The Daily Grace
The Daily Grace

Day 23: How You React When Lee Smith Reads Your Post And Writes You Back

Dec 22, 2011 | writing & work, 30 Days of Joy | 5 comments

1. You stare at your computer screen in disbelief for 2.8 minutes, maybe longer.

2. You close the email.

3. You open it again, just to make sure it is really there.

4. You obsess over every sentence.

5. Especially the one that says: And you are quite a writer yourself.

6. You close the email.

7. You open it again, just to reread that one glorious sentence. (see #5, above) And, the part that says your letter has been the best part of my holiday.

8. You make yourself step away from the computer.

9. You wait four days.

10. You open the email again.

11. You smile all the way to your liver, thinking to yourself: Lee Smith read my post. And then she wrote me back.



  1. Pam Plowden

    She is right. You ARE a quite a writer. How exciting!

  2. Leslie

    I had to read #5 twice, too 🙂 How exciting!!

    • Cathy

      Yes! Thank you Leslie!

  3. julie Marr

    Just wow. It had to have felt like Christmas!

    • Cathy

      It should count for at least three of the 30 Days of Joy!

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