Where's Merlyn?

Hey ho~

It's been quiet here on my blog for about a month....wanted to catch up with you.

The work on my memoir has been progressing, slow but sure, over the last year and a half. I feel that it's all coming to an end and a book may be the ultimate fruit to pluck soon!

Looks like 103, 600 words or so have amassed and the stories that I tell will delight, amaze, make you laugh and terrify you all in one roller coaster ride of what has been some moments of my life. So far.

It has been cathartic.
It has also been frightening to relive some of the events...even in words and memory.
It has been a delight in making myself laugh while typing.

It is poignant, sincere, witty, and honest to the core.

I have five wonderful friends who have been acting as my copy editors. They have been, and are still in the process of gleaning the work, and picking it free of grammar bugs and punctuation errors.
I am a very lucky girl to have such intelligent and educated friends to help with this project.

Lorie O'Donnell ~ a top notch Librarian
Christine Bonvino~ Master degree in Organization and Management
Diana Baretsky~ An avid reader with an open mind
Heidi Nightengale~ English Mentor at Empire College
Val Chism~ a top notch Librarian

All these ladies have slogged through my weighty manuscript, poured over pages (some numbered and some not...) and have encouraged me to keep going, even when I was ready to stop.

I owe them much.

And I owe YOU a book.

I just wanted to tell you....

I'm working on it. :)

The last third of the memoir is being proofed and I should have it back by Mother's Day. At which time, I will be making the last of the edits and then looking into sending it out to be published or to self publish.

I WILL make it happen.

It's SO CLOSE and one of my dreams off my bucket list.

Soon, lovies, very soon.....


desdemona75 said...

I can't wait to read the finished product! Love you!!

scotlass66 said...

Can't wait!

MissLorieO said...

It has been a really great ride ~ so happy you included me on the journey. :)