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Let It Go

At 12:50 this morning, I finished the book, Apart at the Seams.  It’s due today.  I just need to clean up a few things here and there, and then I’m ready to release it to the publisher.  As much as I have loved it, as much as there has been a lot of happiness in writing this story, it has also weighed so heavily on me for the last four months since I started this edit that there hasn’t been a day when I’ve woken up without a stomachache.

And now, this is exactly how I feel as I let it go: not a sadness in the release, but an absolute peace that this thing that has been dragging down my heart finally doesn’t have a hold on me anymore.

I really hated that version of “Let it Go” that was popping up on Facebook last week where the person redubbed it with the words “fuck it all.”  Because that’s not what Elsa is saying.  She isn’t rejecting her power, casting it off.  She’s embracing it by letting it go, by not restricting herself, and allowing herself to love this thing that has brought her so much heartache.

So I do love the book.  And I hope you guys love it too.  And I am so thrilled to let it go.


1 jodifur { 01.15.14 at 8:00 am }

I can not wait. Also, we can go to Carmen’s again.

2 Kasey { 01.15.14 at 8:01 am }

Yay!! So glad you’ve finished it! Congrats!! Cheers to a stomachache free tomorrow!

3 a { 01.15.14 at 8:18 am }

Congratulations! I hope this means that you will devote the next few days to letting your back heal!

Guess I’m living under a rock, since I haven’t heard the redubbed version. But, I would imagine you could get the “fuck it all” impression if you have only heard the song (or watched the Demi Lovato video) and not seen the movie.

4 a { 01.15.14 at 8:21 am }

…and the alternate version has been taken down already.

5 Christine { 01.15.14 at 8:47 am }

So wonderful for you. (And for us, the champing-at-the-bit readers.)

I was required to explain many times over and over to my 5yo daughter what exactly Elsa meant by “let it go”. It got very deep.

6 Katherine A { 01.15.14 at 8:57 am }

Congratulations on finishing and hoping for healing. Looking forward to reading!

7 Catwoman73 { 01.15.14 at 9:33 am }

Congratulations Mel! Can’t wait to read it!!! 🙂

8 Turia { 01.15.14 at 9:46 am }

Congratulations! It must feel wonderful to have it done!

9 twangy { 01.15.14 at 10:00 am }

Exceedingly well done! I do love that feeling: IT’S DONE.

Have a nice rest.

10 Peg { 01.15.14 at 10:45 am }

Very well done. Can’t wait to read.

11 Erin { 01.15.14 at 11:05 am }

Congratulations, Mel! Looking forward to reading it, which begs the question, when does it come out? I hope you get some much-needed rest and pain relief now.

12 Esperanza { 01.15.14 at 12:59 pm }

Congratulations on finishing the edits of your book and letting it go. What an incredible accomplishment. I can’t wait to read it.

13 Liz { 01.15.14 at 3:20 pm }

Congratulations! I loved the first two, and I’m really looking forward to this one.

14 Mrs T (missohkay) { 01.15.14 at 4:19 pm }

Congrats! Looking forward to reading this one too!

15 Laurel Regan { 01.15.14 at 5:29 pm }


16 Stephanie (Travelcraft Journal) { 01.15.14 at 5:35 pm }

Great news! Hope you can have a nice, relaxing evening. 🙂

17 Lori Lavender Luz { 01.15.14 at 5:52 pm }

So very proud of you. And happy for you. And excited to hold that book in my hands!

Well done, Mel.

18 Dora { 01.15.14 at 8:04 pm }

Congrats! Can’t wait to read it, but sad to say goodbye to those characters.

Sorry I missed the back pain posts. It sucks! I had a sciatica episode recently that pretty much was a lost week. At first I couldn’t lie down without being in excruciating pain. I spent the first night sitting in a chair next to my bed, with a stack of pillows on the bed so I could kind of rest my head. Hope you’re really on the road to feeling much better!

19 Mali { 01.16.14 at 12:14 am }

Congratulations Mel! What a wonderful achievement. Now you’re setting it off, letting it fly on its own, and letting you (I hope) get some much needed rest.

20 Battynurse { 01.16.14 at 2:38 am }

Yay! Can’t wait to read it!

21 anexpatinuk { 01.16.14 at 7:13 am }

Congratulations on finishing your book and being able to let it go. Well done!
Hope you can get some well-deserved rest and heal your back properly now, sounds like it’s been awfully painful.

22 It Is What It Is { 01.16.14 at 10:36 pm }

Congratulations many times over. It must be a sweet kind of relief but I also wonder how you’ll fill the time with the monkey off your back.

23 Tiara { 01.20.14 at 12:49 pm }

Congratulations! I am anxiously waiting for it’s release.

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