Friday, January 1, 2016

Happy New Year From New York- 2016!!

Hello everyone, I want to wish everyone a Happy New Year and best wishes in 2016! I wish great health, happiness, and success in 2016! I got to spend New Years Eve with a wonderful family at The Cedars Restaurant in Foxwoods Casino in Connecticut. I rang in the new year with this beautiful family and my fiance, Curt, and my son, Johnny. Curt did not get alot of sleep before having to go to work. However, he made the sacrifice in order to spend time with us. I am in talks with a woman out in Los Angeles. She is a film student out there. She will be drawing up documents in an effort to start production on Construction Tales. It is a part of her course work as film student in Los Angeles. She will be submitting the finished product to a handful of Hollywood studios for feedback. I am growing in my excitment as to the start of this project. I am looking forward to seeing what she can come up with her creativeness! When I get something in my hands, I will be sure to share the progress and final product, of course! I was speaking to a female co-worker this past week about my book. I offered to give her a copy of my teen version in exchange for a review on Amazon and my blog. I do not have a review yet for the edited version of my book. I have given out a few copies of my book. To my disappointment, no one has yet to offer a review of the book. I find that frustrating since it bothers me when people promise something and do not deliver. I won't allow it to discourage me since I am a warrior and I will keep trying. As of now, my co-worker has offered a review by the end of the month. I will be patient and wait for her to approach me with the news of the review. I will look for more avid readers and give them a book in exchange for a review. I am not in a huge reading circle. I guess that happens when one works with busy people or construction workers. Few of my co-workers are big into reading books. I find alot of them asking me to produce an audio version of my book. I do have one, just waiting for my eldest son to finish the editing on it. I will share as soon as it is ready online. I wrapped up teaching my Principles of Trade Unionism course. I had a wonderful round of students in my class. They were mostly college educated and managed to submit 95% of the work! I only had one or two incomplete portfolios. I will miss them as students but will see them in the spring. I am often the campus writing coach so I will see them in that capacity. I already plan of grabbing a few of them in the spring to do some work with them on their writing. I am unsure if I will get a teaching opportunity in the spring. I will take whatever God gives me. As always, thanks for stopping by to review my blog. Have a great holiday weekend! Cheers! Leslie M Jasper

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