Milestones!

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Sometimes, you just have to stop and marvel at Life, don’t you? The speed at which Time whooshes by, or the realization that yet another milestone has been reached. It’s all such a miracle to me. Several milestones caught my attention today, and I thought I’d share.

For one thing, this blog is coming up on its six month anniversary, and I’m so pleased with how much it’s grown, and how generously our members share of their time and knowledge. We are adding new members at over 100 a month, which makes me very happy, and I hope it just keeps getting better and better.

I’ve been absent a bit these last couple of weeks as I pushed to get A Boy Named Rabbit ready for print, and that brings me to my next milestone. I just uploadedΒ Rabbit’s Β final files and cover image to CreateSpace today, and hopefully, they will be approved within 24 hours, and the paperback version will be available on amazon, and at local shops near you…if you happen to live in central Florida, that is. πŸ™‚ So that’s a huge personal milestone for me. My third novel out in print, in less than two years. Whoa. Somebody pinch me!

As for my last milestone of the day, well just take a look at that little boy in the photo above. That’s my grandson, Kaelen, who turns two years old tomorrow! Now THAT’S a milestone I intend to celebrate! Happy Birthday, Kaelen! GrannyΒ  loves you to the moon and back!

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    • Thanks, Callum! I’m so excited to get Rabbit “out there.” I failed miserably in my eBook launch, and am paying a price for that, but this will help me find more readers, I think. As for Kaelen, he’s just adorable, and already Skypes his granny by himself. I don’t ever share his full name online (you just never know who’s reading), but I’ll email it to you…his last name is VERY Scottish. πŸ˜€ Hence the “Kaelen.”

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  1. Cute photo of your grandson. And congrats on your book coming out in print. I’m in the middle of reading Swamp Ghosts at the moment, and I’m really enjoying it. I just love your writing style. You had my attention from the very first sentence. It’s one of those stories that’s hard to put down.

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    • Aw, that’s so nice of you to say, Evelyn! I’m so glad you’re enjoying it. There’s a lot of “me” in the habitat and setting, and nature-related stuff. I’ve canoed a kajillion miles on Florida rivers, and it was a lot of fun to be able to use some of what I’ve learned in the book. And Maggie and Gunn…especially, ahem, GUNN…were fun to write. πŸ™‚

      Kaelen is just a darling little boy, and so much fun to be around. Glad you like the graphic. I loved that quote. Good to see you today!

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    • Thank you so much, mbark…I like that…sounds like you are getting ready to head out on an adventure! πŸ™‚ I know Kaelen will enjoy his birthday to the fullest, and I’m excited about all the milestones.

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    • Thanks, Ned. It just struck me that there were a lot of good things happening this week. And thank you for helping make this blog grow as quickly as it had. Your posts are always a big draw, believe me. Good to see you here today, too. πŸ™‚

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    • My daughter, Erin, took that picture on Santa Rosa Beach…or another nearby…up in the Florida panhandle where they live now. She’s getting to be a very good photographer, actually. And I really love the pic, too. SO cute! And thanks for the wishes. I’m hoping my very best milestones (besides my kids, of course) are still ahead of me. You never know what might be around the next corner! πŸ™‚

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  2. Happy birthday to the little guy! I was curious who you used to publish your books; I’m currently looking for ‘someone’ to pick up my YA novel for me. PS: My Grams loved your book, Swamp Ghost, she read it before I got the chance. Now, it’s my turn and I’m loving it!

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    • Aw, Jennifer, I’m so sorry I just saw your comment! WordPress refuses to notify me anymore, and I’m always scrolling around trying to be sure I haven’t missed anyone. Luckily, we’ve already talked about this on FB, but thanks for the birthday wishes for Kaelen. Very nice of you. Hope you are still enjoying Swamp Ghosts, and glad your Grams liked it, too. πŸ™‚

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        • It stuck for Maggie, too, so that’s fine. πŸ™‚ And the tent scene was fun to write. πŸ˜‰ Of course, there’s more trouble ahead, but then, that’s the nature of the genre. Hope you’ll continue to enjoy it. Let me know what you think when you finish.

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            • Writing has taken over 2/3 of MY reading time, so I can identify. For me, that’s the only downside to becoming a writer. I reallyreally miss my evenings reading OPB’s. (Other People’s Books.) Especially when there are new releases in series I’ve followed for years. But, hey. Sometimes you have to change your priorities for a while. For now, yours is college & Mommyhood, and mine is writing. It’s all good.

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  3. Many congrats, Marcia!
    I join with you – I just finished uploading The World and the Stars to Createspace a few minutes ago, and awaiting the okay too πŸ˜€
    And what a cute kid – that one will be a heartbreaker!

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    • Thanks, Deb! And to you, as well. I always worry myself into a snit when I’m waiting for that final approval, sure I’ve forgotten something critical, and which I’ve probably already thrown away. πŸ™‚ Hope we both get our okays tomorrow. Good luck! And Kaelen really IS adorable, if I do say so, myself. (And I do. πŸ˜€ )

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