Sunday, October 26, 2008

I'm Back!

Hi Everyone,

After a month long absence from the blogging world, I am back--alive and kicking. I apologize for not blogging for so long. Cam has been sick and my great-uncle (my grandmother's youngest brother) passed away. On top of this, I've gone to two children's writing conferences.

I do have one piece of good news: I have two literary agents currently reviewing my manuscripts, so I hope that at least one of them will take me on as a client. That would be wonderful... and a step closer to getting published. Please pray for me and hopefully something wonderful will happen soon.

Back to the garden.... Everything is coming along very nicely, despite the cold fronts that we've had. Tomorrow, there is a frost warning... but I'm hoping my vegetables survive.

The cabbage head was killed off my bugs, the bell pepper plants seem to FINALLY producing fruit, and the eggplants are still going strong. The watermelon is on its last leg--but we've had plenty of watermelon fruit that we've enjoyed. All of this and more on upcoming posts this week and next.

For now, I leave you with a recent harvest from the garden.

Below: Lots of tomatoes... A few beans


tina said...

Welcome back young lady! We all missed you and sorry to hear of your loss. Glad Cam is back on his feet too. I am hoping for best luck with your literary agents. You can do it!

Cindy said...

Hi DP ~ I'm so glad you're back to blogging land but sorry for your loss. Good luck with the literary agents, I would love to see you published! I'm glad your garden is still going and look forward to your posts.

Susie said...

I'm so glad to see you back on line. Your veggies look great. Hope they make it thru the frost.

Good luck with the literary agent. I'll definitely put you in my prayers.

Mother Nature's Garden said...

How exciting to hear about your manuscripts. Good luck in acquiring an agent soon. Our prayers are with you.

Dave said...

I'm sorry to hear about your great-uncle but glad to hear about your potential book deals. Welcome back!

Jennifer (of Veg*n Cooking) said...

You're back! I am sorry to hear about your loss, Cam being sick, and how busy you've been! Glad to hear you are getting some leeway with your manuscript!

Daphne said...

Nice to hear from you again. Good luck getting your agent.

Gail said...

Welcome back...I do hope your manuscripts get picked up! That is very exciting! The harvest looks tasty! Will you cover the vegies to protect them from the light frost?

I am sorry to hear about your family loss.


Roses and Lilacs said...

I'm sorry you are going through such a bad time. It's really nice to have you back. Hope things get better. Oh, and best of luck with the agents. I'm wishing they will find a wonderful deal for you.

marmee said...

good to have you back!
you have been a busy woman.
your tomatoes look delish!

i'm am sorry for your loss.

Dawn said...

Hi DP!
It's apparent you were missed! So sorry for your rough time but that only makes news of being published, even much more sweeter!

Dan said...

Glade to hear your manuscript is moving along and that your garden is still doing well.

Emily said...

Good luck with your manuscripts. What kind of books are they?

DP Nguyen said...

Hi Tina- Thank you for the warm welcome back! Cam is doing better, and I am also better. My great-uncle was a great man and he had a wonderful life.

Hi Cindy- Yup! I am back! I would love to be published too, lol, and time will tell. So hopefully great things are to come.

Hi Susie- I hope they make it through the frost too! It's super cold tonight, but I covered all the veggie plants, so hopefully!!!

Hi Donna- Thank you for your prayers!

Hi Dave- Thank you. My great uncle was a great man, and he will be missed. I am very excited about my potential book success.

Hi Jennifer, Thank you! Cam's doing better, and hopefully things will work out with the agent.

Hi Daphne, Thank you. I hope she likes my work!

Hi Gail- Thank you! I did cover the veggies up, so hopefully they will be protected from this cold weather. I wish I had a green house, so they'd be all warm and healthy, without any danger of frost!

Hi marnie- Thank you. I hope things get better too! And thank you for your kind words about the agent.

Hi Marmee- Thank you! The tomatoes are so delicious. I'm going to be sad when the complete winter kills all of my tomatoes. I'll have to wait until next summer for more fresh tomatoes.

Hi Dawn, Hopefully I'll get published soon. It'll keep me busy in the wintertime since my plants will be gone.

Hi Dan- Thanks for your kind words.

Hi Emily, I write children's books, so they're books for kids in grades 3-5.

racquel said...

Welcome Back DP! I'm sorry for your loss recently. Good luck with the book. I am sending you posistive thoughts!

Rose said...

My sympathy to you and your family. How exciting, though, to have agents interested in your writing--I wish you all the best!

Those tomatoes look great; I haven't had any fresh tomatoes here in a month, sad to say.