Monday, 10 December 2012

Party Time!

Bloggie friends!

I had a nice surprise pop up on my email last week. My story "London Meat" is out on an open forum for this competition and some kind soul and complete stranger  emailed me to say how much they really liked it. Awwww!  Makes all this writing malarky worth it! I won't win but it's just nice that someone liked my story enough to tell me.

Gumtree says: I play with Charlie's handsome pic!



Would you all believe it's only 14 days to Christmas!??! Yay!

73 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

That's wonderful, Kitty!
Ready for Christmas.
And wonder if Charlie will end up with a moustache?

mshatch said...

That Gumtree kitty is quite attractive with his stripes! Funny he's looking right at Charlie on your desktop :)

And congrats on your story!

klahanie said...

"London Meat"? Just had another thought...Anyway...congrats that a total stranger liked your story :)

14 days to 'Boxing Day Eve'....

Take care, eh.
x

Mark said...

Oooh yay you for having someone say something so nice about your writing :) It's one of the best feelings in the world.

Natalie Aguirre said...

Yay! That's super good news about your story.

Brian said...

That is a wonderful compliment and we are proud of you! Howdy Charlie, howdy Gum-Gum!

Eileen said...

Isn't it nice to get a compliment from someone you don't know? Congrats and good luck on the story.

Sweet little Gumtree - if he can't get Charlie to play with him for real, he'll settle for his pic, lol

I love Christmas...just a big kid at heart. Have a great week!

Jemi Fraser said...

That is completely awesome!!!
And I love that pic of Gumtree :)

Julia Hones said...

Congratulations. I will read it!

Pasha said...

Gumtree your backside is as cute as your front side!

Good job on the writing! It should be celebrated with a glass of red wine!

Helena said...

Congratulations! And how do ya know ya won't win? I'll be reading your story tomorrow (it's really late here right now) and no doubt I'll enjoy it just as much as that stranger did. How really wonderful that someone you don't know made a point of telling you what a good story you wrote.

P.S. I'm gonna check out Rosemary Clooney's workout video that you recommended.

dArtagnan Rumblepurr/Diego Hamlet Moonfur said...

Careful Gumtree, the real Charlie might sneak up on you!

Donna Hosie said...

That's awesome.

Patsy said...

How lovely of that person to contact you to say that.

Is there a link so we can read it too?

Teresa Ashby said...

Congratulations! That's great news :-)

Are you sure Gumtree's not saying "How did Charlie get in there?" ;-) x

Athena said...

That's great. The back of your head looks like mine :}

Fuzzy Tales said...

That's fantastic! And yes, that would make it worthwhile, all your hard work. Good luck!

As for Charlie...Gees, he can't even catch a break from Gumtree when he's digitized. LOL.

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Old Kitty - so pleased for you - and now good luck to come first through the finishing post.

Gumtree and Charlie - great to see them .. even if one is featured in a photo-frame ..

Enjoy your party times .. cheers Hilary

Father Tom said...

Hello, furriends..Mom Julie says just the title of your story makes her want to read it and she'll be going over to the competition to do that.

Have a good week,
Tom, Mom Julie, Mitty, Tinker & Anastasia

Hart Johnson said...

YAY for feedback from strangers!!! And I love that pic of Gumtree looking at Charlie! That must be confusing to have a version that doesn't swat him in annoyance. teehee

Manzanita said...

All those hours you put into your writing is beginning to pay off. Too bad we first have to pay our dues but seem like there's no free lunch anymore.... but you my friend, are now deserving of the seven course meal. Congratulations.

Hannah and Lucy said...

Gumtree won't Charlie play with you?
Don't worry when he's asleep you can pull his whiskers!
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

Adam said...

christmas is so close

J.L. Campbell said...

Congrats on that. It does feel wonderful when someone lets you know your story touched them in some way. Yup, Christmas is almost here.

RaShelle Workman said...

Oh. My. Goodness. I can't believe Christmas is 14 days away. Noooooo.

Congrats on the "fan mail." I agree it's always nice to hear from those who enjoyed writing.

Janet Johnson said...

Best feeling ever! It does make it worth it. :) Congrats to you!

And yay for only 14 days left!

Talli Roland said...

AHHH! 14 days to Christmas? Say it ain't so!

How wonderful a reader emailed about your story! That's such a wonderful feeling.

Marilia said...

=)

LynNerdKelley said...

Congrats on another publication and receiving a positive email praising your writing talents. You deserve it. It's always so nice to get an atta-girl, isn't it? No, I can't believe we're only a couple weeks away from Christmas. I'm beginning to wonder if I'll ever get everything done! I love that photo, by the way! Take care.

Clarissa Draper said...

I love how your one cat recognises the other. Congrats on your story.

cleemckenzie said...

Here's to winning that contest! Let us know when that happens. Getting nominated for a prize, then getting a fan letter has to make you bubbly.

Gum Drop is one delightful kitty. Hope Charlie still gets firs choice of cushions, though. :-)

Jasper Jazzbones said...

Good news on the writing. Good job!

I like playing with the pix on the 'puter too.

My momz has 7 trees in our haus. Black Kitteh likes sleeping under dem.

Lydia Kang said...

14 days? Wow it's coming up fast.

Ginger Jasper said...

I think that was wonderful and I also think dont put yourself down because hey your story may win. We are routing for you.. Love the computer picture.. brilliant.. HUgs GJ xx

Stina Lindenblatt said...

lol My kids told me this morning how many days left till Christmas. Then they asked me how many days till Christmas vacation. That was followed by "But that's so long away." Not for me. But at least they promised to let me write while they're at home. I hope they realize arguing with each other doesn't count as keeping themselves entertained.

Gumtree looks like he's trying to figured out how Charlie got into the computer screen. :D

susanjanejones said...

Well done Kitty on someone loving your story. Makes it all worthwhile as you say. How many days!!! Oh my goodness...must go and do something... like eat sausage rolls:)))

Rene said...

Oh that photo is so so sweet!!! I love Gumtree's markings.

Maria McKenzie said...

Great news! It's always nice to hear someone likes your work--that does make it worth it:).

Adorable picture, btw!

ABBY said...

Gumtree you are having fun online I know that trick too.
Concats on the kind words on your work!!

Ellie Garratt said...

You could win! I'm rooting for you.

Carol Kilgore said...

Fan mail! Congratulations!

Charlie and Gumtree are SO cute :)

William Kendall said...

Good for you, Kitty!

Tamago said...

That is wonderful!! I hope you will win the competition!
Time is flying for sure....Christmas may be gone before we notice it! We wish you a wonderful holiday season!!

Lynda R Young said...

Getting that kind of random feedback is THE best (I've yet to experience that, but I can only imagine how awesome it would be).

Hugs
Lyn

Julia Hones said...

I can't wait to read it. How do I get to it?

Theresa Milstein said...

What a nice gesture! It doesn't surprise me because I've been impressed with any piece of yours I've had the happy chance to read.

Happy week! Good luck! I'm rooting for you.

Teresa Ashby said...

There's an award for you at my blog :-) x

Romance Book Haven said...

Good news for your story, Kitty!

And yes! Only 13 days to Christmas now!

Nas

KarenMcG said...

Old Kitty, congratulations on getting your story in "the big time"!

Awww, Gumtree looks so cute watching Charlie.

Medeia Sharif said...

That's awesome. I love getting surprise compliments.

What a cute picture!

the writing pad said...

Hi Old kitty - well done on the feed back - lots of luck with the competition - what a GORGEOUS photo :-)
Happy Party Time!

Cole Cat said...

Pawsome news! We're purring for you! Purrs...from your friends at Colehauscats.com

Gina Gao said...

This sounds wonderful!

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Susan Fields said...

That's awesome - what a wonderful feeling that must be!

Noir the Texas Tabby said...

Congrats to you, Kitty...and how do you know you won't win????? I think it's cool to see your work in print. Looks like you have the best 'muses' to help! :)

Noir

Ann Carbine Best said...

It is so wonderful when someone takes the time to write a tell you they like your story. I'm SO happy for you. You ARE a very, very good writer--and person. Jen and I both send our love. I love dropping by. Your "place" is always so inviting, it feels like I'm stepping over your front doorstep and should see your smiling face at any moment.

The gumtree picture is wonderful!
Ann Best’s Blog

fairyhedgehog said...

Well done! Your writing is really out there and getting noticed now!

Simon Kewin said...

Excellent; something like that can make your day, can't it?

The Golden Eagle said...

That's wonderful that they sent you an email!

Christmas is so close now . . . good grief. It seems like just a few weeks ago that the holidays were months away.

D..J. Kirkby said...

What a lovely thing for someone to do. Only 10 days to Christmas now....squee!

Esme said...

Bless the stranger who took the time to tell you that-that is fantastic. I cannot believe it is almost Christmas-what is Gum Gum and Charlie getting you?

Esme said...

PS I always think of you when I am in Paris-we could actually meet up for tea. Maybe one time I will come to London. It is lovely to be back in my home.

Life 101 said...

I'm not surprised that someone like your writing.
I think you sell yourself short by saying you won't win.
I think you can and WILL win Missy.
Congratulations

meowmeowmans said...

Wow, that is so cool, Old Kitty! How cute that Gumtree plays with Charlie's picture. :)

DWei said...

He doesn't look too pleased to see his new friend. :P

Stephen Tremp said...

I wonder if Charlie thinks he's seeing his reflection in a mirror. He's thinking, "I didn't know I'm a blonde."

An Congrats! on the great news. Thanks for sharing with us.

Jay Paoloni said...

Congratulations Kitty.
Yes, it's only 9 days to Christmas and six to the end of the world!
Cheers!

Angela Ackerman said...

Congrats! Doesn't it feel great when someone goes out of their way to tell you your writing touched them in some way! Awesome! Hope you have a great holiday, too!

Angela

Madeleine Sara said...

Such a cute photo of your kitties.

YAY! Congratulations!

Bravo dear Kitty. It took me a while to find your story as the above link didn't work for me, but I found it here: http://www.circalit.com/jendom/projects/project_1354206265/?readScreen=true

and will be reading it later.
Congratulations again. x

orbit said...

That's great news! It's great that someone took note enough to compliment you. Best to you.

Milo James Fowler said...

Writing malarky! That's a good word for it. And isn't it great to know that not only has someone read our work, but they actually liked it?

LTM said...

Hey! SUPER congrats to you!!! That is the most awesome feeling in the world. when someone you don't even know sends you a kudos. YAY!!! :o) <3

That Gumtree... :D

Esme said...

Merry Christmas to you, Charlie and gumtree