Sunday, April 22, 2012

The Saga of the Anxious Author


Once upon a time there was a writer who was so worried and tensed about her first official book launching party that she became known as Anxious Author. Now Anxious Author’s family didn’t understand her anxiety. They’d pat Anxious Author on her rapidly graying head and croon, “Don’t worry. Everything is going to be just fine.”

Anxious Author would shake her head and babble, “What if no one shows up? What if no one wants to see my books? What will we do if this is a waste of time?”

Anxious Author’s husband and daughters grew very tired of this worrisome fretting but they were patient with their poor neurotic author and just kept reassuring her right up until the first guest walked through the door. Even Anxious Author’s granddaughter and two son-in-law’s (one soon will be) took up the chant, “Don’t worry. It’s gonna be great.”

And it was. And this Anxious Author’s eyes still fill with tears of joy when she remembers how much love and support filled the room that night.

And the moral of Anxious Author’s story? As long as you’re surrounded by the loving support of friends and family, EVERYTHING WILL BE ALL RIGHT.
 Enjoy these pictures of all the fun we had. J









30 comments:

  1. Wonderful, inspirational story. :)

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    1. Thanks! It turned out to be such a lovely night. :)

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  2. How fantastic, Maeve!! Looks like you had a fabulous and fun launch party! Congratulations!!!

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    1. It was just AWESOME, Vonda! I'm still grinnin' from ear to ear! :-)

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  3. Maeve, I so wish I could've been there to share your special day, my friend. I'm so proud of you. You and your dh look fabulous!!!! I bet it was so exciting and it looks as though a great time was had by all. Congrats on your continuing success.

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    1. Thank you so much, Victoria! I wish we lived closer so we could attend each other's events. Yes. Everyone seemed to enjoy the evening and my heart is STILL overflowing with all the good vibes. *happy sigh*

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  4. I love this story! Wishing you all great things with both of your Highland Warrior stories!

    Hug your family for me, too. :)

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    1. Aww...thanks so much, Lynne & big hugs back to you! :-)

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    2. Congrats on what looks like a fun and successful event Maeve, and continued success with your Warriors! :)

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    3. Thanks so much for your continued support, Cynthia! You told me it would be great! :-)

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  5. I wish I could have been there, Maeve. You are just gorgeous in the photos - love that skirt. :) You are definitely loved and it appears loved a lot. Good for you for having a great success on your hands. Proud of you!!!

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    1. Aww...thank you so very much, Paisley. I wish you could've been here too. That would've been awesome. You and Chloe would've had a big time chatting. She was busy working the crowd. :-)

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  6. It was absolutely wonderful - and you did great! See - everything WAS allright! :)

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    1. LOL! Absolutely, baby brother! And thank you SO MUCH for all the love and support of you and the rest of the wonderful Radcliffe clan!

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  7. It looks like a raging success! You should be so proud of yourself, and what an awesome family support you have! Congratulations!

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    1. Thanks Cherie! I'm a very lucky woman. :-)

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  8. Congrats! What a wonderful night! :)

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    1. And thank YOU, Rebecca for all the great helpful advice. :-)

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  9. Wish I could have seen that, Maeve. Thanks for keeping us in the loop.

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    1. I wish you could've been here too, Miriam! :-)

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  10. Maeve, it's never as bad as you imagine it will be. Nice turnout!

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    1. You are SO right, Ilona! Our minds can sometimes be our worst enemy. :)

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  11. My first signing was at an erotic museum, go figure!

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    1. LOL! I have no response for that, Mary. ;)

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  12. I think that anxiety is familiar to many of us! Looks like a spectacular night with lots of support - congrats!

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    1. It was a wonderful night. Thank you, Melissa!

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  13. It looks like you had a great time.

    Congratulations on the release.

    Janice~

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    1. We had an awesome time, Janice! *Happy Sigh*

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  14. Still snickering at Mary, and your response, Maeve. Anyway, these gorgeous photos document your success and the love that surrounds you. Sweet! Wishing you boatloads of sales.

    BTW, I'm memorizing your family's mantra "Don't worry. It's going to be great". Hopefully the chant will prevent my throwing up on anyone at my launch party this Saturday. ;-)

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    1. LOL! Thanks so much, Mac - and BEST OF LUCK with your launch party this Saturday!!! I know it's gonna be great.

      :-)

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