Sunday, June 2, 2013

~ Author !! Author !! ~

I've been up to something.......
And what might that be, you ask?

Well I've been up to my ears in a labor of love.

I am thrilled to say that I have published my first novel.

Isn't she lovely????
(Special thanks to my wonderful graphic designer:
Nicole Spence of

I wrote my first book when I was thirteen.
I gladly exchanged the bulk of my sunny days that summer for
afternoons on the back porch at a make shift table surrounded by pens, pencils, and paper.
And I marveled as I watched the little character I had dreamed up take shape and come to life.
That was my first foray into writing, not to be my last.

I always knew I would write a real book one day.
I was positive there was one rattling around in there somewhere.
I assumed that I would write after I retired, when I had 'time.'
Ah yes, the elusive "TIME" that goes hand in hand with "TOMORROW".
But I should have known that all good things come to you in their OWN time.
So imagine my delight when this little idea fell from the cosmos and landed in my lap,
 just begging to be told.

My inspirations come on like a tidal wave.
They wash over me in their entirety. Be it decorating a room, or writing a comes to me completed. That is the way my creativity works. Always has.
So I shouldn't have been surprised that while soaking in my
 inspiration chamber ( the bubble bath)
this story came to me,start to finish; title and characters included.
I could barely scramble out of the bath fast enough to start taking notes of everything
as it was spilling out of my brain. And from that moment on it was a mad obsession to get it down on paper.
I have been Exhausted & Exhilarated
I have laughed out loud
and worried myself silly
with countless hours spent at the computer......

(Mr. Wonderful snapped little pic of me toiling away.)

not to mention drove Mr. Wonderful to the brink ! Yikes!!
But he has borne it all with such patience.

I've been working working working
for months and months now;
Nurturing this little baby.
And now I am prepared to send it out into the world.
I have done all I can. 
And now I must step back and see
if it has wings to fly.

And now here it is for all the world to see.

check it out on  Amazon

Speaking of working....
I have been busy burning the proverbial candle at both ends for months
as I continued to work full time and spent every free minute writing.
And I think NOW is a good time to take a step back.
Now that my book is done, I would like to take the time to enjoy it.
Writing it is only half the story, for there is still much to be done with promotion.
So something's gotta give! Ha ha
 this is a fond farewell, for now, my friends.
Thank you to all of you dear and wonderful people
who took the time to stop by for a visit or two
to my little 'Dressed Up Cottage'
I loved each and every minute.
I will still make time to stop by and visit all my favorite people in the world and see what you are up to.

And if you are so inclined
please stop by and visit me at
or on Facebook
or Twitter @terrileeauthor

I would still love to hear from you!

Wish me well