Friday, November 4, 2011

Friday's at the Piedmont Grille

On Today's menu -- Champagne! Let's celebrate!

First up, I just want to say how really blown away I was by the response I recieved last Friday on Tara's blog. I was really touched by all the warm feelings toward me and my books. You know it's hard sometimes to really grasp the scope of what I'm doing, trying to achieve, by self-publishing. It's hard also to accept the good wishes and pats on the back, even from total strangers. So to all of you, I thank you from the bottom of my heart.

I also want to thank all my new blogging friends. I've met so many wonderful and fascinating people on this writing journey, it's mind blowing. I've reached the elusive 300+ followers and I just don't know what to do with you all. Big group hug comes to mind. It's such a humbling experience to know 304 people stop by here and read what I have to say. You guys keep me so real and I thank you for that.

Also, just for fun, (and some really mad prompting from Tara) I am now on Twitter. I know, can you believe it. Never thought I'd see the day. But I Tweet. Albeit slowly, and not everyday, but I am there. See, it's right there on my sidebar so it must be true. As for FaceBook...that's a whole other ugly monster.

On the writing front, I'm deep into the middle of THE DUKE'S DIVORCE, book three in The Reluctant Grooms series. I so wanted to finish this by Thanksgiving, but I'll have to do some wicked mad writing to achieve that.

I also recently finished reformatting REMEMBERING YOU, (for those of you who remember Genna and Tony and Pete) and I'm hoping to get that bad boy out to Kindle shortly. One more quick line edit, just to make sure I've got all the nasties out, and I'll be good to go. A couple more days I think.

And, I'm also getting my act together to get THE LADY'S FATE out in paperback. I've got to do a little more research, and reformat, but I'm hoping to have paper soon.

And although I'm not doing an "official" blog tour, I will be stepping out from the Grille on a few occasions, next Monday as a matter of fact. I'll be sitting on the Veranda at Christine's where she will be conducting an interview with yours truly. She has some pretty snazzy Barabara Walter's type questions, I might add. So if you're not busy, mark it on your calenders and take a spin over. Also on the 16th, I'll be hanging at Nicki's for some more fun back in the 80's, so hope you'll stop by for that too.

Thanks again, so much for all your support. It really does mean the world to me.

Have a great weekend everyone!


Laura Pauling said...

I love seeing writers publish whether self or trad. b/c it's reaching a dream! And you did an incredible job with all your covers! :)

Linda G. said...

It's Friday AND we get champagne? It's shaping up to be a great weekend!

Glad you've made it to the Twitterverse. :)

Anne Gallagher said...

Laura -- Thanks so much. Sometimes I still can't believe I actually did it. And thanks about the covers, I totally love them.

Linda -- I know incredible isn't it. Better than beef stew. And Twitter isn't really my thing. I lurk mostly.

Cate Masters said...

Ooh, I'm loving the Piedmont Grille. :) Congrats on making it to Twitter (I'm a total dweeb about it). Haven't ventured to print yet but wishing you good luck! You'll have to let me know if formatting's a nightmare.
And my blog's always open to visitors - you're welcome to a Spotlight, if you want.

Em-Musing said...

You deserve several bottles. (I'll help you drink them) You've been busy, and it's paying off. SO happy for you. So, you tweet now? How often? That's one venue I never seem to have the time for.

Anne Gallagher said...

Cate -- Love the Piedmont Grille too. It's fun here on Fridays. Thanks for the invitation. I'll let you know about formatting as soon as I do it.

Em -- Have a glass. Let's celebrate your nomination while we're at it. I'm not on Twitter long enough to say I tweet. I lurk late at night to see what I've missed during the day.

DL Hammons said...

Calendar duly marked! You should seriously consider a blog tour. I know I would love it!

Enjoy your weekend! :)

Sarah Pearson said...

Looking forward to your interviews. Thanks for the bubbly :-)

Stina Lindenblatt said...

Your Twitter and FB habits mirror mine. :D

Good luck with all the formatting and other projects you've got going, Anne.

Have a great weekend!

Anne Gallagher said...

DL -- Well, my calender is free for December if you want to host me... *wink wink*

Sarah -- Oh no pressure, hope they don't disappoint. Your most welcome for the champagne. Any time is a good time for bubbly.

Stina -- Thanks. Twitter is such a.... I don't still don't know what it is. As for FB, well, I said the same thing about Twitter. We'll see. Have a great weekend.

Bossy Betty said...

Yes, please. I'll take two glasses and toast to your continued success!

Sarah Ahiers (Falen) said...

You?! Twitter?! Get outta town!
I've so far managed to avoid it, though i'm sure 'll cave at some point. Just not today

Deniz Bevan said...

Congratulations! Have some strawberries to go with the champagne [g]
Speaking of Tara, won't you join our latest round of exercises on the Compuserve Forum?

Elaine AM Smith said...

Champagne sounds great :) I'm off to find you on Twitter.

Carol Kilgore said...

I'm still catching up after coming out of my editing hole. I zipped over here after reading your post on Tara's blog. And I followed on Twitter. I have some questions for you, but I'm going to email them.

Enjoy a champagne weekend!

Lydia Kang said...

I'm glad you joined Twitter. You'll find that you can use it as much as you want and have chats when it suits you. I've come to enjoy it a lot!

Anne Gallagher said...

Betty -- Thanks so much. Have three, it's Friday.

Sarah -- Yeah, I know. But I sort of don't like it. I mean, it's fascinating, but just too much for me. I'd much rather blog.

Deniz -- Oh Thanks. I'm kind of in the middle of a couple of things and although I would love to join you, I think I'll have to pass.

Elaine -- Found me! Now I have to find you.

Carol -- Email away, look forward to hearing from you.

Lydia -- I like to read posts that I normally wouldn't read, but then I'm reading and not writing. I need to find a balance.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

You're an inspiration to others! And welcome to Twitter.

VR Barkowski said...

Champagne is my favorite way to celebrate, thank you! Congratulations on your amazing week. Looking forward to your guest spots. But right now I'm off to follow you on Twitter.

Creepy Query Girl said...

Oooh champagne! When I read about you putting out The Lady's Fate- my pinky kept trying to find the 'like' button underneath as though it was facebook. lol

Anne Gallagher said...

Alex -- Thanks. And don't welcome me yet. I'm still not around too much.

VR -- Like following the Yellow Brick Road.

Katie -- That's too funny!

Jennifer Shirk said...

That's wonderful, Anne! I'm so proud of you!

Anne Gallagher said...

Jennifer -- You'll never know how much that comment means to me.

Elliot Grace said... are indeed churning out the goods, dearest Anne. Well done! And congrats on the big 300 ;)

I believe it's time I begin the series...for it's long overdue!

As for my mess, the post has been updated, and this time Blogger is behaving. The Girl's story is up in its entirety.


Susan Flett Swiderski said...

Aw, crap. I'm late getting here, so I'll bet the bubbly is all gone. Oh well.

Anne, you're doing an awesome job. Some of us wait for things to happen ... but you are MAKING them happen. I couldn't be prouder of you if you were my own daughter.

Shelley Sly said...

You've got so many wonderful things going on here, and I am so happy for you! Also, welcome again to Twitter! Hope you'll enjoy tweeting!

Anne Gallagher said...

Elliot -- I read the story with tears streaming down my face.

Susan -- Where have you been? Thanks so much for saying that. Makes me all warm and very happy.

Shelley -- If I don't stay busy I'll go crazy. Ah the Twitter. Still don't know if I like it or not.

Old Kitty said...

Cheers for the champagne! The first of many for you! My goodness - I am so in AWE at all your amazing novels and writing projects. Good luck and all the best with them all!

Gosh so many bloggie friends are joining twitter but I continue to resist!! LOL!

Take care

Anne Gallagher said...

Kitty -- Believe me, Twitter isn't anything I want to "do", I just caved from all the pressure. And I don't do it often enough for people to even know I'm there. Thanks for your warm words.