I Finally Have It

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAMy mom emailed me a couple of weeks ago. “I’m holding your new book in my hands and it’s just beautiful. I can’t wait to start reading it.”


I emailed my editor to let her know that others had my book and I hadn’t even seen it yet. She responded immediately, and somewhat sheepishly, and said she’d get a sample copy in the mail right away.

After a bit of a rigmarole (it got sent to the wrong address), I finally have the book.

I must say that, after working on this book for more than five years (I started researching and writing in Spring 2008), I’m a bit over it.

And, it was October 2010 when the publisher contacted me and said they’d like to publish it. Three whole years ago!

Regardless, I felt it was fitting to go out and celebrate, to bring closure to the whole thing.

Daughter Amy and Jim read the back cover then say, politely, "You don't expect us to read this to show our support, do you?"

Daughter Amy and Jim read the back cover then say, politely, “You don’t expect us to read this to show our support, do you?”

8 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. theclocktowersunset
    Nov 01, 2013 @ 15:50:15

    ’08, wow. Congratulations! You must be proud, you should be. You gonna do it again? It is NaNoWriMo………


    • Randee
      Nov 02, 2013 @ 10:43:17

      I am writing a memoir (my story of divorce and letting my girls go and having them come back to me) – not that I would ever expect that to be published…


  2. farfetchedfriends
    Nov 01, 2013 @ 16:38:50

    Congratulations!!! Yay! Finally. 🙂 You should go out every night this week!


    • Randee
      Nov 02, 2013 @ 10:56:34

      It’s hard to know exactly when to celebrate. I sort of have at other points in the last three years. I guess you’re right – I couldn’t have been celebrating for three years straight. 🙂


  3. Beverly Horyza
    Nov 02, 2013 @ 14:38:06

    I was wondering…and shame on Amy and Jim for wondering if they had to read it. When you love someone you offer or just keep your mouth shut. I for one am enjoying it and am SO PROUD! Mom Date: Fri, 1 Nov 2013 19:52:59 +0000 To: beverly_horyza@live.com


    • Randee
      Nov 02, 2013 @ 17:13:36

      I would never expect either one of them to read it. Maybe Amy, at some point in her life, but not right now. I’m reading it – just to make sure it turned out half way decent. 🙂


  4. Broken White Line
    Nov 02, 2013 @ 19:10:01

    Wow, congrats! That’s definitely quite something to be proud of…even if you’re already over it. 🙂


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