Saturday, March 5, 2011

Out of the Shadows

From out of the deep shadows of the blogosphere, I have returned.  J  I never intended for such a long stay away; it was all my computer’s fault!  I had trouble publishing my last post, and then my computer began to spit and sputter until it stuck and refused to move.  I took a week hiatus and got some housework done (wow lol).  Then, Davy spent a good part of his day cleaning up my system, ridding it of 129 infections (!!!) and now it runs!  (Thanks honey).  After I got my computer back, I spent the rest of my free time in February writing a new short story titled The Braided.  That one is now shelved, and I will be look at it again with fresh eyes in a few weeks.

One cool thing happened during my time away I can share.  A short story I wrote back in December, The Christmas Fortune, won a special award in The Classic Story Contest on Writing.Com.  Although it didn't win one of the top 3 places, it was so very nice to be mentioned and to have received a "Writing" merit badge for my work. :D  (If interested in joining Writing.Com, Click Here).

Also, I am excited today because, after much arranging of transportation and re-arranging of schedules, I was finally able to confirm my trip for next weekend--I'll be travelling with my parents and my three children down to Long Island for my baby nephew Derek’s first birthday celebration!!  I am giving up a quiet weekend of writing, because Dave has to work and the kids were supposed to go to their dad’s, but a chance to be with my sisters and my nephews who I rarely get to see is WELL worth it!

It feels great to be back into the light . . .


  1. Computer problems are awful. I'm glad you and your husband got it fixed!

    Congrats on your short story! Hope your weekend has been a great one, Noelle!

  2. Thanks you, Laura! Yes, computer failure is the worst (esp. for writers!), and I'm so glad it's all fixed up now. My weekend is going great-- hope yours is too :)

  3. I gave you the Stylish Blogger Award. Pop over to my page to see what you need to do

  4. Good to hear from you! Wow, that is a lot of viruses. (Won't turn this into a lecture young lady!) Congratulations on the special mention - that is really awesome.

  5. hahaha No I don't need a lecture today . . . Thanks, Alex! It's nice to hear from you, too!

    Hey Ricky~ Thanks, I'm positive I will :) Thanks for stopping by.

    Jessica! You're so sweet!! Thank you so much. I will definitely stop by your blog and check it out! :D

  6. Technology is wonderful -- until it stops functioning correctly! Glad your computer issues are solved. And I'm so happy you will be at Derek's birthday party!!

    Love ya, sis!

  7. Congratulations on the award - wonderful!

  8. hi miss noelle! wow hooray for winning that special writing award. sorry for that computer problem stuff. it could mess you up real bad when your computer gets sick. ack! i hope you could be her more now that you got your fixed.
    ...smiles from lenny

  9. Hello! Just stopped by to see how you're doing.

  10. Hi Noelle - My sister Jackie mentioned that she had reconnected with you on FB and that you had a blog (I just started one about a month ago.) Nice to reconnect with people from your hometown. :)
    I'll be checking in!

    Adrienne (Roeser) Carrick
    PS Glad your computer is working!

  11. Hi Noelle,
    Just stopping by to say HI. Hope you are doing okay.