1.28.2013

Please allow us to reintroduce ourselves.

Hello, our names are erica and christy. We used to live here. No, really, we did. What, you don't recognize us? erica's the tall one with long hair, christy's the short one with short hair? Not ringing any bells? Well, okay, fine. . .please allow us to reintroduce ourselves, courtesy of this blogfest.



Erica (the aforementioned tall one - see picture on the side bar for proof and please ignore that I look like I'm both drunk and tipping over. It was the 3rd day of my first writing conference, so I was a little woozy! I have no explanation for why christy looks normal. dang christy!) lives on a farm in west-central Wisconsin with her husband, two sons, three dogs, one guinea pig, and a bunch of cows. One of her sons turns 12 next month. Let's all hope they both live through the preteen years because so far it's been tough on her. She teaches Head Start and Early Childhood Special Education at the local grade school, where her youngest attends 1st grade. Oh, and she writes books that hopefully you get to read one day.

Christy lives in a house on the complete opposite side of the state as Erica. She has a husband, three sons, and a dog that doesn't get enough attention. She teaches 1st grade at a parochial school where she has her oldest son as a student in a class full of the smartest kids she's ever taught. She's a runner, which means if she only gets 2 miles in per day, she feels yucky and actually wishes it was 5 (and that it was outside - spring can't come fast enough). Oh, and she writes books that hopefully you get to read one day.

Together, erica and christy wrote aYA adventure/mystery/thriller (hmm, we should probably narrow that down) book called The Text Message. And then took many, many, many weeks (months? let's go with weeks) to edit it. THANKS again to our critique partners who looked at the first 30-60 pages for us. Now that christy's report cards are done and erica's aren't due for another month, we hope to finish the last, well, 150 pages or so of editing. You'll know when we're done because we'll be bugging you asking for someone to read the whole dang thing and tell us how wonderful it is. :)

Go ahead, click the link above and allow others to reintroduce themselves to you. But first, let us know in the comments that you stopped by so we can return the favor! Don't worry, no word/number verification system here, so it's easy-peasy! Easier then going to school on a Monday morning after an ice storm, which is what both of us (yes, on opposite sides of the state and everything!) are up to today!

30 comments:

  1. Loved learning more about you both that I didn't know. Awesome you're friends even though you live on opposite sides of the state.

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  2. Yes, I loved this post! Your voice(s) are so distinct. Can't wait to read your books! It's great to get to know you both better.

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  3. This was hilarious! Loved meeting you both and great to see two authors/bloggers working together and making it look easy! (: Glad you guys participated in the blogfest! (:

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  4. Nice to re-meet you both. =o)

    Sorry you're both facing gross weather today. I'll send positive warm weather thoughts winging your way.

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  5. How fun to introduce ourselves to someone new! Check us out at http://citymusecountrymuse2012.blogspot.com/

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  6. Well, Ladies,

    I was wondering when you were going to resurface. We've ALL missed you. I know how it is though. I have mysteriously disappeared for a while (BUT NOT AS LONG AS YOU CHRISTY!)

    Anyway, since YOURS was the first blog I have ever read, I just HAD to visit and comment. LOL. Mentioned you Erica in my post today... Hmmm. I wonder why?

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  7. Hi guys! I didn't know you lived on opposites sides of the state. That's so awesome proving that friendship spans miles!

    Happy editing with The Text Message!

    <3

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  8. I've missed yibus! (you know that is the plural of you, yes?) I hope this means you are going to get back to blogging! And hopefully I will be better about getting around.

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  9. Yaay!!! Two of my favorite teachers! :o) And I think The Text Message sounds awesome. *hugs* to you guys~ <3

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  10. Hi you guys...I needed a reintroduction. Haven't seen you for ages...you been too busy with the cows and stuff? Lovely to know more about you both!

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  11. You are busy ladies. I want spring too. I hate running on a treadmill but not as much as I hate running in the cold.

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  12. Helllloooooooo Erica and Christy!!! Boysohboys youse guys sound busy... pass me a couch to sit on, will ya? I'm tired just hearing about how much stuff you have going on!

    Dropping by to say howdy in the re-meetcha blogfest and may I say it's a pleasure to re-meetcha!

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  13. So awesome to re-meet you both! :)

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  14. I think its great that people can live so far apart yet collaborate on an awesome blog! And thanks for participating in the Re-Introduce Myself Blogfest!

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  15. I am so honoured you guys thought my blog was great- thanks for stopping by. It's so nice to meet you through this hop. Hope you guys get to editing that book and it's so cool you guys blog and write together :D

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  16. Nice to meet you. We must have been in the same weather pattern over here. thanks for dropping in on thefeatherednest.

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  17. We're hoping to have our own bunch of cows soon, although not in Wisconsin. Congrats on getting so far on the book. It sounds like fun. So glad to meet you two!

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  18. Great to meet you both!

    I am going to have to poke around here. I have always liked the idea of collaborative blogs and would like to see how you both do it.

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  19. Hi there to my lovely "fellow" Wisconsin writers,
    So nice of you to drop by my little nut-tree. I look forward to reading more of you both in the future.
    ~jill

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  20. Nice to meet you both and thanks for dropping by. We had yucky weather in Ontario too and although I no longer work, had to go out in it to get to the bowling alley. It was messy. Enjoyed your blog.

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  21. Nice to re-meet you! And super good luck on finishing that story! Sounds intriguing. :)

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  22. Nice to meet you both! Awesome that you wrote a MS together!

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  23. Critique partners are the best. That's really cool that you wrote a book together. So nice to meet you!

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  24. Nice to meet you. The East Coast had an ice storm on Monday, too. Must've hit the whole country!

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  25. Great collaborative effort! You two seem tight!
    Nice to meet you via the blogfest.

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  26. I know what you mean about feeling yucky if you don't in a long enough run. If I miss two days in a row, I feel really yuck!

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  27. Nice to meet you guys! I just came off of a back injury so two miles a day is all I can muster up right now :(

    But hey, it just feels good to run again! Nice meeting y'all!

    Sam
    Writing Through College

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  28. Nice to re-meet you, ladies. :) I didn't know you lived on opposite sides of the state! It's very cool you maintain such a strong friendship across the miles.

    The ice had all melted my Monday morning down here in the Chicago area. 60 degrees yestersday, and I hse the snow predicted for today has started. Ahhh the Midwest.

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  29. Hello Erica and Christy! Nice to see you both again. :)Happy to hear you are both doing well!

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  30. NOBODY had filled out your little quiz thingy. I remedied that. (and of COURSE you're not nuts!)

    The book you've been working on together sounds like great fun, and your ongoing collaboration sounds wonderful. Maybe it works because you are so far apart geographically. ;-)

    Adina
    xx

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