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Now I have to decide how to spend the prize money. Hmm . . .
Amazon's famous Prime Day events are huge for so many reasons, and for bookworms, it's even better: books aren't high-ticket ite...
Congrats! I'm headed over to read right now.
That was beautiful. I related to the essay in so many ways and it really did make me smile- and tear. Any mom who is a writer has felt that way- that their life is a mystery to the ones they love the most. And yet it's a bridge that will let them enter your heart in a way nothing else can.
Thanks for sharing this with the world.
Read it, loved it, and hope one day my kids will read my stuff so I'll be able to relate even more.
That's so neat. The mom behind the curtain. What an awesome way for your kids to really get to know you. That was such an interesting perspective. And how exciting that you will watch that happen three more times.
I love the essay! Congratulations!
Oh, Annette. I'm bawling all over myself. That is so beautiful! When you said he laughed out loud, I started weeping. By the end, I'm virtually howling. Well done, friend. Well done.
As for spending your prize money, well you've earned it! You spend it on whatever you like!
I just read your article too. I'm blind already, woman! Crying only makes it worse!
On a serious note, Annette, you're an angel. Those are the kind of Christmas gifts I'd like to give this year too. Thank you.
I loved it, Annette. I hope I have a moment with my kids like that some day. Segullah has a writing contest going on right now, you know... deadline Dec. 31. :-)
Fab entry. You are a true writing mama. Loved it, esp the moment when your son laughed. Congrats again!!
Holy crap. That was a great essay -- and an even better moment for you. If your liked your book(s) so much, your daughters are going to LOVE them. House on the Hill is still one of my favorite books.
Oh, Annette. Wow! Great essay. Great article. I dream of having your talent. :) Congrats again - on both!
I am on my way over to check it out. Yay!
That was such a neat story. Really great.
*Sniff!* That was an excellent essay! (Glad to know I wasn't the only one brought to tears!) Congrats!!
That was wonderful, Annette. Glad I got the chance to read it. Congratulations!
Loved it, sniffling. My oldest (17, girl, within my target audience) refused to read my first novel because it changed my focus so much... being a stay-at-home mom doting on housework, kids, and cooking-- to a writer.
Then, when the publishers liked it, asking for revisions... she saw it was real, and when I asked her to read it for editing (she's a stickler already), I watched, and when she smiled, and laughed and wrinkled her brow and gave me ideas... it was amazing... I felt I could do this.
I felt validated.
Excellent essay. I'll share it with my kids. Thank you!
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