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Thursday, November 15, 2012

Good News x 2

Doing the Happy Dance! I just received official confirmation that my story, "From Rags to Riches" will be in the NYMB On Dogs. What makes this even more fun for me is that the story includes a couple of photos of my dog, Rags. He was special to me in many ways and seeing those decades-old pictures sure put a lump in my throat.

The book will soon go to print and is expected to be released nationwide on December 11. Sounds like the perfect Christmas gift to me.

But wait! There's more! Here's another piece of good news. Today I finished my NaNoWriMo challenge. That means 50,000-plus words, baby, and I've got the calloused fingertips to prove it. Okay, maybe those words are rougher than a piece of broken concrete, but that's okay. Someday, when I've recovered from this whole experience, I'll take out that manuscript and turn it into something a human being might actually be able to make some sense of.

Woo-hoo! I think it's time to pour a glass of wine and relax. Cheers!


Sketching with Dogs said...

That's absolutely great Pat!
Many congratulations!
Lynne x

Ann Summerville said...

Congrats and congrats. I'm at 35,000 words. I bet you're breathing a sigh of relief, but now the hard work starts.

GOOSE said...

Double congratulations!! How exciting.

BECKY said...

Huh?? You finished Nano in FIFTEEN DAYS?? You Rock, Pat!! And big congrats on your doggie story! I just heard today about mine, too. And I also love it that the anthology includes photos! I put it on my sidebar today, because Margo has a guest post today and I certainly couldn't overshadow her!

Bassetmomma said...

Whoa! Congratulations X2!! Enjoy your wine and have a great weekend!

Unknown said...

Well done and have a fabulous Friday.
Best wishes Molly

Linda O'Connell said...

You deserve a chunk of fudge for all that hard work! Congratulations.

Sheree Nielsen said...

Congratulations Pat. You are a wonderful writer and an equally talented critiquer.

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Tammy said...

Congratulations on NYMB...and you finished NaNo in half the time?!? Wow. That is doubly impressive!

Lynn said...

Congratulations X2!