Better Late than Never…

Lorrie and I met through Stephanie’s blog, HonieBriggs.com, and we have enjoyed an online relationship ever since. I love the photos of her neck of the woods in Arkansas and enjoy the memoirs of her childhood.

Stephanie has invited both of us to share posts on her blog this week and Lorrie is kicking it off with this gem. I extend my thanks to both of these remarkable ladies for the inspiration and encouragement that they have provided to me.

the eff stop

When I first started this blog I began to notice comments from a Honie Briggs. On my second post I was Freshly Pressed and she was among the very first commenters. Sadly, I was not well versed in blogging etiquette at this early stage, so I failed to reply. What an insensitive oaf I was…

I had no idea who or what a Honie was, but the avatar was always smiling nicely. Even after I failed to respond Honie kept showing up, she was always encouraging and thoughtful. Sometimes she was wicked funny, sometimes our comment threads had more words than my blog posts. As soon as I came to understand the Reader, hers was one of the first blogs I followed and we continued the conversation back and forth.

From Steph’s (Honie’s) blog I have learned so much about writing – about voice, and pacing and rhythm. Whether…

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