Lovey Dovey

If you’ve spent 25 of the last 72 hours writing like a madwoman, it is a very, very good thing to have:
a. a husband who brings you chocolate (Dove, no less)
b. a husband who is a dynamite copy editor
c. a family who will happily cook their own dinner/eat leftovers
d. a daughter to eat eggs with at 1 am when you are famished
e. a book proposal that is 85% done

Hooray. (…little teeny dance…) Now back to work. The night is still young.

(For those who asked, the book is about mothering. I’m not brave enough to talk lots about it since it is a tough, tough thing to get a book published these days and I am in no way assuming….anything….)


  1. It sounds like you have just the support staff you need. Best of luck, Mary. I can’t wait to read it!

  2. lol @ assuming nothing…heh.

    And here I was hoping ………

    a lurker.

  3. What a wonderful, supportive family you have! Oh, it will get published….can’t wait to read it!

  4. I can’t wait to read it either!

  5. Good work! Keep it up and enjoy that chocolate!

  6. Let’s go, Ma-ry! (*clap–clap–clapclapclap*) Let’s go, Ma-ry! (*clap–clap–clapclapclap*) GO! GO! GO! GO! Two, four, six, eight, who do we appreciate? Mary! Mary! Yaaaaayyy!

  7. I hope the book writing goes well.

    As one of MUCH more experience than me of children, just wondering if you have any ideas for games/activities for the youth group I help lead. Check out my blog to see what ideas I’ve come up with. Would grately appreciate any help you can give. I love reading your blog, sorry I don’t comment often.


  8. Oh, Mary, I would SO buy your book. Keep writing and here’s hoping you find a publisher.

  9. Published or not I would SO read it in a heartbeat!!!! You have an amazing family. Eggs at 1 in the morning…it doesn’t get any better than that!!

  10. Hope all goes well with your book! You are blessed to have a great support system!

    (This is inspiriing me to get off my blogging duff and finish my little novel!)

  11. Thanks for your suggestions on my blog! Good idea.

  12. Love your blog. Keep up with the writing.

    Best wishes

  13. I’d buy it for sure =)

  14. You are going to point out in your cover letter that you’ve got 500+ reading you daily who I’m sure would read the book, right? Plus, you had almost 0.2% of the comments on blogs in October.

  15. Good Luck with your book! What a huge achievement. I agree with biologyfool’s comment. I bet publishers would be interested to hear those stats!

  16. You go Mary! I can’t wait to hear if it gets published. Keep us updated!!

  17. Whoo-hoo! Keep on writing, Mary! Good work!

  18. Multi-taskingmom says:

    I have no doubt that you will be published Mary and I for one will be standing at the front of the line to buy your book. I’ve been reading “your stuff” for 8 years (remember the days we were waiting for our first babies from Korea). I love readying anything you write and wish I had more time to keep up with your blog.

    Best of luck – but you really don’t need it.