Laptop down. Reading glasses down. Folder down. Bottoms up!!!
Sometimes when we reflect back on the way our life story unfolds it’s nothing short of serendipitous! Minutes before I finished working on the last insert for the book, Sam arrived home early from his business trip. I ran downstairs to kiss him hello, telling him I had just a few minutes more of work to go to finish the inserts. So back upstairs I went. Little did I know he was stealthily mixing me a martini in the kitchen below, which he then surprised me with saying, “Close your eyes. Ok, open.” Looking at the drink he said, “Here this will take you to the finish line! Congrats my dear!”
Then. If that wasn’t enough sugary sweet love and goodness; as if on some universal cue, my dear friend Michelle called the second I finished typing the last word. I leaned back in my writing chair, the one that has held me tightly, yet comfortably to the task at hand for over the past three years while I listened to one of the voices who has supported me throughout my journey; and happy little tears trickled down my face.
I think this process so simply called writing should have some long eloquent title that screams what it does. But the screaming is in the reaching from paper to another mind, to another heart. It’s in the dancing on paper, the hurting and crying, and hopefully the inspiration and the joy.
It’s an exercise in looking for what can’t be seen. Somewhat mysteriously and through ALOT of emotional and mental hard work – it then feels physical. Yet visceral. That is the beauty, the defiance and the magic of writing. After much hard work, one day I realized that a muscle had developed where I never had one. I felt an inner strength different than before. A three-dimensional life story had unfolded before my eyes.
And at last, and after all – I know what I’ve known.
Here it is! Edited and ready to apply for my copyright! I’ve spent the last several weeks inserting ‘something’ in between certain chapters. Most often (as I’ve just been reminded), it’s the little things that require even more attention than the big things.
Now all the little things and the big things are done!!!!! (Picture me dancing on top of a table!!!)
This book of mine is fully formed with a whole heart, intellect, and, hopefully, if I’ve done a good job; a plentiful and abundant soul.
Next week I will be sending the manuscript off to several entities through various personal and business contacts. If they don’t pan out, I will then pursue hiring an agent and go from there.
Thank you for all of your support! This human being of a writer CANNOT sufficiently express in words what it has meant to me!
Stay tuned for the reveal of the title! Ahhhh I can’t wait to share it!!!!!!!
11 thoughts on “Done and DONE!”
From the small bits of the book you shared with me, I know that this work is going to be fantastic! I cannot wait to read it cover-to-cover.
And I cannot wait to share it with you, Sue! You’re in it after all! I’ll be in touch.
So proud and excited for you! What a courageous journey. Can’t wait to read it!! Love to see you guys now that you are back in Maryland ❤❤
Thanks Robin! We’ll have to get together!
Congratulations!! That is such a huge accomplishment and I am so proud of you! I know how much work this as (as I have yet to ‘finish’ and I wish you all the best in sending your hard work off! ♡
Hi sweet Lorrie! Thank you! I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t ELATED!!!! Now the wait… And good luck on your project!!
I thought I had t seen you around, now I know the reason. How wonderfully proud you must be and accomplished. I wish you all the luck in the world getting your work out there. I am sure it will be inspirational and with your writing always from the heart. 💜
Thanks, Jen. I think of you often, hope all is well. I am proud of myself and the body of work that my heart and soul grew. Now to see if someone is interested…. Take care!
And….I love the little blue card. 😉
Thanks, Colleen! YES! The card – emblazoned with one of my favorite words to say I’m afraid! hehe It’s from my daughter and her best friend who both share my humor. They gave it to me when I finished the book. lol