Monday, 20 February 2012

An Unwritten book

“...perhaps an unwritten book is an even more powerful weapon than one which has been published. It has a way of filling the air with its menace or its promise, the sweet art of what might have been.”
From the beautiful Colm Toibin (source)

Bloggie friends, in the Year of the Dragon, say goodbye to your “what might have beens”.

As Captain Jean Luc Picard would say, “make it so”.

Charlie says: Beam me up!


I am busy with my own unwritten book – starting from scratch – so forgive me if I grow scarce in the blogosphere... (who am I kidding, my name is Old Kitty and I'm a blogger addict! LOL!)

Thank you all for your e-reader advice!! You are all shiny stars!!

And yes, I have hot water again! Yay!

104 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

You will take the world by storm when it is written and published!
And score a thousand extra points for the Star Trek quote, Kitty!

Justine Dell said...

NO time to chat--time for me to go "make it so". Time for you to do the same! Good luck with the unwritten book! ;-)

~JD

ABBY said...

Pursue you dreams and make them so!

We hope you won't be MIA.
We would miss you horribly.
Hi sweet Charlie.
purrs
>^,,^<
♥Abby♥Boo♥Ping♥Jinx♥Grace♥

Brian said...

Well you better not up and disappear on us, we would miss you something awful!

Au and Target said...

Whoohoo for the hot water and wow for the writing! Charlie, you are one handsome cat.

Melissa Bradley said...

I love this quote! There are lots of might-have-beens on my part that need to be chucked this year. ;)

Claudia Del Balso said...

Nice quote! We'll miss your weekly posts and Charlie's pics, but we know how important it is to finish your book. Wishing you lots of inspiration. May the Year of the Dragon ignite your creativity ;)

Clarissa Draper said...

Yay, writing a book!? Say it is so! Can't wait to read it. Hey, if you ever need a beta reader...

Shawn said...

Write a book but keep on blogging..we would miss you if you were gone too long!

Lynda R Young said...

hugs! Get that book written! mush! mush! ;) Oh, and don't forget to enjoy the process!

KarenG said...

Wishing you wonderful fortune as you work on finishing that unwritten book. May your computer (and Charlie) stay healthy and not eat your pages.

Adam said...

Good luck on writing. I scrapped my own book myself

Roxy said...

Oh, please, don't leave the blogosphere for too long! You make it such a nice place to visit. Love that Charlie with the beautiful glowing eyes.

Debra Harris-Johnson said...

I do beleive we all have a book worth telling in all of us. I can't wait to read your story.




dreamweaver

Prancer Pie said...

Yay fur hot water! Haf a great Monday. xoxo

Brigid said...

That is such a wise quote, I love it.
Good luck with your book, Old Kitty, I do the same myself when I need to focus on writing:)

Helena said...

Live long and prosper as a writer!

Hey, I had to say something Star Trekkie to you.

But please don't disappear as you write your book, 'cause you're way too much fun to have around.

Helena said...

Live long and prosper as a writer!

Hey, I had to say something Star Trekkie to you.

But please don't disappear as you write your book, 'cause you're way too much fun to have around.

Teresa Ashby said...

I love the unwritten book quote.

I would beam Charlie up any time - I am in dire need of cat cuddles :-) x

Fuzzy Tales said...

Charlie looks very comfy there. Though perhaps disturbed by the "flashy box." :-)

Wishing you TONS of good luck and inspiration with your own soon-to-be-written book.

You're still doing superbly well in making the rounds of the blogosphere, I'm impressed. My interest has waned considerably, except for a few blogs like yours. :-)

Mark said...

Good luck getting it written :)

Madeleine Maddocks said...

Good luck with the novel. I intend to get back to mine soon too.
Should Charlie be beamed up I hope he beams back again to tell us his adventures!

Natalie Aguirre said...

Love "make it so". I'm SLOWLY adding words to my new manuscript.

Hannah and Lucy said...

We hope you find inspiration and a sturdy pen for your as yet "unwritten book". We look forward to reading it when you are "in print".
Charlie did we see a nippy pillow next to you in your photo?
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

Talli Roland said...

Oh, yay - so happy to hear you have hot water again! :) And best of luck with the new novel. Hi to Charlie!

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Stephen Tremp said...

Glad to hear you got your hot water back. I'm getting the chills just thinking of a cold shower.

Janet Johnson said...

I love that idea! I am saying goodbye to what might have beens right now. And I was born in the year of the Dragon, so I feel it . . . this is my year! :)

P.S. I just love Captain Picard.

Lydia Kang said...

Yay for hot water!

Ooh, Charlie's eyes are glowing green. Maybe he's an alien cat?

LTM said...

ooo, I LOVE that quote! It's so true because I know when I'm walking around w/a book idea in my head, it's all ... like that. :D

Good luck w/your writing! Here's to letting go of the "might've beens." <3

SASS....Sammy Andy Shelly Sierra said...

xxxxx

Hart Johnson said...

I love that thought of the power of an unwritten book. Good luck with your new project!

Cats~Goats~Quotes said...

Oh please don't get scarce on the Blogosphere!! We love seeing your pictures and learning what is happening with you ^..^
Happy Monday!
~ The Bunch and Bob and Patrick

Katnip Lounge said...

A sweetly-scented author...HURRAH!

mshatch said...

Thank God for hot water! And happy writing :)

The Furries of Whisppy said...

You had no hot water? Brrrrr.
Blogging is almost like writing a book. :)

Simon Kewin said...

Make it so, Old Kitty, make it so ...

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

I loved Colm Toibin's book "Brooklyn." It was such a simple tale but so beautifully told.

I'm sure you will write a equally wonderful tome, Old Kitty! I have much faith in you and I know Charlie will bring your luck. Write about what you know and the rest will follow. Happy writing, my friend!

Debbie said...

Go for it, Old Kitty. I'm with you all the way with my unwritten book. This 2012, I shall make it so.

Tracy Jo said...

Yes! Make it so! I can't wait to read your masterpiece. :-) Don't ever tease like that either...I would miss you so!!!

Wendy aka Quillfeather said...

When, not 'if' your book is published, I will be sure to purchase it asap. I suspect like many others, gauging by your comments :)

(Hugs) to you and Charlie :)

Li said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog :-)) There's nothing as intimidating or pleasurable (at least for me) as embarking on a new piece of writing. Enjoy!

titi said...

Coisa linda esse gato..amei...
beijos
titi

Esme said...

I love that quote. I know your book will be great once it is finished. Yeah for hot water.

m.q said...

go go for the writing!!
and hii handsome Charlie with the magic P-low

BoBo Salem
Meow meow Family

Cat Chat With Caren And Cody said...

that quote is SUPERB!!!

Go on and finish that book!! I want to be one of the first ones on your list to read it!

xoxoxo

Theresa Milstein said...

Good luck with your own unwritten book. I hope you find to balance blogging and writing.

I love that quote--I'm sharing it on Facebook.

Charlie looks like a powerful kitty there.

Katie & Glogirly said...

Good Luck with your book!!! We know...it's a daunting task. Lots of highs and lows and gee, I have to get busy's!
: ) Katie & Glogirly

Romance Book Haven said...

Good luck with the writing! Will look forward to reading it soon!

All the best!

Jay Paoloni said...

I love the quote! It's so true. Sometimes I think there must be a place somewhere where all the unspoken thoughts go. Maybe the same applies to unwritten books.
I wish your book to be written soon!
Say hi to Charlie.
And yyayy! The water's back!

Sharon K. Mayhew said...

I'm thinking 2012 will be your year. :) Lose yourself in your words....

Happy writing!

Ellie Garratt said...

Awesome quote!

Good luck with your new project. Can't wait to read all about it.

Susan Fields said...

Hooray for hot water! And good luck with your unwritten book!

Maria McKenzie said...

Glad you keep on blogging! Good luck with your book--make it so:)!

Jacqueline said...

Best of luck with your unwritten book=we know it will be a wonderful read once finished because you are very talented, Jen!...Kisses to handsome Charlie...Happy Mardi Gras, precious friends=Laissez les bons temps rouler!!!...xoxo...J, Calle, Halle, Sukki, Mommy Cat, Daddy Cat

Purrfect Haven said...

yep, never a truer word spoken... we can't wait to hear more about what you write. Love Helen, Darcy and Bingley xxx

DWei said...

Best of luck with your book!

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Old Kitty - thank goodness you have hot water again .. Glad Charlie's thinking about his plot and story line .. I could do with some of his quiet time ... Cheers Hilary

Ciara said...

I know what you mean. I should be writing right now, but I HAD to visit some blogs. I've lost touch due to some rouge parental software that locked up the internet. Ugh. I'm back now, though. :)

Nezzy said...

Woohoo for hot water!!!

Best of luck followin' your dreams girl. I see great things for your future.

God bless and have a beautiful day sweetie!!! :o)

Susan Kane said...

Jean Luc, sigh. Enter. Engage. Make it so. So much said in so few words.

Medeia Sharif said...

Good luck with your work. You can do it, Old Kitty.

Great quote. Thanks for sharing it.

Jenny Woolf said...

The unwritten books are definitely the best.

Marg said...

Charley, tell your Mom she cannot just disappear because like Brian we would really really miss both of you. She can still write that book and we want her to write the book so we can read it. Have a great day.

RaShelle Workman said...

Glad you have hot water again. YAY!!! I love the quote. You're awesome!!!! And so's Charlie. =D

Shannon O'Donnell said...

I love Jean-Luc Picard!! Great words of wisdom, Kitty. And good luck with your new project! :-)

Patsy said...

Good luck with the book - but don't get so involved you forget to blog!

meowmeowmans said...

How exciting! Good luck with the book writing. But do stop in once in a while to let us know how things are going, okay? :)

The Golden Eagle said...

I'm glad to hear you have hot water again!

Good luck with your unwritten book. :)

Margo Berendsen said...

Hmm, what an interesting quote! Good luck with your writing and "make it so"!!! (I can't wait for Chirstmas again, because I found a great Picard picture with a Santa hat and "make it snow!")

Stina Lindenblatt said...

Congrats on the hot water!!!!! Hope you celebrated it with a long shower. :D

Good luck with your unwritten story!!!

(Hmmm I seem to be in an exclamation mood.)

Christina Farley said...

I love the feeling of beginning a new book. That feeling that anything is possible.

Opportunity= luck plus preparation

Claudia Del Balso said...

Oh, Jennifer, I hope Charlie doesn't get upset when he hears he'll get to participate in a game ;)
I highlighted your blog in the blog-tagging game. Please visit my blog for details. I think it's fun so I hope you enjoy it, too. :D

Come At Me Bro said...

This is great!

TK and Squashies said...

It is a wonderful thing to paint with words. To entertain, to titillate, to inspire greatness.
You do it everyday, and you do it well.
We believe!
(Fank you fur bisiting Miss Emily!)
Love, TK

Cynthia Chapman Willis said...

Hurray for unwritten books. So much promise and potential. Have fun with it!

Jayne said...

Good luck with making the unwritten book a written book, Old Kitty! And I sent you an email - not sure if it arrived? Hope so - just to say thanks for your always uplifting comments on my blog, especially when I was a little blue recently. x

Janice Horton said...

Keep writing that unwritten book Old Kitty - we can journey together - as mine is mostly unwritten too! Xxx

William Kendall said...

Charlie looks rather menacing today!

Tracy said...

ahhh, good thought; getting rid of 'what might have been'...certainly something to thing about! I know you will be successful in anything you set your mind to dear!

Soggibottom said...

78 comments. I know I have been away too long and have missed something. JUST MAKE IT SO :-)
TOO :-) X X X
Be Cool Charlie,. you can turn your head on the re runs xxxxxxxxxx

Oskar said...

Charlie does look like he's ready to get out of there!

Nubbin wiggles,
Oskar

klahanie said...

And in the spirit of your unwritten book...I leave you with the following comment......................................................................................................................................................

Katie and Glogirly said...

We tagged you today!!!
; ) Katie & Glogirly

JDC said...

Think everyone has an unwritten book in their closets. Your cat looks a bit evil today btw m>;.;<m

Misha Gericke said...

Yay! Warm water.

Good luck with the new draft. :-)

Pk Hrezo said...

Oh I sure hope you got your hot water back. And what a great quote about the unwritten books.... they haunt me sometimes til I write them. :)

Words A Day said...

good luck with your book:) Take all the time in the world, we'll all still be here:)

Jennifer Shirk said...

YAY on the hot water. :)

Soon that unwritten book WILL be written!

Patsy said...

Kitty - you've been tagged! The details are on my blog.

Elizabeth Mueller said...

Happy Friday! Charlie looks a bit scary there! LOL...

Best wishes on your unwritten book!

♥.•*¨Elizabeth¨*•.♥

A to Z co-host
#AtoZChallenge
@AprilA2Z

Deborah said...

Ninety two comments!!!! WOW, how do you have time to write a book :)
Just wondering.
OK, I am number 93...
Have a nice weekend.
xxoo
Deborah
PS I'm a blogger addict too.

KarenMcG said...

Thank God for hot water. "The Boys" and I are glad you've got it again.

That Charlie looks pretty good sitting there facing the camera like he is.

And "Old Kitty" good news about your book!

Athena said...

My mummy says she would love to read your book so keep writing and good luck. She is writing one about me.

Hilary said...

Yeah, for the hot water
Yeah for the unwritten book....I can't wait to read it!

Travis Erwin said...

Keep plugging away on that book.

Father Tom said...

I had no idea you were without water or that a book was in the wind or the air..Mom Julie loves the quote. Before our first book was written, we were under that magic spell.

Thanks for stopping by our blog and saying a few words or is it saying by our blog and stopping for a few words??

I'm confused.

Tom
xx

cleemckenzie said...

When you get that ISBN let us know! In the meantime, have fun with your creation.

Jemi Fraser said...

Yay for hot water!!!

I love the unwritten book and the first draft - they really are pure magic! :)

Katie Isabella said...

YOu DO score a thousand and one more extra poibts for the quote from TNG and Capt. Jean Luc Picard. xoxoxox

GRAÇA said...

I leave just a ronronzinho's friend
Kika ♥ ♥ ♥

orbit said...

Dad has an unwritten book, too. He's been taking care of three separate blogs that tie up his writing time. He may have to take some time off soon, too. Thanks for posting so many comments for me!!

The Teacher's Pets said...

From one non book writer to another, your blog post is very encouraging! When I was at Tom Ryan's book signing last night I thought, "This could be a preview of what it will be like when my book is published", yet, I went home and did not start writing my best seller. Instead, I walked Daisy, commented on others' blog posts and went to bed!

teganwilson said...

"Menace" is about right, I can hear my unwritten novel whispering to me "you'll never finish me mwahaha!"

Tegan Wilson