Monday, September 26, 2011

Monday Morning Mumblings

1. In honor of Banned Book Week, I need to order this cool tee from Cafe Press. And of course, I shall revisit a banned book, like SPEAK.


2. My seven-year-old is begging for a kitten to snuggle with and call his own. We currently have a nine-year-old chocolate Labrador Retriever. Maybe it's time...


3. If you look at my sidebar, you'll see something new. Finding an agent again is kind of like a second marriage (thanks for the analogy, Stina). I'm cautiously optimistic that this partnership will make my dreams come true.

But I don't want to wear that big white dress and traipse down the middle aisle this time. I just want to keep moving along, quietly content that this lovely person took a chance on my work and believes in me.


For those traveling down the same road, I only moved around that pothole where the terrain feels less bumpy for now (because we all know there are still no guarantees). But there's a turn up ahead and I hear it has its own sets of craters and boulders. I'll see you there!

(images: cafepress.com, flickr.com, weheartit.com)

45 comments:

Dianne K. Salerni said...

Congratulations, Christina! I guessed this from the picture story last week, but I'm happy to see my guess confirmed!

I like the second marriage analogy and understand why you made less of a fanfare. BUT, it's awesome news all the same! Hurray! (*throws rice*)

Laura Pauling said...

Congrats Christina! Yay! I know what you mean though about taking it quietly. These days, more than even a couple years ago, signing with an agent doesn't always mean booksales next week! But hopefully for you it will. Yay.

Samantha Vérant said...

yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee-haw! Congrats! I'm so happy for you!***Happy dancing with you!****

(but not in a barely there angel costume, as seen on Stina's blog!)

Amparo Ortiz said...

YAYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY!!! Christina, I am SO HAPPY for you!! I feel like hugging you. *squeezes*

Good things happen to great people. Believe it :)

Stina Lindenblatt said...

I'm so excited for you, Christina. But you already knew that. :D

My 7-year-old wants a kitty too, but daddy won't let her have one. At one point she asked if we could get a new daddy. Um, not the best approach for getting a cat. ;)

Christine Danek said...

I'm so excited for you!! Congrats! That kitten is way too cute.
I have two monster kitties and my daughter wants a dog.

salarsenッ said...

So happy for you Christina!! YAY!!

LisaDay said...

Kittens a great. Your poor lab may not think so.

LisaDay

Gina said...

I just read the good news on Stina's blog- congrats! I hope all your dreams come true :)

Kelly Polark said...

Congrats, Christina!!! :) Good luck to you with your new agent. I hope you make a great team!

And I loved that t-shirt!

Joanne said...

Stopping by from Stina's to congratulate you on your Agent News ... It's nice to start the week reading about good things :)

Tracey J said...

Congratulations. :)

Sarah said...

Christina!!!! This is wonderful. I've heard such good things about Amy Tipton and I'm so happy for you.

storyqueen said...

Congratulations! I am sure you will get along smashingly!


Shelley

Stefanie Wass said...

YAY!!!! Well deserved!
Soooo happy for you. :)

Creepy Query Girl said...

Congrats Christina!!! Here's wishing you a fruitful union:)

Slamdunk said...

Congrats on the good news Christina.

K. M. Walton said...

You already know I'm beyond thrilled for you, but I'll say it again: WOO HOO!!!!!!!!!!!

I'll second Stefanie's comment that this is well deserved.

blueviolet said...

So glad you found a new agent, and I hope every dream comes true!

Deb A. Marshall said...

Wishing you all best on the next leg of your journey!

Roni Loren said...

Congratulations! :) Here's wishing you nothing but success!

Christina Lee said...

AWWW, thank you very kindly everybody!! xoxoxo

Lydia Kang said...

Christina! I just heard the news from Stina's blog. Congrats, congrats, congrats!

I hear you about the no guarantees thing. Just got to keep your nose to the grindstone and fingers crossed!

Carrie said...

Congrats on your agent. That's awesome news.

Maddy said...

Congrats on the new agent and good luck, my dear!

Lindsay said...

*runs around cheering* CONGRATULATIONS! I'm so excited for you! *hugs*

Tricia J. O'Brien said...

That t-shirt rocks!

All my best on moving down that road and finding it smooth.

Matthew MacNish said...

You're so cool. I hope I can keep as calm if it ever happens for me.

Meredith said...

Yay!!! I'm so excited for you! That's awesome! I've heard amazing things about Amy Tipton, and I know we're going to be seeing your book on the shelves soon!

Carol Riggs said...

Congrats on getting a new agent! That's exciting. May you make great progress on your writing journey now! :)

Elle Strauss said...

Congrats on your quiet news. And I say, go for the kitten!

Sarah Pearson said...

This is wonderful news. Here's to the next step :-)

And I so want that t-shirt!

JEM said...

Congrats to you! And here's hoping this one is the nice ride you're looking for :). I don't mean that in a dirty way, either.

Bethany Elizabeth said...

Congratulations SO MUCH on your new agent! I hope you two are happy together. :) :)

Lourie said...

Labs are pretty cool about stuff right? Kittens are just fun. Good luck. And good luck with your "second marriage." :)

Lenny Lee* said...

hi miss christina! hooray for you getting that new agent. i hope you and her do all kinds of good stuff together. :)
...smiles and hugs from lenny

Lynda R Young said...

Congrats on the new agent. May you find no potholes along the way.

Jen Daiker said...

EEK! SO sorry I missed this! Congratulations on a fabulous new agent!! So exciting for you!!! Now I must quietly go share the news on twitter... or not so quietly! I'm overjoyed for you!

Kaitlin Ward said...

How did I miss this!? So happy for you!! You completely deserve this <3

Lola Sharp said...

WooHoo!!!! I knew it. YAY!!!!! CONGRATS. :D

May the going-on-sub gods be kind and generous (and bring you a speedy 3-book deal!).

*HUGS*

Stacy S. Jensen said...

Congratulations. (I know that doesn't really move the conversation forward, but wanted to say it).

Janet Johnson said...

Congratulations on moving around the pothole! So excited for you. :D

Christina Farley said...

Congratulations Christina! That is such great news. And I love your picture to go along it. Very inspiring.

Elana Johnson said...

Woot to the woo! Congrats girl. And I would like a kitten too. Pretty please?

Hey! Maybe you'll get that AND a book deal! *fingers crossed*

Kim Van Sickler said...

Here's hoping that the second time around is the true partnership you're looking for!