Monday, July 15, 2013

Motivation for Monday

My good friend, Juliet

I can think of no two better motivators than good friends and good news.

Let me first start with a very good friend, Juliet Bond. With her help, we created this blog. She has gently nudged me into bloghops and kept me on my toes to keep our blog current. When she suggest that we post our original poetry, I was so hesitant but now I'm glad that we do it.

She was the one who encouraged me to apply for a residency at Writer's in the Heartland thinking that it'd be a great experience for us to attend together, 10 days of writing away from home.

Then last week she received an email stating that she hadn't gotten in. I was worried that I was next for the chopping block. But instead received notification that I had been chosen. It was such a bittersweet celebration. This is my first acceptance to anything in a long time. But I'll have to go it alone.

Please know this, Juliet, that I am so thankful every day to have you for a friend!


  1. And I am thankful to count you both among my dearest friends. Gina, I wish you all the best at the workshop. I know you will make the most of it. Juliet, next time it will be your turn.

    1. You are so wonderful, Kathy! And I owe you a letter. I've been teaching six classes this summer and started a new project. Wish me luck!

  2. You are an angel, my sweet friend. It' no surprise that your beautiful poetry won them over. And I can't wait to see you this weekend!

  3. Hey, congratulations! I'm behind on everything and just saw this.