You may have noticed it’s been quiet around these parts. Or maybe not. But it’s because my book deadline was quickly looming. Like a large thunderhead, my October 31 final manuscript deadline has been hanging over my head and–quite honestly–freaking me out.

But guess what? The book is done!

On Sunday, I turned my final manuscript in.

56, 605 words.

13 chapters & one appendix

92 single-spaced pages


In a single click of the “send” button, my Backpacking 101 manuscript was sent to my editor. Truthfully, it amazes me how eight weeks of work can be submitted within a mere fraction of a second. In fact, the second I hit send, I panicked. Did I double check everything in the document? Was everything appropriately tagged? But there was nothing to be done. The document was in my editor’s hands. Done.

And now we wait. Spring, 2017 can get here soon enough; I’m so excited to see my book on store shelves!



  • Reply Ashley November 3, 2016 at 12:55 pm

    Congrats! Time to celebrate – that’s quite the project to have completed!

  • Reply Kovas November 5, 2016 at 8:24 am

    Fantastic news Heather, can’t wait to read it when it comes out!

  • Reply Amanda | Chasing My Sunshine November 12, 2016 at 1:38 pm

    YES!! Congratulations x1000. You can bet I’ll be grabbing a copy ASAP. 🙂

  • Reply Amiee November 14, 2016 at 8:46 pm

    Only 8 weeks to write an entire book?!? That’s wicked fast!

    • Reply Heather November 15, 2016 at 1:26 pm

      ….and a bit stressful! 😉

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