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Nine Months Overdue, But Who’s Counting? (Besides Me)

Big news around here: might you have heard the shrieking coming from my house last night around 11:00 p.m. Central time?

I finished researching and writing my book*.


Though I thought for a while it would never happen, it did.

Short of some minor editing, it’s done.

Of course, my personal goal when I sent proposals out was December 31, 2009, but we won’t dwell on that. Life gets in the way of the most reasonable goals sometimes, and at least I kept plugging away at it. Better late than never, I always say.

The writing, though, was the easy part. Getting it published? More than likely, a little harder**.

It’s time to do a little refocusing on my tasks at hand, and in the meantime if you all could cross some body parts and say a little prayer, it would be much appreciated!

Now, I guess I should clean the house. It’s been a while.

*For those of you who don’t know, it’s a family travel guide.
**But hopefully not, right? A girl can dream…

©2010 Suburban Scrawl

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  • Charlie on the PA Turnpike September 27, 2010, 2:22 pm

    My fingers are crossed! Of course, this makes it painful to type, but for you, kiddo, it's worth it!!

    Let me know when it's released. I'll send you the payment, directly, to avoid the publisher/bookstore taking a cut (but I expect a signed copy!)

  • Colleen - Mommy Always Wins September 27, 2010, 2:52 pm

    CROSSING FINGERS (and probably some hair)!!!

  • Mom24 September 27, 2010, 3:08 pm

    Crossing and praying. Congrats!

  • melissa (ph) September 27, 2010, 3:21 pm

    i'm so excited for you!!
    yay for ph!

  • Liz@thisfullhouse September 27, 2010, 4:06 pm

    Nice job, YOU!

  • Oscar September 27, 2010, 4:17 pm

    We shall sell no wine before its time…..

    Congrats! Should have brought it to Oprah…

    Well good luck with the progress! I'll keep as you say "body parts" crossed.

  • Heather September 27, 2010, 5:22 pm

    I'm excited for you- What a big accomplishment! Congratulations!

  • Dawn September 27, 2010, 5:56 pm

    Yippee! Congrats and my fingers are crossed and prayers are out there!

  • As Cape Cod Turns September 27, 2010, 11:49 pm

    My legs are crossed, oh, wait that is because I have to pee.

    Anyhoo, I am sooooo prouddddd offfff youuuuuuu!!!!

    I can't wait to bring my teenager and almost teenager to Chicago and use your book! 🙂

  • PJ Mullen September 28, 2010, 2:30 am

    Congrats on finishing the book and all the best for getting it into print. Somehow I know you'll do just fine.

  • House of Jules September 28, 2010, 1:38 pm


  • DaddysFishBowl September 28, 2010, 5:25 pm

    So I have officially crossed my legs, arms, fingers, and eyes. Hell I would have cross dressed if I thought it'd help. Congrats again, and good luck.

  • seashore subjects September 28, 2010, 10:29 pm

    Congratulations! Best wishes for a speedy publishing!

  • Mags September 30, 2010, 8:41 pm

    Congratulations!! I saw your update on Facebook and meant to comment there. I suck.

    But yay you! 🙂

  • Michelle October 2, 2010, 1:17 am

    So excited for you yet. I'm doing some loud cheering and "Yay, Melisa!"ing over here! 🙂

  • Mrs4444 October 10, 2010, 10:09 pm

    Congratulations!! And Good Luck (on the publishing AND the housework, haha!!!)

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