Friday, March 18

Pilots and Violets

The manuscript I've been working on for over a year

Watching the Violets

is complete!

I sent it to my publisher just seconds ago.

Heart felt thanks to all of you who have supported me.

Thank you, Rick Walton, for urging me to take this from a short story to a novel.
It's been one of the most difficult, but most worthwhile, journeys of my life.

Thank you, Tristi, for your comments and remarks and suggestions.
And your friendship . . . you're the best!

Thank you, Grace. I hope your trip went well and that I get to meet you in person one day soon.

Thank you, Victoria, for your help and interest.

Thank you, John, for letting me see your biplane.
Sitting in the cockpit conjured new ideas in my mind that I believe have made the story even stronger.

Thank you, as always, to my Aunt Bass.
Her love and belief in me are the wind beneath my wings.

Thanks also to:

and Carol Lynn

...and to everyone else who touched my life and this story in any way.

Thank you!


Jennie said...

Congratulations, Lori! And good luck.

Lori said...

Thank you, Jennie. This one is a YA with a character very much like the character in the epilogue of my novel My Gift to You. Keep your fingers crossed for me!

Angela Felsted said...

What a great post. I'm glad you got your manuscript to your publisher.

Tersa said...

Congratulations, Lori!! That is awesome news!!

Toriafly said...

Congrats! So exciting! I wish I could have done more!

Deirdra Eden-Coppel said...

I love your site and as I browsed your blog I decided to award you the Inspiring Blog Award.

Go to and pick up your award.

lovesAbJennBrett said...

I am once again realizing how proud you make me! While listening to you yesterday I could see the passion that you put into everything you do! Love you! Thanks for being a great example to my family:)))

Lori said...

Thank you, Angela and Tersa!

Thanks so much, Victoria--I think you are an amazing woman and I would love to meet you (and fly with you) one day!!!

Deirdra--what a touching gesture! Thank you!!! I'm going to head over right made my day!

Gar--you are awesome. Your words touched my heart and I'm sitting here trying not to cry. I came away yesterday thinking how amazing you are and how very blessed those three little girls are to have you as their mom! Love you with all my heart!!!

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