Sunday, December 30, 2007

road closed ahead

As many of you know, I plan to stop posting at the end of the year. Might be back in the spring. We’ll see. I spent a large part of the day putting together my final post. It was full of things like how much fun I've had, and how I'll miss you, but blogger ate the post. Somehow that seems fitting and certainly reminds me of what I won't be missing. So that touching goodbye is gone and I'm not going to retype it.

But this still seems a good time to reflect on 2007.

The highlight of my year was definitely my trip to Sweden. It’s going to be hard to top that. Ever. Other major events – selling my house and moving. Twice!

On the writing front, an exciting high point was reading Jamie Ford’s HOTEL ON THE CORNER OF BITTER AND SWEET (coming spring 2009). I’ve been a fan of Jamie’s writing for a couple of years, and my expectations were high. I wasn’t disappointed. The story is amazing, and I predict it will be a major Hollywood movie.

Other blogging friends have signed with agents and finished books, and sales with top houses can’t be far behind. Look out 2008!

This also seems the place to list the top 3 searches that bring people from outside the writing world to my blog. *sniff*

number 3 -- VODKA ENEMA (a popular search this time of the year. :O)

number 2 -- ROOT CANAL VERSUS PULLING THE TOOTH (I eventually chose root canal.)

and the number one topic that continuously brings new readers from around the world to my blog:


I think that pretty much says it all.


Jaye Wells said...

When you stop blogging, you make the baby Jesus cry, Anne.

Did that work? Nah, didn't think so.

I hope this break helps you find what you've been looking for. When (not if) you're ready to come back, we'll be here waiting.

Have a happy New Year!

Kaycie said...

I wish you weren't going, Anne. But there will still be a subscription on my bloglines to tell me when you decide to come back and see us. In the meantime, I'm going to go re-read "Hush" when I miss you.

Sandra Ruttan said...

I'm really going to miss you. Don't be a stranger!

Anonymous said...

I knew it was coming, but I'm still sorry to see it.

Be well, Anne. If you dig up any creepy, old medical equipment, let me know.

vanessa jaye said...

I've been mostly lurking, Anne, but really sad to read this final(?) decision. Here's to hoping blogging is more addictive than you think and you'll be back, refreshed, in the spring. Happy New Year!

Kelly Parra said...

It'll be weird not chatting with you as often. I remember one of your first posts about a rude book seller. haha, them were the days!

I've lost that blogging feeling myself.

I'll catch you on the email on 08. =D

Jeff said...

I'm going to miss your blog, Anne.
Have a safe and Happy New Year!

Bill Cameron said...

Be well, Anne.

Anne McAllister said...

Put all that energy into your books, Anne. And thanks for the ride! Happy new year.

anne frasier said...

happy new year, jaye! i'll be checking your blog for writing updates!

kaycie -- thanks! XO!

sandra, i'll still be around, and i have no problem shooting off my mouth elsewhere! :D

aw, jason. we've been blogging pals for a long time, and i certainly plan to keep visiting the clarity of night. i'll let you know what i dig up. :O

anne frasier said...

vanessa, you could be so right about the addiction and the spring! thanks for lurking, and have a great 2008!

kelly, yeah, that's right!! the rude bookseller is another search that brings people to my blog. :D and i wonder who is reading it. the search words are usually barnes and noble public relations manager. heh! and yep, i've got email, peeps. i still want contact and communication!!

happy new year, jeff! i think you and kelly were the first two people to ever read my blog. and now we're big muddy buddies.

bill, keep me posted on your journey! i passed out some of your pens at once upon a crime the other day. :) they have lost dog on the rack right next to the counter.

anne, happy new year to you too my friend. and you know where i live. well, kind of. just drive to a place that rhymes with fake, then ask about the weirdass on the edge of town. they'll point you my direction.

Jamie Ford said...

Aw, thanks Anne. I was honored that you took the time to give it a beta read. I'm hoping your prediction comes true!

And I'm sorry to see the blog come to an end. I'll be in touch via email...

angie said...


Much fab writing, no more mousies, come back soon.

anne frasier said...

jamie, i hope i didn't make you squirm by mentioning your book, but i wanted to go on record with that prediction before i closed my blog. :D really.

angie, i'll be in touch and i'll be listening to your wonderful podcasts!

Heather Harper said...

You can always freeze breast milk for needy puppies during the winter.

Tami said...

Aww, I'm going to miss you Anne! I'll be sure to drop you a line every once in awhile. I always think of you when I listen to the Scarring Party. Good times...Good times.

Good luck in 2008. I have a feeling it will be a good year for you.

Daniel Hatadi said...

As a way of getting you back for ending this blog, I've taken my sweet time getting round here to comment.

So, nerrr.

See you round like a circumference.

M. G. Tarquini said...

I'm always late to the party. Hopefully, you'll still be just an email away.

Jamie Ford said...

No squirm at all. I'm hoping you're right! The Gersh Agency will be trying to pitch the film rights later this year. Who knows?

My best friend has already cast Ken Watanabe as Mr. Okabe and Chow Yun Fat as Henry's father--in her mind anyway!

anne frasier said...

heather, that's wonderful and sick!

tami, i hope you're right about 2008. i like the way those numbers look!

aw, the scarring party! yes!

daniel, well nerrr to you too! :D

mindy, you are so right. please do email!

jamie, it's gonna happen. i know it is.

Gretchen10 said...

hey anne it gretchen your cousin from illinois!! i love garden of darkness