Monday, December 14, 2009

With Thanks

I posted my 100th post last week and I thought I should give a little back to all of you who give me so very much.

Monday morning. Again. Time to make my blogging circuit and discover what's on other writers' minds. I realized a while ago how much I've come to count on this wonderful online world of writers. I love reading all of your blogs and experiencing how each of you approach your craft. I've enjoyed learning what I have in common with many of you, and what makes me stand alone in a corner.

It's been said many times, but it bears repeating because it's true. Writing is a lonely business. I don't have a writing partner (I can't see myself doing well in such a relationship). I write alone. Admittedly, I have two cats who stalk by and occasion and seem to judge me. Harshly. But most of the time it's just me and the laptop ( and it seems to have very little to say).

This is my thank you to all of you who have been kind enough to include me on your own blog circuit. I so appreciate all of your comments; some of which have made me laugh, some of which have made me smile; all of which have made me think.

I can't imagine not being in touch now that I've entered this world. It's comforting to know as I sit here tapping away that so many of you around the world are tapping away as well.

I wish you all inspired plots, fascinating characters and blockless writing. Thank you all.


  1. Thanks to you for all your informative posts and for giving us a fun, welcoming place to stop by!


  2. I love coming to your blog. Keep up the good work.

  3. AGBIHTF; I'm pleased to have discovered your blog. I shall visit often!

    Alan; Likewise right back atcha!

    Karen; How very kind. Thank you.

    Carol; I love going to yours! Your top ten lists put me away!

  4. Congrats on 100 blogs! Keep going, I like stopping by and reading your blogs.

  5. I knew from the first that this would be a blog I’d enjoy stopping by again and again. How right I was. Looking forward to many, many more interesting and informative posts.

    Best Regards, Galen.

    Imagineering Fiction Blog

  6. Here's to your next 100 posts! I have a cat who stalks by too, mostly when it's close to dinnertime, and she's reminding me lest I forget.

  7. Carolyn; Thank YOU for dropping by!

    Galen; What a kind thing to say. I will try my best to be interesting and informative.

    Joanne; My cats don't stalk near dinnertime. That's when they glare. Accusingly.

  8. Congrats on the 100th! And thank you for sharing your insights, I always enjoy visiting your blog.

  9. Congratulations on hitting the 100 mark and what a nice way to show your appreciation. I do enjoy dropping by your blog.

  10. I am very glad I ran into you. Hope it didn't hurt. :) I appreciate your knowledge and your sharing it with me.

    It IS comforting to realize that other people "around the world are tapping away". And if someone doesn't show up on my blog, then I worry a little about them.

    Congrats on your 100th.

  11. What a lovely post! I've so enjoyed your blog and your wonderful analogies! It's a pleasure coming by :)

  12. Deb; I have insights? Really?

    jane; Thanks for dropping by.

    Elizabeth; Thank you. I enjoy visiting you as well!

    JW; I worry too. I guess the 'mother genes' are still active!

    Jemi; I'm glad you like my analogies. They're fun to write.

  13. Elspeth - Please forgive me for not commenting sooner : (. Congratulations on your 100th post. Your blog serves as an inspiration to me, and it is a real privilege to learn from your insights; it really is. I'm proud to be in the same writers' community as you are : ).

  14. Elspeth your blog is always so informative. Thank you so much for all of your work. You're right writing is a lonely job and knowing you and my other blogging friends is such a blessing. THANK YOU!!

  15. I love visiting your blog, Elspeth. You always have something new to say, and a fun way of saying it.
    Congratulations on the 100th post - may there be many many more.

    And when I think of my online fraternity, I can only quote Maria Von Trapp - "somewhere in my youth or childhood, I must have done something good."


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