Monday, September 2, 2013

The Beginning of the End

First off, hope everyone (here in the US) is enjoying the Labor Day weekend. Have an extra hot dog and one final dip in the pool before fall unofficially begins.

Now, to the business.

I am sad but resigned to report that this ship has sailed her course. As of October 1, we will have been on this journey for six years. Some might say that's five years longer than we had in us, but we're proud of what we've done here, and thank every stowaway, press-ganged author, and new crew member we gained along the way.

Over the years, we've done parodies and poems. Shared triumphs and turbulence. Propped each other up, smacked each other around, and drank more than our share of virtual rum. We'll miss the crazy drink concoctions, the sandy deck parties, and the camaraderie. And the hotties. We can't forget the hotties.  (I've sprinkled a few through this post for old time's sake.)

I'd like to say that the month of September will be a blow out farewell, but as you'd expect from this lazy pirate crew, we haven't planned anything spectacular. In all honestly, we haven't planned anything at all except this announcement and the day we sail off into the sunset.

On a personal note, I'm certain that if it weren't for this crew, I'd have given up on writing years ago. You all changed my life, and that's something I can never repay. 

22 comments:

Maureen said...

Oh! The last hottie looks sad! I'll see if I can cheer him up...always welcome to visit my blog!

Well, that might depress him... I know, I'll make him a drink! The Sandy Man!

quantum said...

This feels like the end of a sweet romance.
AND that last hottie could be me on a bad day!

I guess y'all have larger oceans to sail on now and I wish you well, God speed and a following breeze.
Sniff ... Guess I'll never seduce Hellie now!

Farewell pirates and thanks for a stimulating six years of education and fun .... I'll never forget you!

AND I will be following progress with the publishing so don't even think about slacking!

Maybe our paths will cross again .... I hope so *smile*

Marnee Bailey said...

I agree with Ter. If not for you guys, I might have quit along the line here. Thank you all. :)

It's crazy to think that Weds is my last blog here.

These hotties are definitely righteous and deserve to be here. Glad we got them aboard before we permanently dock. :)

Terri Osburn said...

Mo, you're such a giver. Yes, mix that boy up a drink!

Q - I'm counting on you to stick around and still find us around the internets. And I have another book coming out in 7 weeks, so no slacking here!

Marn, now THAT does sound crazy. I'm really going to miss this place.

Maureen said...

Q - You have been the most gracious of our hotties.

Marnee Bailey said...

I'm going to miss this place too. :)

Janga said...

I'll miss the pirates and all the great discussions, but I know that I'll "see" you guys on FB and around the Web. And I'll keep an eye on the new releases list for new books and debut books from you all. May your future be filled with blue skies, smooth sailing, and all the treasure that is the stuff of your dreams.

Terri Osburn said...

Thank you, Janga! This would be even tougher if I didn't know you'd still be in my life. :)

MsHellion said...

I'm kinda still in denial and don't want to talk about it, but I'm pretty sure I'm out of great analogies and parodies anyway...so it's time. And we did make a promise to keep our email loop so we'd kick each other's butt to write, so I guess we'll be fine. :)

I'm also bummed that Q won't get to seduce me now. *LOL* I didn't realize it was that difficult.

MsHellion said...

We should probably post hotties every blog since it's our last month. *LOL*

Santa said...

It's been a great ride. I know I've been hiding out in the galley for quite some time but it's given me a keen perspective on the wonderful crew of thus fair ship. So many triumphs! I'd be proud to serve you grub any time!

Terri Osburn said...

Hellie, that's an excellent idea! Hotties all around.

Santa!!! We've loved having you, even if you've been a mostly silent cook. :) One of these days I'm going to make it up there so you can cook for me for real.

Marnee Bailey said...

I agree!! Hotties every blog! Go out with a bang! Or a "woowoo, hey there, big boy."

Maureen said...

Note to self, find hottie pictures. Even if my hotties aren't necessarily the hotties anyone else likes... I like 'em, and that's enough!

Hels, ya need to fly to England and give Q a shot...

Janga, if I've never thanked you for the Goodreads review of "Something Different" - I want to say thank you!

Let's make September a real blow out! Party everyday! And laugh. Must laugh more than cry.

Loucinda McGary aka Aunty Cindy said...

OH NO! Say it isn't so!!!

The Revenge is going into dry dock? Aunty may have to go and have herself a good cry. I have so appreciated getting to know all you fine pirates and wish you well on your individual voyages. But I'm still going off in a corner to pout (and taking a couple of Hotties with me).

AC

Santa said...

Any time, sister, any time. And I promise not to feed you pie or sushi, lol.

Santa said...

Any time, sister, any time. And I promise not to feed you pie or sushi, lol.

Maureen said...

Wait...Terrio doesn't like pie?

Everyone likes pie...

Terri Osburn said...

Not everyone.

PJ Ausdenmore said...

:(

I'm gonna go pout in the corner with AC and her hotties. I don't comment on every post but I do stop by to read them. I'll miss the parties, guests and great info that have been part of the Revenge. I won't, however, miss the lot of you because I plan to stalk...um...follow you all to your respective facebook pages, twitter feeds and author websites. You can't get rid of me that easily!



Terri Osburn said...

I'd be heartbroken if you didn't stalk me, PJ!

Maureen said...

I've always wanted a stalker...

Not even chocolate cream pie?