Friday, May 27, 2011

A new course and Memorial Day.

I have registered for Angela Jame's online course Before You Hit Send Self-Editing Workshop.

Here's the course information.

Angela James is the executive editor of Carina Press, Harlequin's new digital-first press. 

I sent them a query letter awhile back and got a 'thanks-but-no-thanks' letter in return.

I have contemplated taking this course before but the timing has been off. This one runs from July 11th through August 1st.

Also, I wasn't sure I wanted to spend the dough but I saw that Ms. James said on Twitter that right now the course is $35 but will be going up to $49 on Tuesday so register soon. So I did. 

Additionally, I do believe the tax advice I received this year was to save my receipt and I will most likely be able to write the course off of my taxes next year.

What do I expect to get from it? Lots and lots. I'll let you know.

As for Memorial Day...
...I am a big fan. But, it's not about the BBQ's. It's not about the store sales. It's not about fireworks. It's not about the beach.

Memorial Day honors the men and women who died while serving in the American military.

Take a few minutes this weekend to think about them.

On Monday go to a parade.
Wear red, white and blue.
Clap the whole time.
Buy a Poppy Flower or two and don't skimp on the donation.
Place a flag on a Veteran's grave.
And don't forget the national moment of remembrance that takes place at 3:00 p.m. local time. 

We owe it to those who paid the ultimate price for our freedom. We owe it to our Veterans and active military members.

Have a safe Memorial Day weekend.


  1. Thank you for the true meaning of Memorial Day. Some people tend to forget that while out BBQing and partying. Our soldiers are the greatest!

  2. They truly are Donna. Well said. Thanks for stopping in.

  3. wonderful reminder
    i'm "borrowing" your cartoon.
    thanks =)

  4. Tara - Be my guest. I borrowed it too!
    Cute flag!

  5. I've taken Angela's course. Well worth it!

    And I agree with you about Memorial Day--sometimes we forget the true meaning.

  6. Liz - I've only heard good things about the course. I'm hoping it takes me to the next step. Thanks for stopping in!


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