|SMK Twisted Sister|
Author has written 7 stories for Scarecrow and Mrs. King.
Well, Spring is Here!!!
As some of you know, this has been a wacky year and a busy year and one full of all kinds of fun.
Tim & I are planning our wedding, and hopefully, have changed the date for the last time! Funny how many times you end up changing it even though you think you've got everyone's calendars all figured out. So, September - here we come to say I do!
I can't promise much on the writing end, though I have been trying to find a few minutes here and there. It never fails though, every time I sit down and open up Word and start getting caught up on where I left off, something interrupts me. It reminds me of poor Lee & Amanda, LOL.
But, they say that those interruptions have a reason behind them, so I can only hope that that is true.
In the meantime, I shall keep trying to plug away when I can and hope that I can find more SMK time in the future. There have been tons of stories posted and I have barely scratched the surface of them.
Toodles till later, my friends and may the spring of 2012 bless you with all kinds of beautiful things and happenings in your lives!
An update as we go in to 2012
First – We received relatively good news in regards to Mom’s health scare. They did lots of tests but, at this time, found nothing cancerous. She will go back for repeat testing probably around June. We are thankful that nothing was found and thankful as well that she will be monitored. She goes regularly for thyroid checks as well, has for years. So, if anything develops later on, we feel blessed to know that it will be discovered early.
Then, just as I was doing Christmas cards, the laptop caught a virus and I literally thought that I had lost everything! Nearly an entire weekend trying to resurrect files on the backup drive that was supposed to have backed all up, but alas proved slightly disastrous. It was connected to the laptop at the time as well.
Anyhow, as much as could be restored was and thankfully, turned out not as much lost as originally thought. Just a few weeks of material (photos, excel & word & music). I sell Avon as well as my full-time job so I lost some invoices and stuff but thank God, it could have been so much worse.
Yes, I lost some recent updates on SMK fiction – which makes me sad cause Alley had initiated an idea for a cute, short Christmas story that I had several pages done – not edited though, and it was among the casualties.
And, of course the updates to Happy Mayhem as well.
Anyhow, the laptop is back after almost 2 weeks of slow restoration and much searching and repeated backups, the retail Christmas madness is behind us and after undoing Christmas decorations around our house this weekend, we can proceed in to the New Year. Which means, I shall be attempting to make more time for writing.
There’s still the planning to do for the wedding and Tim still needs to find a new job and there’s a possible issue with his current and some legal stuff but we have faith that it will all work out.
So, to all of you who take the time to read my stuff, our household sends out Best Wishes and Blessings for a truly better and wonderful New Year to all!
We hope that everyone sees nothing but happiness and peace and that any woes that may have passed your way in 2011 are replaced by great stuff in 2012.
And here’s to more SMK stuff as well!
Well, let's update here. Should be working on 2 novel-length stories. And I am, slowly.
In the process though, I was searching through some cd backups looking for some research material for one. I came across some old files = early, older posted/maybe pulled down fiction.
You know what happens next...you start reading them and realize just how bad some of them were. Then a few intrigued the muse - who is always and ever quite a handful and unpredictable. But, since she's actually sticking around I gotta let her play where she wants for fear that she'll up and leave me empty-handed yet again. Last time, it felt like she left me for a whole decade and that will certainly never do.
So, here and there in the next few months or so, you will probably see some of these old works get a little bit of a dusting off, a tad of tweaking and a pinch of revamping and yes, some of them may actually get posted back up here for you to read and to remind me that the times (and the writing) have certainly changed.
I may even post a few surprises as well, but it all really depends on what I can accomplish in between planning a wedding.
Yes indeed, the times are a'changin but there's always room for more Scarecrow fiction!!!! In my humble opinion, there can never be enough of it nor can there ever be enough time to read it all!!
May 3rd, 2011
As so many of you know, it has been a sad time in the land of SMK. In late March, we received news that one of our beloved SMK sisters and friend, had suddenly passed away.
Our Rita was not only just a member of SMK land, she was a very talented writer. She blended humor with great setups and treated our SMK characters with the respect that they deserved when being used in a story, no matter the type of story.
She was there with grammatical advice, wisdom and wit - whenever needed.
You will be greatly missed, Miss Rita - rest in peace.
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