Wednesday, January 5, 2011

The Book Is Done!

This is going to be a very short post today because at 3:43 pm yesterday, after working day and night for weeks, I finally finished Physical Education, the sixth installment in the Murder 101/Alison Bergeron series.

I think my fingers are bleeding.

Yes, I have a year to write each book.

And yes, I have a full-time job.

So, that makes for some very long nights at the end of the year, when most people just want to take some time to smell the flowers, or the needles from their Christmas tree. I was only five days late turning it in, but Kelley, my most wonderful editor, assured me that she wouldn't be staying up on New Year's Eve to read this latest--and presumably brilliant!--tome. (I jest, of course.)

Today, I will resume aforementioned full-time job and think about book 7.

Until next week, let me now wish all of you a happy, healthy, and prosperous 2011, a year in which all of your wishes do come true.

Maggie Barbieri


  1. Great work! Thanks for the inspiration :-)

  2. Congrats on finishing, Maggie!

    On to book 7... wow!

  3. Finishing a book is an awesome thing...always. Congratulations.

  4. Yippee-ki-yay! Now it's time for chocolate and a nap. :-)

  5. Thanks, you guys! I'm sorry for the droopy/short post, but I'm fried! I didn't think I'd finish yesterday and when I did, I nearly went into a coma. I appreciate your kind words. Maggie

  6. Congrats on finishing and I'm happy to hear there's a book 7.

  7. Always a good feeling when you've actually completed a manuscript. Congratulations!