It Happens

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They say that life is what happens when you’re making plans. It is true indeed. I’ve made lots of plans in the last couple of years and life happened anyway. What is fabulous about life is that it is always guaranteed to change, so if something feels a little rotten, you can rely on the fact that it won’t always be so—just try and keep your nostrils shut for a while.

As has been glaringly obvious to followers of my blog, I’ve been more away from it than not for quite some time. After blogging almost every day when I started, to panicked zoom throughs a couple of times a year, I apologise for my lengthy absence and comment neglect. Most of my writing plans had to be put aside for a while in favour of learning how to live again, but now it’s time to rejoin the world of blogging and the world in general. I’m going to start in easy with one post a week, and catch up again with the bloggerverse slowly and enjoyably this time.

I have a little pile of completed books that I intended to publish before, but life was too busy happening. It still is very busy happening, only now I’m enjoying it. So I’m going to see what they were all about, edit them, and let them loose soon. Can’t wait to get stuck in. The urge to scribble never leaves no matter what in the world is going on, so a couple of paragraphs were added or changed while those books languished. Writers can’t stop writing, and in the case of my big non-fiction book (which finally seems to be happy with its tenth title), I’m glad that I never published it when I wanted to. It’s grown and morphed as I’ve grown and morphed, and I think that it will be much more helpful to the people out there that it is intended to help. I also have some great projects on the go, both for others and myself, and can’t wait to launch them all.

Anyway—hello again online friends and family. I’m looking forward to hearing all your news again and getting back into writerly chats.

38 thoughts on “It Happens

    Charles Yallowitz said:
    December 9, 2018 at 12:50 pm

    Hello again.

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      jorobinson176 responded:
      December 9, 2018 at 3:30 pm

      Hi Charles 🙂 Looks like you’re in the midst of big changes too.

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        Charles Yallowitz said:
        December 9, 2018 at 4:38 pm

        Yeah. 2018 is ending with a wild and chaotic ride.

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          jorobinson176 responded:
          December 9, 2018 at 5:14 pm

          Looking forward to it ending – someone said it’s like one of those TV marketing ads – you think its done and the salesman says “But there’s more!!!” 😀

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    olganm said:
    December 9, 2018 at 12:52 pm

    Nice to have you back, Jo. All the best with your future plans (or whatever they might morph into!)

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      jorobinson176 responded:
      December 9, 2018 at 3:32 pm

      Thanks Olga – good to see you! Hope you are well – haven’t chatted since your move. 🙂

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    patriciaruthsusan said:
    December 9, 2018 at 12:58 pm

    Welcome back, Jo. 🙂 — Suzanne

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    Mick Canning said:
    December 9, 2018 at 1:10 pm

    Hi Jo. We blog, we pause, we go away and come back again. Most of us do, anyway.

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      jorobinson176 responded:
      December 9, 2018 at 3:34 pm

      Hi Mick 🙂 That’s true. You never know what’s over the horizon – I love blogging though so it’s really good to know I can again.

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    Stephen Liddell said:
    December 9, 2018 at 1:29 pm

    Hi Jo, so nice to have you back x

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      jorobinson176 responded:
      December 9, 2018 at 3:35 pm

      Thanks Stephen – good to see you! I’ve been catching up sloooowly with everyone’s news – loving your photos! X

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    Mark Myers said:
    December 9, 2018 at 2:00 pm

    Welcome back.

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      jorobinson176 responded:
      December 9, 2018 at 3:36 pm

      Thank you Mark! What years these have been for you more than me – I hope you are well! ❤

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    The Story Reading Ape said:
    December 9, 2018 at 2:49 pm

    Great to have you back with us, Jo 🦍🤗❤️❤️🤗🦍

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    Jane Fritz said:
    December 9, 2018 at 3:03 pm

    So glad you’re back, Jo, and even more pleased to know that your return is because you’re now in a better place. Also, I was delighted to see that the sequel of Myrtle the Purple Turtle, richly illustrated the one and only Jo Robinson, is in the process of hitting the shelves (and Amazon). Bravo!

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      jorobinson176 responded:
      December 9, 2018 at 3:40 pm

      Thanks Jane – good to see you again! I’m all better now – it’s been interesting times for sure, but at least these things are educational. Myrtle is such fun – she’s totally real to me and the stories are always heartwarming – I like that a lot. Hope you are still well! ❤

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    John W. Howell said:
    December 9, 2018 at 3:30 pm

    Welcome back, Jo. Great to see you.

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    ghostmmnc said:
    December 9, 2018 at 7:50 pm

    Hello again, Jo! Very nice to hear from you, and know all is going well these days. 🙂

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    Ronovan said:
    December 9, 2018 at 9:09 pm

    Reblogged this on ronovanwrites.

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    coldhandboyack said:
    December 9, 2018 at 9:56 pm

    Glad to see you back here, and to know all is going well.

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    FlorenceT said:
    December 10, 2018 at 12:06 am

    Hi Jo, looking forward to seeing you around! 😘

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    danniehill said:
    December 10, 2018 at 2:13 am

    So happy you’re back, Jo. Looking forward to you new books as well.

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    floridaborne said:
    December 10, 2018 at 9:51 am

    Books do seem to have a mind of their own. If we listen to them very, very carefully they’ll tell us when they want to be published. 🙂

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    Jemima Pett said:
    December 10, 2018 at 11:44 am

    That’s a marvellous quote!
    I agree, life happens. I’m looking forward to enjoying what happens soon, and I’m glad you’re enjoying it again. Also looking forward to news of the new books 🙂

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    Aimer Boyz said:
    December 11, 2018 at 4:06 am

    Hi, Jo. Welcome back 🙂

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    T Ibara Photo said:
    December 19, 2018 at 8:33 am

    Hello Jo,
    Thank you for this update. You were missed ❤
    Best wishes,
    Takami

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    HESTER said:
    December 28, 2018 at 2:47 pm

    Thank you will reply on this one too asap, first finish work.

    Many hugs xxxxx

    Hester

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    kevin cooper said:
    March 16, 2019 at 6:40 pm

    I too have recently just started blogging again, Jo.

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      jorobinson176 responded:
      March 17, 2019 at 5:33 am

      Hi Kevin – it’s lovely to see you again! This old life really does turn us upside down sometimes. How are you doing? ❤

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        kevin cooper said:
        March 17, 2019 at 1:40 pm

        Doing far, far better Jo… Had to step away from blogging for quite a while… but you know all about having to do that. Good to see you too, Jo.

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