Monday, May 29, 2006

Attention, Absolute Write Fans!

Hi, everyone! For various reasons, I've failed to update my blog in a looooong time. So, without further ado, here are a few brief tidbits: the bluebirds fledged and the parents are already anxious to start another family (but they have to wait until the birdhouse is dried and hung back up on the post--I cleaned it this morning), my roses and gardenias are blooming (yay!), I've had tons of work to do (deadlines next week, a real biggie the following week, and then on to new projects and assignments--woohoo!), and spending time with my lovely family. On the homefront and work front, all is well.

As for my beloved Absolute Write, not so good. I've been so upset I haven't even posted anything! So many others have, though, and they have done such wonderful jobs that anything I could say would pale in comparison. If you're interested in finding out what's what, check out the following sites.

Jenna Glatzer, owner of Absolute Write, blogs about it. So does Dawno, and she has a whole bunch of links that pretty much cover everything. Scroll down through her blog and check it out--don't miss her links to the relevant posts on Making Light and Miss Snark's blog. If you were a member of Absolute Write and haven't yet found it, Roger Carlson has graciously set up a gathering place for our displaced folks.

I apologize for the brevity of my remarks, but if you check out the above links, you'll find plenty of information, tons of other links, and updates on the situation. Hang in there, Absolute Writers!

*Donate* Want to donate to the cause? Here are two easy ways:

Go read Jenna's post about it. Or:

Click the button:

*Flash* Get your copy of The Street Smart Writer written by Jenna Glatzer and Daniel Steven and support AW, too! Just click the button for info.


September said...

Hi Anne. I had missed your posts and had come in several times to see what was new with the birds and all.

But, I'll keep checking in. Nice to hear about your roses and gardenias - my morning glory vine has tons great! I still need to take a picture and post it.
So glad to hear you are spending some quality time with family - that is so important. Um...I guess I better get offline. It's Memorial Day and I've been online for a couple of hours....thaks for reminding me. :)

Dawno said...

Hi twin! Good to see you posting! Thank you for the mention.


Art_Addiction said...

::hugs:: I'm glad to see you posted! I checked right after this whole AW thing happened, but there wasn't an update . . . and today's the first day I've been able to check back. I linked back to your post in my blog. I've made a "this is what everyone's talking about" blog to keep the tags current . . . aside from donating, linking to Dawno's cafe and all that, it's the only other way I can think of to help keep this knowledge current for all writers until the site is back up.

I'm rambling. Sorry! ::hugs::

[jennhollowell in the forums]

September said...

How about giving us just a tiny update on the kids -- or maybe posting another bird picture. I always love your posts. I miss them.

September said...

I miss you, Anne. I hope all is well with you.

Min O'Pause said...

I donated to the cause on AW. That place has been a Godsend for me, and I have met folks like you there.

I'm enjoying reading your blog! And I read that you have diabetes. So do I.

I was diagnosed a few months ago with Type II. It rocked my world, however your 'brittle' version of the disease sounds awful.

Your blog is great, and thank you for the support on AW. I'll do anything I can to help AW and keep it going. It's the best writer's forum I've ever visited.


Frank Baron said...

Hmmm...I thought *I* was lazy about updating my blog....


Anne C. Watkins said...

Thanks for all the comments, everyone! Missed you all, too. :)

And whadda mean by that remark, Frank?? LOL