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Friday, August 27, 2010

Blog Announcement!



This is the lovely card I found tucked inside my macbook this morning!! Yes, I did marry prince charming. ♥ I have to confess I was beginning to wonder about the romance in our life when I posted a beautiful song on his facebook wall and after listening to the first line ,"I still hear your voice when you sleep next to me" he exclaimed "is this about me talking in my sleep? Because you know I can't help that!" I was a tad concerned our romance was dead and buried, but he has restored my faith. I would like to pass on the card's sentiment to all my readers who are fabulous!! I know I have a few new followers despite my blogs refusal to update my follower list. Bienvenue!!!

I do have something I'm very excited to share. I've been accepted into a creative writing program at UBC to work on my novel! I have been secretly writing a book about infertility and adoption, some of the excerpts I have posted here (such as yesterdays entry). I will still try to post Monday - Friday but I do have to submit a large amount by Dec 1st which may mean I'm less frequent at times.

I would not have had the confidence to do this without all of you who have not only read my blog, but have actually enjoyed reading it. I am amazed at the supportive e-mails I've received in the past few months. In fact, there are a few e-mails I have tucked away in my scrap book. Thank you from the bottom of my heart, it continues to surprise me that there are people who look forward to what I write. Numerous times I've showed my husband your e-mails and shouted "Isn't that ridiculous? They actually like what I write! It's crazy making!" I really am stunned by the positive feedback.

I hope all you fabulous people have a fabulous weekend!! I am excited to share our renovation plans with you Monday!

Jessa xx

15 comments:

  1. Oh Jessa this is very exciting.Congratulations! I have to say that I am envious of you going to UBC for the Creative Writing program...oh we need to have a tea date one day xo

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  2. I'd love to meet for tea! It's not the two year program though, it's a six month program designed for authors who are writing a book. I'm not sure how hard it was to get into, but I had to submit part of my manuscript for consideration. It was recommended to me by a professor at Uvic who is a fairly successful author herself. I hope that means it's a good program! The idea is by next April I will have my novel finished and they will also put together a publisher package for me. I am very excited!

    I still plan to finish my degree in International Relations when our adoption is done and I'm a bit more focused. I suspect we won't be in Vancouver long after that, so I may have to finish my last year somewhere else... It is still my ultimate dream to write a political philosophy book one day. ♥

    Jxx

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  3. Congratulations!!! The world needs your book.

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  4. PS - Doug is cute. His "you know I can't help that" comment was aww-inspiring.
    Just like this: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/earthpicturegalleries/7963657/A-long-tailed-macaque-monkey-adopts-a-kitten-in-the-forests-of-Bali-Indonesia.html

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  5. You are very creative and insightful and I have no doubt that you will find this an exciting and fullfilling time(while you wait)
    while we both wait.
    Congrats,
    Celeste

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  6. YAAAAAAYYYYYYYYYYYY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I'll miss our posts but will be waiting with bated breath to read your NOVEL!!!! CONGRATULATIONS! xoxo

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  7. My husband did his MFA in creative writing at UBC and really enjoyed his time there. Congratulations!

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  8. What!?!?! That is so exciting! Congratulations. :)

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  9. Congratulations! Hope your weekend is going perfectly well! xx

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  10. I'm so pleased you decided to follow my blog. Thank you!

    I love the comment from your husband! That made me chuckle!

    Well done on being accepted on your course.I think you'll be brilliant at it. I even dragged my husband yesterday evening to my laptop to show him your post. He has an adopted brother. I *never* normally show him blog posts so I hope that says something to you.

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  11. Hi! Thanks for following my blog, I'm following back from Buzz on by Thursday!

    Look forward to your posts!

    :) Sara

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  12. AAAHHH! Wow, Jessa, that's incredible news - I'm thrilled for you! What a great opportunity to deliberately set aside the time to work on your dream. I can't wait to be standing in line asking you to sign my copy!!

    Congratulations!!

    Ruth

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  13. That is wonderful news! Congratulations, I'm very excited for you!

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  14. Congrats on being selected for the program, it sounds ever so exciting.

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  15. Congratulations, that's really great and exciting news. Have a lovely Sunday, Love from London (your newest follower) x

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