Sunday, November 25, 2012

Au Revoir. . .

        

 
          My finger hovered over the button for several seconds. I had read, re-read and re-read, an editor friend had top edited, my daughter proofed. I added a few more details, subtracted others. Then, I pressed SEND. There was no turning back. More than 60,000 words went flying off into cyberspace.

          The manuscript for my book is now in the hands of my editor at Rizzoli. We're a long way away from the finished product of course. There will be more edits, questions, clarifications, fine tuning with the art director, reaching consensus on the illustrations for each chapter, but still it's finished and I can't quite believe it.

           All of this is to say, I'm back to blogging. I still hope to have my wonderful friends visit when they feel so inclined. They all add amazing value-added material as Marsi would say.

          Over the days, weeks and months to come I'll tell you some of the things I learned in my scores and scores of interviews in the writing of the book. As for next week's calendar, I'm not sure what is on the agenda, but I promise to try to give you pleasant surprises.

          Weather report: If you were here and you loved autumn as much as I do, you would be extremely happy. It's another one of those glorious, golden, sunny fall days. The temperatures are brisk and invigorating, all is right with the world.

          A demain my trés, trés, chers amis.

45 comments:

ms. caboo said...

What a giant accomplishment! Congratulations.

356 Tage said...

Gratuliere!
Just what the doctor ordered for me...

BigLittleWolf said...

Absolutely thrilled for you, Tish. And for us - cannot wait to read your book!

Take a deep breath and savor. You have more than earned it!

xo

Kathy said...

Congratulations Tish ~ must have been thrilling to push the send button. Looking forward to having you back, and can't wait to see the book.

Villette said...

Congratulations -- and what a feeling to push the send button on 60,000 words. I'm looking forward to every syllable. Meanwhile, welcome back. More On the Street, more accessories, more everything, please.

Just Add Attitude said...

Many congratulations and well done. I look forward to reading the book when it comes out.

Jacqui said...

How exciting for you! Congratulations!!

Karen Albert said...

Tish Congratulations!! I am so very excited to read your book when it is ready!

xoxo
Karena
Art by Karena

Francine Gardner said...

You must be so relieved! What an amazing accomplishment...now you can take a little time to enjoy the last balmy days of Fall .

Sami said...

Congratulations, you must be so proud! Best of luck.

Une Femme said...

Congratulations, Tish!! I'm so excited for you!!!!

catherine said...

Congatulations and Welcome back!

Anonymous said...

Breathe, just breathe. Wonderful accomplishment! Congrats and can't wait to read it. Waiting patiently....
judy

Anonymous said...

I hope you had a nice glass of Champers to celebrate your amazing accomplishment and welcome back.

GiGi

Joni said...

How exciting, Tish! Congratulations! What a thrill you must've gotten sending it off.

Amelia said...

Congratulations Tish! How exciting. The writing part is over and onward to the publisher. Enjoy the glorious weather at your neck of the woods. I feel your sentiment "all is right with the world".

Amelia xx

Gam said...

Whew, I was so afraid that you were saying au revoir to the blog! Congrats on a great accomplishment and good luck!

SE said...

Congratulations, Tish! I cannot wait for this book to come out. If I were in your part of the world right now, I would buy you a glass of champagne- or two!

And while I've enjoyed all your guest posts, it will be so nice to have you back.

SE

Sam @ My Carolina Kitchen said...

It must have felt great and perhaps a little scary to hit the send button. Congratulations Tish. We can't wait for your book...

I'm with SE above. We've enjoyed your guests post, but it's always nice to have you back with us.
Sam

Deb said...

What an accomplishment . Imagine hitting that button was both frightening and a huge relief. The guest bloggers have all been fantastic, but we celebrate your return here.

Kristien62 said...

As Gam said, I was afraid your, "Au Revoir" was the end. Now we have your blog and a book to look forward to. Best wishes and happy to have your back.

hostess of the humble bungalow said...

That's quite an accomplishment and congratulations you must be over the moon!
Will be nice to have your voice back here even though you've had help from some marvelous and talented writers.
It's a sunny fall day here today and it gives one a little bounce even when wearing red ballet flats :-)

Pam @ over50feeling40 said...

I am so excited for you and jealous at the same time...I really want to write a book soon. You are a great inspiration to me and I cannot wait to read it!

5th and State said...

i have just found you and thrilled to follow your journey, congrats!
debra

ps; adding you to my side bar, can't miss a single post

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

Oooh!
This makes me soooo happy!
Both the book AND your blogging return. Good, good news all round.
xoxo,
p

The enchanted home said...

Wow this is huge!! And very very exciting. Cannot wait to see what comes next in this exciting journey!

mary said...

Congratulations!! Can't wait to see the print copy.
Mary

Lost in Provence said...

So beyond thrilled for you and excited to see what is the next step for you! We will all be backing you every step of the way...
Wow. I really hope that you toasted this with a glass or two of champers--well, well-deserved! Hooray!
Gros bisous from the USA,
Heather

Jennifer- The Adventuresome Kitchen said...

Many Congratulations! How absolutely thrilling for you!

Anonymous said...

Dear Tish,

Your headline "Au Revoir" made me catch my breath. Phew!
This is the best news ever. We've
had wonderful posts in your absence, can look forward to having you back and to your book.

I'm happy for you and happy for us.
Jeannie

david terry said...

Dear Tish,

So......what's the subject of the book, if one can ask?

Inquiringly yours as ever,

david Terry
www.davidterryart.com

Caryl said...

Written already? I'm impressed. You are indeed disciplined and focused. Though the writing days
seemed fast (at least to me), one has to count the
lifetime of research. I always say, it's the thinking
that takes time, that's the long runway to any solid
piece of writing. Congrats! Carrie

That's Not My Age said...

Oh excellent news! Can't wait to read your book and your blog posts.

Tish Jett said...

Thank you, thank you, thank you. What would I ever do without you?xoxo

Duchesse said...

Gasp, applause, hugs! What an achievement.

Duchesse said...

PS: très

See http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/très
xoxo

Lorrie Orr said...

Congratulations! I hope you are taking some time just to recuperate and to appreciate for yourself this tremendous accomplishment.

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david terry said...

Oops, Tish....the spammers seem to have found your site. I suppose you could regard this as a sign of success (rather as one can't TRULY be a celebrity these days unless you're validated by having at least one stalker).

If you need advice concerning this sort of spam, I can connect you with three prominent writers who've recently (and to their IMMENSE irritation/frustration) had to deal with this matter.

I do have to say that I'm rather intrigued by the notion of wearing a Canadian Goose on my head as a hat. Who wants to dress/look like everyone else on the street?

Advisedly yours as ever,
David Terry
www.davidterryart.com

david terry said...

P.S. Rizolli will have the means to address the spammer issue, just as Random House and Penguin have recently done for two other writer-pals of mine whom they publish. It's in the publishing house's interest to insure that their writers have spam-free blogs and websites (particularly given that a "clean" & accessible site saves the house a great deal of advertising money).

Sincerely,

David "bin in de bidness a long time" Terry
www.davidterryart.com

Elizabeth Eiffel said...

Congratulations for completing your marathon! Writing for a publisher is never as straight forward as it first appears. Been there, done that and will not say "yes" and sign on the dotted line to a publishing house again................ Bonne chance ey bisous.

sharon santoni at my french country home said...

So glad you have finally got that done - congratulations ... NOW you'll have time for our overdue lunch?!!
Sharon
xxx

Carol said...

Tish, that's just wonderful for you. Congratulations, l am sure the book will be an absolute triumph.

vicki archer said...

You must feel elated and relieved Tish... Can you believe you ahd those 60,000 words within... :) Congratulations... can't wait to read all those words... xv

LPC said...

Hooray! Hooray! Hooray!

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