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Catching Up

Hello everyone,

Well, I've not posted since July 27th, 2009. Not good.

I'm writing still. In fact, I've begun writing original fiction in hopes of getting published. I've tied for second in two contests but don't have anything published . . . yet. ;)

I now have a granddaughter!

Jerry Leigh Richardson was 9lbs 4oz and 21 inches long. She is sweet and absolutely adorable - and I'm not prejudiced in the least. ;)

I had six stories nominated for MEFAs this year.
My story Gifts received a 1st place. You can read it here: www.lotrgfic.com/viewstory.php

And A Lesson in the Library received an Honorable Mention. You can read it here: www.lotrgfic.com/viewstory.php

Also, both of those links take you to a wonderful new Tolkien Fanfic archive - Many Paths To Tread. I hope you will look around it after you read my stories, and if you are a writer, I hope you will join. My other 4 MEFA nominated stories are also at MPTT.

I hope anyone who reads this is doing well. I really do think of all of you often. May you have a wonderful 2010, and I'll see you when I get my lazy self over here to post!

Hugs to all!


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Jan. 4th, 2010 12:44 am (UTC)
Congratulations on your story wins, and for your lovely granddaughter!
Jan. 4th, 2010 01:16 am (UTC)
Thank you so much m'dear Shirebound. And to you on your wins as well!


Edited at 2010-01-04 01:19 am (UTC)
Jan. 4th, 2010 01:32 am (UTC)
Thank you, Pearl.

Jan. 4th, 2010 12:57 am (UTC)
Oh, how beautiful she is! Congratulations on your new grandbaby *and* your MEFA wins, hon!!! *Big Hugs*
Jan. 4th, 2010 01:20 am (UTC)
Hugs, Cathleen! And congratulations on your win as well! MEWD!
Jan. 4th, 2010 01:27 am (UTC)
Congratulations on both the new granddaughter and your MEFA wins. Good luck on the original fic writing.
Jan. 4th, 2010 01:29 am (UTC)
Thank you so much, Garnet! I'll let folks know when I get published. It's one of my goals for this year.

Jan. 4th, 2010 01:45 pm (UTC)
Aw! just... Aw!!! She is so beautiful! You are so beauiful! I am happy teary!!!

And of course you won MEFAs. :cD
Jan. 4th, 2010 04:20 pm (UTC)

Bless you! You brought a big smile to my face.

Thank you and

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Jan. 7th, 2010 01:22 am (UTC)
Re: Congrats on all accounts!
Hi m'dear!

I'm happier about Jerry as well. :-) And you're a sweety for reading my stories.

Jan. 5th, 2010 11:35 am (UTC)
Awww... she's beautifully adorable and adorably beautiful.

But what's a MEFA?
Jan. 7th, 2010 01:27 am (UTC)
I love your comment!

A MEFA is a Middle-earth Fanfiction Award. They are awards where readers write reviews of the stories, the number of typed characters is counted and a point value assigned. When the "voting" is over those values are added and the story with the highest #of points wins that category. For Tolkien fanfiction, it is a fairly well respected award.

Jan. 7th, 2010 01:05 pm (UTC)
*hugs back*
Jan. 5th, 2010 02:20 pm (UTC)
Oh my, she's gorgeous! Those eyes are just beautiful. :)

And congrats on the writing accolades!
Jan. 7th, 2010 01:22 am (UTC)
Thank you so much, Mellymell :-)
Jan. 7th, 2010 12:54 am (UTC)
Hey, it's good to hear from you. Thank you for sharing the lovely pictures.
Jan. 7th, 2010 01:21 am (UTC)
Hi Bonnie!

How are you? Yes, I need to show up here more often. My pleasure sharing the photos :-) Got to do the Grandma thing ya know. ;-)

Mar. 30th, 2010 11:53 pm (UTC)
I am soooo behind!!!

Mar. 31st, 2010 03:40 am (UTC)
Thanks! :-)

I love that birdie! LOL LOL
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