Friday, November 11, 2005

Veterans' Day

Today was an odd day. It started out badly, but--thank God--improved as it went along and is finishing on a really positive note.

My post last night was pretty lengthy and took some time. Just before I went to bed, I got notification of a comment. I stopped by this site to thank the visitor. Somehow--some way--probably because I was tired (maybe because Little Toshiba here is still feeling sick), I erased my entire posting for the day. I didn't realize it at the time and went to bed, happy to have finished the post.

Got up this morning. Karen McCullough, my web designer, said she was ready to go live with some changes we'd discussed. She sent me the mock-up. As I was checking the pages, I realized the entire blog for yesterday was gone--just GONE. I had to try and recreate it from scratch. Believe me, this is not the way you want to start a day.

Take a look at my website. You can reach it by first clicking on "view my profile" and then clicking on "my web page." We still have some small nits to correct, but it's finally finished. Thank you, Karen, for outstanding work.

If you click on the "Articles" button, there's a piece I wrote for my Passionate Ink chapter on Industry Trends last month. By now, half a dozen RWA chapters have asked permission to copy it in their newsletters.

This afternoon, I got word that I came in second in the FF&P (Fantasy, Futuristic and Paranormal) On the Far Side contest! That brightened the day considerably. Another Brazen Hussy, Sherrill Quinn, took first place, strengthening our plans for world domination. Congrats, Sherrill.

Today is the birthday of my good friend and fellow Brazen Hussy, Jeanne Laws. Happy Birthday, dear heart. I'm glad you got out of taking the kids to the zoo.

I've got another blog to post later this evening so I'll close this one now. Happy Veterans' Day to all who have and are serving our country so honorably. Without the sacrifices of our military, we could not enjoy the blessings of freedom. Thank you.

1 comment:

Sherrill Quinn said...

I'm a little late in reading blogs. Gasp. Who can believe it? It's one of my favorite ways to procrastinate from actually doing any WORK.

Thanks again for the congrats, Maya. I'm glad I'm in such great company--congratulations again on your 2nd place win. That's an accomplishment, too.

And your website looks absolutely mahvelous. Classy and very pretty.