Upwards: Going Public with Publishing

What a long-awaited post this is! The time has come at last to officially share my plans for Upwards, the story of my 2015 NFCT thru-paddle. Some 81,000 words over which I’ve struggled, rejoiced, and labored for many months. The book manuscript will arrive at the publisher for editing on June 1.  

Every author should have a cat to sit near the keyboard purring, at least for a delightful interlude. I’ve had Maggie Jane and her riverside home to enjoy while I put the finishing touches on what the editor calls my “inspirational adventure memoir.” We had a surprise visitor right outside our windowsill on Sunday (or two if you look behind the flower).
  

My feet felt fabulous on a couple of weekend forays out on McCurdy Pond in the spring sunshine.  There were breezes to keep the bugs at bay, blueberries in bloom, an osprey, a heron, and the first kingfisher of the year.   

Publishing a book certainly qualifies as one of Laurie’s Adventures, so expect to hear from me often this summer. And always remember…Every day is a gift!

12 thoughts on “Upwards: Going Public with Publishing”

  1. Congratulations! Your tenacity has paid off. I am delighted for you and will be watching for more news. Love, Mary P.S. Giving birth is probably easier than pulling a book together?

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    1. I can’t imagine how fun it will be for everyone to read it. I just signed up to follow your blog. It looks so professional! Mine needs some updating. Great to hear from you!

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      1. Hi Laurie! Thank you for signing up for my blog, I try to update as time and life permits. Your blog is wonderful and I was so excited to hear the wonderful news. I’ve been doing tiny bits and pieces of the NFCT. I have a long way to go…LOL

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  2. From a big fan, way to go, Laurie. I will put your book on the top of the pile as soon as it is available. Your family must be so proud. Love from NJ. Tricia

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