You might be surprised
by how many you have!
Nothing like a good, old-fashioned one-liner!
(Even if it’s really TWO. 😁)
Believe in yourself!
He never fails to make me laugh!
It’s amazing how the wisdom of yesterday applies so well to today, isn’t it?
The truth never goes out of style.
Or, in the famous words of Jimmy Buffett,
Make the best of a bad situation,
S’bout all you can do.
Yep, in spite of the fact that I’ve not left my house in over 8 weeks, nor seen the face of a single friend, nor been able to do much writing thanks to COVID-Brain, I am definitely feeling lucky. I’m still HERE! As of today, at least, I still get another chance to do it all better! And that, my friends, is a daily miracle we often forget, and honestly, one I’m surprised to find myself enjoying: the miracle of life in all its guises. The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly. WOOOO and also HOOOO!!
To bring you up to date, I am no longer having any symptoms of this dreaded, miserably wretched, murderous virus we’re all sick of hearing about. I do have a greatly reduced energy level, but I’ve even seen some improvement in that area, too. I know the fatigue-related stuff can go on for an extended period, but I’ve learned how to go on, myself, right alongside it. In other words, it might slow me down, but it’s not going to stop me.
I do plan to return to blogging (and visiting the blogs of my friends) by October 1. I’m giving myself the rest of this month without any firm commitments as to the blog or my current WIP, just keeping the posting and writing flexible and simple for now. But come October 1, I want to get back to my regularly scheduled programming, as they say.
I will be putting out a call for those who’d like to take part in #GuestDayTuesdays to share promotions, new releases, and various other topics. I’ll be continuing with my new #GrannySays series, and will start back sharing weekly roundup posts from Story Empire and Sally Cronin’s Smorgasbord. I’m not going to continue with #FirstLineFriday for now, though that might return in the future. But I do want to run some special “events” now and then, such as #ExcerptWeek, and a few new things I’m going to fit in here and there.
I’m very much looking forward to resuming these features and adding some new ones, and to finishing my current WIP, Riverbend #4, Working title A Need to Burn, and just may share some excerpts from that, along the way.
And finally, I’d like to thank all of you for your support and encouragement over the last weeks. Our blogging and writing community is the absolute BEST, and I appreciate each and every one of you!
Stay tuned, my friends, and remember, “Life Finds a Way.” (Recognize that? Hmmm. Maybe a new series for this blog: “Who Said It?” That could be fun!)
Now go forth and live YOUR life! And be sure to stay Safe and Well! (It’s much more enjoyable that way.)
I know this to be a fact! I’d dreamed of being a writer all my life, and finally (at age 69) decided it was time to make that dream come true. Seven novels, three novellas, and a book of poetry later, I’m still going. If I can, YOU can! So dream your dream, then make it a reality! You can do it!
After talking to a couple of my blogging friends, I decided “Granny Says” should be a new series here on TWS. I have a large collection of sayings and quotes, ranging from the wise and inspirational to the clever and humorous, and I’ve decided to share them now and then, just for fun. (And it helps that they’re ready to go, quick and easy while I’m still dealing with my slow, slow recuperation process.)
Since I started this Mon-Fri week on a humorous note, I figured I’d end it on one, too, hence this line from one of my favorite comedians of all time. Enjoy!
NOTE: Feel free to save the images if you like, and share them anywhere you wish. I’ll attribute the author of the quote when possible, though many of them will be from that famously wise and/or funny soul called “Unknown.”
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