Thank you for the birthday posts, and for reading my work

holly-2015-250x250I’ve been trying very hard to stay positive and focused these past few months. I’ve done my best to keep working during the nearly simultaneous discovery back in June of dysplasia in my tongue and the final collapse of the HowToThinkSideways.com website (when the shop is unfixably dead, the site is dead, Jim).

It’s been tough.

The fact that you came here last week, said hello, and wished me well helped more than you can imagine.

I tripped over The View From Fifty-Four this morning, and cringed at how much of a beating my life and objectives have taken in just one year.

Nothing has changed except my sense of the time I have in which to accomplish everything, but that has not changed for the better.

But having you come in and say, “I’m still here, I’m still with you…”

That helped. It helped a lot. Thank you for being here, for reading my books, my courses, my newsletters.

Thank you.

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By Holly

Novelist, writing teacher, on a mission to reprint my out-of-print books and indie-publish my new ones.

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Sally Jane Driscoll
Sally Jane Driscoll
7 years ago

Goddamn.

Julianna
Julianna
7 years ago

I understand about feeling your mortality…but 55 is just the beginning. The best, deepest, most moving writing and teaching of your career is yet to come, I just know it.

Dee
Dee
7 years ago

Happy belated birthday, and best wishes for a really amazing new year for you! You’ve done so much for so many, it’s about time some really good fortune starts rolling your way.

It’s been a bear of a year at our house as well, but your classes and the cameraderie on the boards has been a huge help. I’m glad I found your site, excited to be one of your students, and look forward to shamelessly plug your classes whenever the opportunity arises (NaNo boards, look out!) Take care of yourself!

Dee
Dee
Reply to  Holly
7 years ago

Sounds good! Red Fox One, this is Red Fox Two, ready for the new year!

Marie-Claire
Marie-Claire
7 years ago

Pecker Up Old Bean.

Claudette
7 years ago

Hey, do you think we’re gonna abandon someone who gets us and why we keep pushing for all we’re worth, someone who tells us like it is and never flinches from that truth?

Holly, you’re our friend and we’re doing what friends do–we use patience with each other when distance won’t allow us any other avenue.

Please take care of yourself, so you can help take care of our tiny needs and wishes. It’s reciprocal, you know.

But most of all, you’re welcome to all the support we can give, because you’re worth it.

It’s good to have you back, my friend.

Timmo
Timmo
7 years ago

A little late happy birthday from me, Holly 🙂

D J Mills
7 years ago

No stressing, just work at getting well. 🙂

In the meantime I have started another novel series in a different genre, and need to write 2 more before I will look forward to the next part of the Series Extension course. 🙂

As a birthday wish, I hope you find/write another shopping program quickly so you can have many more sales.

Oh, and a belated Happy Birthday wish from me. 🙂

Deb Salisbury
7 years ago

Hugs, Holly! I hope you get much better news this year.

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