Endings Are Highly Underrated

I love writingToday I had the pleasure of finishing the first draft of No River Too Wide, the third book in the Goddesses Anonymous series.  Now I have days of editing and revision ahead of me, plus a deadline for turning in the book and heading south for the winter.  But the biggest hurdle is behind me.

After writing without a break for weeks I know you’ll understand why I have absolutely nothing relevant to say tonight.  I’m all written and wrung out.

I’ll be back on Friday with an excerpt from Let It Snow, the first novella of The Christmas Wedding Quilt. In the meantime picture me jumping up and down with glee.  The hardest part of my book is done.  Fingers crossed I’ll like it as much when I start my read through tomorrow it as I did when I wrote it.

Or with luck, even more.  That’s not asking too much, is it?  Nah, I didn’t think so.


  1. Nancy on October 15, 2013 at 8:32 am

    We are heading south to Hilton Head, alter we return from Minnesota. A week here, two weeks there…

    I enjoyed reconnecting at Chautauqua.
    Travel safe.


    • Emilie Richards on October 16, 2013 at 2:24 pm

      I always love seeing my quilty friends. Will see you next summer.

  2. Dorothy Schreyer on October 15, 2013 at 8:43 am

    Can’t wait to read the new book! Loved the first two!

  3. Kay Myhrman-Toso on October 15, 2013 at 10:10 am

    Congratulations on this huge achievement! We, your grateful readers, are always thrilled to know you have a new book on the way. In this instance, we know this book was birthed amidst road construction, flooded roads, cottage construction, a leaky roof… This makes your milestone that much more significant. Hope you can take some time, even a moment, for you to simply breath and do things that feed your soul. As for your read through? I predict you’ll like the book even more than when you first wrote it. I put your books in the category of “must read again”, which is what I’m currently doing for the third time with “Whiskey River”. Blessings on your day, however you are able to spend it!

    • Emilie Richards on October 16, 2013 at 2:21 pm

      Many thanks for paying attention to all the “roadblocks” along the way and cheering me on. It’s been interesting to write with all the commotion. The last five chapters were written listening to contractors tear siding off the house behind me (15 feet from my study window.) I must be getting used to it, because I wrote right through it.

  4. Pam Reed on October 15, 2013 at 10:51 am

    I’ve already pre-ordered my copy of The Christmas Wedding Quilt for my Kindle Fire. I just began reading “To The One I Love” on my kindle – must have been one I missed before! Please know your efforts are greatly appreciated!!

  5. SueAnn Beer on October 16, 2013 at 1:45 am

    I have often wondered, if an author gets all “written out”, the same as “all talked out”…..a brain drain….all emptied….needing a rest, before filling up again…Funny you mention, liking what you have written, when you re-read thru it ….the brain thinks one way, while you are writing…and perceives it that way….then you read it, and the words seem so different…I’ll send you good wishes, that you don’t stress overly….and enjoy what you wrote!!! Then you get to pack and move!!!

  6. Betty Greene on October 16, 2013 at 10:26 am

    Hopefully by now you have been able to get some rest from all of the writing you have been doing. As long as you have been an author I am sure you now how to pace yourself. I am so excited that you are writing a book entitled “The Christmas Wedding Quilt”. I really enjoy reading stories that entail quilts. There is just something comforting about quilt stories. Hope you have a nice winter in Florida. My husband and I moved from Orlando, FL, in 1977 to the Spartanburg, SC area. We love the seasons here and being so close to the mountains. The mountains are very comforting to us. Keep on writing for our pleasure and yours. Betty Greene

    • Emilie Richards on October 16, 2013 at 2:19 pm

      So glad you found your heart’s home, Betty.

  7. Mildred Mayo on October 16, 2013 at 7:25 pm

    I agree endings are under rated unless you are like some of us that read them early to find out what happens. However it’s the beginning that “catches” you and wants you to know what happens.

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