Friday, May 31, 2019

My Favorite Post to Celebrate Our 10th Blogiversary

 


This is the closing post to celebrate the ten wonderful years of this blog!   

Happy 10thBlogiversary to the amazing writers –both past and present-who have been part of TeachingAuthors.com.  They welcomed me into the fold four years ago and I’ve enjoyed getting to know each one of them.  Soon I’ll be giving up my post as a TA, so I’d like to thank my fellow TAs and our readers for making this blog space so special for me.  

I’m closing out the series on our favorite posts.  During the time I’ve been a TA I was working on my latest book, Buried Lives: The Enslaved People of George Washington’s Mount Vernon.  I blogged about the process as I worked on it.  So my favorite blog post was the one I wrote a few days before that happy day when my book was released and available for sale.  

This post from December 14, 2018 was a celebration of completion for my book after more than five years of work.  It is also an effort to shine the spotlight on the lives of the individuals I’d been thinking about and writing about for so long.  In this post, I write about how I want to reader to emotionally connect with these real life people.  


For me, it takes a while to move on to a different project once my book is finished.  It is almost like taking your child to kindergarten on the first day of school.   You know it is a happy day and you should be glad that a new phase of life is beginning-but it is hard to let go.  

It is time for me to let go and figure out what project to tackle next . . .   

Carla Killough McClafferty

3 comments:

Carmela Martino said...

We're going to miss you, Carla. Good luck finding your next project!

jan godown annino said...

Appreciations for being part of the fabulous community of Teaching Authors, which you can always be active with, as a commetor like so many of us.
More appreciations for your bringing to light an important lesser-known part of our USA story - truth telling is so vital for all ages of readers, but especially our young ones. More thanks.

Jan Godown Annino
Bookseedstudio

Bobbi Miller said...

Thank you so much for your constant support and wisdom as a TA. From a fellow TA.