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Diane wasn't the only one who wanted to have a "Nelson update"! He's so handsome. I've added him as a character in my WIP.

Loren Stephens

Hi Barbara. So glad your back. Missed hearing from you. Am still in Santa Fe and my brain has totally shut down. It is on "stand by". Hope that when I get back to LA I will feel inspired to dive back in. My essay "Thanksgiving Obituary" was published in an anthology called Thanksgiving Tales (available through Amazon). Can't wait for another Arrowhead immersion. Hugs, Loren


Hi Barbara,
Made me smile to see your link pop up in my inbox! The refrain "You'll wonder where the yellow (summer) went..." has new meaning in So. California this year. I must have blinked because I didn't know we had a summer. However, it was productive for me and I finally got up the courage to start a blog. It feels very narcisstic, but it does get me writing and I am having fun with it. Stop by if you are interested.

Barbara Force

Hi Barbara,
Today is a great day-your blog popping up in my in box, sunshine at the beach, and seeing a pod of whales while standing on neighbors balcony. I guess this is the one day of summer! Hugs and love, Barb


JoniB: Thanks for your interest! Sometimes I'm afraid WritingTime is turning into NelsonNotes.
Loren: Congratulations on your essay. Enjoy Santa Fe. I'll email you soon about Arrowhead.
Patricia: I'll check out your blog - Good luck with it and yes, it's a good way to keep you writing.


Barb - Good to hear from you. And yes, the sun just appeared in Santa Monica too!
Happy summer finally.


Great to see Writing Time back in my in-box!

I'm glad you're enjoying Nelson - he's a cutie!

I have Aimee Bender's book near the top of my stack as we speak, and I'm anxious to read Caldwell's memoir too. I loved Caroline Knapp's essays and books - she was a lovely writer.

Diane Mattes

Hi Barbara, this is Diane. Thank you for singling me out as one eager for all news Nelson! I am truly an admirer of him and you. I reached 90% in my Kindle version of Gail Caldwell's book last night when I finally had to go to sleep, or tried to. I'm eager to talk about it. P.S. Love the pic of the ballerinas and Nelson!

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