Friday, October 1

Panic Mode

This past week has been a huge stepping stone in my life. And it's ...scary.

And thrilling.

Last week, I received notice that I had placed in the top ten finalists with Mills and Boon New Voice. Eee. =) My stomach sank, my heart lifted. Since I'm only 5'4", that was a lot of action going on, let me tell you.

I sang, I danced, I ate chocolate. I called everyone I knew and say hey! Guess what? And they all said "Congratulations!!!" even though most of my family and friends have no idea what it really means.

I emailed my best online buddies, I posted to FB, I would have posted to Twitter, but I'll be darned if I EVER figure that program out!

All the things one would normally do after finalling in a contest. YOU would do it as well, I'm sure. So happy you want to share your good news with people who care. Who understand.
=)

Last night, I emailed all of my web design customers and informed them I was taking a week off. Such panic I've never seen. Flurries of emails flew in, revisions made, panic soothed. I'm not going to deepest Africa, I said. Just taking one week off.

This is important.

They all understood, of course they did, dear. But if you could just fix this one little problem.....?

I warned my staff at work I'd be taking a few shifts off next week.

This is important.

But, what about my homecoming at my Alma Mater? What about my hair appointment?

Suck it up, I said. I've worked for every single one of you and now I expect the favor returned. It's for one week.

ONE WEEK.

You'd think I had asked for the moon. And in a way, I am asking for it. I'm taking a week off for me, to see if I really have what it takes. If I can really hammer out a chapter two that will wow the masses.

Will it work?

We'll find out next week. =)

I hope you'll vote, I hope you'll read my chapter, I hope it will tickle your fancy. And I hope you'll understand when I say I'm taking a week off.

This is important.

=)

carrie

10 comments:

  1. Carrie~
    isn't it funny when you do and do and do for people, how they come to expect it?
    You do have it.
    Now, when are we going to see this chapter???

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  2. Haven't you already finished this book? Why the panic mode?

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  3. D'Ann..you'll be seeing chapter two this weekend.

    er..i hope. =)

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  4. christi..no, haven't finished the book.....=) working on it tho....

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  5. Send those pesky website clients my way. I don't have a problem telling them what they can do for a week while you tweak your story. Glad to hear you're taking some time off to work on your ms.

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  6. Do what you need to do Carrie. Sometimes you've just gotta be selfish. The land of 'what if' is not a good place.

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  7. Way to stick to your guns and doing what's right for you at this time. You go, girl. And I'll be voting for you, just send reminders :)

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  8. good luck, Carrie!! and good for you for sticking up for yourself ...now get to work, k?

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  9. Good luck, Carrie! Make sure to post on GIAM when your chapter is up, and give the link. I will certainly vote!

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