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A Giant Leap Forward

Posted by gayingram on September 9, 2010 at 10:30 AM Comments comments (0)

Must be because the long summer heatwave is finally broken and slightly (and more bearable) temperatures are finally here. I am feeling energized and ready to plunge into a new area. Last week I began research into background for a possible new novel involving a ten-year-old Chinese girl. She survived the San Fransisco Earthquake of 1906 but lost both her parents and was rescued by a  Irish (or Scotch - haven't decided yet) part-time gold miner.


But what has ...

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Time To Speak Out

Posted by gayingram on April 25, 2010 at 1:51 PM Comments comments (1)

I received two email this morning and just have to speak out. The first was a reporting of an event regarding the actions of Buzz Aldrin while on the moon. At the time he was an Elder of a Presbyterian church in Houston and asked permission to broadcast his taking of communion from the surface of the moon.

Authorities denied his request because of the uproar created by activist Madalyn O'Hare over the reading of Genesis on a previous moon visit.

Now how is it possible for one pers...

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Waiting For My Copy

Posted by gayingram on March 10, 2010 at 11:55 AM Comments comments (0)

Well, the publisher says a copy of Twist of Fate is in the mail. I have already checked out the webpage they set up for book orders on their site. By the way, if anyone is interested, the address is: http://www.bookstandpublishing.com/book_details/Twist_Of_Fate. Now comes the more demanding part of producing a new book which I dread but have learned is a very necessary activity - the promoting and marke...

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Considering What Keeps Me Writing

Posted by gayingram on February 17, 2010 at 11:16 AM Comments comments (1)

What is it that keeps me plunking down words, fingers tapping keys, clenched hand pushing a pen across a page? Certainly my accumulation of rejections -- especially the ones resembling nothing more than a mass produced product – do more to feed my disappointment than inspire me to keep on writing.


Success in getting published comes along, sometimes with months of famine in between. Yet, even as I savor a sense of accomplishment and brandish the flag of recognition, t...

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Thoughts as Christmas Nears

Posted by gayingram on December 20, 2009 at 1:53 PM Comments comments (2)

Only five more days until Christmas - it can't come any sooner as far as I'm concerned. This may turn out to be the grumblings of a curmudgeon, but read on.


The 'joys' of the season have been bombarding us since the beginning of November what with the resonating of Christmas music in all its various mutations from sublime to rediculous and the incessant visuals emitting from our televisions urging us to save money by buying...huh?


But in the midst of...

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Makin' It Through The Bad Times

Posted by gayingram on October 24, 2009 at 2:29 PM Comments comments (2)

I ended last Sunday's chattime with family by remarking on the fact that I looked forward to a week entirely void of any away-from-home meetings, suggesting I expected to get in a lot of writing time. It doesn't pay to tempt the gods!

Instead, I found myself bed-bound for the next five days, laid low by what the doctors named an 'upper respiratory virus infection." Chills and fever, sometimes simultaneo...

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Enjoying The Change In Weather

Posted by gayingram on October 11, 2009 at 4:10 PM Comments comments (0)

This part of the states may not be able to brag about the resplendence of its fall foliage, but we can guarantee an experience in the changing seasons. This year, fall seems to have arrived bearing heavy rainclouds that are determined to get the ground thoroughly soaked even as the temperatures continue to drop. Yes...fall has definitely arrived.


Maybe all of my hard work and persistence is finally paying off. A letter (and check) from Word & Sound International Creativ...

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More Traveling

Posted by gayingram on September 26, 2009 at 4:52 PM Comments comments (3)

There is no place like New England in the Fall. I just returned from spending a week there. Didn't do much sight-seeing because my main purpose was to spend time with my sisters. One sister lives in Windham, CT and another who is a permanent RVer was spending the summer months on the East Coast. But I did get to do some beach walking as we searched for beach glass and polished rocks I hope to have made into a bracelet someday.

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On The Road Again

Posted by gayingram on July 30, 2009 at 8:49 PM Comments comments (0)

I do love to travel and tomorrow I'm on the road again, traveling to the First Baptist Church in Houston, TX to attend my first Texas Christian Writers Conference. They have a great lineup of speakers with Cecil Murphy as the keynote speaker. I heard Cecil give a presentation several years ago when I attended the Christian Writers Conference in Denver, CO that Marlene Bagnull puts on every year. I was impressed then and I'm looking forward to hearing him again.

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Thoughts On An Approaching Birthday

Posted by gayingram on September 26, 2007 at 4:42 PM Comments comments (0)

In a matter of days, I will be celebrating my sixty-eighth birthday. After achieving the half-century mark, I looked upon my life as being in a downhill slide. I began to experience a lessening of my physical abilities -- what I easily accomplished in my mid-forties, I would not even consider attempting in my mid-fifties. I took up more sedentary habits; reading, writing, sewing, improving my computer skills. All ...

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