Au revoir!

26 February 2011

It is with great regret that I inform you, ladies, that I will be taking a blogging break for a while. I don't think it will be for very long--only 2 weeks at the most. The reason for this sudden departure is as follows...

My father will be taking my book's edited manuscript to a friend of his who is interested in seeing it. Isn't that exciting? I am thrilled, to say the least. But this amazing opportunity will force me to push blogging to the wayside for a bit o' time. I must have my book completely finished--editing and everything--by the end of this week. That way, my father can read over it a final time, make sure it's ready, etc., before he takes it to his friend. Between that and finishing my regency gown (the English country dance at my tutorial is in but 5 weeks!), not to mention my usual schoolwork and responsibilites, I fear I shall have little time to blog. Rather than make you think I care little for you by publishing short, not-so-good posts, I have decided to simply stop posting for 2 weeks. That way you know what is going on, for I do not wish to leave you hanging.

I mentioned my regency costume for the first time in months, did I not? What has been going on in that area? Well, I am sorry to say this, but my mother, sister, and I had to put aside our sewing ever since the end of summer. We simply didn't have the time to complete them at this point in our lives. Now we are once more picking up our projects, which means as soon as I return, you shall be hearing more from that quarter and seeing more photos of our progress. Currently, we have finished our chemises and are nearly done with the short stays--all that is left after we complete the short stays is to make the gowns themselves. I have already read over the instructions, and I found them quite simple--it shouldn't take us too long. 

One last thing: my father will be showing my book to his friend on March 9th. If you remember and have a moment that day, please pray that everything goes smoothly, if it is according to His will. I would dearly love to be able to release Violets Are Blue on April 14th, 2012 (the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic--epic, no?*), but I don't know if that is the direction He wants me to take. All I know is that I want to follow His plan more than anything else, whether that means my book will be sucessful or not. 

Au revoir, sweet ladies! Fare thee well. I shall see you again soon. 

*If it does work out that I can publish my book on April 14th, 2012, you can expect a grand surprise. :)

14 epistles:

  1. Oh how exciting!!! That would be awesome to be a published author, huh? :)

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  2. How exciting!! Praying that it all goes smoothly according to His plan. =D

    Love in Christ,
    Emily

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  3. That's really exciting!! :) I hope it goes well; I 'll be praying for you.

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  4. I will be praying for you!! You lucky girl, I'm dying to have one of my books published!! And when yours is, I want to be the very FIRST person to read it. And I love it already, even though I haven't read it ;) You'll be fine, and take your time. We'll be here when you come back :))
    -Jocee <3

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  5. LIZZY!!! I'm so excited for you, dear friend! What an amazing opportunity! I'll be praying March 10th! Is your father involved in the publishing business? Or is it just a friend of his who is?

    Anyway, have a great break! You will post pictures of your dress, won't you? I can't wait!

    Here's to Violets are Blue on April 14th 2012!

    Love you,
    Brianna

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  6. How exciting! I too, will be praying! Wow! That's like a dream come true!:)

    Blessings,
    Grace

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  7. @Everyone -- Thank you so much, ladies!

    @Nana -- No, my father is not involved in the publishing business, and neither is his friend. I don't know a whole lot about it, but basically what's going to happen is my father's friend is going to look over my book and decide if it's worth taking to a publishing house. The friend (so sorry, but I can't share his name on the Internet!) represents new authors who wish to find publishers for their books.

    Yes, of course I'll be posting pictures of my dress! How could I not? :)

    Have a lovely day!

    Elizabeth Rose

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  8. We will miss you Lizzy, but a hearty congratulations from me! I wish you the best of luck with your book, and will say some prayers for your success!

    God bless you,
    Gwen

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  9. How exciting! I will be praying everything goes smoothly for you!

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  10. Hurrah for Violets are Blue! I'll be praying that everything goes well! I'll miss you dreadfully, Lizzy. I'm sorry I haven't been commenting recently, but I read everything and love you and your blog to death!!!

    {{{Hugs from your friend}}}}

    Jo

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  11. Exciting!!!! See you when you come back! :)

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  12. Au revoir, dear Lizzy! Ohmygoodness how exciting about the book!!! I will be praying for everything to go well :) Oh and that's awesome about possibly publishing it on the anniversary of the Titanic sinking...there's nothing more fitting. I'll miss you!

    <3,
    Caroline

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  13. A couple friends and I are starting up a new website/blog for set-apart sisters to connect and share. We'd love you to be a part of it! Blessings, Hannah Rose

    dwellonlovely.com

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  14. I just stumbled across your blog and I wanted to drop you a note to say that it is **adorable**!!! I love the way it looks, I love the music (it totally made me happy to have Emma playing!!!), I love your posts, etc etc etc. I hope that you will be able to have your book published! I've never been daring enough to try and have anything published myself.
    I can't wait 'til you're back from your break so that I can read more by you! =D
    Emily

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