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Hello!!

*waves*

Long time no update (again). I planned to post an update last week, but, well…it was a bit up and down.

Sunday night (August 10th), I FINALLY FINISHED THE FIRST DRAFT of Along Came Jones. Confetti was flung, tears were shed, couches were collapsed upon, and there was great rejoicing throughout the land…or at least in my townhouse. I planned on posting a giddy, happy update on Monday to share my euphoria…

…and then the news about Robin Williams broke.

No, I didn’t know him personally, but just like for millions of others, he was an actor who was part of my childhood (Mork and Mindy), and my young adulthood (Good Morning, Vietnam!) and my later adulthood (Good Will Hunting – I still sob like a child when I watch that movie). I’ve watched his stand-up routines and his interviews, and I’ve laughed until I’ve cried, and my heart had gone out to him in his more vulnerable moments. He made me laugh, he made me cry, he made me respect his intelligence and his talent. Falling in love with him was a gradual thing, but fall in love I did, and the news he was gone was simply heart-wrenching.

Why he took his life is something that only he could ever fully understand. I can only hope for nothing but peace for his family, and for their good memories to outweigh the bad.  I also hope he’s now at peace.  I’m so grateful we had him, and I’m so sad to see him go.

Just as I was getting used to the idea of Robin Williams being gone, I learned that Lauren Bacall also passed away last week. My sorrow for her was different than for Robin Williams (she was 89; she was a living legend; she had the best voice in show business; she was so talented), but it was sorrow, nonetheless. It’s the sadness of knowing an icon is gone, mixed with the gratitude that she had existed in the first place.

Once again, I wasn’t really in the mood to post about my finished first draft.

SO, while I’m much more in the mood, this somewhat-rambling post will just have to do for today. I’ll post a happier, more focused on my writing news, post in the next day or so. 🙂

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Along Came Jones – Editing – 2nd Draft

 

00 / 295 pages. 00% done!

 
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Posted by on August 18, 2014 in Uncategorized

 

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New Tour Starts – Orangeberry Book Tours

Good morning, all!

It’s June!  June? JUUUNNNEEE!!!  O.O  Where the *bleeep* has the year gone??

Let me rephrase that: time has been going so quickly ever since it warmed up.  Winter lasted for-ev-er.

But with the ever-quickening passage of time comes a new book tour.  My Orangeberry Book Tour kicks off today with a book feature at Peace from Pieces.  This tour goes until November(!), so there will be period where I have two running at the same time.  Should be an interesting time!  😀

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Along Came Jones Wordcount

37780 / 77183 words. 49% done!

 
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Posted by on June 3, 2014 in Uncategorized

 

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Tour Stop x2 – Kelly’s Thoughts on Things and Deluged with Books Cafe

Good morning!

It’s actually been hot here!  Well, to a certain definition of ‘hot’.  Mid-20s after the winter we’ve had feels like paradise to me!

Today’s a big day for Blondie:  she gets her stitches out!!!  Not that she knows it, of course.  She’s currently sitting beside me, looking very fetching in her cone, and trying to groom.  Poor kitty!!

There are two tour stops today.  The first is an excerpt here at Kelly’s Thoughts on Things, and the second is a review at Deluged with Books Cafe.  Please stop on by and check out the blogs!

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Along Came Jones – still working on it, but still haven’t finished another chapter!

 
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Posted by on May 24, 2014 in Uncategorized

 

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Tour Stop – Mommasez

Good morning!

It’s another beautiful morning, my Blondie goes to the vet on Saturday to get her stitches removed, but I’m torn about the cone.  She needs antibiotics for another week after her stitches are removed, and the cone is sometimes the only way I get her to take them.  That is, I crush the pill, mush it into some soft food, then smear it on her cone in front of her nose.  It offends her so much, she eats it – LOL.

Today’s tour stop is a review here at Mommasez.  Please stop by and leave some love for the host!

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Along Came Jones – I made lots of progress yesterday (thanks, commute!) but I’m really only updating my word count when a chapter is finished (to first draft state, I mean).  That hasn’t happened yet, but it’s getting there!!! ;D

 
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Posted by on May 22, 2014 in Uncategorized

 

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Tour Stop x 2 – Crazy About Books & Read It Write

Good morning, everyone!

It’s a beautiful morning, with a high of +22C – WE’VE HIT ROOM TEMPERATURE!!!!!!!

I was also fed a barbecued steak dinner on the weekend, sat in the sun and drank the first beer of the season.  Some days, life is really, really good.  🙂

There are two tour stops today because I missed one yesterday *shameface*.  They’re both excerpts, and one is here at Crazy About Books, and the other is here at Read It Write.  Please stop on by and leave some love for the hosts!

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Along Came Jones Wordcount – erm…I’ve made progress, but I didn’t write it down for this post – *shamefacex2*

 
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Posted by on May 21, 2014 in Uncategorized

 

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Tour Stop – Pure Jonel

Good morning, everyone!

Last day of holidays, and I haven’t gotten nearly as much finished as I’d hoped.  Procrastination, thou art my middle name.  Hmmm…how would that look on a book cover, do you think?  Victoria Procrastination Bernadine, or maybe just Victoria P. Bernadine – bwah!  Sadly, that amuses me more than is probably healthy.

Today’s tour stop is a review here at Pure Jonel.  As always, please stop by and leave some love for the host!

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Along Came Jones wordcount – we’re not going to talk about it…

 
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Posted by on May 19, 2014 in Uncategorized

 

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Tour Stop – Simplistic Review

Good morning, everyone.

It’s a gorgeous day; Blondie is getting better every day, and Biggie seems to be finally figuring out she’s the same cat he’s known for the last five years.  Sigh.  Men.

On the down side:  I forgot the Preakness yesterday!!!  ARGH!  But, California Chrome won, and is now a contender for the Triple Crown.  We’ve been here before (many, many times), but maybe this year…*looks hopeful*

Today’s tour stop is an excerpt here at Simplistic Reviews.  Please stop by and leave some love for the host!!

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Along Came Jones

No progress, but in my defense, I had Blondie on my lap for most of the day.  ;D

 
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Posted by on May 18, 2014 in Uncategorized

 

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