No April Fool Joke!

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Hi everyone!   Hope you had or are having, a wonderful Easter break.  We had a wonderful time down country, about 3 hours drive away at a Jazz Festival and market day.  Lots of wonderful activities for kids, music, singing, and arts and crafts to buy.  The best part was that all the food and rides, face painting, and kid activities  such as easter bonnet making, were FREE!  By stroke of luck there was also nearby a huge Book Sale on in a warehouse.  Books were anything from 50c each to $3.00 for 4 books.  There were old records, DVD’s and CD’s also. I bought an interesting book regarding the English language, which I will talk about at a later time.

Right now I just wanted to do a quick 12×12 check-in.  Yes that’s right.  Don’t faint.  I know it’s the 1st of April here at 9am Monday morning and as the title says, this is no April fools’ joke.  So recapping on my last three months, I have to admit I haven’t done very much.  While I have joined the 12×12 this year, my main aim is to revise and revise, to get a few drafts up to perfection.  In January I managed to get a draft done, yay! But in February all I did was scribble some notes down in the back of my journal and missed even commenting on Julie’s blog. Internet connection while away was terribly intermitten and I am no whizz on the iphone, I can tell ya!  Anyway I feel really pleased this month as I completed a rough draft with that idea and came up with another one for this month.  They are terribly rough and need a lot of work and rethinking but it’s done, so I am on target.  I have done revisions on three of my drafts thanks to the help of my critique group, they are awesome.  Now I am going to be passing them back in the following months and revising, to get them spic-an-span for subbing.  I am looking forward to what the next three months has in store for me.

As I said, I’ve not done much, but I am focused, and that’s the main thing.

Hope you all are having a really happy Easter.

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About Diane Tulloch

Known also as the Patientdreamer I am a writer who loves to dream, and is passionate about writing stories for the young so that they may join me in the wonders of adventure in countries and cultures afar, and in special moments to remember.
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14 Responses to No April Fool Joke!

  1. And, my guess you have nicer weather there than we do in the midwest. Feels strange you are in April and we are still at the tail end of March 31.:) A belated Happy Easter. Great update. Now, may I come visit?

    • SURE you can. You know you don’t even have to ask, Pat. Funny you mentioning that. I have another online friend turning up here for one week in June to see a show. We have never met, but I am sure we will have a lot of fun as we give her a whirlwind tour.
      Weather has been lovely, I can’t complain. Though we did drive through a flash flood on the motorway coming back from the festival yesterday. But the sun is out today. 🙂 Happy Easter. (just let me know when your coming 😉

  2. Darlene says:

    I just finished Amanda in Alberta!

    So I wish. April Fools!!
    (I did finish Chapter 6, 14 more to go.)

  3. Diane…I think you’ve been focused on some other important stuff…like traveling half-way around the world.:) 🙂
    By the way, I love your blog header and photo…have you had them long? Maybe I am just noticing it…great job!
    And Happy Easter.:) Sounds like you had an awesome day!

    • Thank you Vivian. True my mind had been on other things. But I am back on track now. So look out 😉
      I changed my header last week. Had been meaning to update my blog for sometime. Guess it will be just one of those do-when-I-have-the-urge kind of projects, piece by piece. 🙂

  4. Catherine Johnson says:

    I love how happy you sound as you write all that, Diane. Our egg hunt was amazing and free too. Well done for being focused and on target :0)

  5. Aww… thank you Catherine. Sounds like you had a great Easter too. Don’t eat too many eggs now!

  6. I haven’t got out the ol’ draft at ALL this year (just working)! You’re doing better than me! 🙂

    • We are all at different stages of our journey, Erik. So don’t feel too bad, just go with what you are comfortable with. You’re looking pretty good from where I’m sitting. 🙂

  7. Anne Mackle says:

    Jazz festival and being able to buy cheap books sounds like a great day out and of course you have the weather there for outdoor things,still freezing here.

    • Yep, Anne it was a great day out. Weather is still very warm although we are getting a few cloudy days now. I don’t want much, just want summer to last forever…lol.

  8. Joanna says:

    Hey, you have your priorities just right! You’re focused and revising. Tip top!

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