So today I’m sixty-one… RIGHT…

We had our little pizza and birthday-pie (I’m not a cake fan) celebration last night, because Matt doesn’t have today off.

So today, while I AM going to be taking the day off from the novel, I’m working on fixing the HollysWritingClasses.com website.

Doing a big overhaul, upgrading stuff to a new platform and new software, moving ALL the students and class owners…

This isn’t going to be done today. The actual work of it isn’t even going to be STARTED today. Today, my moderators and I are just figuring out the new software, and trying to find the easiest ways to bring everything over.

And…

I’m kind of thrilled, actually. I love doing this stuff — and I keep seeing how much more smoothly everything is going to work, and how much more fun it’s going to be to use.

And I’m still keeping my promise to myself that I would not work on the novel on my birthday.


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9 comments… add one
  • Tuff Gartin Oct 12, 2021 @ 19:22

    Happy birthday, Holly! Thank you so much for all you’ve done for me and many other writers out there! I would not be celebrating the release of my 10th novella/novel recently without you! Can you believe it?! Ten! Woo hoo! Going for 20 now. With the birthday girl’s lessons by my side, I know I’ll get there:) Enjoy your special day!

  • dragon Oct 12, 2021 @ 15:34

    A belated happy birthday. Hope the pizza and pie were delicious.

    • Holly Oct 12, 2021 @ 18:16

      They were. I only eat that stuff about once a year… but once a year, it’s delicious.

  • Donna Oct 9, 2021 @ 13:59

    Happy Birthday!! Wishing you a fantastic coming year.

    • Holly Oct 11, 2021 @ 7:49

      Thank you, Donna!

  • BJ Steeves Oct 9, 2021 @ 8:22

    HAPPPY BIRTHDAY!!!

    • Holly Oct 9, 2021 @ 18:16

      😀 Thank you. It was pretty good.

  • Rebecca Hansen Oct 8, 2021 @ 21:44

    I am glad you are doing what you want to today. I want to thank you for both inspiring me with your incredible fiction and teaching me with your insightful classes. I am sure I am not the only one in this community that feels this way but wanted to let you know, I appreciate having you in my (cyberspace) life and hope your birthday is full of joy and wonder. Happy birthday, Holly!

    • Holly Oct 11, 2021 @ 7:53

      😀 Thank you. I’m glad to know I’ve been able to help you reach your own dreams. And I had a terrific day. I spent a big chunk of it playing with spaceships.

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