Monday, April 14, 2008

Thank you.

I wanted to say thank you to all who wished me well with this latest health issue I've had to address. I'm pleased to tell you all that even though I'm not out of the woods yet I'm walking along a clearly marked path and the weather is good, we're equipped with all the necessary gear if it turns bad. At this point it's a watch and wait scenario.
So things have been busy on a personal front, we've got three kids heading of to school camps this week, two have already gone, and I'm heading to Bangkok for three days to visit a friend and her 1 year old daughter. I haven't seen Jade since she was 6 months old so I'm looking forward to that, oh, plus the shopping. Ann always knows the best places to shop.
I've been reading and reviewing and I finished with the judging last week so on Saturday I took some time to read a book I'd actually bought! I can't remember when the last book I read was one I'd purchased. Anyway, I read Discovering Dani by NJ Walters, (her website is in the sidebar) it's the first in her Jamesville series. I have the others and there's a new one coming out soon so of course I'll be buying that. I loved it, I wanted to start the next one straight away but I couldn't find it on the PC. Talk about panic mode. I even went into my account at My Bookstore and More to see if I'd really bought it, I had so the search was on. I found it this morning. On the laptop. Not sure how it missed going onto the USB or how it missed being transferred to the PC. I think I'll start it later today, after I do some writing.
Speaking of writing, I've been involved with some wonderful Aussie writers since last years Nano and we thought we might like to get together and do our own writing challenge, so Rachael asked who would like to join us and at last count there's about 30 of us. Which reminds me, we named out challenge. 50ks in 30 days. Yeah, we're heading for the magical 50,000 words in a month, we're doing it in June. Which for me might be a bit of a problem because the 14th is my 20th wedding anniversary and Hubby and I are off to a tropical island resort for a honeymoon, and before anyone says don't you mean second honeymoon, no! We never had a honeymoon. So we'll be going on our honeymoon. Back to the June challenge, we've started a blog, and if you're keen to join us pop over there and leave a comment. We'll be leaving interesting posts and some of our seasoned Nano participants are going to drop buy and tell us about their experiences.
My own writing is going well, I've had a new character pop up, never good when the bus is already so crowded but she's caught in a very interest situation and her story needs to be told. Flash Point is coming along well and I'll update some word counts after this.
Well back to get some writing done so I can reward myself with NJ's next book.

Wide-awake, I can make my most fantastic dreams come true. - Lorentz Hart

Rachel C


  1. Hello My Little Sweetpea,

    I'm glad you are now walking on a clearly marked line with your health. Just remember if you're not sure about things go back.

    I've spent all day today, trying to tidy up my work room ready for June. I need to clear the area around my computer desk for our big challenge.

    Okay catch ya on the loop.


  2. Glad you are 'managing' your health issues Rachel. Your writing sounds like its going well too, despite the overcrowding!! And June will be great no matter what number of words you can do.
    Shopping therapy ooow I need some of that too!!!
    Have a great honeymoon

  3. Hi Rachel, very relieved to hear you know where you stand re your health issue. You difinitely sound more at ease. Oh have a great time in Bangkok wont till you drop girl! Such wonderful therapy!

  4. Have a great trip! Glad to hear your health scare isn't as scary as it could have been- but Sandie is right. Listen to your body and go back if you feel the need. Can't wait to read the new stuff!