An Open Letter to My Work in Progress

Dear Pardon Falls,

Hi! It’s me, Kim. Your creator. You do remember me, right?

I’m sorry I haven’t been as attentive over these last few weeks. Trust me, while my waking thoughts were focused on this insane, but fantastic, work project, you occupied my dreams. I know it’s a weak excuse, I know that your survival rests in my hands, but I hope you’ll forgive me.

Amanda, as a fellow over-achiever, I know you’ll understand how it took everything I had to make this project a success. And, I hope you are proud of the fact that it was. David, Mr. Do-The-Right-Thing, if I had to slack off in something wouldn’t you rather it be you guys than a big dollar project that had a lot of people relying on me to make happen? And, Josh, my Money Man, I gotta stay employed, buddy. You guys aren’t making me money (yet!).

I come groveling for forgiveness, my writer’s cap in hand. This weekend, while my husband is away, I’m yours. I know where you should go, what you should do. I hope you’ll agree with me and find that while I might be a bit rusty in the first few pages, that my fictive dream will kick in and you’ll welcome me back with open arms.



About Kimberly Packard

Kimberly Packard is an award-winning author of women’s fiction. She began visiting her spot on the shelves at libraries and bookstores at a young age, gazing between the Os and the Qs. Kimberly received a degree in journalism from the University of North Texas, and has worked in public relations and communications for nearly 20 years. When she isn’t writing, she can be found rollerblading, doing a poor imitation of yoga or curled up with a book. She resides in North Texas with her husband Colby, Oliver the cat and a 75-pound lap dog named Charlie. Her debut novel, Phoenix, was awarded as Best General Fiction of 2013 by the Texas Association of Authors.
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2 Responses to An Open Letter to My Work in Progress

  1. taureanw says:

    Great post.
    I need to write my WIP and apologize as well. I’m afraid it would just tear up the letter before reading it though 🙂

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