“Ghost Blog” or “Please Stand By …”

Okay, so this post is mostly for my followers, who may or may not have noticed that I haven’t even touched this blog for a really long time.  The June 15 deadline for finishing a draft of my YA novel still stands, which is why I’ve been focusing only on that.   (Oh yeah and my kids.  And husband.  I meant kids and husband.)  This is just a quick post to share a few awesome things that have happened in the interim.

  •  The Edgemont school production of Annie, for which I was honored to do choreography, went off last week, not only without a hitch, but so splendidly, I cried at all four shows.  Both casts were fantastic, but the Friday cast was especially dear to me, because my own Zoe starred as the curly, carrot-topped orphan herself.  (Though not-especially-carrot-topped in this case!)  Her photo tops this post with friends in “Hard Knock Life.”
  • My unpublished-unagented-but-finished-for-now novel, Birch Wood Doll was named a finalist in the Nilsen Prize for a First Novel competition.  This was so exciting I actually screamed when I realized the email wasn’t a form “thank you but no thanks” rejection.

Dr. Susan Swartwout, the publisher of Southeast Missouri State University Press, who sponsors the contest, gave me some wonderful feedback which I will use when I revise again, which I have decided to do.  

  • Last but not least, a very special friend of mine who will remain anonymous just gave me the thrilling news that motherhood is in her future. 

Anyway, I’m on target to finish my draft and will return to more regular blogging, reading and commenting very soon. 

20 responses to ““Ghost Blog” or “Please Stand By …”

  1. Congratulations on the recognition for Birchwood Doll. Well deserved!

  2. Thanks Cate! I accidentally published this prematurely though!! LOL

  3. Cute photo! and wonderful news about your novel. Congratulations!

  4. Congratulations, Lisa, on the Nilsen Prize!! And for a wonderful production of ANNIE… You must be feeling incredibly accomplished! Brava!

  5. Congrats Lisa what wonderful news and what a beautiful daughter you have!

  6. Congratulations! That’s so exciting. And your daughter is so precious. I remember my community theatre days quite well. 🙂

  7. Welcome back and congrats Lisa!

  8. So much good news! How wonderful for you, your daughter and your friend. Congratulations on getting close to the finish line!

  9. Thanks, Monica! I’ll let you know when I get there.

  10. Fabulous unfoldings! So joyful for you, Lisa. Keep going, you’re on a roll!

  11. It is always so beautiful to get some good news, and I’m very happy to hear yours Lisa. Much love<3 ❤ ❤

  12. Great news and congratulations, Lisa! We loved seeing Zoe on the stage, and that beautiful dance moment that you wonderfully choreographed. So much hard work and dedication to your crafts, both quite demanding.

  13. Thanks Wilma, your support means so much, as always. 🙂

  14. So much fabulous news! Hope you have a wonderful weekend ahead of you, Lisa, to treat yourself to some much deserved celebration! Much congratulations on all that you’ve been achieving, in all areas.

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