02 May 2013

The End, or is it The Beginning...

the baby

Every time I search for something, I find something else. I was looking for a specific photo of my baby sister when I came across this shot, the authentic baby owl from Part IX of "Heels Over Head". Back when I was looking for the baby owl, all I could find was a fully matured rehabilitated owl I once photographed before it was re-released into the wild in Rocky Mountain National Park.

What better way to wrap up "Heels" than with a fuzzy and bewildered little (well, okay, not so little) fellow who likely is a wise old hoot now?

Serializing "Heels Over Head" on my blog has been one of the most fun and rewarding things I've done on this blog since I began blogging back in 2009. It has been so fun and fulfilling to live the dream, interact with many readers who otherwise don't comment much and to receive feedback that helped me push forward into the realm of self-publishing.

It's also nice to get my Thursdays back. (Said with a smile.) I've enjoyed having posts ready to go on Thursdays that didn't require anything more than pushing a button, but I missed the spontaneity of posting events as they happen, too.

Nevertheless, I wouldn't change a thing. I am so glad I tested the water, and I'm so glad I finally took the intimidating and sometimes even frightening diving board plunge. (Looks like the book is finally on its way to securing a genuine U.S. Copyright Office registration, too! Yeehaw!)

I hope you've enjoyed the "Heels Over Head" journey, too, and I hope if you purchase the ebook, you might leave feedback on any of the sites where the book is available.

Although I'm returning to live posts on Thursdays beginning next week (unless work and/or life get so busy, I am forced to plug in an Eye Candy or two), I'm going to miss the anticipation of a new book segment each week and finding out what readers think.

Bottom line, though, is I hope my story helps others overcome difficulty and gain confidence to accomplish the things they dream and love.

And yes, I'm anxiously plugging away at proofreading "Heart Strings" so I can self-publish it next. My goal is July 1. Now we'll see what I'm really made of, with super big bike rides coming up between now and then!!!

Thanks for riding along with me the last 25 weeks, and thank you for encouraging me to do what I've needed to do since 2006. Thank you for reading!

14 comments :

  1. Going right to town, awesome indeed at your feed. Posting live though hahaha haven't done that in years at my show.

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    1. You've said on your blog a couple of times you are all stocked up for the next six months or so (or some such unfathomable amount of time, to me!!!), Pat. I think it's awesome you are able to plan that far ahead. I do try to keep some stuff ready, but I'm rarely able to post full weeks more than two weeks in advance. Although I certainly try!!!

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  2. Hope things calm down a bit so you can stop and smell the roses. :)

    Oh, another book being published. That is so awesome. I just might have to write another story about all of us writers hanging out and the trouble we get into....trouble? Ok, adventures. :)

    Hugs and blessings always dear friend. :)

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    1. Yes, Stitchy, you definitely need to write another story, and I think the trouble, er, um, adventures "we" get into are worth exploring! Fully and imaginatively!

      Things tend to never slow down on this end, but that's okay. I'm pretty high octane. :)

      Hope you are healing up well!

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  3. You are such an amazing woman!

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    1. Takes one to know one, Marigold. :D You certainly are amazing! (Er, um, well, the Goatmother is amazing. Snicker, snicker! You, Marigold, are just peanuts! And worth more than gold!)

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  4. So very proud of all that you do, and it's always been a great pleasure popping into visit you! I just adore this cute little owl! Okay for an owl he's kind of big...but so cute too!

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    1. Young owls are pretty big (although I assume they are born smaller...), Karen. This one certainly was a cutey, posing every which way for me for each of my cameras!

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  5. I have thoroughly enjoyed your book. Hope to be able to read more by you.

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    1. Thank you, Ann! I hope to be able to come up with new novel ideas either as I proofread the ones I've got or after I finish them!

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  6. You'll just have to write more books, you know. And if we get first peek, so much the better! :)

    Thank you for letting us ride along.

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    1. Thank you, Sue! I do plan to write more. Lots more. I have way too many ideas in my head!

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  7. I enjoyed getting to know you better.

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