There’s nothing that makes a writer’s day brighter than hearing positive comments from readers or reviewers. (Truly! Don’t ever hold back!) When the comments come out of the blue, it’s even better! So it was when a friend e-mailed me on Friday to say she had just read a great review of The Bridge Club in the ACBL November Bulletin.
That’s the American Contract Bridge League for those of you who don’t play the game.
Associate Editor, Susan Munday, wrote the review. She made it very clear that The Bridge Club is NOT a bridge book but rather a fab story about lifelong friendship with eight women who just happen to play bridge from time to time. It’s what they did the rest of the time that grabs you. Thanks, Susan, for being such a fan. You made my day!
Those kind of reviews pump up the confidence several notches so putting in a few hours of writing today was no problem. I usually begin my day attempting to keep up with some of the fabulously AWE-mazing blogs I follow. It’s hard to catch them all every day. I missed a few yesterday so hit them today. Jenny Hansen’s The Undie Chronicles – An Epilogue had me convulsed with laughter. That whole series has been a hysterical distraction from the serious side of life. Natalie Hartford’s report on Puppy Tweets was just as hilarious. I love to start the day with a good laugh or three!
I always find time to check in with my Wana711 blogging gang whose names you’ll find in the blog roll in the left-hand column. When you have time, check out their sites. They are versatile, engaging and, without fail, have words we need to hear.
Then it was time to get down to work. It’s such a buzz when the words keep coming and ideas fall into place as the story moves along. What? I might actually get this WIP finished before the end of the year after all?
Later in the day I took a break and watched the news. Big mistake. Talk about a mood-changer. Israel may attack Iran? When does all this stuff stop?
Friday is November 11th – Remembrance Day in Canada and the Commonwealth countries, Veterans Day in the USA, Armistice Day in France, Belgium and some other parts of Europe. In these countries and many others, people observe two-minutes of silence at 11 a.m. to pay respect to all those who have fought in or paid the ultimate sacrifice in war. Not one of those brave men and women chose to have a war but all answered the call of their country. For that we can never thank them enough. Many of us will be talking about this more this week. We don’t need more trouble … no more conflict … no more war …
From the Playing For Change website – “As we made our way around the world we encountered love, hate, rich and poor, black and white, and many different religious groups and ideologies. It became very clear that as a human race we need to transcend from the darkness to the light and music is our weapon of the future. This song around the world features musicians who have seen and overcome conflict and hatred with love and perseverance. We dont need more trouble, what we need is love. The spirit of Bob Marley always lives on.
This is the fourth Song Around The World video released from the CD/DVD Playing For Change: Songs Around The World and the follow up to the classics “Stand By Me,” “One Love” and “Don’t Worry.” This unforgetable track was performed by musicians around the world adding their part to the song as it traveled the globe.”
The Playing for Change Foundation is dedicated to creating positive change through music and arts education. Take a look at their programs and see how a small donation can make a difference. Pay it forward and pass the word on. Thanks!