Friday, January 24, 2014


Wikimedia Commons: Photo by Roke.
The end of one thing is the beginning of another, even if you're not sure what the next thing is yet.  This blog is coming to a rest, and I seem to be searching for comfort lines.   I hate endings, fictional or real.

I'll miss the on-line connections, the insights, the discipline, and the deadlines.  Okay, maybe not the deadlines.  I won't miss them much.  I just need them.

From giraffes and rhyming manuscripts to self-publishing and the Common Core, thank you for sharing in my little piece of this surprisingly cozy venue.  The Paper Wait is made up of thoughtful and professional writers, with loyal and supportive followers.  It has been my pleasure to be a part of it.

I'll leave you with one of my favorite quotes about writing, stories, and endings:
"There is no real ending.  It's just the place where you stop the story."  
Frank Herbert.


  1. Julie,
    Your posts have been among the most memorable. I'll miss them, but the group meetings continue. We're lucky to still have a way to share writing thoughts - both frustrations and joys.

  2. Thanks for your posts, Julia. I'll miss this group.

  3. Love that quote! And your guys' blog will be missed!

  4. Thanks guys! Yes, I look forward to our meetings, and hope to continue to catch up with you Leandra and Linda in other on-line forums!