Almost a week into the new year and so far, so good, for the most part. The weather here is so nice it’s eerie (and at the same time utterly enjoyable), I’ve had lots of time to read, and The O.C. was new last night. Is it bad that I get so much enjoyment from this television show? Have I betrayed 90210 by preferring it, on the whole, over the trials and tribulations of Brandon, Brenda, Dylan and Kelly? I hope not. I know a lot of people have been grumbling that it’s not as good as last year, and there are some things I could do without—D.J. being one of them, I don’t know, he just annoys me—but give me Seth Cohen in any way, shape or form and I will not complain. Promise.

On a totally different note, I’ve been both overwhelmed and flatttered lately by how many people are reading this journal. I checked my Friend Of list the other day and it was up to 700 people, which is amazing. I try not to think about this, to be honest, when I’m sitting here trying to come up with something, anything to say, because it makes me nervous. The fact is, I love writing this journal, and I DO read every single comment (I check them obsessively, if you must know the truth), so even if I can’t respond to every one (because it would take a long time, some days) I really appreciate all of you taking the time to weigh in. So, to address yesterdays queries: I do appreciate the grammar correction, will keep that in mind. The Yahoo group sounds interesting, I’ll have to look into it. And I HAVE been to Toronto, when I went up to watch a couple of days of shooting for How to Deal, and LOVED it. The nicest city I have ever been in. Seriously. And I will consider the Alias thing, although isn’t it a little late to come in? Will I understand anything?

Again, I appreciate your comments, and the comments in my guestbook, more than you know. When I first started writing, nobody cared about me or my books (except for my parents, my husband, and some very devoted friends). When I had bad days, when I was stuck or chapters just weren’t coming together, I was on my own, for the most part. But now, when I want to quit, I remind myself that there are at least a few people out there who aren’t related to me who would really like to see a new book, so I should push on. So I do. Thanks for that.

Have a great weekend. Oh, and have a good day, (note the comma!) everyone…..!