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alice
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PostSubject: Joe said "Let's post cheerful thoughts and images."   Sun Jan 16, 2011 10:17 am

Good idea, Joe.

So here goes:

I am happy today. My 90 year old mother- in- law is dong well recovering from her second broken hip in 4 monthes.

She worked as a nurse until she broke the first hip at 89.
She is very remarkable and I am so glad to be related to her.

Are you happy about anything?
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PostSubject: Re: Joe said "Let's post cheerful thoughts and images."   Sun Jan 16, 2011 10:31 am

1/16/2011

Yes ! Trying to find out how to scan my slides ( 35 Yrs Worth )
some are awesome photography taken on Kodachrome 35MM
slide film, want to use them for my art site..


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PostSubject: Re: Joe said "Let's post cheerful thoughts and images."   Sun Jan 16, 2011 10:43 am

Joe,

There is a slide converter you can get from Skymall.
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PostSubject: Re: Joe said "Let's post cheerful thoughts and images."   Sun Jan 16, 2011 10:48 am

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She worked as a nurse until she broke the first hip at 89.

She worked as a nurse at age 89? Full time? Part time? What kind of nurse?
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PostSubject: Re: Joe said "Let's post cheerful thoughts and images."   Sun Jan 16, 2011 10:59 am

LC,

Part time and in charge of the dining room at a Nursing home. She is in rehab at the same place now.
She has her LPN license and used to be a surgical nurse.
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PostSubject: Re: Joe said "Let's post cheerful thoughts and images."   Sun Jan 16, 2011 11:17 am

joefrank wrote:
1/16/2011

Yes ! Trying to find out how to scan my slides ( 35 Yrs Worth )
some are awesome photography taken on Kodachrome 35MM
slide film, want to use them for my art site..


Cheers..Joe
You can use your camera, Joe:


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PostSubject: Re: Joe said "Let's post cheerful thoughts and images."   Sun Jan 16, 2011 11:20 am

Shelagh,

How clever, Thanks!
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PostSubject: Re: Joe said "Let's post cheerful thoughts and images."   Sun Jan 16, 2011 11:31 am

Shotcopy.com: At sixty bucks I think you'd be disappointed. A Camcorder does not make a high-resolution still image.

I think you'd be happier with a slide scanner. And for not much more $.

http://www.bizrate.com/scanners/35-millimeters-slide-scanners/
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PostSubject: Re: Joe said "Let's post cheerful thoughts and images."   Sun Jan 16, 2011 11:36 am

I am happy today.

  1. My novel has completed the final edit, and I am shopping now for a publisher.
  2. I finished converting another of my computer programming books to kindle and ipad format and got a reversion of rights so I can publish it.
  3. A luminary in the world of ventriloquists has agreed to write a foreword on my new book on ventriloquism.

All's right with the world.
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PostSubject: Re: Joe said "Let's post cheerful thoughts and images."   Sun Jan 16, 2011 11:39 am

Thanks, Al,

I think I paid about $100.00 for my hubby's for Christmas in 2009.
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PostSubject: Re: Joe said "Let's post cheerful thoughts and images."   Sun Jan 16, 2011 11:41 am

Al Stevens wrote:
I am happy today.

  1. My novel has completed the final edit, and I am shopping now for a publisher.
  2. I finished converting another of my computer programming books to kindle and ipad format and got a reversion of rights so I can publish it.
  3. A luminary in the world of ventriloquists has agreed to write a foreword on my new book on ventriloquism.


All's right with the world.

Congratulations! I am so happy for /with you.
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PostSubject: Re: Joe said "Let's post cheerful thoughts and images."   Sun Jan 16, 2011 11:45 am

Another happy thought: Published Authors is currently #3 in the poll:

http://www.critters.org/predpoll/tally_writerforum.ht

You can vote here:

http://critters.org/predpoll/writerforum.shtml

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PostSubject: Re: Joe said "Let's post cheerful thoughts and images."   Sun Jan 16, 2011 11:47 am

Al Stevens wrote:
I am happy today.

  1. My novel has completed the final edit, and I am shopping now for a publisher.
  2. I finished converting another of my computer programming books to kindle and ipad format and got a reversion of rights so I can publish it.
  3. A luminary in the world of ventriloquists has agreed to write a foreword on my new book on ventriloquism.


All's right with the world.
Good luck with finding a publisher!

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PostSubject: Re: Joe said "Let's post cheerful thoughts and images."   Sun Jan 16, 2011 11:51 am

I watched the UTube with Whoppie Goldberg's rendition (Sister Act 2) of "Oh Happy Day." The music and rendition are great. You may want to watch it.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SLY7yI1xV-M

It is uplifting.
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PostSubject: Re: Joe said "Let's post cheerful thoughts and images."   Sun Jan 16, 2011 11:56 am

Shelagh,

I voted.

Abe,

Thanks!
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PostSubject: Re: Joe said "Let's post cheerful thoughts and images."   Sun Jan 16, 2011 12:52 pm

Alice -that's pretty awesome about your MIL, working that long. Good for her that she could do it. I guess if your health is good enough, why not?

Al -good luck on shopping the novel! Are you going directly to publishers, or to agents?

Me, I just finished going over the latest batch of proofs, woohoo! Over 100 pages. Uploaded them to the publisher site and the rest of the day is mine. Until Monday, when I'm sure I'll get some more. They'll go faster though, because my editor just sent me and the production manager an edict: no more changes. Guess I pushed the limit. lol
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PostSubject: Re: Joe said "Let's post cheerful thoughts and images."   Sun Jan 16, 2011 12:56 pm

I received a note from my publisher that "The View from the Balcony," a short story, will be published soon in Romance of My Dreams II, an anthology of ten romance stories, in time for release before Valentine's Day. It's time to get something new on the market. Combined with Forever Travels, that's two anthologies with short stories in them this year. Every bit helps and keeps me writing. I am grateful and happy for the opportunities I have had in this fickle arena and the support from author colleagues along the way.
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PostSubject: Re: Joe said "Let's post cheerful thoughts and images."   Sun Jan 16, 2011 1:08 pm

LC and DK,

Thanks for sharing your good news. flower flower flower
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PostSubject: Re: Joe said "Let's post cheerful thoughts and images."   Sun Jan 16, 2011 1:10 pm

1/16/2011


DK....


" Congratulations !"


Cheers..Joe
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PostSubject: Re: Joe said "Let's post cheerful thoughts and images."   Sun Jan 16, 2011 1:31 pm

LC wrote:
Al -good luck on shopping the novel! Are you going directly to publishers, or to agents?
I'm beginning by sending queries to editors at big ol' NY dead tree publishers. If that doesn't work out, I'll look for an agent. If that doesn't work out, I'll try small publishers. Otherwise I'll self-publish.

One must have a plan.
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PostSubject: Re: Joe said "Let's post cheerful thoughts and images."   Sun Jan 16, 2011 1:50 pm

Al,

I like your plan. One way or another you will have a book.

Maybe I will self publish my children's book
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PostSubject: Re: Joe said "Let's post cheerful thoughts and images."   Sun Jan 16, 2011 2:12 pm

Some more good news. I checked Issuu today and found that Literature & Fiction Volumes I & II had been viewed 705 times. Then I checked Smashwords and found that the volumes had been downloaded 468 times. Finally, I checked Slideshare and saw that the combined number of views is 1,537 (I somehow uploaded the first volume twice so the views are split):

http://www.slideshare.net/shelaghwatkins/literature-fiction-interviews-3048272 (458 views)

http://www.slideshare.net/guest78b26a/literature-fiction-interviews (302 views)

http://www.slideshare.net/shelaghwatkins/lf-interviews-ii (777 views)

That's a total of 2,710 views!


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PostSubject: Re: Joe said "Let's post cheerful thoughts and images."   Sun Jan 16, 2011 2:52 pm

Shelagh,

Wonderful!
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PostSubject: Re: Joe said "Let's post cheerful thoughts and images."   Sun Jan 16, 2011 3:24 pm

Abe I have both DVDs and I treasure them, each time I hear that music it gets to those unreachable corners inside,then what little hair I possess stands on end and I get goose bumps.
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PostSubject: Re: Joe said "Let's post cheerful thoughts and images."   Sun Jan 16, 2011 3:32 pm

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