I'll Fall Asleep Counting My Blessings
Here’s the thing, February was quite a month for me. To begin with I learned that my middle grade novel, Carrying Mason is going to be published in hardback. Hardback! I dreamed of having a book with a dust jacket ever since I was nine years old. Yikes.
I took an extended leave of absence (I might not go back) from my school job so I can concentrate on my writing career. Pretty scary but it had to be done. Sometimes you just have to believe in yourself, your talent and abilities and of course God who is charge of it all anyway. I am getting ready for my sister, Barbara to come next week for an extended visit as she undergoes some pretty significant surgery. Again, I just have to thank Jesus that I am able to be here for her.
Thirdly, I am also waiting for my dear friend and cohort Nancy Rue (awesome writer btw) to arrive on Thursday and then we’re traveling to a writer’s retreat in Maryland with the world's best writing support group.
Fourthly, I had this great meeting with some great friends to discuss a new and exciting plan, direction for my work and teaching. Stay tuned. Good things on the horizon.
Fifth, I put together a neat new dresser I bought at Ikea. It’s reddish. I love it. My friend Leslee gave me some really cool socks and a pair of Chucks. Man, I have some of the best friends on the planet. My dear daughter, Rebekah sent me a terrific recipe for bread. Yayyy. I reached the next level in Angry Birds. My bff Pammy continues to encourage and remind me that I'm worth hanging around. I got a new pub photo. My daughter Emily and I finished her Fafsa. I found a dear sweet funny amazing friend from high school on Facebook and we got together last week. What a great time we had. My son Adam and I went out for lunch and it was very sweet. I learned that my blood sugar is a teensy bit elevated but my cholesterol is terrific.
Reviews of the new Bright’s Pond Book, Griselda Takes Flight are coming in and they’re pretty good.
Publisher's weekly did a Profile of me and my writing in their Feb. 28th edition. I lost another five pounds. All in all it was a pretty good month. Sometimes it really works wonders to look at the blessings along the way.