Slice of Life Sunday

March 21, 2009

Taking an Extended Break

Filed under: Uncategorized — Cricket @ 1:10 am


Visual image of Chaos from

I want to apologize for not making this post sooner. My life has been turned up side down, with both wonderful and not so great happenings. My father was very ill in February and then both of my sisters were placed in a nursing home the first part of March.

Just before all the chaos began, I had sent in a manuscript for Slices of Our Lives to the agent who had expressed interest and received a reply that they wanted me to consider doing two chapters of a creative nonfiction approach of my personal slices of life. I sent that in and have just received word they are definitely interested in signing me to a contract for a trilogy (I also had to provide an outline of how I would present my story and I decided to go large!). We are meeting on April 30 with my attorney to finalize details.

In addition to everything else, I have been looking for employment and have had several interviews the past two weeks. I am hoping to be offered a position next week, which will add a whole dimension to my life. Unfortuanately, I am always running out of time every day as it is and have not been able to keep up Slices Of Life Sunday. A real job is going to lesson any time I do have to write and do things I enjoy.

Words can not express how much it has meant to me to have you participate this past year. If my life gets back on to some kind of a schedule, I will start back up again.

For those of you who enjoy writing prompts, I would strongly encourage you to check out Search Engine Stories. Selma, from Selma in the City, began this a few months ago. She provides such interesting prompts each week on Friday. I hope to continue participating when I can.

Again, thank you all for your support and encouragement.  Cricket



  1. You deserve every success, Cricket. I am really excited for you. Sorry to hear about your family. I hope it all works out. Take care of yourself!

    Comment by Selma — March 21, 2009 @ 3:19 pm | Reply

  2. Hang in there Cricket, things will get relatively settled again.
    I’m sorry about your family. I’m also excited for you about the job that’s coming your way and the books!
    Please let us know how things are going. I’m keeping Slice of Life bookmarked.


    Comment by Theresa — April 13, 2009 @ 7:46 pm | Reply

  3. I hope everything works out for the best Cricket. GOod luck with the job search, Im in the process of that too right now, it can get discouraging. I also send a big hug your way. Hang in there…G

    Comment by Geraldine — April 16, 2009 @ 10:00 pm | Reply

  4. Good luck with all your endeavours, and do keep in touch.

    Life doesn’t always play fair, so keep on batting and you’ll win the game yet.


    Comment by Yusuf Martin — May 18, 2009 @ 5:37 am | Reply

  5. I happened upon this recipe today and thought of you:

    My mom made this one a couple of times, MANY years ago, it was really quite good. Thought you might want to add to your collection. Have you tried this rather strange pie?

    Hugs and hope all is well. G

    PS:I have a new monthly meme over at MPP, in case you are interested.

    Comment by Geraldine — June 14, 2009 @ 3:37 am | Reply

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