Wednesday, July 14, 2010

** The Motivational Lou **

Earlier today I wrote briefly about my publisher, Lou. (that's short for Louella!) I decided Lou deserved a little more than just a sentence or two.

Lou is such a neat person. She is a wonderful writer, an awesome, hard-working publisher, a cheer-leader for her writer friends, an excellent editor, and she always offers intelligent and valuable critiques. Wow! No wonder I like her! So, when she said she'd like to publish my memoir, you better believe I jumped at the opportunity.

Among all the hundreds of tasks Lou performs every day, she's also been diligently working on the new website for her company: High Hill Press. Please jump on over there and check it out. There are writing contests to enter, requests for essays, etc.  Also, click on the link that says "Back Porch Book Chat". You can read a beautiful essay Lou wrote a few years ago about her grandparents and how the book, To Kill a Mockingbird, came into her life. The title of her story is: On the Bank of the Illinois.

One more reason to check out High Hill Press website. There just happens to be a little highlight section, right at the top of the home page....and you might see a name you recognize!!...Plus another one....Donna, of Donna's Book Pub!

I can't thank Lou enough for all her enthusiasm!!

“A goal is a dream with a deadline.” -- Napoleon Hill

** It was a DIFFERENT Lou! **

Oh wow! I just experienced one of those fabulous "Twilight Zone" moments! ♪♫  Do-do-do-do  ♪♫

In my previous post, I wrote about Lou Grant inspiring me to work harder on my book......

But I just realized, it wasn't Lou Grant.....(or Ed Asner, for that matter).....

It was my publisher, Lou, at High Hill Press!

Oh my gosh!! I feel like it was one of those things that is right in front of you, yet you miss it, because you don't realize IT is what you're looking for!

I am SO doing the Happy Dance....even while sitting ON my office chair.....but as soon as I post this, I'll be dancing standing up......not too long, though. I gotta get back to my book!!

Thank you, Lou!! (and really, shouldn't I still thank the imaginary Lou, as well? I think so!)

The pieces of the puzzle are finally coming together.

Writing became such a process of discovery that I couldn't wait to get to work in the morning: I wanted to know what I was going to say. ~ Sharon O'Brien