Thursday, June 23, 2011

In Which I Have a Busy Weekend

I had a very rollercoaster weekend. On Friday, while writing in a coffee shop with my friend The Word Counter, I decided to make a change to the ending of my troll book. I think it makes the end stronger and I like the balance it now has with the beginning.

Over the weekend, my husband and I celebrated our second wedding anniversary and we had our first guitar lessons. (This was cute, and bounces back and forth between fun and painful, depending on how long ago I practiced.)

I won a contest! So did my friend Jami Gold, and Alison Miller.

Sadly, my uncle died yesterday. He was 93, and he died at home, in his sleep, after a long illness. His family was present. We knew he was dying, so it wasn't a shock, but we are all sad.

Yesterday, my son was not diagnosed as being on the autism spectrum.


  1. Wow! You did have quite the weekend. I'm sorry to hear about your uncle. But congratulations on your anniversary, and *major* congratulations for the contest win! :) *high five*

  2. That is quite the week. I'm sorry about your uncle. "Expected" deaths are still unexpected. Congrats on the anniversary and your son and the contest. I'm so glad you won! Good luck with the writing :)

  3. Congrats on the contest win!!! I loved your excerpt! There were so many good ones!

    And I'm sorry about your uncle. Life sure is a rollercoaster. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.

  4. Sorry to hear about your uncle.

    But that is awesome news about your son, and about the contest, huge congrats!

    Girl Friday

  5. Hi Jami and thank you and congratulations to you to!

  6. Hi JEFritz, and thank you :) While I'm relieved that he's not autistic, the doctor said, "He has good eye contact and good language skills. He's not autistic."

    I thought, "Well, it's a little more complicated than that."

  7. Alison! Hi and congratulations on your win, too! And now I'm following you! (Really, I'm not a stalker. You can ask Jami Gold.)

  8. Thank you Girl Friday! Just the contest alone would have been enough of a roller coaster for the week, but evidently I need more emotional work outs :)


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