So now, ‘The End’ is near…

Anyone remember me? I’m the one who disappeared off the face of the earth a few months ago to write my memoir. Well guess what? It’s finished. Well draft one is finished. It was quite a slog, writing most days for the past six months and averaging 5000 words a week but last week I finally typed those magical words, ‘The End.’

I’d thought I’d be elated, thrilled, filled with a sense of achievement but it didn’t end up quite like that. I was in my bedroom, typing away, when ‘yer man’ appeared into the room.

‘How’s it going?’ he asked, at the very minute I realised I’d put the final full stop on the page.

‘I’m finished,’ I said as a huge wave of tears overwhelmed me.

Thankfully, I managed to quell them and arriving downstairs, my four children and yer man had an impromptu celebration ready, which went on into the night and involved singing, dancing and… yes a little alcohol.

Today, I finally parceled it up and had the courage to send it on its way to my wonderful editor Ciara Considine at Hachette Books and to my agent, Faith O Grady from The Lisa Richards Agency. What happens next I’m not sure.

It’s a strange thing to write a memoir. It’s such a me, me, me thing to do, however I have a story to tell and I hope in the not too distant future you will agree with me.

I’ll keep you posted on any further exciting updates but for now I’m going to relax for a few days and enjoy doing very little. Who knows I might even get back to doing a little writing on this here blog and get to catch up on what’s going on in everyone else’s life.

31 thoughts on “So now, ‘The End’ is near…

  1. Yay Tric!
    You can guess sorta what’s coming… I know you can! – Even if you didn’t see Bonnie Hunt in “cheaper by the dozen”. You’ll be promoting! 😁🤑🤑🤑

      1. I have found the court transcript information I was looking for but most of it is on very delicate cassette tape that if trying to go digital could be lost forever. I have a mental dilemma deciding what to do. From what I have heard from my siblings I am the only one that wants this information so do I take my chances or give up. These choices are so very hard to decide.

        1. I wrote mine for me. After Mum died I realised all her stories are lost. So I wrote my story for my children so they would know my history. There are no graphic details and I’m happy for them to read it. I think even without a publisher I’d have written it anyway. Yet it is no coincidence that I didn’t pursue this until after my Mum had died. It is a big step. Contact me if ever you want to mull it over more.

  2. I’m so very, very happy for you, Tric. and what a wonderful celebration you had with your family! this is an amazing feat! so good to see you -)

  3. Absolutely delighted for you Patricia, what a great achievement. I know alot of people “up there” will be bursting with pride for you. Well done. 🏆🏆🏆

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