Earlier this year, I very quietly made a New Year’s Resolution. The reason I did it quietly is because last year I made the mistake of doing it rather loudly. I told you all that I was going to write a book, and even though I wrote my ass off all year long, I didn’t write The Book. (I didn’t lose 10 pounds or run a marathon either.)
The truth is that I do want to write a book, but the daily practice of writing is a constant reminder that getting to the finish line is a journey with a lot of pit stops along the way. (Someone always has to pee in my family.)
So, on this New Year’s Eve, I smartened up. I whispered two words very, very quietly to myself. I said them so softly and so faintly that if I wanted or needed to, I could deny ever hearing them. Just in case.
I whispered: Get published.
I whispered it once, and then I got to work, and I’m so excited to tell you scream from the rooftop:
I’M GOING TO BE PUBLISHED!
I DID IT!
I REALLY, REALLY DID IT!
AN ESSAY I WROTE
WILL. BE. PUBLISHED!!
If motherhood has taught me anything, it’s that a calm, purposeful whisper is way more effective than yelling. (Seriously. Kids are terrified of the whisper.)
Please stay tuned for more details and links and gratitude and some very loud “Holy craps!” in the near future, and thank you for all of your support!
To be continued… (!!!!!HOLY CRAP!!!!!)
10 responses to “It started with a whisper.”
this is most excellent news!I can’t wait to hear more about it!!! xoxoxo Date: Tue, 18 Feb 2014 18:03:48 +0000 To: email@example.com
Thanks so much!
CONGRATS! I’m so happy for you. Getting publish is a Big. Deal. Let us know when and where we can read this published essay. 😉
Congratulations!! Fabulous news!! 🙂
So excited for you!! Can’t wait to hear the details and find out when I get to read your fabulous published essay:)
Congrats to you! I love this and can soooo relate. I started the year declaring a big, loud list of goals on my blog. Some days, I think your revised tactic of a quiet whisper is more what I should have been going for. Oh well, live and learn. You must feel amazing! I hope to join you in the realm of published mama’s one day 🙂 Congrats again!
Thank you! Before I discovered the art of whispering, I did A LOT of unnecessary yelling. I think it’s a rite of passage for Mamas. And, p.s., I still yell sometimes…okay, a lot of the times. Good luck to you, too!
congrats! what’s it about??
Title totally got my attention! This is great! I never really considered applying the “whisper” anywhere else!! Well done and congratulations!!