Tuesdays With Gretchen

24 May

So…mark your calendars now because this is the first installment of many which I’m hoping you’ll look forward to with at least a small degree of anticipation!  Tuesdays with Gretchen.  That’s what I want you to remember.  It’s too bad, really, that my name doesn’t begin with a “T”…or that a day of the week doesn’t begin with “G”.  I could have called it Tuesdays with Trudy.  That has a ring to it.  When I was small, my sister called me  – among a wide variety of nick names – “Trudy Myra”.  Not sure why, you’d have to ask her.  So I could, I suppose, call this Tuesdays with Trudy…but then, no one would know who the heck I was talking about so I guess Tuesdays With Gretchen it will be.

Have I said it often enough yet for you to remember?!!  TUESDAYS WITH GRETCHEN!

So…now you know how often and when I intend to post on my blog!  Yes.  That would be Tuesdays.  Why Tuesday?  I met a girl once, who met a girl, whose name was Tuesday.  I always thought it was a kinda cool name.  Not that I named any of my children “Tuesday”.  I’m married to a die-hard Mid-western guy.  “Tuesday” is way too out there for him.  I was all for “Finnley” for our third child…but yeah, that didn’t go over too well, either.  Especially since she turned out to be a girl.  So I had to use it for one of my character’s names. 

What character am I talking about?  More on that another day.  Another TUESDAY.

It’s possible that I’ll have epiphanies on days other than Tuesday.  And I may be compelled to write about those.  Either that or I’ll store them all up for a month of Tuesdays.  So don’t be surprised if there’s an occasional non-Tuesday post.  As a matter of fact, you can always read anything I post on any given day…even on a Wednesday!  All this to say, I’d love you to stop by as often as you’d like.   If I ever figure out how to post pictures properly, I might even post them on a Friday…just to keep you on your toes.

Okay, so now you know when…I suppose you’re wondering what.  Well, I think I’ve covered that in my “about”…which I believe is located on your upper right hand side and titled, “Where I’m Coming From”…look there to see what I’ll be writing about.  ‘Course, who knows what epiphanies I’ll be having, so who knows what will show up…but those are my basic parameters.  Those are where I’m being led.  Compelled, as it were. 

I really hope you’ll join me on my journey.


6 Responses to “Tuesdays With Gretchen”

  1. Kathy May 25, 2011 at 8:15 am #

    Yay! So happy to see you here! And I think it’s a great idea to only ‘have to’ post once a week and go from there!

    • Gretchen O'Donnell May 25, 2011 at 10:06 am #

      Thanks, Kathy! Yes, I think once a week will be good for everyone!

  2. Stacey May 26, 2011 at 8:15 am #

    I think it will be interesting to read what you will write on those weeks where you don’t have an epiphany :-/ I am picturing a writer sitting at their computer, fingers poised on the keyboard, staring into the everything, waiting. I’ve probably seen one too many movies about writers with writer’s block!:-)

    Anyway…one of our mutual friends told me once that “life is filled with everyday ordinary days”. Anticipating both your epiphanies and your “well, it’s Tuesday…and tomorrow is Wednesday” posts. God speed!

    • Gretchen O'Donnell May 26, 2011 at 12:36 pm #

      Thanks, Stacey…and here’s one secret about epiphanies and writing in general…I can have an epiphany on a Thursday and post it on a Tuesday and no one will ever be the wiser. Ha! I’ve got several things “ready” to post…as well as lots of ideas. But yes, there may be days when I’m less…inspired…and then I hope everyone will put up with me!!

  3. Marti Smith May 26, 2011 at 8:36 am #

    Great to see you blogging!

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