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I've put the first chapter of my second-draft novel up on Wattpad to see what people's reactions are. I'd be grateful if any of you felt like taking a look at it. It's Historical Fiction, called The Widow at the moment. I'm not very good at titles, so it will probably change again.

Apart from that I'm just finishing up two courses, and should get my Certificate in Creative Writing this summer. We're leaving for the house in France in a week, hoping to get writing time in over there, maybe finish the second draft and move on to the third. I've been making notes where I suddenly realise I need to make changes or alter the focus of scenes, so I'm going to take a printout of it with me when I go.

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I cleaned out 10 stalls today re-bed them filled waters...walked 10 horses one at a time to a back field....and cleaned up the medicine cabinet in the barn...I think that counts as exercising.

If I don't loose weight this week...I will give up trying.

I don't know why but really nothing ever goes on in here anymore.


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@Likeagrownup: How did NaNoReMo go for you? I'm planning to try it out this year.

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That's very cool I decided next time I will try it.

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Nothing going on in here....what's up?

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I felt a crisp cold in the air when I went out today. I quite enjoyed it for some strange reason. I stood on the front deck and took a look around…..not liking what I was seeing though. So many leaves left over and the grounds kind of dug up from cars driving over it when it rains. Half my beautiful horse statue missing from the center of the garden. It was taken apart to keep if from damage and stored in the glass house. Remnants of debris that should have been either removed or fixed before winter. All in all not my winter wonderland at all.

As for me I am trying to come up with my New Year resolution list. I don’t want to make it a long one but perhaps an interesting one. Obtainable goals that I can keep up with rather than a few weeks into the year realizing I am not doing them at all. I can say this with honesty for it has happen year after year. I set all these wonderful goals and before spring they are just passing thoughts.

My dog is lying here comfortable at my feet just waiting for me to move. She has turned out to be quite a creature of comfort. Being a husky you would think she would love the cold weather but no she like all my short haired dogs prefers the comfort of a warm house and even likes watching the fire. My worse regret with getting her is the hair that she sheds. OMG does she shed. Better now than when we first got her but still she leaves a white path where ever she goes. As for her medical condition I hope we have accomplished the impossible and she is over it if not at least through the worst of it. She was an epileptic and went into many secures the first year we brought her home. She was in and out of the doctor’s office along with being on medication. I was told that most likely she would be on meds for life. Yet after a couple of years….we started weaning her off it. The meds were shortening her life even though they were saving it. If she continued to take it she would lose a few months a year until the end, cheating her out of life. So I started testing it and cutting back on the meds. With a few errors and mistakes I have now gotten her off the meds and no sign of a secure for over a year and a half.

Unfortunately she cannot run free like the rest of the dogs and experience the same freedom they do, but I think of it as she being a city dog and always having to be on a leash. I run her during the weather that is permitted on a 20 foot leash and using a golf cart over the fields and hills which all the dogs seem to follow in tow. So she does enjoy it to that extent. She has to be walked on a leash to go do her business or if in the middle of the night she is let out on the back deck. My sister has so graciously volunteered to be her walker since she also takes her own dog on a leash. All in all its working out for the better. She is a happy content dog and has found a place to fill out our hearts including hers. And oh my gosh is she a talker when she gets going. She gets very competitive with Simon the other big mouth in the house.

I am waiting on my hubby to get back home in time to celebrate the New Year…..can you believe that it’s been 38 years we have been together and not one year have we not been together for bringing in the New Year. Quite an accomplishment in today’s age of divorce and trade in. Hehehe….I can only say it takes a lot of work.

Ok am off now to the city to pick up family for a few days of visiting during Christmas break. Have a great weekend.

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Just decided on the spur of the moment to do NaNoWriMo this year. Wish me luck!

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On a good note I am feeling a little better today. I have started taking pain pills just to get through the day. My lower back and ankle seems to be getting worse as time goes by. I have been eating better or so I think....it doesn't seems to be doing anything for my weight. I don;t weigh myself but I do make assumptions and it sure doesn't seem to be falling off the weight that is.

I was taking advantage of the last of the good weather yesterday and decided to give one of the horses a bath. By the time I was finished my lower back hurt so bad. I had to tie her up to dry and was hoping to get back to braid her mane and tail but unfortunately I was not up to it so I am going back out today to finish her up.

I sit while working and oh my gosh it was so hard to get through the night. It was a pain to get up and down in and out of the chair before the night was over. I sure hope this is not an example of days to come as the weather get colder.

I plan to get to warmer weather but not until after January thus making it a miserable time while here. Enough with the negative side of life. Lets go for the positive. I have re-joined Planet Fitness hoping to make it a regular routine but so far I have not even made one visit. (hehe)

I did get my closet cleaned out. Deciding to donate 1/3 of the clothing to a good cause and packing away all the things I will not wear for the winter left me with a very clean and roomy closet. I put all the purses, shoes, and so forth away that I will not be using. I just hope I remember to open it in the spring before I go out buying new things. When I went into the attic I noticed a whole lot of things I put up there and forgot about. Decoration items for the house....that I have changed over time and stored away and forgot about. Out of sight out of mind is a true statement. My sister was overwhelmed...saying she could furnish two houses with all my junk. It's not junk but might as well be since I am not using it. I have some wonderful paintings....statues....table settings and just little nic-nacs that could be used..... Winter scenes for the colder weather....Spring scenes....well all weather scenes. I use to decorate my home given the season. There is a couple of wonderful pieces of wood furniture...I simply forgot about. We found a whole box of dog toys...that of course she decided to get out again. She has one little Boston Terrier what she wants with the complete box I have no ideal but we will see. She will be bending over picking them up not me.

Ok...time to go I wanted to check in and keep my running going...but I have many things to try to get done today. It's a rainy day but that doesn't keep me out of the barn and away from the horses. Love you all....take care today and enjoy life for as it goes....it's here today and gone tomorrow. We can't get it back to enjoy it while you can.

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When it rains it pours or so they say. I am at a point where I can successfully say I have been through it all. To bring you into the loop of things let me start out by telling you a couple of facts. I live in a remote area of Michigan that apparently ATT, CAB LE companies, and the famous DTE ENERGY has over looked when it comes to making updates on their existing equipment or add any equipment at all when it comes to cable companies. With that say....if the wind blows the wrong way we are out of Electric. Now when you live in the country things are a little different. Good points and bad depending on which side of the fence you are sitting at the time. In this case it's always the wrong side, for everything in our home or on our farm depends on electricity to function. So when it's out we are back to mother nature more or less. No heat, no lights, and most of all no running water. Now out of all the things that can go wrong the number one most important is the Water because without water we can not function on many levels. No water to flush the toilets, no brushing teeth, no baths, no water to drink, and mostly in our case no water to give to the animals with horses being the number one issue. We can always go out and pick up a few gallons to drink and give to the smaller animals and use to get your teeth brushed. Still no showers though. We can walk down to the pond and bring up a few large buckets and sit it in the bathrooms to pour into the toilet bowls to flush temporary I suppose. But back to the horses again no water. So the next best thing is to have a generator to hook up to your home and with the help of a little bit of gas all is well so the saying goes.

In my case this is the weekend that it decided not to go so well in fact it has gone haywire. It started with Friday night the lights were flickering on and off then finally half the electric when out in the house but half stayed on...dim but on. No TV's it seems if you turned on a TV it blew the power out and with all the people in my house that was the first issue. They can't survive without the TV...so jumping around turning it off just to watch the circuit blow and then come back on did not give them a clue that something was wrong. I finally had to get upset and tell them to leave the Damn TV's off. Once off the lights came back on Dim but on....no heat all our wood burners and baseboard heat runs on electric. We could not hook the generator up it was the husbands night out. Another Friday night club night. So at 11 pm we all called it a night and curled up in bed. I text-ed Tom early the next morning telling him we were out of electricity and needed him home.


Home he came only to let me know there were more serious problems. It seemed that trying to hook the generator up would not work in this case. We were in trouble and it was only the tip of the iceberg. Update on farm life.....we have WELL water in the country. No city water out here because none of the utility companies want to run lines. Okay, so here is the deal and like I said a first for me. We have two power meters on our house. Both 110 lines coming from the transformer at the pole and then going to the main grid. That gives us 220 service which to run the major things in a house you need 220 like your refrigerators, stoves, washers, driers, heat, and of course the WELL pump. It seems one of the meters from going on and off all the time....over the years decided to short and actually melt against the house. Leaving us with only one meter and 110 services. Explains why we had a power issue. The 110 was not enough to function fully and so the main stuff shut down but the lights and smaller things continued at half power.


DTE Energy came out.....and they were a little shocked but preceded to repair the complete housing unit just outside the house and made sure there was no problem going to the transformer. He was very polite and did his job fully and we now are back up with full power. But, and there is always a but....this is what is the really kicker of the whole deal we are still without the number one item we need in this whole ordeal...W A T E R. We have none.....and it is really beginning to affect us. All my horses had to be turned out into the pastures where we have access to at least partial water. If we can not fix this quickly things will get really stinky around here. Not me...I am off to the granddaughters to have a shower and wash my hair. The rest have to feign for themselves. I am going to pick up some gallons of water for the dogs and maybe to try to get some water to do up the truck load of dishes. But we now have to dig up the WELL and fix the pump that blew during all this electrical problems. We think the power meter caused the pump motor to fry, but that is just an uneducated guess at the moment. In all the years we lived here we have never had a pump problem so this is a first for me to face. I have no ideal what the cost will be. I did ask about putting in a new well on a different area of the property the cost ran 5,000 and up depending on how deep they had to drill. I guess we will let that go and try to fix this now....but it all takes time and time is not on our side when it comes to water for the horses.....we go through about 125 gallons a day just so they can drink. There is no way we can carry that much in 5 gallon buckets back and forth from the lake or pond on a daily basis.


So here we go again for another great country adventure that I can add to my stories if I ever decided to write a book.


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It's been a while since I have made any major post in any of my teams. So I think I might as well sit down and try to catch up at once. Not that there is a lot to catch up on but you never know. Someone out there just might be sitting behind their computer asking what became of Joanna.

I've been sick really sick...with Allergies and a bad sinus cold. It settled in my lungs and turned into ammonia. I am on the upside of recovery now but it took almost a month to get me here. As most of you know I live in the country on a horse farm in Michigan. Just one week into September I can see the trees and landscape change colors. Beautiful gold and red is blossoming right in front of my eyes. The nights are getting cooler and some of my flowers are giving way already. I have one more of HAY to cut in order to have enough to feed all the horses over the winter. However if the sunshine doesn't stay warm enough to dry out the crop once it's cut I could lose the whole thing and be forced to go out and buy hay. I need sunshine and strong wind to help with the fields. I am keeping my fingers crossed. We already lost 1/2 of the second cutting because of the rain. I am so afraid that Winter is coming to early and it's planning on being a hard one.

On a good note walking or riding the trails are beautiful right now. I use a golf cart to run my dogs along the paths of our property and oh my how lovely the colors are looking. After spending two years and over 50,000.00 we can say we no longer have any wire fencing lest on the farm. We are the proud owners of brand new split rail hard wood fencing around all the pastures, arena and grounds. Whoopee!

Show season is over for us...for the year anyway. I am cleaning everything up and putting it in storage for next year. We plan to really go out next year...will be my last year with the girls together so we are going to really do some traveling with the horses. After that I leave it in the hands of he girls...for the traveling part. I will stick to watching the local shows and maybe the nationals if they qualify.

If's official my sister moved in with me...for the final time. If she leaves again that's it for my efforts. Right now it's nice having her. I made sure she went to see the doctor and is now on antidepressants for her bi-polar. She helps me out so much inside the house. She keeps it clean for me...and does all the laundry so just that makes her a treasure. We are a big house here and it takes a lot of work to stay on top of it.

I have a busy September, 4 family birthdays that I have to attend. My oldest grandson is getting married on the 27th, one of my granddaughters just bought her first home and is having a house warming party the week before. Living where I live means a lot of driving to get to all the different venues, but being a good parent and grandparent I will make sure I am there rain or shine.


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Happy 4th of July...have a safe and fun celebration and enjoy your independence day.
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Putting the last editing touches on my book before going to press: "Nothing But The Gospel," 10 chapters, 262 pages. Worked on it for a year. It will be available in July, 2014.

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I am going to be setting up a July Camp NanoWrimo thread toward the end of June:) I am doing both Camps and working on my November project all at once in addition to edits on a few other things...I LOVE WRITING!

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Today is the last day to get my novel free on Kindle!

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The End are the best two words. Congrats!!

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Put the wonderful words "The End" on another novella tonight at writing group! This one had been sitting for a while in the novel folder and I finally finished things off during my writing group meeting tonight AND I have someone editing my Camp Nano project for me for a first round edit:) Very excited!

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Happy Memorial Day everyone:)

I am hoping to do a lot of reading and some writing today because I do not think we are going to be going to any cookouts. I am also hoping to hit the gym with my Mom later in the day then possibly upgrading my cell phone because my current one is just on its way out. Have a great day!!

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Hi Everyone!

I just wanted to put it out there that my book, Aftermath (the Kindle Edition) is free from today until 5/29/14:) Please check it out and a review on Amazon would be MUCH appreciated. Thank you all for your support. Enjoy:D

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I'm so sorry your new job didn't work out. I thought I'd be working by now :( I'm starting to get stressed and a bit nuts about it, tbh.
Congrats on getting back to your writers group! I am *so* grateful to have people both locally and online to help me on the writers path. So I very much know how you feel!!

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Hi Everyone!

So I have some good news and not so good news:) The good news is that I was able to return to my writer's group last night! I was so excited because I missed them so much:) On the flip side the reason was because my new job just did not work out. It is a lot to get into but it was just not a good fit. I was just happy to get a chance to be with fellow writers last night, it made me feel great. I even went old school and grabbed my pen and paper vs. my computer so it was great. How is everyone else doing today?

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Lots of editing the last few days :D

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Brainstorming last night, yay!

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I got a great chunk of writing this week. My RWA chapter has a quarterly Power Draft for a week and I met all of my goals! Woohoo!!!

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That is awesome! Right now, I'd just like to have a job :( Hopefully something breaks soon...

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Congrats on the new job. I worked in a place for two years that had a fitness center. I was in the best shape of my life, then! Good luck!

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I am so excited that my new job has a full fitness center so I can get some walking in during my lunch break:) I start tomorrow!

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4/16/14 12:35 A

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Thanks, FITADMIN. SUEFROMRI, I LOVE it when that happens!

Life is not fair, or unfair, it is simply what you make of it!


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4/14/14 3:37 P

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i just got 50 points for the team spin. How Exciting!


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4/13/14 4:04 P

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I was like that earlier today MEGAMITENCHI. I hope you feel better soon:)

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4/13/14 2:52 P

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I'm feeling soooo blah today. The weather is NOT helping. Can I go back to bed??

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Kicking butt this week both in writing and Spark wise. I am just enjoying the feeling of things starting to fall into place again!

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Yay! I am so happy for you:) You are correct, there is really no other feeling then seeing your writing out and about. Please give us a link so we may support you:)

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I just got home from my writing group and had a total BLAST again! I am even beta reading for one of the members and it is great to be able to read for someone else:)


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Thanks for the congrats all. My new book The Friendship Star Quilt (in the same series as the one that went best-seller last Friday) releases tomorrow. I - CAN - HARDLY - WAIT.

There's nothing like the high you get seeing your books release!

Hugs all and happy writing.

~ Marti in Michigan
Started Jan. 21, 2014

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emoticon Good morning! Just a quick drop in this morning to say that I started a bit of writing over the weekend--and this is after a loooooong dry spell, lol. Excited to see things in a different light. Hope everyone is doing well!

~Smitty (Ann), EST

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4/6/14 10:53 P

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emoticon Marti


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Wow! Today is my BEST DAY EVER.

First, I lost a pound this week despite eating out for 5 times for dinner or lunch due to my crazy schedule AND putting in 7 hours of overtime at work (a sit-on-my-butt desk job).

THEN, best of all, eReader News Today featured The Calico Heart (the book I co-wrote with author Patricia Kiyono) on their site yesterday and our Amazon rank went from being ranked 572,246 in Kindle paid sales to being ranked 1,213 overall in Kindle paid sales and #68 Kindle eBooks/women's fiction/romance. I am super, super excited.

Big, big smiles! emoticon

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I hit my first ever 10K on the tracker today! I am so excited:D I also managed to get a bit ahead on my Camp Nanowrimo project because I will be away from my house all day tomorrow and will not get a chance to write. It has been a great day.

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4/4/14 2:05 P

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SMITTY4RL - are you the one who sent me a snow shovel spark goody? Made me smile. And, yes, we ended up getting 9 inches but it seems to be over now and the sun is out.

SUEFROMRI - YaY!

Edited by: RRUDEPARANORMAL at: 4/4/2014 (14:06)
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4/4/14 1:23 P

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emoticon First time I received 50 points on the Team Bonus Spin, and it went to Writers!


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4/3/14 10:24 P

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Oh I have seen Debbie Downer on SNL. So much fun! Hoping it misses you:)

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Ever seen that SNL character Debbie Downer?

Yeah, we're expecting up to a foot of snow tonight here in Minnesota.

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emoticon Spring is Here emoticon
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emoticon Spring is Here emoticon

Had to get that off my chest.


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Sylvie--so sorry to hear about your author friend. Wow, life is too short sometimes.

Stacey--I zipped by the newgardnerblues blogsite--beautiful pictures! Will have to go there again, love the ideas she has for planting.

Hope everyone else is doing well emoticon .

Edited by: SMITTY4RL at: 4/3/2014 (13:19)
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My condolences:(

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I'm sorry to hear about your friend.

I've had a very busy day and now it's time to unwind.

~Marcy ~

Follow your dreams wherever they may lead you.

Do it now or forever wish you had.

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My condolences.


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Today is going to be a pretty hard day. A writer I've known for years, Kay Rogal passed in February. Because she was killed in a car accident, her death was sudden and unexpected. A group of authors have gotten together to honor her memory today.

If you're son inclined, please have a look at her titles and her memorial page.


kayrogalauthor.wordpress.com/april-2
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Sylvie Fox, Author
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Hi Stacy,
I just read a bunch of your blog and enjoyed it very much.

Dottee (Dorothy)~Sauquoit, NY~BD-January 17~Joined 12/28/08
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"May the God of hope fill you with all love and peace as you trust in Him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. ~Romans 15:13


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