Tuesday, November 13, 2007


I am DONE - done, totally done with my book, well not TOTALLY done, but I'm done WRITING it. Now for the editing. And the re-editing. And the editing it some more. But for now, for this moment, on this day I celebrate having WRITEN it! It is not the book I started off writing. It's a book about not writing the book I started off writing. It's the book I wrote when the book I thought I was going to write, would not be writen. Are you following all this?

Like with everything, I didn't end up where I thought I was going, but I got "there." "There" is already feeling like a place I want to be.

Today I celebrate being done.

Tomorrow I wake up and start all over again.

Another metaphor. They're starting to bug.


Jerri said...


Congratulations, darling Girl.

Do something very, very special to celebrate.

SO proud of you. So, so, SO proud.

Anonymous said...

You did it! We're never really done, we're only done for now.
Now celebrate!

Jill said...

So, are you going back to the life you thought you were living or are you living the life you thought you would write about? During the editing process try not to rewrite the book you didn't think you were writing.
Congratualtions on not writing the book you thought you would write but rather the book that was living within you.

cheryl said...

Yeah! Good for you Carrie!! You are in this process, exactly where you are suppose to be. That must feel very, very good. I am so happy for you and proud of you. You rock!!!!
Love and more love,

La La said...

Yay! Congratulations! I'm so proud of you! You are WONDER WOMAN! Can't wait to read it! You rock! Blessings as you journey through the next phase!

kario said...

Yeah, you rock! Celebrate, my dear. Raise a glass for me. Can't wait until it's published and we can really party!


Jess said...

Congratulations!!!!! I am so honored that I got to spend the evening of this momentous day with you. So good to see you. And, congratulations!! Did I say that? I'm so excited for you.

Big big love.

Suzy said...

So proud of you and so happy for you.
Celebrate yourself my friend.



Michelle O'Neil said...

Congratulations Carrie! I've been awed by your open heart throughout the process.

Nancy said...

Oprah's couch is waiting for you!
Congrats, Carrie! Can't wait to read it!

Terry Whitaker said...

Not enough can possibly be made about the journey, the book, and the wonderful-ness that is you.

riversgrace said...

Whew hew! So proud and so honored to see it all unfold.

Completion. Are you taking that part in? Wow. You did it.

In the midst of it all, your spirit is shining through.....hard won work. Stay on that boat.


immirwin said...

Helen- I can't believe it. Congratulations!! I am so very excited for you. Yeah! Take a deep breath and let it out and celebrate. Love you. Marge

holly said...

Yeah! Congratulations.

So happy for you and proud of you and inspired by you!


Go Mama said...

That is so exciting Carrie!! Congratulations!
Major props for getting through it! You are an inspiration.

Carrie ON!

Deb said...

Thrilled beyond words for you. Thank you for letting us celebrate with you. Looking forward to the book release party!