"...IF YOU FOLLOW YOUR BLISS, DOORS WILL OPEN FOR YOU THAT WOULDN'T HAVE OPENED FOR ANYONE ELSE." - Joseph Campbell

"SOMETIMES ON THE WAY TO YOUR DREAM, YOU GET LOST AND FIND A BETTER ONE." - Lisa Hammond

"IT IS POSSIBLE AT ANY AGE TO DISCOVER A LIFELONG DESIRE YOU NEVER KNEW YOU HAD." - Robert Brault


"IT'S NEVER TOO LATE TO BE WHO YOU MIGHT HAVE BEEN." - George Eliot

"WE DID NOT CHANGE AS WE GREW OLDER. WE JUST BECAME MORE CLEARLY OURSELVES." - Lynn Hall

"GO CONFIDENTLY IN THE DIRECTION OF YOUR DREAMS! LIVE THE LIFE YOU HAVE IMAGED." - Henry David Thoreau

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

* A Sigh of Joy, Relief, Happiness, Disbelief, Pride *

What could I possibly mean?



I'm amazed and relieved that I finally sent my memoir off to my editor around midnight last night. How completely mind-boggling it is to write or speak those words! I'll post updates as I know of them. 


This is me during the years of writing my memoir.
(No, that is not an earring, it is the doorknob behind me)



Image: courtesy of Google
I also felt like this woman sometimes.



Image: courtesy of Google
And this woman sometimes, too!



Image: courtesy of Google

I extend my sincerest Thank-You to all of you who've helped me along the way, by your friendship and your words of encouragement. There are way too many to even try to mention by name....but I think you know who you are! 


** And to all of you that I owe e-mails and/or snail mail, I hope to start getting caught up on those now, too.....Well, actually that would be AFTER I clean house for our Saturday's Family Thanksgiving!!...And  I could possibly use a gentle reminder, too! **



   
Natalie Merchant - "Thank You"

If I could sing, I would sing this song to you! Actually that IS me singing. I dubbed my voice over the You Tube video! Nawww, I'm just kiddin'!




"To succeed in life, you need two things: ignorance and confidence." -- Mark Twain


"Eighty percent of success is showing up." -- Woody Allen

40 comments:

  1. Congrats! Take a day off...then start writing another book. :)

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  2. That is such awesome news, Becky! Congratulations on this major accomplishment! Still time for you to jump on the NaNo train--LOL--just kidding!

    Pat
    Critter Alley

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  3. You Rock Becky!! What did you do to celebrate?

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  4. I knew you could do it! Congratulations!

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  5. That's wonderful news, Becky! :)

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  6. Congrats to you dear friend! Sandie

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  7. Thanks, everyone! All of you helped make this possible!

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  8. Whoohoo.....Can't wait to read this one.

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  9. I know you must be so happy! Congrats and can't wait to hear about the next steps! Hugs, Linda

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  10. YAHOOO! I am SO happy for you! Hip Hip HOORAY! This is a great day indeed! Give yourself some rest and relaxation...until you hear something! And then I know there will be more work. Sending you LOTS of happiness hugs!

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  11. Good for you, Becky. Now you can really enjoy the season!

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  12. Good for you, Becky! You DID it. Ohhhh, you must feel so relieved and excited! Great news. Susan

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  13. Thank you all again! I love all of my friends, whether you live nearby or far away. I've felt your support and encouragement all the way. (Hey, there I go writing poetry now!)

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  14. Wonderful news Becky! Wa-hoo!

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  15. iT'S A LONG AND WINDING ROAD....WAIT! DID SOMEBODY ALREADY SAY THAT??? CONGRATS!!!!! APTT PICKETT

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  16. Hi Becky, so good to meet you. And thanks for following my blog. I had to laugh out loud reading your post. At first glance, I did think that was an earring -- and then you said "it's not an earring." I cackled! :) Love your blog header too. I'm becoming a new follower.

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  17. Congratulations. I am so happy that the first hard leg is done. Perhaps you could have two days off, and introduce yourself to your family:-)

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  18. Good luck, Becky! You've worked hard--take a rest for a minute.

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  19. I am so proud of you! I cant wait to buy my autographed copy in the near future. Yay for you, Becky!

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  20. All of you are actually making me get misty eyed. I'm so blessed to have such wonderful people in my life!

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  21. Congratulations, Becky!!!!! Can't wait to read it. :)

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  22. Congratulations! Gives you yet another thing to be thankful for while you're enjoying that turkey dinner.

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  23. Way to go, Becky! Can't wait to read it.

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  24. This post is cracking me up! I love the photos. See how funny and creative you are. Now, on to book 2--wait, what? What did I say? :) Seriously, CONGRATS!

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  25. Thanks again, to all of you! And JRD, I'm pretty sure I know who you are! I'll be e-mailing you soon!
    And Margo....yes ma'am, I'll be ready to begin The Sequel pretty soon! Glad my post (and photos) cracked you up!

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  26. Such wonderful news, Becky, you go girl! ;-)
    *Congrats hugs*

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  27. YAYYYYY! Big sigh of relief--until the edits come back! ;-)

    (I laughed out loud at your picture--not because you looked so funny--well, a little bit because of that--but because you felt the need to point out the doorknob. Hahahahahaha! You seriously crack me up, Becky P.)

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  28. Thanks, Estrella and Cathy C!
    And Cathy, I wouldn't have thought to point out the door knob, except one of the other times I posted that photo, one of my buddies, Judie @ Rogue Artists blog mentioned it and she thought I had on a hilarious earring!! :D

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  29. Congratulations Becky! I'm so thrilled for you - it must be such a good feeling. That really is such a wonderful accomplishment. Loved all the pics!!

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  30. Hey Thisisme! So good to see your happy, smiling face! Thank you so much. It really is a wonderful feeling, and I'm glad you liked all the pics! :D

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  31. Yay, Becky!!! This is such great news! CONGRATULATIONS!!!I can't wait to read it, so be sure to add me to the list when it comes out so I can buy a copy!!!

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  32. Awesome, awesome, awesome! Congratulations on a job well done! I am so proud of you!

    Love,
    Patti

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  33. Please let me know when and how I can buy your book! You rock!

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  34. Hey Stephanie, Patti, and Linda! Thank you so much! You're all such sweeties!

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  35. Yay Becky! This is fabulous news! I have been rather MIA lately so just popped in and found this! I am thrilled for you :) Can't wait to see your book in the stores - let me know when to start looking! Take care and have a fabulous Thanksgiving!

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