Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Tell The Truth Tuesday

1. I'm in this strange transitional phase right now. After querying for such a loooong time, constantly refreshing my email inbox, and transfusing all the knowledge I could about agents and their preferences, I suddenly don't have to anymore.

Am I complaining? Absolutely not. I'm just telling you I'm transitioning and it feels weird. I cannot wait to get my edit notes from Super Agent so I can work my butt off to prepare my manuscript for submission.

But in the meantime: *crickets chirping*. I'm slowly working on book three (my YA ghost story called HAUNTED MELODY) and *crickets chirping* yeah, it feels strange.

2. I keep telling people that my six-year-old is beginning kindergarten next week instead of first grade. Denial, anyone?


3. I had one of those GREAT family days this past weekend. One that involved no plans. It was just us hanging out together, playing games, talking, watching movies, and it was so...LOVELY. Beacons of light shown down on my husband and son, the angels were singing, and I thought, I am so in love with my life.

I think everyone needs those days, those moments, every now and again, to remind us of who we are, who we matter to (and vice versa) and how the simple things can make us happy.

What are your truths today?

16 comments:

Jen said...

Christina I love that you share the entire journey and all your feelings. It's nice knowing that the transition is weird, you don't have to do all that work of finding the one, you found her.

PS - her name looks awesome on your sidebar profile. I can't wait until that's me!

Oh and your YA ghost story - count me in!

Dianne K. Salerni said...

Transitions are weird, huh? After spending your time working so hard at a goal, you can feel kind of stunned when you actually reach it and no longer have to spend your energy striving after it.

And I had a great family moment last weekend, too, by coincidence! A big, extended family food making and eating experience just like a good Italian family ... even though half of them were Irish.

salarsenッ said...

It sounds like you are in a transition but lots goes on during those 'valleys'. I'm actually questioning a lot of stuff myself, right now.

I ditto Jen, agents name looks awesome in your sidebar. Someday I'll join you.

Maddy said...

I hear you on the transition phase! Even with my own side project, I have made some great strides, but now there's the waiting..... and waiting.....
But I'm trying to not get discouraged and neither should you!

Summer Ross said...

yes, I agree, those simple moments keep me sane! But when they happen its like my whole heart just beams with happiness and I can't help the smile crossing my lips. Thanks for posting

Matthew Rush said...

To those of us who long to be there someday it may sound strange, but I think it makes sense that you feel a little out of sorts. Change is difficult, even when it's one you've been hoping for.

That does sound like a wonderful weekend!

K. M. Walton said...

Oh how I can relate to the query treadmill stopping on a dime. I definitely did a faceplant after signing. I'm still crawling back up to standing actually...not sure what to work on. A bit lost. But in a really (mindblowingly) good way.

Melissa said...

Nice to know what getting an agent is like. It must be strange....but also super exciting.

My truth today is despite what I promised myself I don't think its possible to finish my MS in time for my vacation....this makes me very, very sad.

Lindsay (a.k.a Isabella) said...

Yay! I can't wait to be there too.
Transitioning is strnge. We spend so long hoping for it to happen, when it does, we get a bit lost. Or is that just me. lol.

My truth...I'm really happy that my CP's are pushing me to work harder. This makes me a bit of a sadist I think. lol.

Kari said...

It's great to hear that you're doing so well right now (even if you are in denial about your six-year-old). Having an agent and a wonderful family sounds about as good as it can get!

I gave you an award on my blog--feel free to come pick it up!

Lourie said...

For the first time in nearly 13 years, I went out shopping and too lunch without any kids. No begging. No whining. I got to look at and try on clothes, I got eat a restaurant that I would not otherwise be able too. Last week I was in shock--you want to talk denial- about my son starting kindergarten. My baby. Today it still feels weird to me, but he was ready. I am still working on it.

Little Ms J said...

I love this post. XOXO

All Women Stalker said...

Aww this made me smile like super wide! *BIG HUG FROM ACROSS THE WORLD*

Talli Roland said...

Those are some great truths. I had a weekend like that not so long ago, too - they really do make you love your life!

Florida Girl Meets the Midwest said...

How fantastic. Reading about your journey gives me hope for my own. I have so much to learn.

Just Breathe said...

Family time is the best. My truth is that I am very lazy.