Tuesday, March 4

Some Good News

The book is well under way.
The publishers couldn't be happier.

The bad news...
The deadline is March 15th! And I'm still writing, re-writing and editing.

Some days I swear that I can't pull one more coherent thought out of my head, the next day the words come so fast and furious that I can't write them quickly enough. What I have now is such a jumble that I'm not even sure I can re-organize it. What I need is an assistant. And a new mini recorder, mine chose the worst possible time to conk out.

Among the unbound fragments
found after Emily Dickinson's death
is a small slip of paper that reads only,
"But ought not the amanuensis to receive a commission also --"

I'm no Emily Dickinson, but I completely understand.
I've come to believe that dictation is the ultimate act of love.
To have someone who cares for your words enough to make that sacrifice is a precious gift that cannot bear the weight of a price tag, nor can it be given enough gratitude.

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Blissfully Wed said...

I can't wait to read it. I think you're pretty awesome.

Seamus said...

Wow! That deadline is closing in fast! Lots of "completion thoughts" heading your way! :)

T said...

BW, you know I'll always consider you a friend from the trenches ;)

The next book is fiction. It should be interesting. there are a total of 2 that I have 'in the works' and one that is drafted but not complete.

Right now this is a priority. These stories are important to tell.

I hope to have an Amazon link up soon.

Thanks for your support ;)

Ken Albin said...

Good vibes that you make the deadline. Whew, I hate deadlines!

T said...

Seamus, this weekend is buckling down.

I'll be finished by Monday... at least that's the plan.

T said...

Ken, please email me. I've done all I can think of in light of what I've learned from you recently, but I think more is in order. I couldn't find your addy so please write soon..

your friend,

Bud said...

I am a long time advocate of never writing anything without a trusted editor/aid. Get busy, girl! and good luck!

SeaRabbit said...

Rush... but how thrilling!!!

Michael Manning said...

Wow, Tricia! You're about to be published. I hope you can rush over to a Radio Shack and get a Cassette recorder fast! Cannot wait to read your work! I know it will be fantastic!

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Trashman said...

I didn't know you got a book deal. Congrats.

Anonymous said...

Hey, congratulations and dictation is so much fun!
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Michael Manning said...

Stopped by wondering how it's all coming together Tricia!What an Achievement!!!!

BTExpress said...

Just keep thinking how far you've come and work even harder.

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