Jess - Introduction

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  1. Jess

    Jess New Member

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    Hi gang, I just joined and look forward to getting to know all of you and learning all about indie publishing. I live in Louisiana but I'm moving to Oklahoma for about a year. Any of you near the OKC area? I'm sure going to need some writer friends!

    I write for Southern Writers Magazine http://southernwritersmagazine.com, a fairly new subscription-only mag. Most of my success has been writing for regional publications but I've had one book published by Silhouette Romance many years ago. I got the rights back and I'm doing some revising before I decide my next step. Here to soak up all the good info. :) And learn as much as I can.

    Also, I blog at http://jessyferguson.blogspot.com and would love, love, love some new followers.

    Jess
     
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    Hi Jess,

    I am a newbie as well - I joined about 15 minutes ago. I visited your blog and plan to take a closer look at the 5 X 5 stories, intriguing!

    Hope you find wonderful writing friends in OKC. The first thing I looked for when we moved to Northern California was a writing community and I was in luck. My writing friends are fabulous!

    I blog at: http://speakwellread.blogspot.com/.

    Jeanette
     
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    Hi Jeanette, thanks for your response. We need our writing pals, don't we? I usually end up getting way too involved. I've been told that's procrastination and escape. :) I'll check out your blog. And btw, the 5x5 Fiction is strictly secular writings from what I can tell.
     
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    that is so cool...just like Terri Blackstock! great to meet you
     
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    Hello and welcome Jess! It is great to have you here!
     
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    Thanks Barbara!
    Thanks Jedi79!
    Good to be here.


    Terry Blackstock is one of my favorite writers -- ! :)
     
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    Hello, Jess! Nice to meet you. Someone from your magazine is a member at CW. Is that you?
     
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    Hi Lynn, I'm a member of CW but I never posted or introduced myself. I updated my profile periodically. Every year my New Year's resolution is to get more involved with online groups by posting and participating. :( Unfortunately, that's one of the first resolutions I break. I thought I'd give this new Indie group a shot and try to make friends early on. If I disappear you'll know I had a 'shy-attack'.
     
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    LOL I totally understand! I thought maybe it was you but wasn't sure. Finding time to do all the "socializing" is not always convenient. Glad to see your smiling face! :D
     
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    Thanks!
     
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    Hi Jess, I do need my writing community and appreciate them tremendously. Thanks for the info on the 5x5.
     
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    Welcome!
     
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    Welcome to you, too, BloggerBob. I see you are also a Newbie. How is the weather in Camas? I used to visit there frequently as a child. My grandmother's home was in Camus.
     
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    Hello, BloggerBob, thanks for the welcome.
     
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    Hi Jess. Getting into a new site in the early days gives you the 'pioneer' feeling and you are much more likely to become involved. Forget 'resolutions' they are millstones not milestones !
     
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    Hi Jeanette,
    Weather here is cold, dry, and windy - wonderful.
    Not many people are familiar with Camas!
    BloggerBob
     
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    Jess

    Welcome, Welcome, Welcome,Welcome, Welcome, Welcome, Welcome, Aboard!!!
    Sorry, got a little carried away. LOL

    Louis
     
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    Hi WordSculptor! I like that thought. Since I've started a new story and it's like nothing I've tried before, I believe I'll think of myself as a 'pioneer' ... at least until I finish it. Thanks for the encouragement. ~jess
     
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    Thanks Louis! I feel very, very, very welcome!
    jess
     
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