Lots of personal garbage has been dumped on me these past few weeks. Since I always encourage positivity on my blog, I WILL NOT bore you with the details. Let's just say I only have a few more days of this when I get back and then I will be settled in one spot for the rest of winter and the beginning of spring.
Now for the "EVE"...
One is personal the other professional.
Shall I start with the personal one first, since it is something that surely will be a much needed smile to this tired face. I leave for KEY WEST, FL, in just a few short hours! What can be more stunning than an eight hour drive to this tropical paradise. My journey starts here, in Cape Canaveral/Cocoa Beach, FL. For all of the "I DREAM OF JEANIE" fans, you will know exactly what I am talking about.
Friends have invited me for a few days, and I jumped at the chance. Anything to see turquoise water and swaying palms. Central Florida beaches are not of this caliber. More rustic and natural, the ocean here is more on the grayish-green venue and has waist-high sea grapes hugging the coastline instead of soaring palms.
Some of my blogger buddies are IN LOVE with Key West, especially a very close friend Danette. I am sure many of you know her if you don't stop by her blog and say hi. She is a super lovely lady and takes some of THE most stunning pictures I have ever seen ... many of KEY WEST...
I will surely do a post down there with live pics for all of you to see. You know how I LOVE sharing my vacations with all of you.
Now for business ... This is also the "EVE" of the first round of the ABNA contest. Round one: The Pitch. From 5000 in each category, one from general fiction, one from y/a, the narrow them to only a thousand of each. So 80 percent get cut. For two years I have been fortunate to make the cut on this round. I am hoping to make it again this year, but we really never know how the judges will be feeling, so lets hope they're laced with lots of chocolate and champagne and they are in a festive mode when they read mine...
I will have to pull over on my round trip to periodically check to see if I made it through. At least I will have driving and lush locals to keep my mind off of it. For all my friends who don't, keep calm, concentrate on happy thoughts and we will see each other in the next round.
Thanks everyone for all your patience these past few months. I have not been the best blogger buddy, but please know you are ALL always in my thoughts and heart.
Have a WONDERFUL weekend!!!
THE Results are in for ABNA! I made it through the first round and so did many of our blogger friends! Congrats to all of us and good luck to all in the next round!