Monday, November 14, 2011

This Is Why...

250 paper pages.
75,000 printed words.
A cast of supporting characters.
A girl named Sadie Brooks.
A whole story with a beginning, middle, and end...
And to think, none of it existed just a few short months ago. 

I created this.  Out of thin air. Like magic.

I took something invisible and intangible- a simple idea. 
And I made it into something concrete- something you can hold in your hands.  Words that stick on the page, exactly as I wrote them, even if you crumple it.  Something I can share.

That is the power of the written word. 

And there's nothing else like it.

*CQG*

44 comments:

Christine Danek said...

Love this. Best of luck.

Lorelei said...

Hey, Katie--you're proud of your accomplishments and I can tell.

You wanna be a guest on my blog Lorelei's Muse? If so, email me loreleibell4 [at] gmail [dot] com

I love to feature writers who are working hard at their craft!

Laura Pauling said...

Pretty cool. I love the amount of work we can get done in just a few months!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Congratulations, Katie!

Sarah Pearson said...

This post rocks :-)

Well done Katie.

Tony Van Helsing said...

You're on a rush, well done.

Vivi said...

That. Is. Awesome!

So much of you went into that 75,000 words, I can tell. You've done an amazing thing...we don't hear it often on the bumpy road to finding an agent, but it is amazing!! So happy for you! :)

Anne Gallagher said...

Good job! Congrats! Just a few short months, and look at all that achievement! Go Go Go!!!

inluvwithwords said...

So true! Congrats!!

Clarissa Draper said...

The best feeling in the whole world. Congrats!

vic caswell (aspiring-x) said...

OH YEAH!!!!

Leigh Ann said...

*sigh* AMAZING.

It *is* something to be proud of, isn't it? I need to remind myself of that more often.

<3

vanyelmoon said...

Awesome! Congrats!

Linda Kage said...

WoooHOOO!!! Congrats. Amazing feeling, isn't it?

Damyanti said...

Where is the "LIKE" button when I want it?

Old Kitty said...

Beautiful Creepy Query Girl!! You are just thoroughly amazing and such an inspiration! Yay for you!! Take care
x

Janet Johnson said...

So true! I love this stuff. Love creating. Building my own worlds. . . . *sigh of contentment* :)

And congratulations on getting it done!

Wendy L. Callahan said...

It is such a good feeling - great job!

E. Arroyo said...

Congrats!

Slamdunk said...

Congrats and I hope you ran threw the house tossing those pages in the air as a tangible celebration of your achievement.

Ashley Elston said...

Congrats! It is an awesome feeling.

Hart Johnson said...

Congrats on finishing! Very exciting! I can't look at your papers all spread out like that, though, without thinking... Katie must not have a cat...

Connie Keller said...

Congrats! It's so addicting.

Cherie Reich said...

I think you've nailed the greatest thing about writing. It is like magic. :)

Talli Roland said...

YES! Isn't writing wonderful?

DL Hammons said...

Nothing!!!!!!!!!!

Shannon O'Donnell said...

Yay, Katie!! Congrats on getting it done! :-)

Tamara Narayan said...

This is a great post: an idea and a feeling all writers need to hold on to through the daunting task of publication.

Creepy Query Girl said...

I actually finished the book a couple months back but just recently found the photo and couldn't help but marvel at 'that feeling'. It's just incredible.

LTM said...

ahh--LOVE this. What a great way to sum it up. This is exactly how it feels. And why it's so awesome. Good luck to you, girl! :o) <3

Susan Flett Swiderski said...

Good for you. Congratulations!

Johanna Garth said...

Such a good feeling! Congratulations!!

prerna pickett said...

it's pretty crazy to think that your mind is capable of creating a whole new world. But so amazing.

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Not magic - there's a lot of work involved and you put in the time.

Nicole Zoltack said...

So true! I love this post. There is definitely something like magic when it comes to writing.

CNHolmberg said...

I agree, awesome post. Way to go!

Meredith said...

It's amazing, isn't it? Congrats!

Amy L. Sonnichsen said...

Whoo hoo! Good job, Katie! :) You're right-- it is a crazy feeling!

Amy

Dianne K. Salerni said...

It's an amazing feeling to look at the calendar and suddenly realize what you've accomplished!

Alleged Author said...

I agree!! It's so cool to think of worlds being imagined every day. Even better when you finish! Congrats!!!

Cheree said...

Fantastic post. It is a great feeling to know that you've created a world out of nothing.

Samantha VĂ©rant said...

Woo-hoo! Go you! You must be one proud mama!

Jennifer said...

I Love this post! Congrats on finishing and best of luck on pursuing publication!

Carol Riggs said...

Wheee! That is so cool. I've never thought of it in that way before. :)

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