Upwards: Going Public with Publishing

What a long-awaited post this is! The time has come at last to officially share my plans for Upwards, the story of my 2015 NFCT thru-paddle. Some 81,000 words over which I’ve struggled, rejoiced, and labored for many months. The book manuscript will arrive at the publisher for editing on June 1.  

Every author should have a cat to sit near the keyboard purring, at least for a delightful interlude. I’ve had Maggie Jane and her riverside home to enjoy while I put the finishing touches on what the editor calls my “inspirational adventure memoir.” We had a surprise visitor right outside our windowsill on Sunday (or two if you look behind the flower).

My feet felt fabulous on a couple of weekend forays out on McCurdy Pond in the spring sunshine.  There were breezes to keep the bugs at bay, blueberries in bloom, an osprey, a heron, and the first kingfisher of the year.   

Publishing a book certainly qualifies as one of Laurie’s Adventures, so expect to hear from me often this summer. And always remember…Every day is a gift!

12 thoughts on “Upwards: Going Public with Publishing

  1. Jan Obery May 30, 2017 / 2:29 pm

    So happy for you, can’t wait to read every word!

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    • lachandler22 May 30, 2017 / 9:35 pm

      I know you will surely be one of the first to read every word. I can’t wait either!


  2. Mary Berger May 30, 2017 / 6:15 pm

    Congratulations! Your tenacity has paid off. I am delighted for you and will be watching for more news. Love, Mary P.S. Giving birth is probably easier than pulling a book together?

    Sent from my iPad


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  3. lachandler22 May 30, 2017 / 9:37 pm

    Giving birth is quicker, that’s for sure, and both lead to a new chapter in life!

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  4. adkjoe May 30, 2017 / 10:34 pm

    This is wonderful news! I cannot wait to get a copy for myself Laurie!

    Liked by 1 person

    • lachandler22 May 31, 2017 / 12:05 am

      I can’t imagine how fun it will be for everyone to read it. I just signed up to follow your blog. It looks so professional! Mine needs some updating. Great to hear from you!


      • adkjoe May 31, 2017 / 12:18 am

        Hi Laurie! Thank you for signing up for my blog, I try to update as time and life permits. Your blog is wonderful and I was so excited to hear the wonderful news. I’ve been doing tiny bits and pieces of the NFCT. I have a long way to go…LOL

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  5. tricia May 31, 2017 / 1:36 pm

    From a big fan, way to go, Laurie. I will put your book on the top of the pile as soon as it is available. Your family must be so proud. Love from NJ. Tricia

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    • lachandler22 May 31, 2017 / 9:55 pm

      Love from Maine back to you, surely one of the best fans!


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