When your book becomes a book…

by julie on November 16, 2012

If you set out to write a book, prepare to dig deep. 

For the longest of excruciating long times, you will be “in the process” and have little to show for it. For yourself. For your dream. Just one Word Doc that you keep re-naming with the new date as time rushes by. You will feel like you are watching a faucet drip in hopes of filling a bathtub this way. 

You will get lonely and doubtful. At your lowest, your writing may just get bolder – because you honestly forget that others will actually read it. Someday… Maybe…  

Then, there will come one day, in the whirlwind of days, when your book becomes a book. 

Last night, this happened to me. Alone in my bedroom, I held my official book interior in my hands. My fingertips trembled turning the pages. My eyes filled with tears. My neck wavered with cataplectic joy. It was one of the most surreal moments of my life – something truly unimaginable until, well, last night.

This thrilling moment is now followed by one last weekend of digging deep – the final final FINAL proof-read before the book goes to print! 

The official release date is TBD, definitely mid-December. For updates, please subscribe to my blog (upper right corner) and “like” me on Facebook.

Thank you for your support. I’ll be back in touch soon!

“If there’s a book you really want to read 
but it hasn’t been written yet,
then you must write it.” – Toni Morrison

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Mark Patterson November 17, 2012 at 12:52 am

Yeah Julie, that is great. Can’t wait to see the final product. Would make a wonderful Christmas present!

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julie November 17, 2012 at 3:45 pm

A great holiday present indeed! Thanks for your support, Mark.

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Heather November 17, 2012 at 1:28 am

Way to go, Julie! I’m can only imagine the range of emotions you’ve been feeling. Almost there, girl!

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julie November 17, 2012 at 3:44 pm

Thanks so much, Heather!!

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Julie Marsland November 17, 2012 at 2:49 pm

Can’t wait to read it and I want to give copies to my friends. I congratulate you for your tanasity in getting this finished. I am so proud of you you.

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julie November 17, 2012 at 3:44 pm

Thank you so much, Aunt Julie. Your belief in my writing helped give me the courage to take this on. Love, little Julie

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emilee November 17, 2012 at 3:21 pm

Congrats Julie!!!!! Can’t wait to get myself a copy.

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julie November 17, 2012 at 3:35 pm

Thank you so much, Em!! You’ve been through it all with me. 🙂

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Sarah Beaulieu November 18, 2012 at 2:59 am

Can’t wait to read it over the holidays!
Congrats on such an accomplishment! =)

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julie November 18, 2012 at 3:37 am

Thank you so much, Sarah!!

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Sara Kowalczyk November 18, 2012 at 6:37 am

This is an amazing accomplishment Julie! Not only have you raised narcolepsy awareness but you have entered the elite of young writers who have successfully published a memoir at such a young age…..truly extraordinary and I can’t wait to read it. Thank you for using your talents to make such a tremendous difference.

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julie November 18, 2012 at 1:47 pm

Thank you so much Sara! My next memoir might be about overcoming the adversity of writing a memoir! Kidding, sort of. It’s been quite the journey and I hope my book contributes in some small way to a brighter future for narcolepsy.

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