Friday, May 25, 2012

Take that! WIP=WID!

Oh! Oh! Oh!!!

I finished my second book.

Thank the UNIVERSE!!!!

I am not a ONE-BOOK-WONDER!!!!

Thank you so much for helping me with my Un-scientific poll on Wednesday. As you can probably guess the majority of you commented that you like some sort of wrap-up.

Not too much...not too little. 

As I was reading your comments I was writing the ending and so pleased that all my contemporary peeps were 'on the same page' so to speak! :)

Now, we all know, it's not really finished. Lots of editing needs to be done, making sure all my loose ends are tied up, finding the OK and changing them to okay. Stuff like that. 

But...I did get the story all the way through to the end and that makes me completely happy.

After I typed THE END I took my son to the library to get books and movies for the weekend. I'm going to read a book written by someone else!


Funny thing happened the other day. I mentioned on Monday's post that I purchased and downloaded The Emotion Thesaurus.

I also follow Angela Ackerman on Twitter where she tweeted: Do you have a copy of The Emotion Thesaurus? Send me a pic of you & the book (print or digital) & I'll put it on The Bookshelf Muse blog! :)

Well, I couldn't resist. I took a picture of Stormy and sent it to her!
I'm Stormy the Weather Gnome and I approve of this book!
So I get this great tweet back from her!

Oh my Gosh--you know what's funny about that? I have the same gnome! Here he is with my proof.

Come on! How freakin' funny is that? I can't believe she took the time to send that back! It's Stormy's twin! (I'm so going to jail for trademark infringement.)


And finally...
Have a safe and enjoyable Memorial Day. Please remember why we have a long weekend. It's not just for the BBQ and mattress sales.

On Memorial Day, we remember and honor all the soldiers who gave their lives in defense of this country.

Go to a parade. Pause at a flag. Thank a soldier. Have a moment of silence. Share your knowledge with the next generation.

Give back to those who gave their all.


Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Glad you finished the story! And Stormy has a twin. Dear Lord, long lost brothers????

MJ said...

Congrats on finishing!!! I'm sure stormy was stoked to find his long lost clone! :P

Clarissa Draper said...

Congrats on finishing your book and finding Stormy's long lost twin. You must be so happy!

Rob Z Tobor said...

Well Done on the book, and I'm glad to see Stormy is not alone. The world can be strange at times

Angela Ackerman said...

Woot! Finishing a book is huge, and finishing a second book is even bigger in a way, because it's proof that we didn't just fluke out the first time!

And I love our gnomies--long lost bros reuniting again through social media, ROTF.

Have an awesome weekend, Heather, you writing All Star, you!


Ciara said...

That is awesome!!!! Woot! You must be dancing circles with Stormy.
My friend called and told me she ordered the hard copy of the Emotion Thesaurus and LOVES it.

Dana said...

Congrats on finishing your book! Have a wonderful weekend. :)

Annalisa Crawford said...

Congrats on finishing your book! (Okay, I realise this is an exact copy of what Dana said just above me, but I'm not feeling wholly creative today!)

Murees Dupé said...

What a really great holiday. Congratulations with your achievement. I am only starting on the second draft of my second book.

Michael Pierce said...

Congrats on reaching the end of a second book! And you found Story's doppelganger. Have a great holiday weekend! :)

Tara Tyler said...

go heather! go heather! go, go, go heather!

and peace on memorial day!

Jeff King said...

Congrats on finishing….
I agree, give back when and where you can.

Heather M. Gardner said...

Alex – Thank you! Long lost something!

MJ – Thank you! I’m not sure. He’s pretty Diva-ish!

Clarissa – Thank you. I am happy. And for Stormy too.

Rob – Thanks. Yes, the world can be strange.

Angela – Exactly how I felt! I’m glad the gnomes have found each other! I hope there’s more of them out there! Thanks so much for coming by!

Ciara – Thank you! Stormy is bustin’ a move all right!

Dana –Thank you! I appreciate it. You too!

Annalisa – Not a problem. Thank you too!

Murees – Thank you! The editing will begin shortly.

Michael – Thanks! I appreciate that! You too!

Tara – YEAH! Makes me want to sing from the rooftops.

Jeff – Thanks. It’s so important to remember.

Thanks for coming everyone.

Tonja said...

Congratulations!! You deserve a celebration.

Tonja said...

I gave you an award - not exactly a celebration, but sort of.

Michael Di Gesu said...


Nicely said about Memorial Day.

Last week I was out luncheoning with friends and a group of soldiers was grouped together very close to us.

My friend applauded and welled up with tears. As they left we all did the same. It was quite emotional, yet beautiful.

I'm not sure if they had appreciated it, but at least we tried to show our support.

C.M.Brown said...

Thanks for dropping by my blog and the follow, just returning the favour. Congrats of finishing your second book!

DL Hammons said...

Could that be Stormy's illegitimate half-brother???

Congrats on finishing #2! :)

Heather M. Gardner said...

Tonja – Thank you so much! An award? You rock!

Michael – Thank you. I think they do appreciate the support. Some times it might just be hard for them to show it. Well done.

C.M. – Thanks and welcome!

DL – I know! It’s sick, right? HA HA. How many of those gnomes are out there? Thank you.

Thanks for coming by everyone!

Stephen Tremp said...

I do trademark infringements all the time hahaha. I usually give credit where credit is due. But often I'm too busy so let the infringement police come!

Nancy Thompson said...

I'm so happy for you. It's a wonderful moment typing THE END. Congrats! Let me know if you ever need a CP. I'd be happy to lend an eye. And YAY for Stormy being reunited with his long lost twin!

Heather M. Gardner said...

Stephen - Good point. A friend has provided me with copy of a Fair Use disclaimer. I may need to add that somewhere on the bottom of my page!

Nancy - Thank you! It felt great! I need to get back in to edit. I may start today!

Thank you!