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My family, especially my daughters Libby and Mandy
My job
being by the sea
walking in the country
dancing in the rain
music
reading
writing (wouldn't be here if I didn't)
being with friends
dark nights by the fire with a good book and wine
long soaks in the bath
the wind through a windchime
the sun on my face
all wildlife

Hates
nothing but a few things irritate not worth mentioning


Has had to re-invent myself following the death of my husband 2 years ago and I've learned that I am a stronger person than I thought and that true friends stand by you when others walk away.

I have had to learn to do things by myself and I've made solo journeys, surprised how happy and content I can be with my own company.

My philosophy - CARPA DEUM (seize the day) - for there may never be a tomorrow

Most Recent Blog Post


Hope 'Springs' Eternal
Blog Posted:4/8/2012 7:14:00 AM

 

A big Hi to all and a Happy Easter

It's been a while since I was here last and a lot has happened in the months that I have been away.

 
What I have been doing is working on my first novel - The Re-invention of Jenny Wren' - as I have the chance of a publishing contract.  I had to have the first 5,000 words, a synopsis and biography to the publisher by the 31st March (my birthday and hopefully a good omen) and should here back by the end of May.  It's a scary but exciting time.

I have also found a publisher to produce my anthology of poetry so all in all, things are heading in the right direction.

The poems have been few and far between creation wise, but I have posted a couple over the last two weeks that I have written for my writing group homework - I hope you will check them out.

One of the poems I have posted is called 'The Day Before You Came' which is also the title of a song by ABBA which I believe was their best.  The piece I have written is also in the form of song lyrics which a musician friend of mine is hopefully going to write the music for so that it can be sung.

I started to write the piece many, many years ago when I first met mylate husband Billy and was going to read it at our wedding but I only put it on a scrap of paper which got lost.  However, when I was sorting through some books to send to the charity shop the other week, it fell out from among the pages of one of my favourites - The Collected Short Stories of Dylan Thomas - the words were so poignant having lost Billy two years ago now and I just had to add to it and finish it off as an epitaph to him.

Sometimes life writes stories that nobody can imagine and I'm still not where I want to be, but I am stronger now than I was two years ago and thankful that I am no longer where I was.  I know good things are coming my way and hope springs eternal that this year is going to be the year it all happens.

The one thing I will say is that it is good to be back and nice to see that all my soup friends are still here.

Love to you all

Janette
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  1. Date: 4/8/2012 10:52:00 PM
    Congratulations on your publishing endeavors, Janette! Long time, no see. Good to see you on the Soup again.

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  1. Date: 4/8/2012 9:19:00 AM
    WOW! Thanks for sharing this story with us... I'll read the poem later. My best wishes to "The Re-Invention of Jenny Wren" ...Welcome back, Janette! Ruben.

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My Past Blog Posts

 
'Season's Contest' Judged - At Last
Date Posted: 11/30/2012 3:04:00 AM
Seasons of Mist contest
Date Posted: 11/14/2012 8:04:00 AM
New comp 'Seasons of Mist' posted
Date Posted: 10/6/2012 4:10:00 AM
When Fate Decides Contest Judged
Date Posted: 9/30/2012 12:51:00 PM
AWARD WINNER POSTED
Date Posted: 9/25/2012 12:55:00 PM
New Contest "When Fate Decides" posted
Date Posted: 9/4/2012 11:45:00 AM
WOW!!!! What a Weekend
Date Posted: 9/4/2012 11:24:00 AM
I'm Going to the Oscars!!!!
Date Posted: 8/30/2012 3:02:00 PM
Holding Out for a Hero Competition
Date Posted: 4/8/2012 7:46:00 AM
Hope 'Springs' Eternal
Date Posted: 4/8/2012 7:14:00 AM
Books a mile high
Date Posted: 11/7/2011 11:21:00 AM
The Seasons they are a'changing
Date Posted: 8/19/2011 3:16:00 PM
Lost muse and short fuse
Date Posted: 8/17/2011 2:50:00 PM
Long Time No See
Date Posted: 4/13/2011 11:41:00 AM
Happy Holidays
Date Posted: 11/22/2010 12:36:00 PM
Absence of mind
Date Posted: 10/4/2010 5:13:00 AM
Frost bitten
Date Posted: 7/6/2010 2:44:00 PM
Soup members leaving
Date Posted: 6/16/2010 9:44:00 AM
Sounds Familiar Contest Judged
Date Posted: 5/9/2010 7:52:00 AM
Thank you Constance
Date Posted: 5/2/2010 8:18:00 AM
What a busy bee!!!
Date Posted: 4/26/2010 11:34:00 AM
I can't see blogs either
Date Posted: 4/10/2010 3:04:00 AM
Sounds Familiar Comp
Date Posted: 4/9/2010 9:04:00 AM
Sounds familiar???
Date Posted: 4/8/2010 8:43:00 AM
Small glimmer of light
Date Posted: 3/1/2010 2:15:00 AM

My Poems

123
Date PostedPoem TitleFormCategories
9/25/2012Music and MemoriesFree verselost love,music,me,song,m
9/25/2012It's About TimeLight Poetryfunny,growing up,life,tim
4/17/2012Loves BouquetRhymelove,romance,me,beauty,be
4/7/2012Unforgetttable MomentsRhymenostalgia,time,beauty,bea
4/1/2012The Day Before You CameLyrichusband,loss,love,day,lif
3/4/2012The Road Not TakenRhymelife,
11/14/2011A Clock Strikes ThirteenRhymefantasy,mystery,
11/6/2011SunsetHaikunature,
10/31/2011Confession to a BartenderRhymehusband,love,world,day,
10/31/2011UFORhymelife,space,
8/26/2011GhostsHaikufamily,nostalgia,
8/16/2011In My WorldRhymelife,world,day,
8/16/2011AngelsRhymechildhood,family,nostalgi
10/8/2010Autumn DayRhymenature,seasonsautumn,
10/2/2010Forbidden FuitFree versepassion,sensual,
9/25/2010A Kiss So SweetRhymeangst,death,husband,lost
7/23/2010She's LeavingRhymelife,lost lovelife,love,
6/29/2010FestivalLight Poetrysocial
5/26/2010A 'Twisted' Sense of PrideRhymepolitical,sportsworld,eng
5/19/2010Hear Me O LordAcrosticdeath,husband,loss
5/14/2010DemonAcrosticfantasy,imagination
5/14/2010LibraryAcrosticon writing and words
5/14/2010Boat RaceHaikusports
5/8/2010Through the Looking GlassAcrosticangst,lost love
4/17/2010Speck in the UniverseHaikunature
123

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A Well-appointed CowpokeRhymecowboy-western
Final DaysFree verseangst,death,loss,sadday,
In Strangler's WoodRhymedeath,
Summer Sounds Surround MeFree versenature,seasonsdaughter,su
Soul of a Poet Life of a ChildRhymesadlife,
Blazing With Heat and PassionFree verselove,teen,
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