Tomorrow we're celebrating my 29th birthday (yep. For the fifteenth time.) I find the older I get the more I'd like to skip this event altogether, especially when despite my stern no-gifts rule I discover suspiciously-wrapped packages in certain loved ones' hiding places.
I don't mind moving up on the middle-aged scale. Well, the pure white hair under this dye job annoys me, but everything else suits me fine. I'm more comfortable with myself inside and out at 44 than I was at 24, too. I guess I had to grow on me -- or maybe everyone goes through that?
Anyway. I'm going to celebrate the big double-4 by doing one last July giveaway: four sets of these books: An unsigned copy of Last Girl Dancing by Holly Lisle and a signed copy of the unbound hand-corrected galley of Private Demon, the next Darkyn novel, by Yours Truly.*
To enter the giveaway, send an e-mail to LynnViehl@aol.com by noon EST on Thursday, 7/14/05. My kids will pick the four winners and I'll post the winners' names tomorrow afternoon.
*This one won't be published until October, so the winners will be the first four people beside my editor and agent to read it.
Wednesday, July 13, 2005
Four by Forty-four
Posted by the author at 1:11 PM
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Happy birthday from a fellow Cancer! (Mine is 6/24) :)ReplyDelete
44 ain't so bad. (Actually, I'm 43, but for a long time I've had a habit of imagining I'm a year older than I really am. Takes the sting out of birthdays.)ReplyDelete
LGD arrived 2 days ago. I'm still trying to think of an appropriate thank you. For the time being, however: thank you! And, happy birthday.
happy b-day. My Mother celebrated her 46th yesterday.ReplyDelete
Is Alfred baking you a cake?ReplyDelete
HAPPY BIRTHDAY MS. VIEHL!!ReplyDelete
You are amazing and awesome. Keep up the good work, keep producing magnificent reads and stay safe!
Thanks for all of the wonderful give-aways!
Alles Gute zum Geburtstag.ReplyDelete
Happy Birthday, S! Since you're so adamant, I shall abide by your no prezzo rule.ReplyDelete
I, too, have the white under the dye and figure I am waaay too young for that look - by about twenty or thirty years!
The problem with being more comfortable with myself (finally!), is that I'm less able to put up with other people's foibles. Hell, I shouldn't have to either! I don't snarl at them anymore, I just walk away or hang up the phone. Life is too short for people to not get the point. For somethings, it's good to be in the forties!
Happy Birthday!! And thanks again for the ARC I won--it arrived today and looks like a great read.ReplyDelete
Now don't laugh, but I finally found the quote I wanted to post when you were seeking inspirational ones--I like it so much, here it is just for fun:
"People are like stained-glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within."
~~ Elizabeth Kubler-Ross
happiest of birthdays to you!ReplyDelete
You make me look forward to 44. You've accomplished so much and with such pizazz. Sometimes I wish I were in my 40's so people would take me more seriously. Myself included.
(10 more years for me to go.)
Again, hope you have a great day.
Ms. Viehl, AOL won't let me email you my entry and I just got the other 2 (Easy Lover and Rocket) returned, so I was wondering if we could circumvent your AOL and you could just put my name in? I'm still working on finding a way to get you my ship-to address for "Home for the Holidays"...ReplyDelete
Sorry about this...
Oh, there's another Briana in the crowd! *waves hello* For the record it's Briana N. :DReplyDelete
I've been trying to avoid the whole birthday thing for quite a few years now, but my wife insists that I observe it. Spoilsport!
I'm 18 months away from 50. I'll let you know what that's like.
I've sent an entry from another email address (one with the tag @shaw.ca) so I'm hoping that this one won't be rejected as "from a spammer". At any rate, just so that you don't think that I'm trying to cheat the system, I think this one will go through so you don't need to manually put in my name. I'm really sorry about all of this!ReplyDelete
Well, we all know that AOL is just plain eeevil. :)ReplyDelete
Another birthday wish - although I don't understand the no presents thing. For the record, 50 feels pretty good over here.ReplyDelete
Oh, and I'm loving If Angels Burn.
I go ahead and say "Happy Birthday" now. My mother has adopted a similar stance, though she opts for thirty-nine, being a great fan of the late Jack Benny. Since I do admit to my age, this means that I'm now older than my mother, a trick she greatly enjoys. :)ReplyDelete
Happy Birthday! Hope you have a wonderful one! :)ReplyDelete
Happy Birthday Ms. Viehl!ReplyDelete
Happy Birthday. Mine comes up on Monday. I now have anniversaries of my 29th. When my son turned 30, I told him that for the first year of his life we were too poor for him to have a mother.ReplyDelete
My hubby is celebrating his birthday today too. He just turned 41 years old.
Happy, Happy Birthday.ReplyDelete
Man--I hate being on the West Coast. I missed the giveaway deadline by 18 minutes. Oh, well. I'll enjoy the book when it comes out and that's good enough. lol
Sigh. What a time for the Internet to be down so I missed the deadline. Happy Birthday. I'm with you on the whole celebration thing. My hubby likes doing presents and his family celebrates practically everything so I haven't had a bday with my immediate, or my genetic, family for ever, but we still go out to celebrate with the in laws :).ReplyDelete
Enjoy your day,
Ahh--a belated Happy Birthday. May this year be even better than last year.ReplyDelete
I'm a year older than you, but I claim it, lol. I always say it's better to have a birthday than the alternative! (Besides, everyone always guesses my age to be about 10 years younger than what I am. *grin* My secret is lots of water and vitamin C.)
Happy b-day! Now get back to work.ReplyDelete