Ready to Fly!

Look what the mailman brought yesterday. The first copies of Fly Away Home!

My heart pounded as I tore open the box and the feeling I got as I lifted that first copy into my hands can only be described as euphoric. After two long years my dreams were suddenly a reality in which I could hold. As I skimmed through, my life literally flashed before my eyes. Fifty two years of triumphs and shame. My strengths, my weaknesses, my marriages and my children’s lives, now in print. In twenty-one days it will be available to the world and no matter how it is received, I shall try and remember these three quotes:

“I admire anybody who has the guts to write anything at all.” -E.B. White

“There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at your typewriter and bleed.” -Earnest Hemmingway

“To share your weaknesses is to make yourself vulnerable; to make yourself vulnerable is to show your strength.” -Criss Jami

About maggiemyklebust

I grew up on the Jersey Shore and now live in Norway. I have also lived in Houston and the Netherlands. I have written a memoir called Fly Away Home.

Posted on March 31, 2012, in writing and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 28 Comments.

  1. CONGRATULATIONS! What an incredible journey on so many levels. Enjoy the feeling, you done good girl!

  2. What a proud and happy moment! What a huge accomplishment! Heartfelt congratulations! And I just love the quotes you included in your post.

  3. What an exciting time! Congratulations, enjoy your count down and best of luck with the launch! πŸ™‚

  4. Great quotes! We share in your excitement and happiness……well deserved!

  5. Maggie – as you know I am so incredibly proud of you. Congratulations you are on your way!

  6. Yay!! I ordered it already!

  7. I can’t even imagine how excited you must be to see your life in print. You go Jersey Girl!

  8. All my life I have looked up to you! You have shown me what it’s like to be a strong, beautiful, loving woman! I am so Proud and Happy for you! Congratulation’s on your book and the Wonderful person you are and have always been!!! I Love you so much!

    Do what makes you happy……Be happy at what you do!!!

  9. Thanks little sister, I love you too..

  10. You must be so proud! I am so proud of you my friend well done!

  11. Congratulations Maggie! I look forward to reading your book.
    ~ Lily

  12. Thank you, I really appreciate the support!

  13. annie siersema potter

    congratulations maggie! wish you the best always!

  14. Looking forward to reading your book……..Congratulations Maggie!!

  15. I’ll use those quotes and the look on your face in the picture to drive me to make my writing dreams happen. Best of luck and congratulations.

  16. Congratulations. Have fun on your new journey. And thanks that Hemmingway quote … bleeding onto the page.

  17. My freshmen high school English teacher had a Hemmingway quote for everything.
    Thanks for stopping by, I appreciate it πŸ™‚

  18. Thanks for the ‘like’ Maggie and good luck with your book!

  19. Excuse me Maggie, I did not know you had a published book Yourself when I commented on your book review today. Your book will be first on my Kindle list now. I read the reviews on and I can’t wait to start it!

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