Wednesday, October 12, 2011

The New Blog

Well, as I'm sure you've all seen, I've added a couple of new things to this blog. Being sick last week made my eyes crazy and as I couldn't read on the computer, I decided to fool around. Pretty cool, huh?

I made all the changes I wanted to, getting up a header of pages instead of keeping them buried on my sidebar. Some of you may have noticed that THE LADY'S FATE is gone and in it's place REMEMBERING YOU. Yeah, I've been wanting to do that for a long time. I love that story and want it told. It makes me homesick when I read it though. I'm hoping to get it out within the next couple of weeks. It's done and ready, the only thing I'm balking at is the formatting. It's still in a messy word.doc and formatting to Kindle is going to be a nightmare. Not only do I have headings, I have sub-headings, in different font sizes. lol. Can I just say Extra-Strength Tylenol.

The plans for the unveiling of my new author/website blog cocktail party are all set for next Monday, October 17th. It's going to be held in an English garden so please dress appropriately. Sweaters and shawls would be just the thing to keep handy. I do hope you'll all stop by. And as it is an all day affair, the alcohol level will be low, champagne, I think, for the most part. No hard liquor. I am trying to be civilized after all. Here's a little sneak peek of the venue, just to entice you to come.




AND, not only is it the unveiling of the new blog, there is also a secret (well, several secrets actually) I'm keeping until then. So if that doesn't entice you to come, well, I don't know what else to do.

I'm not sure at this point if I have anything ready to post for this Friday. I've been working so hard on everything else, I'm kind of out of ideas, so maybe I'll take a break and relax. Try on my little black dress, see if it fits.

Hope to see you next Monday.

31 comments:

Laura Pauling said...

Very nice place to have the launch. Can't wait. :)

Writer Pat Newcombe said...

Look forward to attending, Laura!

Christine Danek said...

Can't wait!!

Anne Gallagher said...

I think you'll all be pleasantly surprised. It's so peaceful there, not like here where it's all "contemporary". (Not that this is really contemporary, but the other place is sooo old-fashioned.)

Can you be old-fashioned on a blog?

Jennifer Shirk said...

Oh fun! I'll be there!!!

Elaine AM Smith said...

I'm looking forward to attending the unveiling party, I have the prefect dress in my wardrobe;)

And secrets too? The only good secret is one someone has just told me all about :)

Stina Lindenblatt said...

Love the location of your party. It's so pretty.

I'm off now to buy a dress for the party. :D

Anne Gallagher said...

Oh, I love this, every one is going to buy a new dress! I love dress up parties!!

Linda G. said...

Secrets AND a blog cocktail party in such a lovely setting? I'll be there! :)

jbchicoine said...

Anne--Secrets? Ooooo...
I love your re-organization here! :)

Creepy Query Girl said...

So exciting! Can't wait- and big congrats!!!

Sarah Pearson said...

I'm new here. Can I wear a hat? I love hats :-)

Matthew MacNish said...

I have the pages on top on my blog too, but for some reason almost no one ever visits them.

Anne Gallagher said...

Oh yes, dresses and HATS! What would a party be in an English garden without a big hat. By all means.

Bish Denham said...

Will you be serving mimosas? I love mimosas. And I'll come even if you aren't. (Isn't that grand of me. I'll be sure bring a lace umbrella.)

Patti said...

Love the look of your blog. And I'll be back on Monday with my hat on.

Jamie Burch said...

Oooh...I have just the dress! See you Monday!

Lydia Kang said...

What secrets? What????

Les Edgerton said...

Can't wait, Anne! I guess I'll have to buy a new dress like everyone else. Maybe I can just borrow one from my wife?

Congrats!

Elle Strauss said...

Can't wait to hear how it goes. Looks lovely.

Liza said...

How lovely. Can't wait! Haven't worn a dress in a few years though...might have to go shopping.

Susan Flett Swiderski said...

You are just getting more and more technically savvy all the time. Your site looks super. I'll be getting ready for the grandkids next week, but I'll try to stop by your shindig on Monday. Sounds intriguing.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

I want to know NOW!

Anne Gallagher said...

Les -- You don't technically have to wear a dress but an ascot and smoking jacket might be appropriate.

I guess I'm going to have to make more food.

And no Alex, I'm sorry, you'll have to wait like everyone else.

Jen Daiker said...

I love your secret garden, so inviting! I'll be bring the champagne in lieu of the celebration!!!

PS - I love your covers, they make me feel so happy... even if this makes you homesick it actually makes me want to read it more!!

I think I'll wear my best skirt and blouse for the occassion... oh and definitely paired with my adorable chic glasses!

Lynda R Young said...

Oh, and English Garden Party! Looking forward to it :)

Michael Offutt said...

Congratulations on getting your book finished. I've never formatted anything for kindle but you have my sympathies. Sometimes computer stuff can be so complicated. There needs to be an easier way!

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Can't wait to see your site on Monday!

Kelly Breakey said...

Love the picture of the garden scape here. Make me want to plan a trip to England for tea.

Jennifer Hillier said...

I wouldn't miss it for the world! Very excited!

Now, what to wear...?

Anne Gallagher said...

Yay! So glad you all are coming! I don't think I can wait until Monday...