It’s Not All Mary Poppins

The Long Haul is Over

Aren’t these nice? Fun to have, fun to display, but the truth of the matter is, I’m only halfway through. Happily, I seem to be hooked, and even if this manuscript turns out to be the embarrassment I shove in a bottom drawer and never draw out again – much like my diaries from high school – it will have been instrumental in turning me from some one who was going to write a book “some day” into someone who has actually written one, no matter what its eventual fate.

I would like to write a really, truly, published book (or two, or more) one day. So this month has been the turning point, and the beginning…

The Long Haul has Just Begun

November 25, 2005 - Posted by | memes and quizzes


  1. I always wanted to publish. Or have a play produced. I wrote a full-lenghth play a few years back that I sent to several publishing agencies. The responses came back one by one…they liked it but didn’t think it could be produced (too many characters, too complex a set). Still, I felt some pride in having written it all. I entered a children’s book writing contest a couple years ago too and got honorable mention. I never went any further than that, but having some recognition meant a lot. In the end, if you only write for yourself the feeling of accomplishment may be great enough. Good luck.

    Comment by Clare's Dad | November 26, 2005 | Reply

  2. Congratulations. I can see your posts now – just have to click on the title at the left. I’ll catch up.

    Comment by Granny | November 26, 2005 | Reply

  3. Clare’s Dad: You’re absolultely right. While I can’t deny that I’d be a little disappointed if I never published, I’m truly enjoying every step of the way. Not getting published won’t change the satisfaction I’m experiencing right now!

    Granny: Thanks!

    Comment by Mary P. | November 26, 2005 | Reply

  4. Congrats to you mary!

    Comment by Misfit Hausfrau | November 26, 2005 | Reply

  5. Mary,
    Congratulations! The icons are great and proof of what you’ve done but I am so glad you’re still going!

    Comment by LoryKC | November 26, 2005 | Reply

  6. Woohoo!

    Comment by Cheryl | November 27, 2005 | Reply

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