It’s a new dawn…..

…It’s a new day, and I’m feelin’ gooooood!
Thank you to those of you who have acknowledged the blog, some here, some via FaceBook messages and some personal notes. I LOVE that you are reading, and that you like what I’m sharing.
: )

So… I wanted to tell you a little more of my journey. I said the other day that this wasn’t my first story, it was the first of my endeavors that had an opportunity. One of the WINNER prizes from NaNoWriMo was 5 free copies of my ‘NaNo’ book once it’s ready, then I can  choose distribution methods. That was a draw that made me want to work a little harder, and I gotta tell ya…. so far all I have so far is the proof copy… but…

Holding that BOOK in my hands… seeing MY NAME on the cover, I still can’t get over that exhilaration! If something happened that no more copies were ever made – but that’s NOT GONNA HAPPEN!!!! – I WROTE A BOOK!

I was so excited when Gene called to tell me to look at my email, that he’d sent me something! When I saw the picture of the book, knowing that it arrived, that it was REAL.., I was squealing! I called my boss and told her to come see what I had – ‘is it a baby, a puppy, what?’
Well…. NO! But wait… IT IS MY BABY!!!
And like a proud Mama I can’t wait to show off my baby!

One of the comments made about all of this was a bit bittersweet… My mom and dad WOULD be proud. My Mama loved to read – she would read anything and I know she would have loved to be part of this. And Dad, he’d just be bragging to anyone who would listen. I will tell you that if you knew them, as you read what I write you will “see them” in my words…  And there may be some of YOU – just ask my friend JMac! ha!!!  There’s a lot of me. My friend Lynne who is helping me leaves me notes in the margins “Babs, THIS IS SO YOU!”
I think I love that!

Thank you for sharing this journey with me…
Love, Barbara

About barbarastewart

I'm Barbara and I read. I'm Barbara and I write! :) I'm still learning and I believe each word I read, and each that I write show that I am learning my craft.

5 thoughts on “It’s a new dawn…..

  1. Wendy Rodgers says:

    Congratulations on your “baby” book!!!! Wow! I love to read and will have to check it out!! 🙂

  2. Judy G. says:

    I’m so happy for you. I had no idea you were an aspiring author. I can’t wait to read it.

  3. Jmac(Jennifer) says:

    I can’t wait till the book is “christened” AND I have cleared my schedule for our first book tour! I am getting ready to order the lifesize cutout of you to put at the entrance to every book store we stop at!

  4. christine bevins says:

    Barb, I was going to say I cannot believe that you wrote a book but then again I can believe you did because you are such a talented and creative person. I cannot wait to read it. When will we be able to buy it. That is so exciting. Was it hard and are you planning to write more? I have a million questions – how long did it take to write this. I do not get a chance to look at my facebook alot so I am out of the loop. Just wanted to let you know that I am so proud of you. And your mom would be proud. I was telling Emily about her the other day about how she always made the raggedy ann and andy dolls. and how she could recite nursery rhymes. So I can kinda be famous too since we have the same birthday? i just miss you so much. we had so many fun times together you and the boys always made my trips to Florida so much better.

  5. Geni Hall says:

    I’m waiting on my autographed copy!!!!!!!!!!
    LOVE & MISS U!!

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