Saturday, February 7, 2015

So much to write; so little time

Andi would love to write some fun posts, but . . . Here's what's going on:
1. Mrs. M's Kregel editor sent the Heartbreak Trail yesterday. She needs to look it over and make any revisions she has asked for (but there are only a few minor things, hurrah!). But it takes time to read the whole thing again and edit things.
2. Mrs. M's up to her eyebrows trying to put together the winners' stories in the contest book. That needs to be uploaded and ready on Amazon in the next couple of weeks.
3. Mrs. M has a BIG editing job (for $$$) that is also due in a few weeks.

I (Andi) would like to write some fun posts in the meantime. Here's what I have in mind:
1. Talk Mrs. M into sharing a few "sneak peeks" from Heartbreak Trail.
2. Share about the time Justin was my teacher (makes me shiver).
3. Share about the time Mother was my teacher (that was a very scary time because she and I got kidnapped after school by some outlaws)!
4. Dig into the "Lost Stories" and find some fresh excerpts (never before published!) to post exclusively on Andi's Blog.

Here is something else I came up with. I'm going to print 100 Circle C Adventures posters (11x17). Three of them will go to the 3 first-place winners in the story-writing contest. The rest I'm going to offer FOR SALE ($2.95) at conventions. They will be on sturdy, 100# glossy paper stock.


 

28 comments:

  1. Oooo! I like the poster! Sounds like there are some good post in the near future! :)

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  2. Great idea with the poster. I'm interested in hearing the stories you're planning on posting, especially the Justin one and the one where Andi and her mother get kidnapped. :)

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  3. The posts coming up soon should be really fun! Can't wait!

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  4. Does anyone here know how long it would take a doctor to remove a bullet from his patient's side if it was fairly deep, but there was no complications?
    The answers I found online said anywhere from 1/2 an hour to 2 hours. Any input would be most appreciated! :)

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  5. that sounds right to me. Are you a mind reader? That situation comes up in Heartbreak Trail, but I won't tell you to whom or what happens. :-)
    But it's the "side" and no complications, and somebody does take the bullet out and it's more along the lines of 1/2 hour. :-)

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  6. Ok, thanks! That's so funny, that it's in heartbreak trail I mean. I started this fan story like before Christmas, and I wrote the "somebody gets shot" part before reading the heartbreak trail summary!:)

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  7. One more question: Is a blood transfusion less likely to have bad side effects if the blood comes from someone in the patients family?
    I don't know if you're familiar with Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman. On that show Sully gives blood to Loren and Cloud Dancing. Also on Big Valley, Nick gives blood to Heath's friend.

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    1. Yeah, I remember the BV episode. I think it's a "stretch" to think blood transfusions were common back then. Probably in an act of desperation, but the contamination of poking holes in people must have killed MANY just from septic blood poisoning (germs).

      It might be less risk from a family member, but the danger is the blood type. If the DONOR is an O (missing the A and B factors), then it would be fine.

      However, if the RECEIVER is an O and an A or B blood-type person donates, they are TOAST. (side effects = death, I think)

      In my family we are ALL O+ (I won't even get into the Rh factor of + and -), so we are all good matches for each other.

      But if Dad is A and Mom is B, the possibility of kids' blood is the entire RANGE: A, B, AB, or even O! (O is recessive--hidden--and if Dad were AO and Mom BO, well, you can see the kids could be either:
      AO, BO, AB, or OO.

      I'd feel pretty insecure guessing about blood.

      Bottom line. It's a work of fiction (the TV episodes and your story). Make it fun. Give the victim some blood! LOL

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    2. Ok. Thanks for your help! I really appreciate it! :) I'm trying to decide if the blood should be gave by the victims brother or friend.

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  8. The poster idea sounds great!

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  9. Yay! I enjoyed reading about Andi's teachers, and am excited for all the new posts!

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  10. If the poster ends up being a HUGE hit, will you make more?

    I'm looking forward to the posts!

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    1. Well, sure, Bethany! I'm not sure, however, if I could sell them on line (or if anybody would want to buy them). It would probably cost $2.50 to mail them, plus the $2.95 = about $5.50 for a poster!

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  11. Susan, I would like to congratulate you on the much anticipated release of the first book of your Circle C Milestones series! It seems ages since us first few blog readers begged to read more about Andi and her story. How things have grown since then! A glance at the world map of visitors is a good indicator, I remember being one of only a few lonely red dots, and look at it now! I discovered Circle C Adventures way back in 2007, and now I am studying at varsity. Time certainly flies. I am sure that your readers will love the new series just as much as my crop of Andi followers did when the books first came out.
    All the best for your continuing journey with Andi and her adventures.

    Michaela

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    1. Michaela, thank you so much for your words of encouragement. It's like the Lord led you to comment just when I needed it most. It's been a hard week for me and your words are little drops of blessing. Thanks so much!

      Wow! 2007! This makes you quite grown up by now. :-)

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    2. I read my first CCA book in 2006. !'m 13, Mrs. Marlow your blog and your books are the reason I gave my life to Christ. After visiting your blog and going to a nearby church I gave my life to Jesus, your blog has helped me grow deeper in God's word. I used to hate God's word because my mother had died, and I had blamed God for taking her away, but I learned that God uses all his works for good. You have helped me accept Christ and I just want to say thanks you. My father recently became a christian on Christmas 2014 because I convinced him to come to church with us and he grudgingly gave in but the sermon was about God's love to us, his mercy, his death on the cross and about how he died and rose again for us. My older step-sister became a follower of Christ too after visiting your blog as well. Thank you for helping people follow Christ and grow in him.
      Jessilyn

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    3. Jessilyn, I . . . I don't know what to say, but thank you for sharing! But I give all the glory and credit to Christ. I just wrote stories for "fun" and to give readers an exciting yet wholesome adventure into the Old West. Clearly, God had His own plans behind the scenes to work His will in your life and in the life of your family.

      Praise God! It's so true that fiction stories affect the heart! I had no idea how much, but your story is a little peek this side of Heaven of what He has done with my weak attempts to craft a story pleasing to Him (and to readers, of course!)

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    4. Wow, Jessilyn! What a touching story! Imagine coming to Jesus through Mrs. M's books. So sweet! :)

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    5. Thank you Jessilyn for sharing your story. Wow, praise God for his salvation, goodness and grace! We're so glad to call you a sister in Christ, Jessilyn! :) Your story was really encouraging to read. Thanks for sharing. <3

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    6. That is wonderful news to hear Jessilyn!!! I enjoyed reading your story and like Calamity Rene said, it was VERY encouraging. :-)

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    7. Wow, That's an an amazing story, Jessilyn! I agree with Calamity, Praise God and I'm so glad to call you a sister in Christ!

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    8. What a heart touching story. I'm glad to call your family my brothers and sisters in Christ. Thank you for sharing.

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    9. What a encouraging story. I have a story almost like that, that my aunt had told me about.

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    10. That is a every encouraging story, i'm happy to call you my sister in christ.

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  12. I like your story Jessilyn, I might've shed a very tears while I read it.

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  13. I love your story!

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Let Andi know what you think!