Monday, October 19, 2009

What's What

I don't have a true post prepared today - we were out of town and I couldn't whip one up - but the good news is, it's not difficult to thank you. Your comments after Friday's post first surprised and overwhelmed me, and then took great steps in humbling me. Thank you. You're all such very special people, and I rather like that you've joined this online journey with me. I can't appreciate you enough.

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Wendy Miller recently "gifted" me with five words and I'll be working them into a written piece of some kind for the next couple days. Come back Wednesday, when I'll post the finished product.

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And Friday I'll talk about Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen, which I finished reading over the weekend - and very much loved. I'll tell you what the book's about, and why it was an important book for me to read in regards to my novel-in-progress.

Now smile! It's only Monday. :)

27 comments:

Joanne said...

Looking forward to your Wednesday post - a flash piece then? Always great to read!

Happy writing, have a great week :)

Analisa said...

Along with Joanne I wish you too Happy Writing!

thedomesticfringe said...

Hope you had a nice trip. Take it easy today...you're probably pooped!

-FringeGirl

Tamika: said...

I've been wondering about Water for Elephants. Is this considered literary fiction? Can't wait to learn more.

Happy writing!

Melanie Avila said...

Welcome back! I can't wait to hear your thoughts on Water for Elephants.

Jody Hedlund said...

Thanks again for your vulnerability on Friday! I'm glad we can encouarge one another and build each other up!

Janna Qualman said...

Joanne - That's what I'm thinking. Stay tuned...

Analisa - Same to you!

FringeGirl - Indeed. How'd your weekend go? Hope you've got heat!

Tamika - It looks like Amazon categorizes it as literary, but it didn't read that way. I don't think, anyway.

Melanie - Thanks! I'll definitely share. :)

Jody - Absolutely. I love that we can do that, too.

Diane said...

Monday already..... ? :O)

Terri Tiffany said...

I'm glad you were encouraged--you encourage so many too, you know. I always enjoy your posts wheter prepared or not--they are you and that's why I drop by:)

Deb@RGRamblings said...

Looking forward to your review!

Susan R. Mills said...

I'm posting about my five words this week too. I can't wait to read yours.

Jenny Greenleaf said...

I'm looking forward to your upcoming posts! Happy writing! ::hugs::

Jessica said...

I'd really like to read Water for Elephants soon.
Hope you had a fun weekend! ;-)

Stephanie Faris said...

Water for Elephants sounds like an interesting book!

Nadine said...

I'm so excited you are going to talk about Water for Elephants! I loved that book, but recently have been thinking about the title and the whole phrase. I don't think I understand it. Hopefully you can explain!

T. Anne said...

Enjoy your time out of town!

Janna Qualman said...

Diane - I know, right? ;)

Terri - And I'm so glad you do!

Deb - Great!

Susan - Ooh, how exciting!

You too, Jenn. :)

Jessica - I'll give you more detail Friday!

Stephanie - Oh, it was. :) Very.

Nadine - I'll see if I can explain it. I think it's indirect. Hmm...

T. Anne - We had a great time! Thanks. :)

Melissa Marsh said...

I have heard great things about that book - I need to read it soon.

Have a great writing week!

Jill Kemerer said...

Sounds like a good week ahead!

Deb Shucka said...

Looking forward to the Water for Elephants conversation. I loved that book.

Amy said...

Looking forward to Weds and Fri--I liked WFE as well. Also just read your keloid post. Honey, let me tell you...I have a keloid scar that can scare small children! It runs from the middle left part of my abdomen up to just under my bra line and looks like a railroad track. I had my spleen removed when I was 19 and my surgeon didn't care that I'd never wear a bikini ever again. Talk about self-conscious. I know, I hide it with clothes, but what about when I have to disrobe where others might see me? And how about being intimate w/my boyfriend-now-husband? Ugh, that was horrible. I totally feel your pain, but applaud your courageousness. I'm going to refrain from using the word "never" because that word has come back to bite me several times, but suffice to say, I'm pretty sure I won't be showing the world MY keloid scar! :o)

Janna Qualman said...

Melissa - You too! Hope you gets lots done in this inspiring fall weather.

Jill - I hope it will be! For you too.

Deb - Excellent! Sounds like we'll have a great confab.

Amy - Oh goodness, you know what it's all about! I hope yours isn't too uncomfortable, physically. I'm sorry about it.

Eileen Astels Watson said...

Those five words are going around. Should be neat to hear yours!

septembermom said...

Happy Writing Janna! I know that we'll be delighted with your piece :)

Janna Qualman said...

Eileen - It's a fun idea!

septembermom - I'm excited to share it!

Capri K said...

We used to have to work our spelling words into a story. I always liked that assignment!

Janna Qualman said...

Capri K - Fun!