HOME FIRE:  THE BIG YEAR  WINNERS!

CONGRATULATIONS TO Emily Y!  (FROM THE LITTLE LOG HOUSE SHOW) 

OTHER WINNERS:
AMY G.,
DOROTHY H., Nancy L., Nancy E., Julie T.,Rita B., Linda S.

You can get an AUTOGRAPHED copy of any of the Home Fire books by completing the attached  order form and mailing it along with your payment to:
Nancy Ann Books
PO Box 47392
Plymouth, MN 55447

Home Fire:  The Journey Home  is now on  Amazon!

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Home Fire:  The Big Year





Congratulations to Sara!  She is the winner of July's giveaway:
 Hatchet
by Gary Paulsen 

Go to the Fun and Giveaways page to enter to win 
August's giveaway:
An AUTOGRAPHED copy of
HOME FIRE:  THE BIG YEAR

Writer’s Workout

Mid-Year Review

By Nancy Ann

 

            Here it is, already August.  (Where has the year gone?!)  It’s time to review your progress on the goals that you set for yourself at the beginning of 2015.  Set some time aside and find a quiet place where you can sit and read over your goals.  Evaluate your progress:

 

  1.  Are you on track?  If so, great!  Make note of the routine or discipline that you held yourself to in order to make this happen.  Use this formula for future projects.
  2. Have you fallen behind?  Take an honest look at your typical workday or work week.  What is in your way that keeps you from accomplishing the goals that you had set?  Ask yourself, “Are the goals that I’ve set realistic?”  “Are they goals that I can actually reach in a typical day or week?”  If you find that perhaps you had set ambitions that are too high, lower them a bit.  It’s better to achieve smaller goals than none at all.
  3. Are you exceeding the goals that you set?  Wow!  Be proud of your accomplishments and ambition!  Take some time to read through your goals and check off the ones that you’ve reached.  Perhaps create a few new ones that you can achieve by the end of 2015.  Think forward to 2016 and to what goals you may set for the oncoming year.

            It’s important to set daily, weekly, and monthly goals.  By doing so, it will make reaching your annual targets not only easier, but actually possible.  If you’re serious about becoming a writer, you need to treat your writing life seriously.

Thank you to everybody that stopped by my booth at the Little Log House Show! 
I am now back from my vacation and in full swing!

Nancy’s Notes

With Many Thanks

By Nancy Ann

                First of all, a big Thank You to all of you who stopped by my booth at the Little Log House show in Hastings on the last weekend of July.  It is one of my favorite shows to do and I love visiting with those who attend year after year and meeting new people. 

            Thank you to those who purchased my books and for all of the kind words and compliments about my Home Fire trilogy.  I truly do appreciate your interest and support! 

            While I do miss writing about Sarah, Henry, and their growing family, I am excited to put a concentrated effort into the With All Due Respect project.  (One of my 2015 goals!)  The only way this project will work is if I stay on top of it and make it work.  I must say that the rewards have been great in the sense that I have been able to speak with so many seniors and listen to their stories and experiences of what it was like growing up in the United States in a time that is so very different than what it is today.  It’s fun to see their eyes twinkle as they think back and tell me of fond times from their youth, and it’s amazing, and humbling, to hear about their efforts, dedication, and devotion that they had (and still have) to their beloved country, the United States of America.

            These are some of the strongest and most integrity-filled people that I have ever met.  We should all be very grateful to them.  Whether they were living a life in the military, farming at home, or a child during the depression, our seniors lived through some times that I don’t think a child of today’s U.S.A. could even fathom.  It would be good to get these accounts of early American life recorded and preserved.

            Please consider helping with the With All Due Respect project by reaching out to the seniors in your life and encouraging them to share a story (or ten!) with us.  Offer to type up their story for them and send it in.  Sit with them and ask if it’s okay that you record your conversations so that you can write their stories down for them.  Let them read what you’ve written and give their stamp of approval.

            We aren’t looking for deep, prying events from their lives, but rather, just how it was in their everyday life growing up in the United States of America.  It would be a shame to not have these memories preserved so that they may be shared with future generations.

THE WITH ALL DUE RESPECT PROJECT

FEEL FREE TO PRINT OUT OR SHARE THE GUIDELINES FOR THE With All Due Respect project WITH YOUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS!

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