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Friday, May 1, 2009

it's done

Yesterday, I finally submitted my manuscript to my editor at Wesleyan Publishing House. It was an exciting moment in my writing journey. I am so indebted to many people who have helped me get to this point. Maybe I'll say more about that later.

I am very happy when I am sitting at the computer keyboard, working on one writing project or another. But, these last few weeks, I have felt the compulsion to get it down, get it right, and get it done. Thankfully, the first step is completed, but . . . there is much more work to be done as it goes through the editing and printing process.

Most of my writing is an extension of my soul, and this book is a sort of culmination of many things I have tried to write about in other articles. I feel very strongly about the subject matter. It is currently titled Keeping Beauty, but is very subject to change. I call it "an interpretation of the Creator's design;" it is written in the format of an 8 week study for women. It is currently scheduled for release in the spring of 2010. I will keep you updated on the progress.

I have been dabbling in fiction now and then, and hope to get seriously started on a novel very soon. I have an intriguing idea that I can't wait to get down in a story.

Of course, I am still continuing as editor of The Ladies' Companion as well as other bits of writing work. With my children getting out of school soon and a full summer schedule, I think I may have to keep my notebook close by to jot down those flashes of thought until I get to my computer!

5 comments:

  1. Valerie - This is so exciting! Congratulations for having a dream and working to make it come true.

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  2. So wonderful! I'm placing my order for one of the first autographed copies. :)

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  3. Congratulaions! You amaze me. :) Can't wait to get a copy.

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  4. Congratulations on this accomplishment! I am looking forward to seeing the finished product!

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  5. You go, girl!! You're doing great!

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