Yup, that's how I feel right now. As happy as Liz Taylor the night she announced the Golden Globe Awards for Gladiator. Lately my posts have been laden with despondency. melancholia, dolefulness (yes, I had to look those up) so it is high time I shared some good news.
Met with our realtor yesterday regarding our farm listing. No, it has not yet been sold. Yes it is still for sale. There is no real good (or bad) news with that announcement I just thought I'd throw it in there. I am going to take things into my own hands though and strap one of those big sandwich signs on my torso and strut around the county.
I will be naked underneath
I expect it will be no time at all before someone will make a decent offer on the farm just to ensure our very quick departure. In other news, I am now the proud owner of my 100th follower ! I'll keep her name private since she did not know I was running a contest (in my head, where most of my contests are run) nor did she know she would win a prize. As soon as I can convince her I am not just an ordinary blog stalker, I am an extreme blog stalker, I'll gain her trust, obtain her address and send her a modest prize.
Speaking of The Post, I finished wrapping up a little item going to place called Trelawnyd. Don't you love a mystery ? Actually I do not. I prefer chic lit that is on the edgy side, that's if I had to pick a genre but who wants to be pigeonholed ? The GK's had a good time looking up this far away place. It was nice to spend the day doing pleasant things rather than the usual piglet evisceration activities.
What's that ? How is the writing going ? Well, thank you for asking. Every night this week while Keith did the outside chores I hid away in my library-slash-kids room-writing-studio. It was his idea, due in fact to fatigue on his part from hearing me whine about not having time to write. I am happy to announce much was accomplished in way of the rewrite of my first novel and much still needs to be done. But I am on a roll and determined to have ready for an agent by Christmas. If you are keeping track (really WHY would you?) this is my 5th goal regarding the completion of this novel.
Blog news. I did decide to venture forth with the syndication of my blog on http://beforeitsnews.com/story/1189/084/Has_anyone_seen_my_Buffer_Zone.html They will automatically pick up each post from this blog and broadcast who knows where. My posts will be in their self sufficiency section which not coincidentally is the topic of my article for today's Renegade Farmer Issue. (Two paragraphs down please) You might think I am doing this just for attention and recognition. Well comrade, you are correct. Seriously, to write well I must keep writing. Paid, unpaid, right now I am open to all experiences that will help me craft my hone.
More blog news. I voluntarily committed myself to http://nablowrimo.blogspot.com/ The task at hand is to post on your blog every single day for the month of October. (light goes on huh ?) This will be my 8th post in 8 days. Criteria met, so far. Just another way to keep writing while at the same time meeting a deadline.
Finally, The Renegade Farmer is up and running again. A fantastic farm oriented e-zine the editor Zan Asha has done a fabulous job of shifting it all over to Blogger. I will be posting articles on Saturdays and am determined NOT to repeat what I have written here. So far I am 1/1. My article about self-sufficiency is here http://www.therenegadefarmer.com/ If you get a moment to pop over there and make a comment I know Zan would appreciate it. Be sure to read up on all the other fine writers/farmers as well.