That’s all folks

Thank you all.  My gratitude for the support, encouragement, and advice I have found here is beyond words.  Some of you have known me for over 20 years, some of you met me here on this blog.  You are all friends.

I will continue to blog, because I like all the folks I have met here, but the posts probably won’t be as frequent.  I will be taking down my archives in the next few weeks to make room in my mind for drafting the book, as the work I need to do now will take place offline.  What will I blog about?  Who knows.

If, however, you are wondering what to do with that hole in the day that used to be reading my blog, please consider going to visit someone else who is just starting to tell her tale.  I suspect she could use the kind of support I have been lucky enough to have here.



24 responses to “That’s all folks

  1. Hey Emily,

    I hope that you keep posting. Perhaps I am a bit selfish, but I appreciate your insight and look forward to reading your blog.

  2. Ah, so it is not good bye, just good night.

    Advance request for a signed copy! Will put next to my signed books by Jack Welsch, Henry Kravis, Jennifer Weiner and Arnold Palmer.

  3. Emily, the only thing that has been missing from your blog is more glimpses of the now-you. The snippets we’ve had about your children have been fascinating – more please!

  4. realitytesting

    You are a doll. You really are. Thanks for sending kind people my way, Emily…..

  5. I have been so moved by reading your posts. Good luck with your book, and do, like Bubandpie said, keep writing about the here and now.

  6. Thank you for your strength, Emily.

  7. Oh, it’s like the end of an era. But I know why you need to clear it away.

    I’ll be looking for the book, Emily.

    And I’m glad you’ll still be around. I’m hoping to hear more about you, your boys, and your hubby now.

  8. Oh, I definitely want a signed copy, too! I hope you will continue to post here about anything that happens to pass your mind ~ on any topic. 🙂



  9. Good luck with your book, Emily. It’s been a pleasure to meet you and I hope you will continue to let us take part in/of (English can be difficult at times!) your life.


  10. I am glad you will continue to write. And I understand oh to well the need to put things away in archive format. So glad I got to read your history before you took it offline.

    May the wind be in your fingers as you type…

  11. Ah. And so it goes. She swept in and swept out. Just like that. Sigh.

    Why do I feel as if I’ve been jilted? 😉

    Good luck writing. I can’t wait to buy my copy.

  12. Yes, not goodbye, but au revoir! Keep us in mind as you get it all together in book land. And remember, peace.

  13. Oh, Emily! Best of luck with the book, but boy will I miss checking in every day! I felt so connected to you even though you are a across the pond! So, as you tackle this next phase, I wish you strength!

  14. thanks for telling your story. it has been my privelege to read it.

  15. Thanks for sharing your story with us.

  16. It has been exciting, Emily, to be in on this project. Thank you for being so revealing and open, and for inviting our comments and responding with such thoughtfulness and generosity. I’m looking forward to the book. And I’ll be looking forward to reading more about your life as it is now as you continue posting. Hugs to you.

  17. I can’t wait to see what you’ll write now. Both on this blog and in your book when it’s published!

  18. I’ll hope you keep posting, Emily. I don’t get to read as much as I’d like to, but I always find your writing to be so … lovely. And engaging. And honest. I’d hate to know have your voice around. And I can’t wait to see what you’re going to be writing about.

  19. don’t go away completely, ok? i’ve grown so fond of you and your writing. keep posting is you can.

  20. Congratulations, Emily! Best of luck with the book- CANNOT WAIT!
    I will do my best to not seek out your ex-family and carry out some sort of white collar crime upon them – subscribing them to tons of porn mags, flooding thier email w spam – that kind of thing. Of course, I would rather hire some unsavory relations of mine to beat them within an inch of their lives, but I know it’s not my place. Nor is it the right thing to do…blah blah blah. And of course, I know it wouldn’t change anything. (but….just say the word and I will unleash some hounds).
    Love to you, your husband and your beautiful children. Let me know if you ever make it out West.
    xoxo jamie

  21. Wow! Thank you so much for sharing your story–it has been gripping and harrowing. I’ve never commented before, but I’ve been reading for months (at work). Often on the weekends I’ll think, “Where did I put my book?” Then remember it’s your story I want to get back to reading. I look forward to the paper version. The only comment I want to make is, you mention on a few occassions that you have a hard time writing about your aunt. What I’ve noticed is that when you describe Marie, you just let the story and her actions speak, and you paint a picture of a monster without ever having to say “she was a monster.” Whearas with your aunt, you use a lot of your feelings about her “she was selfish,” etc, rather than just letting her behavior tell the story. It seems you harbor a lot more bitterness about Pearl than Marie (which is understandable since it was more recent/ongoing, longer period of time, you were older, the emotions are less supressed, etc.), but if you could set aside that bitterness as you write and show (don’t tell) us how coo-coo crazy she is (and by the way I don’t find her boring at all…at least as a character). You’re a great writer–funny and vivid and clever and I’m totally amazed that you seem so well-adjusted considering your upbringing. Thank you and good luck!

  22. Most blogs are, for me, light entertainment. I stop by Bloglines whenever I have a few minutes to kill. Sometimes I even do so when I’m on the phone.

    Yours is the one exception; I save your posts until I have time to sit down and give them the attention and emotional focus they deserve.

    Which is a long-winded way of saying, I’ve just spent the afternoon catching up on about a month’s worth of posts. Reading them together confirms my impression that this is going to be a remarkable book. Your individual posts are powerful individually, but collectively, the whole is even greater than the sum of the parts.

    I have some thoughts on how you might structure the book, but I know with my own writing, I don’t want to hear anybody else’s ideas until I’ve gotten at least a rough draft of my own ideas down on paper, so that I can see what my gut instincts are before they’re colored by outside opinions. So I’m going to hold off on making structural suggestions unless you specifically ask for them. Anyway, you’ve already proven you have superb storytelling instincts so I don’t think you particularly need outside advice on this. But if/when you’re curious for one reader’s thoughts on structure, let me know.

    And if you want an outside opinion on the manuscript at any stage of its development, you know where to find me.

  23. Thank you all so much. And thank you for supporting the other blogger who is working so hard to get it all out.

  24. I’m so glad you’ll keep writing. I’ve really appreciated, and been moved by, your writing so far. Your story is worth telling, and you are telling it well. I wish you the best of luck with the book.