! Tis’ time t’ party, gar! Aye, i’m so excited for this confarnce. I’m determined t’ rest, enjoy the time with friends God has gracioulsy gi’en me, and make new friends–and pray for those who be pitchin’ their stories. Aye. Ahoy, o’ course, I’ll post pictures …

Writer…Interrupted

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I’ve joined the ranks of mothers who are homeschooling and writing and doing a plethora of other things in a blog called Writer…Interrupted. My first post, Special Kids with Special Needs, is up now. Please, stop by and check it out. ——————————————————– No, there is no particular reason that I’ve posted Audrey’s picture here. I just wanted something that reflects me…and well, I’m an Audrey Hepburn lover, so I decided to post that. πŸ˜€ (BTW: that’s from her movie, Roman Holiday.) Life gets a little tough, doesn’t it? I’ve had a very tough emotional and stress-filled week, making decisions I don’t enjoy making. And why is it that each question I must answer is dependent on other things–other questions, which …

Where the Map Ends – Ultimate CSF/F Website

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Former fiction manager JEFF GERKE, a long-time advocate for those of us with a bent toward the weirder side of fiction, has launched a FANTASTIC website for Christian Science Fiction & Fantasy called WHERE THE MAP ENDS This site has a plethora of information, resources, and services made available. It includes editorial services by the master himself, Mr. Gerke, and links to CSFF websites, artists, authors, and interviews — first one is FRANK PERETTI!! This site is a great relief for those of us who love CSSF. I’d set the WHERE THE MAP ENDS site so that you’re updated when it’s updated. πŸ˜€ You won’t want to miss out on this baby. Oh! And Jeff even makes mention of MARCHER …

When the Heart Cries, by Cindy Woodsmall

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When the Heart CriesHannah Lapp was born and raised in an Old Order Amish home, without electricity, a telephone, or the right to follow her heart. Without her parents’ knowledge, she’s been in love with Mennonite Paul Waddell for years. When he asks her to marry him, she accepts, even though to do so will cause her family to avoid her for the rest of her life.Before Hannah and Paul reveal their relationship, tragedy strikes. In one unwelcome encounter, all that Hannah has known and believed is destroyed and she faces losing everything: her family, her fiancΓ©, and even her faith in God. Cindy Woodsmall is an artisan! The world she creates in When the Heart Cries will tug and …

Jeff Gerke, a meme, & a funnel. :-)

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Hey, y’all! Jeff Gerke, the former fiction manager for NavPress and once-helm-director of Realms, has gone freelance. This is awesome news for those of you who need an intense, highly-qualified critique of your manuscript. I’m telling you, Jeff gave me *awesome* help on my manuscript that was under consideration at NavPress. He worked with me and was ever so gracious. I highly recommend you consider contacting him for either a synopsis review or manuscript critique. Contact Jeff at jeff@jeffersonscott.com Oh–and be on the lookout. This man has a great new website coming. I plan to promote it here!———————————————————————————-Well, my twin/clone Dineen tagged me on a meme created by “the secretly wants to be a suspense writer but writes chicklit,” Meredith …

Tidings of Cheer…

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Well, I had someone email me and say, Wow, Ronie. You’ve been going through a lot. And it hit me that my posts have been about trials and tough times. Since life is about much more than the trials, let’s concentrate on good stuff. So, I thought I’d start a tag list…you know, one of those dastardly things where you tag someone and make them follow suit. Mwuh-hahhahahaahaha. πŸ˜€ So often we see the trials in our lives, the bad times, but I want to focus on the good things, the blessings. Thus, we’re going to count off our blessings like this: A friend who has blessed me: (there are so many…) Dineen An unexpected gift: an editor recommended my …