Wednesday, June 27, 2012

The ABC's of Me - A to M

Several writerly blogs I follow have done this and I thought I'd give it a try...enjoy!

Author - Am I one yet? Not in my mind...eventually though!

Blanchard - My maiden name, traced back from Massachusetts to England and then to France.

Carpe Diem - Something I try to do every day. Losing my husband at 58, the person I thought I'd be with the rest of my life, taught me to savor every day to the fullest.

Donna - I've never particularly liked my name. There is no good nickname, it's boring and in the 1950's there were too many of us. I tried to talk my parents into letting me spell it Dawna. No go. Today kids would just do it. LOL!

Exeter - This is where I lived during my high school years, Exeter NH. It's not my hometown, that's Duxbury MA, but those years are still memorable ones.

Fly - The movie The Fly was my first ever horror movie. I was maybe 10 years old which made my brothers 7 and 4 and our mother decided to take us all out to the movies. She obviously hadn't read about the movie and had no idea of the horror it involved. To this day, that is one of the scariest memories of my childhood.

G rades - I was basically an A student, well until I met up with Geometry. For some reason we just didn't get along and in tenth grade I got my first C.

HOT...not sexy hot, but hot flash hot. Over three years and still waiting for them to stop. :-(

Imperfect - "I refuse to wait for my perfect tomorrow, I'll continue to savor my imperfect todays."

Journal - I'm a writer and writers should have journals, or so the pundits say. I've bought them, I love the look, the feel, the clean white lined paper. I write maybe once or twice and never continue. But I still buy them and collect them and look at them....

Killers - I have fallen in love with books involving serial killers and I don't know why. Maybe because I spent so many years reading romance novels? James Patterson and Alan Jacobson are two of my favorite authors.

Love of Life - This is a common trait of both my current and late husband, a real love of life. Taking each moment and making the best of it. I work hard to do the same in their honor!

Motorcycle - I learned to ride at age 55. Ten years later my only regret is that I didn't start much younger. The freedom on riding is something only another rider or a dog can understand.
Watch for N - Z.....
PS. Be sure to stop by Christina McKnight's blog about writerly'll see me there!


  1. I know you have already receiveut couldnt help nominating you for the liebster award :)

  2. I do the same thing with journals... and sketchbooks. Love them. Feel the paper. Save them until I write something worthy in them, or find something to dedicate them to. I may use them once or twice, or even 16 times. Then I find a new book of paper for my words... <3.

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  4. If you like to read about serial killers, I hope you've read "The Red Dragon." Awesome. They made it into a movie, but I think the book is way better.

  5. What a good idea to write your own alphabet. I might copy you some time! You are an interesting person, by the way!

  6. Owning the title 'author,' takes time, but you'll be glad when you embrace it. Your writing tells me you could, if you just would ;)

  7. Awwww, thank you so much! I'll be behind in reading blogs for almost two weeks since I'm vacationing with family.

  8. I am such a stationary addict...I even blogged about it. LOL! Glad I'm not alone...

  9. I haven't read that, will have to check it out! Thanks!!

  10. I 'borrowed' if from someone else so feel free to 'borrow' it from me. LOL! And thank you.... ;-)

  11. Thank you, Carol. Maybe this time next year....LOL!

  12. OMG! This post is fabulous! I might have to steal your idea and make an A to Z list of my own just to see what I would come up't wait to read the rest of the alphabet!

    Donna L Martin

  13. Go for's fun and something we can repeat (the idea) and yet not repeat (the responses). ;-)


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