Friday, December 22, 2006

Merry Christmas and a Blogger Hijack

Finally switched my blogs to the new blogger yesterday. It was supposed to take a couple minutes. Two hours later, with this blog still stuck in cyberspace somewhere, I had to leave the house. Fortunately, by the time I returned hours later, the blog had switched over. Sorry to those of you who kept getting the "switching" error message yesterday afternoon. I must admit, however, even after the slow move, this new blogger makes it easier to post.

This is my Merry Christmas and Happy New Year post to all you terrific BGs who have so blessed my life. Thank you for stopping by to read. Thank you for your comments. For your friendship, your support and encouragement. This is a tough business, and we sure need each other. Thank you, thank you, thank you for all you have meant to me.

I will be taking all of next week off from blogging, as well as New Years Day. Forensics and Faith will be back on January 2. I will be looking at all the comments to yesterday's post and will cover all that I can in the new year. Please continue to leave your ideas in the comment section of that post. And if you'd like to leave your Christmas/New Years wishes to me and all the BGs here, go for it. Be as creative as you like. (Many of you are writers, aren't you?)

And so I leave you in 2006 with Christmas/New Years wishes for warmth and lots of eggnog. Oh, and let's not forget the sugar cookies with thick frosting. You might want to avoid the strychnine this time of year. And I hear spider rooms can be kinda creepy. Hot tubs are great--just check 'em out before climbing in if it's after dark. Jogging's great too, just don't do it alone through a wooded park. And if you're walking out to your car on a chilly morning ...(oops. You haven't read that book yet.) Hope the new year brings you gray gorilla surprises, S-Man license plate fascinations, a new book contract or two, and lots of page-turning books to read!


Pam Meyers said...

Welcome to the new Blogger, Brandilyn! I'm so excited I can post again on your blog.

Just in time to wish you and your family a beautiful Christmas. Enjoy your blog-free week!

Rachel Hauck said...

Merry Christmas.


Julie Carobini said...

Merry Christmas to you too, Brandilyn!

And thanks for the wishes and warnings ;-)


Gina Holmes said...

I still haven't switched over to the new blogger. I was afraid I'd lose archives in the translation. Gulp.

Merry Christmas to you too!

Lynetta said...

A very merry Christmas and happy New Year to you, Brandilyn! Thanks for all you give us, your BG's too! :-)

Kristy Dykes said...

I haven't switched either, Gina. Guess I need to. Maybe after the New Year, when all the kids are back in school and Internet traffic is back to normal.

Merry Christmas, B, and everyone. Have a Jesus-filled Christmas. And New Year. And every day!

Anonymous said...

Thank you for your candid ways, your humor, your straightforward information, and your fun spirit.

May the Lord of all Creation continue to bless your life, your family, your writing endeavors and cover you with His blood, His grace, and His counsel. May this Christmas be exceptional as you celebrate Him. In the Name of Jesus, Amen.


Jennifer said...

To Brandilyn and BG's everywhere,
May your fingers fly accurately over your keys, may your pencils move so quickly you need to sharpen them often, may your pens never run out of ink, and may your paper be plentiful--oh, and may your writing be so brilliant, Spirit-filled and unique that you fall in love with writing for you King every day.
Abundant blessings, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
Jenny Cary

Susanne said...

I switched over to. Took over 3 hours. I was panic stricken that they'd lost my whole blog. :v}

Have a very Merry Christmas, Brandilyn. All God's blessing to you and your family!

Peg Phifer said...

Brandilyn, I read your blog every day but I've had little success in posting comments. Stll, I'm trying again. Maybe this switch-over will work better for me.

Wishing everyone a Christ-filled Christmas and a writing-filled New Year.


Peg Phifer

Air Force Family said...

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year Brandilyn!
I have enjoyed reading your blog and I know I'll continue to enjoy it next year.
You have been a blessing to me by sharing how the Lord has touched you and with your humor.
God bless you, as we remember the reason we celebrate Christmas!


eileen said...

Wishing you, your family and the BSs a blessed Christmas! Celebrate our King of Kings!

Malissa said...

Merry Christmas!!!
I just finished Dead of Night!

Totally a surprising twist;) good job.

Dineen A. Miller said...

Merry Christmas! Looking forward to another exciting and informative year reading your blog, Brandilyn. You're such a blessing to me and so many! Hugs!

Alison said...

I just found your blog and love it!!

I recently started reading your books and I just finished the "Hidden Faces" series. I must say that it is one of the best Christian suspence series I have come across.

God bless and happy holidays!

Kristy Dykes said...

Where ar-r-r-r-r-re you, B? It's Monday, January 1.

Oh, phooey. I just re-read your post and noticed you'll be back tomorrow.


~ Brandilyn Collins said...

Alison, thank you. And I'm so glad you're joining us at Forensics and Faith!

Alison said...

Wow!! Brandilyn Collins just said hi to me!!! I think I'm going to faint........

I just read "Violet Dawn" and loved how you told the story from different perspectives and then incorperated them at the end.


~ Brandilyn Collins said...

Thank you, Alison. Now all I need is another ten million or so readers like you...

By the way--in Coral Moon I have a character named Alison. She's called Ali. You'll like her. :]