Catching Up

10:44 AM Elizabeth Seckman 43 Comments

Frank and Caroline Miller


Let's do an FAQ!

Why didn't I stop my mom from marrying her online beau? She's an adult.
Does it bother me that she replaced my dad? No one can replace my dad.
Why did I let her go to Alaska with him? See #1. Add to that- my mom never stopped me from dreaming big or chasing an adventure. I will miss my mom, but I'm happy she is looking forward to life and not sitting on Dodd Street sad and lonely.
How am I really doing? Honestly? I'm more worried about catching up with work and getting my new book launched than I am about my mother. She's a big girl, and I like Frank. He's a good guy. He's a welcome addition to the family.

That done...let's talk about that book!

Bella's Point is now available in paperback from Amazon. Full launch is set for July 15th, and I wanted to think of a fun way to spread the word; a way that is interesting and keeps people from getting sick of me and my posts.

So, I came up with the Bella's Point Blog Challenge!

There will be a prize package for the winning blogger, and prizes available for readers at each stop.

I'd love to have you join us! Get more info HERE!

Graphics: Forward Authority Designs

Whew. It's been crazy. Time for some normal...well, normal as defined by a gal who still plays with imaginary friends, calls it writing, and then pretends it's work. :)


43 comments:

  1. Like you'd be able to stop your mother anyway!
    Cool - off to check out the challenge.

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    1. Isn't that the truth! I guess some people have way more faith in my powers of persuasion than is deserved!

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  2. lol imaginary friends are grand. True, she's an adult and as long as she's safe and sound, just worry about your stuff.

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    1. They are the best sort of friends! And it is definitely time to worry about my stuff. My stuff is way behind!!

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  3. I am glad you like Frank and are not worried about her. Worry is so useless anyway.

    I read about your challenge. I need to think on that one. If I come up with a good idea, I'll play along:)

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    1. If we spent the time doing as we do worrying, we'd get a whole lot more done!

      I hope you do play along Robin! I'm sure you will come up with something!

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  4. I met my wife online....in World of Warcraft, actually, and five years later we're still going strong. I'm sure your mother knows what she's doing and all the best to her.

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    1. My niece met her boyfriend online thru WOW. I'm glad to hear you and your wife are still happily together. It doesn't matter how we meet them, just that we meet them, right?

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  5. ... Please tell me people didn't really ask those questions? I mean sure, but it sort of implies they think you're a negligent daughter or something. Weird.

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    1. People no longer surprise me. And honestly, they are few and far between, but you hit the nail on the head- it implies I'm either negligent or don't care. Neither or which is true.

      Misha wins prize for reading between the lines!

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  6. I met my husband online too. We weren't looking for a relationship with anyone, but we connected. Great idea for a challenge! Let's see if I can think something up in time....

    Pop on over to my blog today. I have a review for you! :)

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    1. I have been meaning to tell you thanks!! I saw that review yesterday and honestly, it almost made me tear up. The last few weeks had been so bizarre, I have been so far behind, and getting so frustrated- I was at one of those places where you wonder if it's all worth it. Then I read your review and I just got all the warm fuzzies and the "all will be right in the universe" feelings.

      You can come up with something...you're a creative whiz!!!

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  7. Did people actually ASK any of those questions? Because, you know, that's a little crazy lol! And also, it's nobody else's business!

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    1. It was pretty sudden, so I figure people were pretty stunned. That's why I figured a public FAQ helps us all move on :)

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  8. I'm just surprised that anyone would ask questions like that to a grown adult about another grown adult. Off to check out this challenge! I do like a good challenge.

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    1. I've found the elderly often get treated like children. But the way I see it, she survived 76 years making her won choices, why make her stop now?

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  9. True, she is an adult and you would have only made yourselves miserable by trying to stop it all.

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    1. I did the obligatory, good daughter "here could be the pitfalls" discussion with her. That's as far as my business in her business should go.

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  10. I know I shouldn't be surprised that people asked those questions but I still am. Every time you think people couldn't be any ruder/nosier, etc. Happy for your mom and I hope she and Frank are very happy in Alaska. That's exciting!

    Your challenge is a great idea! I have to think about it, right now I don't feel remotely capable of writing anything people might want to read LOL.

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    1. No way Julie! I know you can do it. And it wouldn't need to be fiction. Do a post on sex in the 1860's and it's a winner for sure. (I say that because every post that has a sexy title, gets double the hits!)

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  11. Love that you pretend writing is work. I'll check out your challenge.

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    1. Thanks for joining the challenge Lee! I finally got the linky to work...funny story, I'll share later...so I will add your name to it :)

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  12. Good for your mom. I met Willy Dunne Wooters online. He's the best. I didn't realize that characters are my imaginary friends. I feel so much more popular now.

    Love,
    Janie

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    1. They are most definitely our friends. They never send gifts, but they always keep me company :)

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  13. That's so fun for your mom and Alaska is beautiful! You're a good daughter. :) Good luck with the catching up. I feel like it never ends, sometimes.

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    1. Baby steps through the to do list, right Leigh?

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  14. Your blog challenge sounds like fun, but I'll be knee-deep in day job stuff for the rest of the month :-(

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    1. Well that stinks, but I totally understand being knee deep in it!!!

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  15. Oh yeah, your mother is a big girl. Pack up your troubles and know that your book will be launched with much fanfare. Maybe you could get the Queen to smash a bottle of the finest whisky on the side of your first copy.

    Have fun with your challenge. Argghhhh!!! LOL

    Gary :)

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    1. I like that idea Gary. Do you have her private number? I could give her a ring. ;)

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  16. They look so happy in that picture. :)

    I signed up for your challenge! Now I have to figure out what to write...

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    1. Yeah!!! Thanks so much. I know everyone is in over their heads, so it means a lot.

      I'll have to add your name to the linky. I just got it working, so I will add you to it.

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  17. I can't even keep my pups from eating grass.

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    1. Hey, I can't do that either. Mine eats grass, rolls in poop, and barks at birds. He's a totally spoiled brat dog, but he loves me and that's what matters most.

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  18. Its great that you like Frank. All the best with the book launch!

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  19. She looks happy. Looking forward to the challenge.

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  20. YAY almost-release day!! And hey, I'm with you. Our parents are grown-ups, and they make their own choices, and besides, they do look happy :) - and

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  21. Well, we have one thing in common: I play with imaginary friends, too. It even says so in my official bio. :P

    Hoping the pushy people in your life grow brain, and a filter.

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  22. Yay! Send me the details and I'll give your book a shoutout. I'm too bogged down in revisioning to write anything right now. But I do want to help you get the word out. Will you let me? :D

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  23. I'm still not convinced half of my writer friends aren't imaginary... LOL

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  24. I looove my imaginary friends, including my imaginary boyfriends :D

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