Monday, July 9, 2012

Buccanner BlogFest!

Ahoy, Mates! Welcome aboard the "USS Ink"

What can I tell you about Ink in the Book? I love this blog! This blog is a mirror of my dreams, my hopes and sometimes my heart. I created Ink in the Book so I could share my joys, pains and other stuff about writing. My "Dream Big" dream is to be a published author. Sooner or later I plan to see that dream a reality and I'll take sooner over later. I dream about creating a long family saga, based on my family history. I know, we all have a history that is unbelievable, right? But MY family was banished from the country, captured by French Privateers, came to America as indentured servants, fought against each other during the American Revolution, traveled with Daniel Boone on the Wilderness Road, started and named the town of Hazard, Kentucky, paired up on opposite sides during the Civil War, and fought the blood baths of the French/Eversole Feuds. And that's ONLY the beginning! So, I found it ALL fascinating and worth writing down and telling others about.

I love writing (of course)
I have 6 children (I know, you can pick your jaw up off the floor now:)
I homeschool my kiddo's (Go ahead and pick your jaw up again: it's a huge job, but I love it!
I'm far from home, living in a camper for the summer

Well, I guess that's enough for today. I'll see you on Wednesday!

43 comments:

  1. Wow you have a rich history in your family!

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    1. Yea, and it makes for AWESOME material in my books:)

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  2. Whoa! Your family has definitely had their share of adventure. I'm following you now!

    http://anallegedauthor.blogspot.com/

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    1. I know! When I started my research I couldn't believe how truly amazing my ancestors were!

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  3. You homeschool 6 kids? You, my dear, are a rock star!

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    1. Really? Well, let's see. I play the guitar, the drums, write the music, sing the songs...I guess I am a star:) But I really don't look at it that way. I love teaching, and what better way to spend the day than teaching my own kids! thanks!!

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  4. Well hi! Goodness, you're a brave lady to homeschool 6. Thanks for taking part in the tour, I've dropped you a follow.

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    1. Thank you Verity! I stopped by your blog too! Awesomeness:)

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  5. Oh wow, your family history sounds amazing. I'll be interested to see where you take your story on the road to publication. Good luck achieving your dream.

    And you home schooled six kids, WOW! I'm in awe ...

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    1. Hi Clare! Thanks. My family had such a rich and colorful past. I can't wait for everyone to get a chance to read it!

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  6. first I tip my hat to you. having 6 kids and home schooling them all? for that my dear friend you deserve a medal! and I envy you your family history, sounds like a great field of stories waiting to be harvested.

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    1. It really is Gloria and I hope you get to read about them one day. In MY books:)

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  7. Wow, I am in awe of you! I so loved to read your story and to meet you :) Love your blog, it's so bright and colorful!

    You REALLY have to write about your family history :)

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    1. Thank you, Sylvia! I change my template so often I'm afraid my readers may get aggravated just a little. But, then again, they never know what to expect when they pop in for a visit:)

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  8. My very first blog hop! Excited!

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    1. YaY Juhi! So glad to have you here! Thanks for stopping by and joining the blog fest. It's going to be fun:)

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  9. Wow, if I knew that much about my family history, I'd write about it, too. I'm pretty sure we tried to stay under the radar, though:) Six kids?! You are so brave.

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    1. Thank you Gwen. I don't think my family could even find the radar, much less stay under it:)

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  10. Crap - 6 children :) AND you homeschool them! I bow to you!!! For a child who was homeschooled by my mum in Hong Kong, I do know the huge job you've undertaken. You're super woman!! :)

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    1. If I could be a superhero, I would choose SuperMan, so if I come close to super woman, that would be sweet. Trust me, though, I'm no where near. I wish, though. Thanks for the compliment, Jade:)

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  11. It's great to get to know even more about you! Your family history sounds really interesting.

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    1. Thank you Sharon.Did I mention my Grandfather was the jailor in Hazard? Boy, he's got some stories to tell...

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  12. Wow that's some family history!

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    1. Thanks A.J. I love writing about it, too!

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  13. I wish I was brave enough to live in a camper for the summer! ...and with seven other people! :D Seriously, you amaze me.

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    1. Thank you, Marisa. I must admit, two of my kids aren't with us in the camper. But still, it's not that easy!

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  14. Wow, you are amazing. I come from a family with 6 kids (I'm the "second" youngest by 9 minutes and a twin), but my mom LIVED for school. Great job homeschooling. Living in a camper sounds pretty fun, are you traveling the country, too?

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    1. No, Shell, I'm not traveling the country. Yet. I live in the humble state of North Dakota.
      Homeschooling seems to be a more common thing. Tell you Mom I admire her!

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  15. I'd love to read your family saga! Once you write one, you'll have a hard time going back to shorter books. How long have you been researching your family history? I used to want 8 kids, but changed my mind awhile ago. Since I'm friends with a lot of people in the Orthodox community in my area, I do know a fair number of people with 7+ kids, and part of me still loves the idea of having a big family.

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    1. I have been researching my family history for 12 years! The more I learned, the more i wanted to find out. It started out as a simple family tree project. But when I learned some of my family came from Scotland, that's all it took!

      It's funny what life gives you. Before I married and for the first three years of marriage, I only wanted one baby. But somehow, we kept making them and ended up with six.I don't regret one minute!

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  16. You are a woman after my own heart. "Living in a camper for the summer." LUCKY!!! Are you at a state park? I love camping...seriously, I wish I could do that and writing full time :)

    6 kids and you homeschool them? You are awesome and I think you may be a super hero!

    Your family history sounds like something that should be on the history channel! I would read it! :D

    Glad you are joining us as we sail the seas of the internet! Its very nice to meet you!

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    1. Thank you Courtney.
      Living in a camper, not on vacation. It is not that glorious, but if anyone is handing out awards, I'm in line LOL!
      Really, it isn't that bad, but please don't ask my kids what they think!

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  17. Oh wow!! You should so totally go for it!! I'll be your first buyer!! Those are going to be one heck of a read!! I can't wait and it's going to happen!! Someday very soon! Hang in there!

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    1. Thank you soooo much for that encouragement. It seems like I've been working on it for so long. But I'm hanging. I'm hanging:)

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  18. Your family history sounds fascinating. My fingers are crossed that your big dream becomes a reality for you soon. Good luck!

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    1. Thanks Ayden. I appreciate the crossed fingers:)

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  19. I come from a family of six kids too! And my mom homeschools all of us. :)

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    1. Really! How amazing:) Tell you mom I'm rooting for her:) And thanks for coming over to Ink in the Book, Hannah:)

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  20. Wonderful--I'm just starting to homeschool my kids and hugely admire you for doing it...and with six! :) I'm looking forward to reading more about this and about your writing!!

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  21. I love teaching my kids. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do. What ages and grades do yo have?
    Thanks for popping over and saying hi:)

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  22. I'm still trying to pick my jaw off of the floor...you homeschool your 6 kiddos? Wow. So impressive -- says the former teacher, who doesn't homeschool her 2 kids.

    You have such an amazing family history! Would love to hear more! Following. : )

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  23. Thank you Tonya! You were a teacher too? What/who did you teach?

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