Tuesday, March 4, 2014


Hi, all,

SO sorry I'm posting this so late. Still trying to figure out my schedule and to see if I can handle the A-Z.

Today I have my final appointment with the eye doctor. I hope to get a positive check up. Once I'm in the clear  I will sign up. I really would love to do last year's theme again. I was so privileged to have the opportunity to feature so many talented writers.

If all goes well I will be making the announcement on Wednesday. So get your covers and blurbs ready to send to me!

I fly out of Fort Lauderdale on Wednesday as well. Snow is predicted in Chicago and I do hope their are no delays. Will this winter ever end?

Yesterday was GLORIOUS in Florida and today is starting out equally as stunning. Oh, if we could only have this in the north!

Thanks for you patience on the A-Z. As we all know it's a huge commitment and I take this very seriously, so I must make sure I can handle it. So many things are happening right now with my novel and work. You know how unexpected life can be.

Have a great day everyone and I will hopefully have good news for you tomorrow!


  1. Make a smart decision, Michael. Hope you can do it. And announcing Wednesday during the IWSG post will get a lot of response.
    Safe travels!

  2. Hi Michael - your theme last year was great fun and helped so many people.

    Good luck with the appointment - the most important thing is your eye ...

    ... the weather - at least we have some sun here and thank goodness haven't had the ice and snow as we've had the last two years - though in some places the rain has left people in abject misery and they are still under feet of water ..

    Hope Chicago welcomes you home .. cheers Hilary

  3. Good luck with the eye doctor. Hope it goes well. And awesome you're getting out of this cold weather.

  4. Just think how much you will appreciate the move back to sunny FL after this horrible winter in Chicago. Yeah, I am looking for that silver lining...

  5. Hugs and prayers Michael. I hope you get a positive report...but please, don't push yourself too fast!

  6. I have my fingers crossed. I know you will get great news.

  7. I hope the checkup went great. Safe journey on Wednesday.

  8. I believe your eyes are good. Saying prayers.

  9. I do hope all goes well with your eye, as you say vision is precious. Have a safe journey.
    This is Yvonne Lewis who had a blog "Writing for Pleasure" but got hacked whilst resting while unwell. I have a new blog which I am writing on now. once again Good luck will be thinking of you.

  10. Best of luck with the check up. Hope all well. Sorry to say I heard today that we can expect this sh*t weather at least til the end of March.

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  12. Gah. Stupid phone posted before I was done. Some smart phone....

    Was going to say why would you want to leave sunny Florida to come back to this frigid, snow laden land?

  13. Michael I'm glad you had a break from Chicago's winter even though it was because of a medical problem. Hopefully your eyes are now 100%. I read your previous post, and see your conflict re the A~Z. What a huge time commitment when you are working towards publication yourself. You put so much into your posts. Lucky authors. I'm looking forward to the day you introduce your novel to the world. :)

  14. I'm getting more than impatient for winter to end. I'm so over winter!

    I'm not going to do A-Z. I just don't have the time to blog every day plus write all those posts. I'm always amazed at how people do it.

    Can't wait to see you theme, Michael. I think I remember what you did last year. Yours is the only theme I remember (if I'm remember correctly lol)

  15. Hope everything went well with your check-up, Michael. I also hope the A to Z works out for you (and us!). I so enjoyed your posts last year. But don't overtax yourself or your eyes. It's not worth it. Nothing is more important than your health.

    VR Barkowski

  16. Don't push yourself if you're not ready.
    Still, I hope you can do AtoZ. I'm rooting for you. Good luck. :)

    IWSG #268 (until Alex culls the list again or I goof and get myself deleted. :P)