Tuesday, July 9, 2013

GRATITUDE TUESDAY: MOMPRENEUR BLOGGER

Gentle Readers . . . and Maxwell,

It's so nice to be back among the living. Barring some unforeseen grammatical question, I believe I'm done editing for now. I'm always grateful when I edit. You know I love correcting grammar. It makes me feel so good. However, I also enjoy trying to find ways to help an author write a better book. If I can make your reading experience more enjoyable, then that means a lot to me.

But today, my big-time gratitude is reserved for Middle Child. She's among the Top Ten Most Influential Mompreneur Bloggers. Take a look at #5 on this list:

http://voiceboks.com/10-most-influential-mompreneur-blogs-of-2013/

Yup, that there be Middle Child.

I'm grateful she's on the list, and I'm really grateful that so many of you took the time to vote for my little middle. Of course, it was actually Franklin who asked you to vote for her in his first FRANKLIN FRIDAY post. Who can say no to Franklin?

Well, I guess I've said it once or twice. But he's pretty hard to resist.

Way to go, Middle Child! I'm grateful for YOU.


Me finding out that Middle Child
is a superstar



It's so cool that my children are smarter and more talented and better
looking than I am.




To read Middle Child's incredibly influential blog, go to The Crazy Life of a Writing Mom. To see the site for the business she started and to check out great books she's written as EC Stilson, click on Wayman Publishing.

It's going to take me a while to catch up on your blogs. (Did you know that a while is a noun and awhile is an adverb? Don't use them interchangeably.) Right now, however, I need to empty Mrs. Roomba's dust bin, clean the bathroom, and scoop poop in the backyard.


The life of an editor is so glamorous.


Infinities of love,


Janie Junebug

41 comments:

  1. Glad to see you back! I know a number of people don't find grammar exciting, but I do, and I appreciate what you do.

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    1. Thank you, Shelly. You're such a sweetheart, and a great writer.

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  2. Congrats to your daughter, and thanks for explaining a while and awhile. I notice people misusing farther and further all the time. You might want to explain that one.

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    1. Oh, so little time and so many grammatical problems. It's not easy being The Queen of Grammar.

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    1. Well, we don't want her to be Number Two.

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  4. I get so confused when someone points out what is a noun and what is not, like you just did. I can't for the life of me comprehend how I manage to, for the most part, use things like a while and awhile correctly without thinking about it. Were I to think, even for a minute, I would mess up. English is the second language of the five I learned in school. American English is the second version of English - I picked it up once I moved here. British English I studied for years. English just speaks to me in a way no other language ever did.

    Fishducky's on my blog today. And, of course, your middle child so deserves her spot in the limelight. Which reminds me, I forgot to go check that site out this morning. I'm on my way.

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    1. I wish more Americans would use our language correctly.

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  5. Glad you are back and "Middle Child" is much deserving of any award or recognition she gets hard worker that she is. Can't wait to read more blogs from you, :).

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  6. I love grammar. I went to Catholic school, so you either loved it or hated it...because they didn't so much drill it into you as stabbed it into you. You could find me diagramming sentences on the blackboard instead of playing on the playground before school started. Yes, I was a weirdo. Congrats on Middle Child. She's lovely!!

    -andi

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    1. She IS lovely, isn't she? I hate diagramming sentences. I didn't learn how to do it till I was a junior in college. I think it's a waste of time, but I know some teachers swear by it. I guess it's a good organizational technique, and it trains the mind.

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  7. Big congratulations to your daughter!

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  8. Welcome back! I wondered where you were. (See? You were missed!)

    Oh yeah, writers and editors lead such glamorous lives. Do ya think after Janet Evanovich shuts down her computer, she has to clean the toilets, do the laundry, and cook dinner? (I'll bet James Patterson doesn't!)

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    1. Women probably carry on with normal life, while men have their wives or a housekeeper to do everything for them.

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  9. wow, you are LIKE a celebrity - Girls really are awesome these days aren't they?

    Congratulations, I would be busting my buttons for sure.

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    1. I can't fit my head through the door because I have TWO brilliant girls.

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  10. What great news about middle child but then she is amazing I know I have read her books and follow her blog......

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  11. WAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHH.I MISSED YOU.

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    1. Now, now. Imagine I'm hugging you and patting your back. Everything is okay.

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  12. Love your glamour life!
    Congrats to Elisa!! :):)
    Glad you're back.

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    1. The glamour never ends. Today I need to dust and clean the kitchen.

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  13. Hooray for Middle Child! And welcome back to the land of the living. :) You know what, I think I'll just refrain from using the words awhile and a while for a while. That oughta keep me out of trouble.

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    1. Oh, I don't think you have much trouble with grammar. You're a very good writer.

      Pssst . . . don't tell, but I make grammatical errors.

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  14. I am now following you officially xx

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  15. Ps would you send me a t shirt to sell at my open day?

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    1. What's an open day and what kind of t-shirt do you want?

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    2. Lol.....me ad my t shirt requests lol take no notice x

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    3. I really would send you a t-shirt.

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  16. Thanks 'teach' for the grammar lesson....it may take me awhile....oops....a while to remember this!!
    I think 'middle child' has a lot of gratitude for you Janie. Ouch! Those hair rollers look tight!! But what can ya do!
    Thanks for dropping by today.

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    1. I haven't put rollers in my hair in at least 25 years! I can't stand them.

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  17. Wow, congrats to middle child. How awesome. Not only are you proud as a mom, but proud as a mom who blogs and edits, too, I'm sure :)

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    1. The Hurricane copy edits technical papers part-time while she works on her Ph.D. I always tell her, Aren't you glad Mommy taught you to edit?

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  18. Congratulations to your Middle Child! She's looking good posed with her violin there. I'm glad you're back. I missed you!

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    1. Thank you. I've missed reading blogs. I need to catch up.

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  19. Congrats to Middle Child! And good for you for raising such a talented daughter.

    There's a little something on my blog for you today.

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  20. Hi Janie .. how great to have such a successful and happy middle child - I'm sure t'others are just as great ..

    Well done on finishing the editing too .. I'm kinda catching my tail!

    Great to catch the news though - cheers Hilary

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