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Monday, March 8, 2010

Blog for Day One:

Here's a bit
Just opened this site and am anxious to start sharing a bit of this wonderful ride I'm having as a writer. Although we have guests arriving for dinner and it's my husband, Michael's, birthday, I'm sneaking out to visit some women in town who have formed a book club! In fact, I just found out that our town of 10,000 actually has four book clubs, all sizes and shapes, ages and religions. I'm stoked, as the writers life can be lonely. I'm often found slumped over my desk in the loft, fingers whipping across the keyboard at a pace Flash Gordon would be proud of. When I'm finished, I have written 5,000 words, backed up, rewritten 2000 of them, then erased literally a hundred words that just don't fit the piece I am working on. Hours have passed. My husband has all but given up hope that I'll ever come down. Yet when I do, I am just so happy he can see it on my face! I don't understand the pull that flying fingers on a keyboard have on me, but I'm grateful that I've seemed to find a place in my life that is fulfilling! By the way, it’s a good man who can be so encouraging when he only hears the clicking of a keyboard as he's cooking dinner…again! Hope you're that lucky!

This week's book read…………..The Help by Kathryn Stockett….A must read by a new author about a young woman's dangerous attempt to write a book about the black household help that worked in white people's homes. Set in the 1960's. A great read with fast paced writing, true-to-life dialog and a realistic ending!


  1. Love, love, love, your writing style. You say into words thoughts that I have but can't wrangle into a corral. I'm a fan!

    Susan at Charm of the Carolines

  2. Susan:
    This could be a love fest as I have certainly enjoyed your site as well. I hope we can share common writing issues as we go forward. And thanks for the encouragement! You are a class act!

  3. I love you, Ginger! And the photo to your sight is wonderful, it truly captures your beauty.

    Be well and write with abandon!

    Love and kisses,


  4. Ginger, I am sooooo proud of you!! I've missed seeing you on the road recently and wow, have you been busy. Your site is gorgeous and I'm your second blog follower ... can't wait for all that is to come. You are AMAZING!! xoxo

  5. Ginger my friend,
    I admire you more than you will ever know. Congratulations for fulfilling your dreams; this site is fabulous. The photos on here are so good, you're absolutely beautiful and the photographer captured you perfectly. I too miss seeing you on the road lately and look forward so our next show together. I can't wait for your novels to be published; I'll be waiting in line to buy the first copy!
    Love you

    P.S. - Tell Michael hello for me and a belated Happy Birthday!

  6. Dear Sister Ginger,

    Congratulations on your new site. It is warm & welcoming. A true reflection of you. Your picture captures your true beauty. I am so excited for you on this journey. Hope you have lots of fun. I know we all will. Maybe now we can keep track of you instead of with every conversation with family we say, "have you talked to Ging and where is she now". I wish you the very best.

    Thanks for taking us on this ride with you!

    I love you Ging, Sue

  7. Dear Ging, for the umpteenth time I am trying again to get a comment on here-thanks to Sue this time it may work! I am so excited and cannot wait for more! Mom would be so PROUD! Iam so EXCITED AND PROUD of my very loving and giving younger sister! You are an inspiration and I love you DEARLY! I am so looking forward to more novels in the future! Love ya Wig

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  9. Dearest Ginger,
    Just a few lines to congradulate you. Love your web site, beautifully done! Very happy and excited for you, dear sister. May they all be "Best Sellers" and may God bless you continually in your success. So very proud of you.
    Love Always, Tanya xoxox


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