Wednesday, November 26, 2008

nearly there

Okay, I am not done. Yet. But I will be today. I should be able to blow through the 50,000 word mark sometime this afternoon, or perhaps this morning depending on how well my brood behaves. From there it is smooth sailing for the remaining few days of the month. Gorge myself on food tomorrow, repeat on Friday. Lay around feeling miserable and lazy for a couple of days after that and get back at it on the wagon again on Monday.

In other news, my Aunt K.A.Bye, who I told you had a series of children's books out with Boys Town Press just received good, no make that great news. I am just going to post the message she sent to family here:

The grandmother book won a "finalist" award from USA Book News and the book
is now featured on their web site.

LISTING PAGE:
http://www.usabooknews.com/childrensmainpage/childrenseducational.html

Earlier this fall, we won the National Parenting Seal of Approval. http://www.tnpc.com/search/tnpcarticle2.asp?rec=6008

She went on to say that they are working with Barnes and Noble to get actual shelf space for the books in the stores. I must say that this has been a long road for her (she was actually writing and receiving rejection letters for some very good picture books when I was still in high school) but it seems to have finally paid off. I hope that this is inspirational to all of us other writers out there that in time, with patience, success will come. (I never did believe in the overnight success, but it is a wonderful dream)

Hope everyone has a long and fruitful weekend if I don't post before then.

7 comments:

Aaron Polson said...

Congrats to your Aunt. And congrats to you--I'm sure you will steamroll right over the 50K mark. WHOOT!

Jamie Eyberg said...

So looking forward to it. I will tell her when I see her tomorrow.

Jeremy D Brooks said...

Yeah, that's fantastic...tell her congrats from a jealous hack in Las Vegas...

K.C. Shaw said...

That's awesome news for your aunt!

Good luck with your final push to 50k. If things get too hectic you can just type "the end" over and over until you hit 50k that way.

Jamie Eyberg said...

At this point that would be about 250 times. I am not that repetitive, that repetitive, that repetitive.

Natalie L. Sin said...

Enjoy your gorging!

Catherine J Gardner said...

Congratulations to your aunt.