Wednesday, July 30, 2008

A moment of silence

This is a picture of my computer screen taken one minute, exactly, before the document displayed upon it was attached and sent via e-mail to my editor at Conciliar Press. Over a year ago, I embarked on a project that would prove to test my limits as a writer at heart, as a mother, and as an Orthodox Christian. 42, 132 words later, I am reeling from the experience of both beginning and then completing a manuscript that I never would have dreamed I had in me. Silence, please, silence. No lyrics, no music, no nagging reminders to "work on the book, work on the book, work on the book," at least just for a minute or two. Whatever else happens with it from here on out, I am thankful for being pushed - for the motivation to actually finish something, to accomplish something, I started. Lord Jesus Christ, son of God, have mercy upon me, a sinner.

15 comments:

Julie V. said...

I don't know if silence, please, silence, means I am not allowed to say, wow, you did it. To God be the glory.

swede said...

I don't know which exclamation of joy to pick, I am so excited! This is an amazing accomplishment, one that warrants a top-of-the-lungs scream instead of silence!

Congratulations to you - I can't wait to read it.

Sara said...

Molly,
I am so proud of you! I can't wait to read it. I love all your writing. God has truly gifted you. Congratulations!
Sara

Kelleylynn said...

YEAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Now remember you promised to hand delivery me a signed copy...way to go Molly!

Jenny said...

Molly,

This is absolutely wonderful! I am so happy for you.

H and S said...

Congratulations! I'm sure it was a tough slog that you'll never forget (would you do it again?...). I can't wait to read it!!!! Wish I could come to the launch...

Fr. James Early said...

Congratulations!

neil said...

Woohoo! I know that it feels great to finish something, mostly because I have finished so few big projects myself! But a book...! Wow, way to go! Can't wait to read it!

Kelly said...

Congratulations! What an amazing accomplishment!

Maridee said...

Not to echo everybody else, but heartfelt congrats! Maybe I'll have some (more) ice cream in your honor. :)

Molly Sabourin said...

Well, I had my night to decompress which was even more enjoyable than I'd imagined because of your encouragement. Thank you!!
I have a long road ahead, but completing this part was very important to me for various reasons.
Now let's get back to work (and to singing)! :)

Kris said...

Wonderful, Molly. How exciting - our heartfelt congratulations!!

::Sylvia:: said...

Congratulations! I truly admire you as both a writer and a mother, I'll certainly keep an eye out for your book! You bring tears to my eyes with each new article and I always look forward to reading the next one. I'm sure the book will be incredible! God bless you and be with you on your journey to publication!

Lucy said...

I missed this! Congratulations! I am excited to discover that you are writing a book. You are one of my favorite writers and your writing has meant so much to me. I can't wait to read so many of your thoughts gathered into one place!

Btw, I had that Flannery O'Connor quote as my sig for email for ages. I love it.

Molly Sabourin said...

Lucy,

You just made my whole day...thank you!!