Thursday, October 20, 2011

Babe


It's hard to beat a person that never gives up - Babe Ruth


Okay, so the writer in me wants to gently remind the Babe that people are 'who' and things are 'that', but I sure agree with the sentiment. There has been lots and lots and lots of great news in the bloggy-verse lately - and it's so exciting to celebrate success!!!

It always gives me hope. I'm on the right road. I'm heading in the right direction. Sure, at times it seems I'm moving more slowly than an arthritic snail, but I'm moving! I've seen a lot of sad faces in the bloggy-verse lately too. I hope these people see the hope and joy these successes bring.

Success is contagious - I say, bring it on!

(Edited to add one more 'lots' - another piece of GREAT news!!!) :)

59 comments:

  1. Success breeds success! Unfortunately, failure breeds failure too. So as the Babe said, never give hard. You may be beaten down, but you won't get beat!

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  2. Stephen - exactly! Gotta love the Babe and his sayings - awesome stuff :)

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  3. Golden Eagle - yay! I love success :)

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  4. Yes, I love all the good news going around. :)

    And, aside from the little grammatical error, it is indeed a marvelous quote.

    Never give up.

    I'm slow, too, Jemi. I mean, I'm fast with a first draft, but I'm a pitifully slow reviser. But, yanno, I've got a busy schedule and a family and pets and house and yard and a life. It's okay if we're slow. :)

    Huggles,
    Lola

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  5. It's always encouraging to hear good news! There's plenty of room for all of us to succeed. :D My glass is always full.

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  6. Your enthusiasm is contagious! Thanks for this.

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  7. hi miss jemi! for sure im just soooo happy for all that good news stuff for so much of my blogger friends. im thinking part of not giving up is having the most best blogger friends thats there to cheer for you when you could succeed and cry with you when stuff get tough.
    ...hugs from lenny

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  8. That's right, girl! On the path, blazing a trail...and it's okay to feel a twinge of jealousy now and then (I certainly do), as long as it spurs us to strive harder! Write on!

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  9. Optimism is also contagious. If you're a snail, I'm a turtle minus three legs! Thanks for pointing us to success. I'll never give up, and I know neither will you.

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  10. Lola - it's been awesome seeing all these great people making advances! I'm glad I'm not the only one who is slow. Life is soooooo busy, it's hard to do it all!

    Lisa - my glass is pretty darn full too! It's so much fun to see all the success :)

    Emily - thanks! I hope it spreads! There's lot of room for everyone :)

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  11. Lenny - it is soooo exciting to see bloggy friends have such good news! Your description is so right on - blog buddies are the best!

    Mary - yes! It's fun to watch them blaze those trails and know we're somewhere on the same path!! :)

    Yvonne - I think you're right - optimism is very contagious! I know we'll get there because we're just not going to quit!

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  12. You have a great attitude! Rock on Jemi!

    Angela @ The Bookshelf Muse

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  13. Thanks so much Angela! Life's too short to waste any of it :)

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  14. I was so happy for the two Shannons! And never giving up is practically a required trait for writers. :)

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  15. We've got this. Both of us, we'll go far. :) Great attitude, and I love that quote.

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  16. Susan - yes it is! The Shannons rock - it's a joy to see them achieve such success!

    Bethany - I love it too! And I think you're right!! :)

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  17. I love that quote, Jemi! And I agree...bring it. I love how we're all traveling on this road together, and it helps make the tough parts easier.

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  18. Feel free to snag any of my success! You'll make it if you just don't quit.

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  19. Perseverance, perseverance, perseverance! That's the key, right?

    And it's okay to move at the pace of an arthritic snail--better than not moving at all!

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  20. My niggle is I'm pretty sure that picture is not anything like Babe Ruth.

    But I agree with the sentiment!

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  21. Here's to a successful and bright future for you! Take care
    x

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  22. Julie - it really does make it easier somehow to see other people on the same road make it to the next level! :)

    Alex - thanks Alex! I do think I'll grab a hold of those coat tails!! :)

    Stephanie - I agree! Moving in the right direction is enough. Life is BUSY and wonderful and I'll take what I can get!

    Al - I just snorted out my tea!! Yup, I'm pretty sure Babe's legs didn't look much like those ones! :)

    Old Kitty - and to you as well! Cheers!!!

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  23. I knew about Shannon M, but not Shannon O! Thanks for the heads up.

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  24. It's amazing to see all the great news filtering down in the writing world. Perseverence definitely has it's place in this career.

    What a great reminder to keep our chins up!

    hugs~

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  25. Great news all around!!! Huge congrats to the Shannons. As my mom always said, patience and perseverance overcomes all difficulties. :)

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  26. It's always great to hear good news. It gives us hope. ;)

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  27. And when you think you've run out of chances, remember this one from Yogi Berra: “It ain’t over till it’s over.”

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  28. Amen! I've had a couple of good days in a row now (contentment in spite of circumstances) and I feel like maybe I should shout "I'm Happy!" from the rooftops to counterbalance all the times I have said "I'm sad."

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  29. Elizabeth - you're very welcome! I love watching my buddies succeed

    Matthew - Shannon O's is more recent!! Awesome news :)

    Cat - it does! Perseverence is probably one of the best traits to have!

    VR - patience & perseverence is a tough combination to have - but so important!

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  30. Cherie - it is exciting to see all the good news!! :)

    Linda - I LOVE Yogi's quotes - both Yogis actually! :)

    Beth - It's true - we do often discuss the bad more than the good. It's important to do the good too. I'm so glad you had a few good days - may it continue!

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  31. I agree! All the great news in the blogosphere lately has me very excited and hopeful. :)

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  32. Emy - me too! It's impossible not to ride that wave of excitement and joy!! :)

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  33. Ahha! I like it - love to celebrate with others. ;)

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  34. Love it. And you are very welcome glad you liked the award.
    Eve.xxx

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  35. Michelle - I agree - it's the best!! :)

    Eve - I did! It was so sweet of you to think of me :)

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  36. Me, too! I've been so psyched to hear how good everyone's doing! Bring it~! :D <3

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  37. Leigh - it's been awesome! Makes me want to hurry up, finish polishing and get back in those query trenches!

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  38. Great news all around. I always feel revved up hearing someone else's fantastic news, because I feel like something awesome is around the corner for me as well. We need to work hard and write on.

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  39. Medeia - I agree! The hard work definitely pays off in other aspects of life, so why not this one??? :)

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  40. I love your attitude Jemi. Success of others is not something that should get you down but inspire you.

    It proves that it's possible.

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  41. Fingers crossed it's contagious! My favourite part of the online writing community is the way we celebrate for each other.

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  42. Karen - exactly!!! I get shivers everytime I hear another big announcement. It's such a thrill!

    Amie - let's hope! I really love that about the online community too. It's an amazing group of people!

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  43. I guess we all appreciate encouragement to know we're heading in the right direction. It's so hard to know, isn't it?

    Perfect quote! Thanks for sharing it here, Jamie.

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  44. Lee - you're welcome! :)

    It's good to know we're on the same path as those who are making it ... like you! :)

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  45. So many great news. Love to celebrate with all my bloggy friends!

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  46. Nas - It's so much fun to celebrate these wonderful successes! :)

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  47. Indeed, there is lots of great news out in the blogging community.
    And some of the great news is that I have the awesome privilege of interacting with such supportive and encouraging folks such as your good self :)
    Take care and happy writing, eh
    Gary :)

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  48. Gary - you're a sweetie! I do agree - the community of online writers is second to none for kindness, support and caring! It's awesome to be a part of it. :)

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  49. Hi Jemi,

    You're fantastic for celebrating with our friends. Thanks for all th links, I'm going to check out all th good news now!

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  50. Riya - thank you! It's a HUGE pleasure to spread the news and the joy! I love these ladies and am thrilled to see them taking these huge steps! :)

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  51. I'm a huge believer in "Slow and steady wins the race." Thanks for the inspiration.

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  52. Leslie - you're welcome! I hope you're right! :)

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  53. It's inspirational! None of us can give up. Aside from needing to keep at it for ourselves, we can help each other, too.

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  54. Janna - you're so right! This online writing community is amazing! There's always someone (or a ton of someones) ready to give you a boost just when it's needed most!

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  55. Thank you for sharing all of this good news! I've been out of touch with the blogsophere of late and I LOVE coming back and seeing all of my blog friends get agented! Can't wait to hear some more good news as time goes on :)

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  56. Yea people who/that never quit are the best :-)

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  57. Julie - Isn't it awesome??? :) It's such a thrill to see good people getting great news!

    Agnes - thank you! I'd say you're most definitely one of those people who know how to keep moving forward! :)

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