“Salutations is my fancy way of saying hello.” —Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White
How is that for a nice literary greeting? Since Charlotte’s Web was my first favorite book ever, I opted to quote Charlotte. I did give consideration to my usual “hey, y’all!” but decided not to sound like Larry the Cable Guy right out of the gate.
Going forward, my blog will change a bit due to time constraints. I’m sorry to say that Book Blurb Friday will not be returning to Writing in the Buff. If anyone would like to take up the BBF hosting duties I’ll be happy to pass the torch.
For the time being I’ll post just once weekly, on Wednesdays. I hope you’ll start visiting here again now that I’m up and running once more, and I certainly look forward to catching up with all of your blogs as well. I’ve missed a lot!
In the weeks that I’ve been absent I’ve received good news to share. First, my story “Deep at the Heart” has been accepted by Chicken Soup for the Soul for publication in their Hooked on Hockey anthology, due in stores in early October.
Second, my micro story, “A Twisty Thing,” won first prize for humor in The Binnacle (University of Maine at Machias) Ultra-Short Competition. At only 150 words it was a challenge to write, but I’m delighted to have been awarded this honor. When it is published and available for reading, I’ll let you know.
Last, but not least, thanks to everyone for your many kindnesses. I so appreciate the care and sweet wishes that were bestowed upon me and my family during these last months. Special thanks to Lynn Obermoeller, pen pal extraordinaire. (Lynn – You’ll never know how your return address peeking from my mailbox turned my days around.)
I’m happy to be back at the re-tooled Writing in the Buff where my focus will be less on writing exercises and more on writing about . . . the naked truth. Of course!
See you next Wednesday —