Wednesday, November 30, 2011

I Did It!!! Yes I Did!


I apologise bloggie friends for my lack of presence lately….I hope to get around to your blogs over the next few days and catch up on the goings on in bloggerland! I have been so out of touch it feels like I have just emerged from the outer edges of the universe. But hey, I did it. Believe it or not I finished a project.

I was only lamenting a short while ago on the multiple unfinished projects stashed under the bed (here) …so to speak!

I know many of you who took on NaNo may be shaking your heads thinking, What is she going on about! For me this is a major achievement. I Finished a writing project.

The idea for this project began to formulate in my mind’s eye last summer. I outlined what I wanted to include and how I wanted it to look. I ran my idea past my friend Libby as we sipped wine at her kitchen table. I often have what I consider to be wonderful ideas until I voice them. More often than not they fall flat and with a splat! I was pleasantly surprised and encouraged by Libby’s enthusiastic reaction. A thought just occurred to me ….could it have been the wine…..No! No! Banish that thought from your head. Banish it I say!

On my return to Wisconsin in September I began my project in earnest. The past month has been exhausting, frustrating and exhilarating. I enjoyed the process, the ups, the downs, the sleepless nights and the nights filled with dreams of being chased by words and pages. But when I pressed the publish button a feeling of lightness flooded over me. Accomplishment and lightness. I did it!

26 comments:

KarenG said...

What project? What project? I want to hear about it!

Brigid said...

Delighted for you, Ann. Sometimes we need to go offline to focus on something. Best of luck with your project!

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Ann .. well done and I echo Karen's thoughts - tell us more ..

Relax and enjoy Dec 1 .. cheers Hilary

Al said...

I agree with Karen. What project?
Congratulations anyway!

Niamh said...

Well done:)
I'm with Karen...what project!? Tell us more:)

Old Kitty said...

You finished a writing project!??! YAYAYYAYAYAYAYYY!! Well done you!! Details, madam, details!! Awww but yay for you! Take care
x

Manzanita said...

Congratulations, hugs and roses. I can feel your jubilation. That's alotta words.

L'Aussie said...

Ann, that is so so exciting, but as Karen says, which project? Can you share??

Denise

Ellen Brickley said...

Well done, Ann! Finishing a project is an amazing feeling, you should be very proud :)

Bess Weatherby said...

Yay! That's such an unbelievable feeling. Enjoy it!

walk2write said...

So glad you got it done, whatever it is. I've been missing in action a lot lately too. Not because of writing, though. Something else in the works, and I'm almost finished with it. I will really celebrate that day but even more when I start earning some income because of it.

Toyin O. said...

Congrats on finishing your project, kudos to you.

Agnes said...

Congrats, congrats, congrats BUT WHAT PROJECT???

Susan Flett Swiderski said...

Whatever project you finished, congratulations! Any finished project is worth celebrating, but how's about some details?

The Golden Eagle said...

Congratulations! Finishing a project is an awesome feeling. :)

Siobhan said...

I take it the project is a mystery? Congrats on whatever it is. I'm nearly finished a second novel and I'm getting more and more excited as I near the Epilogue.

Elizabeth Varadan aka Mrs. Seraphina said...

Congratulations. It's always such a feeling of accomplishment to FINISH something. I'm like the others: I'd like to know what the project is. Mystery? YA? Memoir? Tell us!

Robyn Campbell said...

Hmmm, you have my undivided attention. Go on...:-)

Congrads. You did it!

I'm proud and so thrilled for you. *waving*

Janice Horton said...

Congrats Ann on completing the challenge! Thanks also for taking part in my 'Wish I Was Here' blog party on the 14th. Don't worry - I'll e-mail you to remind you a couple of days before lol!

Janice xx

Jan Morrison said...

good going Ann! finishing is so good and it always leads to more finishing. As a former scatterbug I know this is true.

Talli Roland said...

Yay Ann! Congrats - so pleased for you! Now we need more details. :)

Madeleine said...

Congrats on completing a writing project. I wish I could knuckle down and do the same. Fingers crossed for next year.Well done!

kmckendry said...

Congratulations! What a great feeling!

M Pax said...

Congrats on finishing your writing project. Woot!

Jacqueline Howett said...

Ah-the mystery! Good for you for finishing your project.

Wishing the very best of the holiday season!

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

Congratulations on finishing your NaNo writing project. Are you going to take it further now,as it is your dream to publish I know.