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Monday, May 6, 2013

Life and Writing...



Crabapple Tree in bloom - Photo by Loree Huebner

Life and Writing:

A lot of stuff is going on in my life right now, and having gone back to work full time, I've decided that I'm going to allow myself a flexible blogging schedule for the summer months until September. I'm still blogging, but with no set schedule. I have a lot on my plate this season, and it will just be easier to post - when I post. I will still be hanging around reading other blogs, and visiting on Facebook and Twitter.

Other things going on - I want to get my work-in-progress novel done, and get it ready to pitch at the ACFW Conference in September. I'm very excited about this novel. I finally found my real niche. It's the second novel I've written since October of last year.

This summer, I also will be attending several large Civil War reenactments. I won't be in the thick of the fight because of my knee, but am happy to wave my handkerchief and shed a few tears as my husband marches off to battle.

One last issue is that my mother-in-law is very ill. She has cancer - I hate that word. Anyway, she and I are pretty close. I love her very much. I would appreciate prayers for her. There will be no surgery or chemo at her choice. She is such a wonderful, brave soul.

Anyway, I will be around and still posting, here and there.

Between you, me and the gatepost,

Loree



Blooming Crabapple - Photo by Loree Huebner

25 comments:

Melissa Tagg said...

Saying a prayer right now for your mother-in-law, Loree.

Happy I'll get to see you at ACFW in September!

Gabrielle Meyer said...

I'm saying a prayer, too, Loree. I have three beautiful sisters-in-law and I can't imagine watching any of them go through that.

I'm so excited to get a chance to meet you in person at ACFW! Looking forward to chatting with you about reenactment. :)

Loree Huebner said...

Melissa and Gabrielle: Thank you for your prayers. It means so much...

I can't wait to meet the both of you in September! I'm so excited!

Thanks for dropping by!

Keli Gwyn said...

My heart goes out to you, Loree, as you watch your mother-in-law battle cancer. I did that years ago when my beloved mother-in-law fought valiantly until the Lord took her home, so I feel your pain. I said a prayer for your mother-in-law, her medical team, and all those who love her.

I wish you well on the writing and applaud you for embracing flexibility during a difficult chapter of your life.

Terri Tiffany said...

I've missed seeing you around. I'm so sorry about your mother-in-law. Watching someone struggle through cancer can be difficult for everyone around her as well. Praying your knee gets even better and you can get all your writing done where you want it to be!

Beth K. Vogt said...

Loree: I am so sorry about your mother-in-law. I'll miss seeing your blog posts on a regular basis, but you're making the right decision (not that you need me to tell you that).
You are in my prayers.

Sandra Orchard said...

Praying for you and your mother-in-law. Beautiful pictures!

Gwendolyn Gage said...

Bless you Loree! Saying a prayer for your MIL. :-)

troutbirder said...

Take care, Loree....:)

Jessica R. Patch said...

I will be praying for your mother in law, Loree. I hate that word too.

I'm thrilled you found your niche and that you'll be in Indy! Can't wait to meet you in person and give you a hug!

Misha Gericke said...

Definitely saying a prayer for your mother-in-law!

I can understand why you're scaling back on your blogging. I'm seriously thinking of doing the same. Work's just getting busier and I have a book to get published.

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

I didn't enter the Genesis because my book was published. :)

So sorry to hear about your mother-in-law. I'm praying God will give your family strength for the days ahead.

Loree Huebner said...

Keli, Terri, Beth, Sandra, Gwen, Trout, Jessica, Misha, Susan, thanks so much for your good thoughts and prayers for my mother-in-law. It means so much to me to have such great friends who really care. Love you guys.

I am going to the ACFW conference in September. I look forward to meeting all of you who will be attending. It will be an awesome time!

Stacy Henrie said...

So sorry to hear about your mother-in-law - sending prayers your way!

I'm going to ACFW, too! Can't wait to meet you in person, Loree. :)

Cynthia Chapman Willis said...

Oh, Loree, I am so sorry to read about your mother-in-law. I will keep her as well as you in my prayers.

A flexible blogging schedule seems like a wise choice. I've adopted the same for the time being and have found it works well.

Wishing you comfort and strength.

Victoria Lindstrom said...

Adding my thoughts and prayers to those of your other friends, Loree, for your mother-in-law.

The photo of the blooming crabapple tree is awesome!

Carrie Fancett Pagels said...

Praying, Loree. Hang in there.

Melanie N. Brasher said...

Praying for your mother-in-law, Loree. Enjoy the flexible schedule.

Anne Love said...

I enjoyed your post this morning with my coffee. As someone who works full time and writes, I share your challenge to balance everything. Also, lifting prayers up for you and your family as you walk this journey with a loved one who is ill. May the power of words enlighten that journey.

ACFW 2013: I'm signed up. Can't wait to meet you and so many other lovely ladies! :)

Loree Huebner said...

Thanks guys! We really appreciate all of your prayers. I am enjoying the flexible blogging schedule. Getting tons of writing done, and looking forward to meeting many of you at the ACFW conference this fall!!

Lynda R Young said...

flexible blogging definitely seems the way to go :)

Karen Lange said...

Will be praying, Loree. Sending love and hugs.

Rhonda Schrock said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your loved on, Loree.

And glad you're back! Hope you'll have a wonderful, refreshing summer.

Loree Huebner said...

I'm planning a blog post soon.

Thanks for the prayers, friends!

~Loree

Jeanette Levellie said...

I think this is wise of you. Loree. If you throw in more wood than your fireplace can hold, you get burned, right?

Enjoy your summer, and your new novel as it transpires.

Hugs,
Jen