Aspiring is for Pansies–Tough Love & Being a Writer. Kristen’s blog and her books “we are not alone” and “are you there Blog it’s me writer” are some of the books that I have read that give me the inspiration and desire to continue with my new found profession and love. The one thing that helped me the most was your blog about taking your hero and have them fall opff a cliff and then after the long climb back up you shove them off the cliff again. I researched my entire novel with this plan in mind and it really works. Thanks a million. Buck De Boey, author of my first but not last book.
So, I did not write every couple of days as suggested by my guru Kristen Lamb, However, I have been productive, Sort of. I started a Facebook account, and boy, I have to tell you, this has been glorious. I have made contact with So many old friends and in doing so, I have brought memories alive that were (almost) dormant for the last ten years. Go FACEBOOK. You are GREAT!!!!!
My birthday just passed and my sweet hubby bought me an IPad. Best present ever, besides the puppy we got me last year. I am having such a ball with this toy. Just checked and for the first time in two weeks I have no new friends. Sooooo, time to write another blog. Here it is; still no followers although i have had two “likes” and it seems from pretty nice people. I am the eternal optimist and just know that eventually you will be curious enough to start following. It really will be worth your while. Buck is writing a great book, that will get all you adventurers going. I will start giving some of it away in this third blog of mine. The first book, which is in the making and turning into a heck of an adventure story takes place in Africa. We, buck and I spent five years In Sierra Leone, and believe you me, this is a heck of an experience. This was in the early 1980’s and life
was pretty exciting in the wilds of Africa. What a beautiful continent in all it’s mystique. That is one of the reasons Wilbur smith is such an icon for us. He really knows!!!!!
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Too good to be true, But I’m convinced it’s him.
So I have to tell you a story from our previous life. When we lived in Sierra Leone, we had taken it upon ourselves to try and safe some monkeys from the stew pot and one of those was Jackson. he was a Diana monkey which is a high forest monkey and according to experts, an impossible monkey to train.
Well, Jackson was part of our household and he and Pekin, his sister, a mangabey monkey, were the single most biggest problem for us to leave Sierra Leone when the politics starting heating up. We ended up giving our babies to a German expatriate, Dr Sitah, who was also a zoologist working in Freetown, He was was very happy to receive these fabulous pets. Well, we never were able to get back in touch with Sitah and then earlier in the day I started surfing the Web and I found this new hotel in Freetown, called the family hotel and lo and behold there he is. Being totally sweet and lovely. I have to believe this is. MY JACKSON. Alive and doing very well. I am so totally happy today, I had to share this. I cannot paste a picture in my blog but I will be adding his picture to my Facebook.
THANK YOU DR SITAH FOR TAKING SUCH GOOD CARE OF THE BABIES!!!!!
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