Just thinkin’ out loud…

by Debra Chappell

Okay so…up ’til now I’ve been sharing the journey of how I got to the point I’m at – like most things in my life, it’s running a little behind.  The blog is about 6 weeks behind the actual events soo – I’m changing my format a little here just to bring everyone up to date.  Yes, I’ll still be posting the continuation of ‘the journey’ about once a week. (There’s so many more juicy details I want to share with you and don’t want to leave anything out. I just ask for your patience in the re-telling!) But in between, I’ll give you a real-time update from the living room couch, the dining room table, or anywhere else I happen to be (ahem…I draw the line at the bathroom door.) These will just be little snippets of something I’ve been thinking about,  perhaps a rant or two, might be a brief commentary on something I’m working on, and/or most importantly, my progress in editing ‘the book’ (which is going fabulous by the way – I love my editor and her suggestions are brilliant!  I’ve finished line edits on the first two chapters and have 3 more waiting “in the hole” – to use a term from the pole-vault world  ie: “Smith is up, Jones on deck, Johnson in the hole!” I think they use it in baseball too.) I’ll share more on all that with you soon in this new format.

The idea for it all is on the advice of my wonderfully talented niece Megan who is Bloggus Expertius in the Social Media side of things. (She’s in marketing for the City of Sacramento and is a complete whiz – all this is right up her professional alley.)  Me? I like the writing but feel totally inept at the rest of it!

My agent e-mailed me from NY this week suggesting I post 3 times a week (holy cow! – I’m not sure I can keep up with that and edit the damn book, or if you even want to be bothered that often,) but  I decided I better get on the stick in any case! I guess if you want to swim with the sharks, you have to do more than doggie-paddle!  Hopefully, these posts will be  shorter, more frequent (perhaps more random and probably more disjointed) but, we’ll see how it all looks as we go and you can let me know what you think.

That’s it from the kitchen counter today, here it is 10:45am and I’m still in my bathrobe!!  Think I’ll just pour one more cup of coffee….have a great weekend!

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