Announcement! Hear Ye, Hear Ye!

As of a few minutes ago, I turned in the full manuscript and accompanying photos for my very first book! It’s a book of 100 word pieces that turned into poetry during the past week. I’m so pleased about what happened during the editing process!

I decided last Tuesday to publish the book. I’ve been working pretty much non-stop since then. Nothing like a deadline to get things moving.

There are thirty seven pieces of writing along with beautiful photos, around 80 pages. The production process is underway!

Thank you for your voiced confidence about this project. I appreciate all of you for reading the blog, commenting on the writings and letting me know you’d love to own the collection in a book.

We have liftoff!

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Terri Crosby

Helping you create life-affirming, ever-evolving, happier relationships with those you love. Follow me on twitter at@TerriCrosby or read myblog.

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    Heather MacAllister

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    I love you inspiring writings and I would love a copy of your new book.
    Hugs and prayers,
    Heather

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      Terri Crosby

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      Thank you, Heather! I’ll keep you posted on the progress!

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    Geri

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    Terri………I am so very delighted for you!!!! I am so happy for you!! Congratulations!!!

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      Terri Crosby

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      Thank you Geri! I really appreciate your encouraging words!

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    Aline Autenrieth

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    YAY!!! 🙂 <3 Sleep easy!

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      Terri Crosby

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      Thank you so much my dear forever friend!

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      Terri Crosby

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      Thanks Mary-Elizabeth! Very kind of you to wish for great sales! I’m with you on that one!

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    Liz

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    WooHoo. . . way to go. Congrats!

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      Terri Crosby

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      Woohoo is right! Now for the production process. Still much more to go, but I’m glad the beginning steps are underway.

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    Gayle

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    YEAH!!! A huge congrats!!! Can’t wait to read it!

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      Terri Crosby

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      Thanks Gayle! I so appreciate your friendship and support!

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    winnie barrett

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    Kudos Terri !

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      Terri Crosby

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      Thanks Winnie! I so appreciate your support!

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    Keldwyn Teves

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    WOW, you really knocked this one into the Universe in a super short timely and perfect way. Congrats! I am with you in Spirit dearHeart
    Keldwyn

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      Terri Crosby

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      Yes it happened fast! It was a very loud message last Tuesday to get it done, so I went to work!

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    Cornelia Powell

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    Terri….what lovely news!! Congratulations on this new venture….and happy successes to come! (By the way…..did you move? If so, where? If you’re still in the “neighborhood-ish”, let’s connect!)
    love to you…..

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      Terri Crosby

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      Thanks Cornelia! I did move and I’m only 5 miles from where I was before. I would love to get together!

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        Cornelia Powell

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        Terri…hope you are all settled in! I’ll be in Asheville Oct 9 and 11….maybe that will work to connect. Also I’m doing something on Wed Oct 10 that you might be interested in….I’ll email you. xo

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          Terri Crosby

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          Cornelia,
          I’ll write you on email, thank you so much!

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    Debbie Riggs

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    That is wonderful! I know Eric would be [is] so proud of you. He always told me that you were an excellent writer. He is right!

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      Terri Crosby

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      Thanks Debbie! I think he whispered in my ear recently and told me to get this book printed!

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      Terri Crosby

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      Thanks Emily! It sounds like you have some exciting things in the works yourself! I look forward to further news.

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    Colleen

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    This truly is very exciting news! Congratulations

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    Amy Mandel

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    Sending huge congratulations your way!

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      Terri Crosby

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      Thanks so much Amy! I appreciate your encouragement!

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    Ellen Winner

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    So excited for you! May this book land on a million nightstands!

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      Terri Crosby

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      Thanks Ellen! Yes that would be a fabulous thing to be on a million night stands! I can see it!

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    Debby

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    Huge congratulations! It will be fantastic. Waiting eagerly for pre-orders to be available.

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      Terri Crosby

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      Thanks Debby! Thanks so much for all your help!

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    Kristi Gjelfriend

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    As far as I’m concerned, I am not surprised AT ALL !!! As to when and what awards are forth coming after that, geepers, one thing at a time!!! ‘Que, sera sera❣️.’ ……✌🏿🤘🌈🎼. 🙏🕯Kristi

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    ELLEN E SCHON

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    Yea! That’s amazing! You may indeed have inspiration whispering in your ear; from Eric and the entire universe, of which you are such an incredible part. Congratulations Terri.

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      Terri Crosby

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      Thanks, Ellen! Love that whispering thing, so important to listen.

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    Corey Corky Fowler

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    I KEPT GETTING WAVES OF WARM FUZZIES AS I READ THE DESCRIPTION OF YOUR BOOK
    PROJECT… SENDING YOU LOT’S OF GOOD JU-JU… 😀

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      Terri Crosby

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      Thanks so much, Corey! Such a good sign, don’t you think?

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    Fred Hodgins

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    Way to go Terri, can’t wait to buy my copies.

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      Terri Crosby

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      Thank you, Fred! I’ll have plenty for you! :–)))

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    Susan Hale

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    Wonderful news of a new birth!!! Fly high!

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      Terri Crosby

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      Thanks, Susan! Always so good to hear from you across the pond!!!

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    Carroll Van Zee

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    Hi Terri! Congratulations on getting your book published.

    While I still have in mind to have sessions with you, I’m going to have to put it off for longer than I thought because unexpected things keep cropping up. Life happens! So, I just wanted to let you know where I stand now.

    Thanks,

    Carroll

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      Terri Crosby

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      Thank you for writing me, Carroll, and I look forward to working with you soon. Remember that your well-being is a priority and that sometimes you need to tell your life to “sit and stay” so you can take care of YOU! :–) Don’t let your personal needs keep sliding down the list. Take care and I look forward to your call.

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    Marilyn Hubbard

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    Your idea of 100 words is the best! Kudos and best wishes for many more successful projects of the heart in the future. Marilyn

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      Terri Crosby

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      Thank you, Marilyn. I do love the “100 word” aspect, and I’m pretty sure there are a few more books coming! I’ve already started writing another poetry book, and I’m editing the book about relationships.

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    Holly

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    I’m thrilled for you, Terri! It’s quite an accomplishment and I’m proud of you. Hope your book is a huge success!

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      Terri Crosby

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      Thank you, Holly. Yes, I hope the book lands in the hands of those who would appreciate it most. That would be a wonderful thing, indeed!

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    Ruthie

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    Congratulations on this grand adventure! I am sure it will be a beautiful journey.

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      Terri Crosby

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      Thanks, Ruthie! I’d love to talk with you a little by phone or (better) in person about your author journey so far. I’ll call you.

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    Michael Bordyn

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    Way to go Terri! You always have so much incite in your writings. Can’t wait to read your new poetry book.

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      Terri Crosby

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      Thank you, Michael. I appreciate this note from you!

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Rise Up

 
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Of living life on a merry go round
And you can’t find the fighter
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And move mountains
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For you
For you
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And it feels like it’s getting hard to breathe
And I know you feel like dying
But I promise we’ll take the world to its feet
And move mountains
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And move mountains
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I’ll rise like the day
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I’ll rise up
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For you
For you
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We will rise
We’ll rise, oh, oh
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I’ll rise up
In spite of the ache
I will rise a thousand times again
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High like the waves
We’ll rise up
In spite of the ache
We’ll rise up
And we’ll do it a thousand times again
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For you
For you
For you
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Songwriters: Cassandra Monique Batie / Jennifer Decilveo
Rise Up lyrics © BMG Rights Management

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Terri Crosby. http://www.incareofrelationships.com/.

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