IMG_1064Depending on who you ask, I have always been a princess, but last Saturday, I really was one for a night.  🙂

Mark and I invited everyone we knew to our place for a party to celebrate my quitting the day job to write full time.  We included my new Canadian citizenship just because that coincidentally happened the day before.

When I sent out the invitations, I told everyone I would be the one in the tiara, which I meant in a symbolic way, as in “I’m the one who will be the centre of attention for the night!” — which is a joke, really, because I’m a natural introvert and would rather sit on the fringes watching everyone else in the limelight, while I take mental notes and build stories around them.

Anyway, a friend took me literally, and arrived bearing champagne (the non-alcohol sort, as I’m allergic to alcohol), flowers…and a tiara.

So I was literally the one wearing the tiara for the night.

It was an interesting night.  I have always thought that all my writer friends and acquaintances were exclusively on-line — and most living in other countries, too.   But at one stage, there were five writers standing around my kitchen, and two editors.

Very surreal!

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  1. Dina Bushrod December 28, 2015 at 11:23 am

    It sounds like a terrific evening and a marvelous reason to celebrate, tiara and all. In case I haven’t said it before I’m so happy for you and best of luck (which you most certainly down need) in all your future endeavors.

    • Tracy December 30, 2015 at 7:46 am

      Thanks, Dina. Looking forward to those future endeavors – with or without the luck!


  2. Tina B January 7, 2016 at 5:48 pm

    That sounds like it was a lot of fun. 🙂
    Congrats on quitting your job and doing what you want!
    Good luck! 😉
    I’m looking forward to more stories!

    • Tracy January 8, 2016 at 7:30 am

      It was *great* fun!

      And yes, I’m looking forward to a super-productive, story-soaked year!



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