It started with a whisper.

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.

Shh.

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!

HOLY CRAP!

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!!!!!)

Advertisements

10 Comments

Filed under dreams, motherhood, New Year's resolutions, writing

10 responses to “It started with a whisper.

  1. 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: katferrier@msn.com

    Like

  2. OneCurvyBlogger

    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. 😉

    Like

  3. Congratulations!! Fabulous news!! 🙂

    Like

  4. Jamie Pomerance

    So excited for you!! Can’t wait to hear the details and find out when I get to read your fabulous published essay:)

    Like

  5. mommytransformations

    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!

    Like

    • 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!

      Like

  6. congrats! what’s it about??

    Like

  7. sumofsix

    Title totally got my attention! This is great! I never really considered applying the “whisper” anywhere else!! Well done and congratulations!!

    Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s