Friday, March 4, 2016

Friday Fricassee

Final stretch.

Final read-through before handing in The Manuscript.

Then, a final read-through from my agent.  Maybe she'll find more little tweaks that need to be done.  If she does, I will tweak.

If not, then we're officially ready to go.

Everything's in place.

She's excited.

I'm excited.

And just a wee bit terrified.

It's so hard at times to not allow the past to define our present, yes?

I'm not going to ask you to stand behind me, because I know you're already there.

I'm not going to ask you to cheer, because your cheering has never ceased.

Thanks for being a safety net.  A peanut gallery.  A tribe.

That is all.  Now if you'll excuse me, I've got 18 chapters to go.

(If you've got a spare hug, though, I could probably use it.)

32 comments:

  1. }}}}}}}HUGS{{{{{{{ I feel your angst.

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    1. Thank you! The angst is a real thing, for sure.

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  2. Crossing fingers and toes that this is THE ONE! What a journey this is!

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    1. Thank you, Stefanie! Yes, an unbelievable (and LONG) journey!

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  3. Good luck! What an exciting point to be at right now!

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  4. Exciting, yes! Terrifying, absolutely! But you are about to be ON SUBMISSION, something that so many will only dream of. Enjoy it, every time, the past be damned :)

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    1. Thank you, merci, and you're right -- we've got to look forward, not backward!

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  5. No shortage of hugs! All the best!

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  6. What a glorious threshold you stand upon. Lotsa hugs coming your way and a big inky pen for the upcoming contract. You so deserve this, Authoress.

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    1. Thank you, Shari! I will hold that pen with a trembling hand. Thanks for your vote of confidence! :)

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  7. Sending all the "this is the one" thoughts your way!

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    1. Thank you, Jeanne -- I will definitely take those!

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  8. How exciting and scary. Huge hugs.

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  9. You go, girl! From someone who has been a lurker on your website for a long time, you are inspiring and I am so excited for you. Sending hugs!!!

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    1. Any time, and greatly appreciated! :)

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  11. I didn't get a chance to stop by here on Friday, and I just wanted to add my congratulations and good luck wishes -- and more virtual hugs! :) I'm very hopeful that you'll have good news shortly.

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