Thursday, April 11, 2013

I Did It!

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I submitted my story!!  And the possibility that I might soon be a genuine published writer is so exciting I can barely sit still while I type this!

It seems like it was only yesterday that I started this blog.  My goal was to create a platform where I could promote my Etsy shop.  Nothing more, and nothing less.  Never in a million years did I imagine I would discover a love of writing, and that I’d try to take that love to higher places.

Win or lose, I’ve taken a chance-something I’d never have done without the encouragement of all of you.  And that, in itself is an accomplishment.

Thank you-each and every one of you!  

Valerie  xx

19 comments:

  1. YAY!!! I'm so proud and happy for you! I've always thought you should be a published writer :) Isn't it awesome how blogging can bring out new interests you never had? I found a love of photography through blogging :)

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    1. Thank you so much Tammy! And I'm glad you discovered photography-you certainly do have talent, my friend!!

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  2. Congrats. You are already ahead of many writers. It takes guts to put you work out there and face the possibility of rejection. I of course hope you get a resounding yes, back but please do not be discouraged no matter the outcome. Writing is a rewarding task but if you do it long enough you will be rejected at some point. I've been at it nearly 15 years and have had many rejections along the way, but also many successes. Short stories and articles and my second book is due out next month. The sting of rejection still hurts but the love of writing has always kept me going. So congrats on submitting and finding a new love.

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    1. Travis-thanks so much for those words of encouragement! I draw so much inspiration from other writers like you and Melissa! I have a long way to go, but I'm going to keep trying-even if the inevitable stings happen:) Congrats on your second book! That is so very cool!!

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  3. Good for you, Valerie!!! So excited for you!

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    1. Thanks my friend! That means a lot!!! You inspire me so, so, so much!

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  4. Oh I am so proud of you I know you are a great writer and they will be impressed. I secretly wish I had the nerve to enter a contest. I admire your talent and you are going to do great. HUGS B

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    1. Thank you so much B! I'm pretty darn proud of you too!! I think you are an amazing writer yourself, and I realize how big of a loss it would be for me if I'd never discovered your blog. Hugs! xx

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  5. Good for you, You are a braver person than I am. I get hives just pressing the publish button on Blogger. You have a wonderful writing style and I am sure they will like it.
    Katie atBankerchick Scratchings

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    1. Thank you so much Katie-I know the feeling! I had to take a few tums for my poor tummy! But I also think you underestimate your talent!! I love your writing!

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  6. That's wonderful Valerie, all the best to you!

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    1. Thanks for that, Jacqueline! I appreciate it!

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  7. You are so inspiring and I'm so glad we met through blogging.

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    1. Oh me too Lisa! Me too!!!!!! I love having you for a blog friend:)

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  8. Valerie, I can't imagine that you didn't see yourself writing. I love your stories and your voice and I am so pleased Write on Edge brought me here.

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    1. Cam-I wouldn't have without you. I'll never forget how you "noticed" me roughly two years ago. I was so, so, so flattered!!

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  9. You DEFINITELY DID IT! I am so proud of you for taking that chance. You must be ecstatic! I can't wait to read more. You are a fabulous writer and story-teller. I am sure you've heard this before, but it is something I always think of when I am uncertain of the outcome. "If you don't ask (or try), the answer is always NO..." so what have you got to lose?!? CONGRATULATIONS! Keep it up. I can't wait to decorate my coffee table with books of "Old Hawaii" by Valerie B. I guess I had better get a coffee table! :O)

    ALOHA!

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    1. Thanks Lisa! Those words of wisdom are so true! It definitely puts the fear of failure in it's place!

      I think I'll need to spend more time in Hawaii-for inspiration of course, and to help you shop for that coffee table! ;)

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  10. Good for you Valerie! I will have my fingers and toes crossed for you!! No matter the outcome you still took a chance and that's all that matters!

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