Peevish Pen

Ruminations on reading, writing, rural living, retirement, aging—and sometimes cats. And maybe a border collie or other critters.

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I'm an elderly retired teacher who writes. Among my books are Ferradiddledumday (Appalachian version of the Rumpelstiltskin story), Stuck (middle grade paranormal novel), Patches on the Same Quilt (novel set in Franklin County, VA), Them That Go (an Appalachian novel), and several Kindle ebooks.

Friday, February 16, 2007

Ice-ticipation



The worst of the Valentine’s Day ice storm that hit the northeast—and even counties in Virginia—missed us. Except for some pine branches down, you’d never know we’d been iced over for a few hours.

Schools were closed, of course, and the roads looked bad for a while. We didn’t lose power like a lot of folks did in the next county.

I took the picture of the redbud tree on my way to get the mail Wednesday. A few hours later, the ice had dripped off. More spectacular pictures of the ice are on Anita’s Blue Country Magic blog.

My horoscope for Monday, February 13, sounded promising:
If you've been striving for success in the fields of writing, speaking or publishing, dear Virgo, you have the chance to get a real breakthrough today. A large sum of money, or an opportunity to earn it in one of these fields, might come your way, and you'll definitely want to take advantage of it. Legal papers such as contracts may be involved. This definitely boosts your ego, your mood, and your motivation.

Well, it’s been five days and I’m still waiting for that publishing contract, an agent to sign me, or a wad of cash to come my way. I’m still waiting for opportunity to knock, phone, or email.

Meanwhile, I keep writing and revising. At least my imagination isn’t frozen.

And I've just up-graded to the "new" Blogger. Hope this thing works.

1 Comments:

Blogger CountryDew said...

Thanks for the link back. Read your stuff in Prime Living the other day; nice work.

12:27 PM  

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