RIVERGIRL: books, blog and barges: Mostly about my writing, about life on a barge in Rotterdam, and other tales about other folks when the fancy takes me.
Hoooooray! You have to be careful that you don't use up all your energies and inspiration in the blogs though! But joking aside - you are right to put your efforts into what counts most for you, so all the best, but do leave us a few breadcrumbs now and again!
Thanks Janys! By the way I love your new profile pic...gorgeous! Funnily enough, my writing is also driven by blogging, because I've always posted chapters one by one on a special blog. The comments from readers keeps me going. Another fave saying (I'm full of training jargon) is 'feedback is the food of champions" ;-)
Thanks Vally - another "way-back-when-and-I'm-not-telling" kind of pic, taken one of the first years I was here, but still very representative of the person I am/feel to be/want to be, sort of thing!I would also agree that the feedback is very encouraging, and helps to make these "virtual" places seem a little more populated with real people!
Great to have you back....even when it's just a few words now and then! It will grow again! And thank you for adding me on your blog, and for your (ehh Sindy's) comment! Im really happy that you and Koos are coming on the 11th to try some of my cakes :D See you then! If you don't have the address (anymore) let us know.. we'll send it to you!xx Simone
Good news indeed, Val!...and I've always related that rule to taking care of my equine companions.Nice and easy.xx
About time! ;)xxAMP.S. Me too!
oh that is terrific Val!!xo
Good news indeed!
Yay! Great to see you have given into the addiction of blogging again.
Missed you - Glad you're back
It's not the drinking I have a problem with darling - just the time to check in here properly! I'm glad you're finding the time to write again - do it as and when you can, and send me some time-management alpha-waves at the same time please. Miss you. Marige xx
O Welcome back VallyP and enjoy your wonderful addiction ! As much as we dowho are addicted to you :)
Val, this is the best news of the day. Stefan xx
THANK YOU dear friends. I am still pretty busy with work, but it's not quite as stress filled as it was and now I do at least have a few hours to myself.Some very good news came my way today about my writing. There is a publisher in the UK who is interested in both Watery Ways and the Skipper's Child. It is a small company and they ask teh authors to help with the marketing drive, but they carry the costs of publication and getting the work out there. I am absolutely thrilled! Now I have to get busy and send them copies of both books. So far, they've had the synopsis and teh first three chapters of each. Woohoo! It's not definite, but it IS a good start ;-)
It's good to hear that things are slowing down for you, Val. It sounds like it has been a bit of a tough go for you.Did you take on a bit too much all at once?Good luck with the publisher! That is exciting news indeed.They are both excellent books.xx
Dale, yes, in a word. I'm still a bit overloaded, but in a week or two things will be a lot better. I must learn to say no...no.....no....no.. see I can get the hang of it if I try...Both books are now on their way, so I'm holding thumbs...xx