Wednesday, November 19

First Snows and Getting Started

Our first snowfall of the season began Sunday night around 9PM. That picture was what we woke up to Monday morning. I'm positive this isn't the earliest it has ever snowed in our area...but it is the earliest we've had snow since RadioMan and I moved up here. It wasn't much, just over a n inch. Enough to cover the ground and bring down a lot more leaves.

bebe, of course, squealed around the house all morning, excited to play with her friends at school.  They didn't get to play in it, though, because it was too cold outside.

For me, I'm enjoying the sight, even though there is grass peeking through the ground cover and a few leaves lying on top or at the curb. I love the first few snowfalls of each season. That first blizzard? Makes me inordinately happy.

As me again in February if I'm still excited about snow and cold and my answer will be different, but for the first few snows and the chilly toes and bundling up and I'll always tell you I love it. Because I do.

A couple of weeks ago I finished a new project and sent it off to my agent for her input. Yesterday she gave me her notes and I'll dive into revisions in a week or so. She also gave me a huge compliment - she told me how much growth she has seen in my writing over the past year that we've been working together. That made me incredibly happy because this project was a hard one to write. It was hard in the beginning and harder in the middle and by the end I was positive it was dreck. But at the same time, I would find a phrase or a paragraph and think, 'I wrote that? How did I write that?'

The snow this morning reminded me that I'm excited and happy about a lot of things in my life, even the things are aren't 'firsts'. I'm excited about the first character sketches of a new project and am having serious love for the hero in my current book. I'm thrilled to sit with bebe and let her read a book to me and I get a little teary when she asks me to read to her because I know it's not going to be long before she only wants to read on her own. I reconnected with a couple of writer friends and I am loving their camaraderie. I'm over-the-moon that my first Harlequin SuperRomance is coming out in - gah! - six weeks. And the other day, running errands with RadioMan, he grabbed my hand and held on to it for a while. That made my heart happy.

What is making your heart happy today?

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  1. I'm so glad you're having such good times!

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    1. It's that season thing, you know? And when I get a little run down, I'm going to look back and draw a little joy from these days. :)

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  2. Kristi, your post made me inordinately happy. So glad life is good right now--may it continue! I love snow too, by the way! Especially when I'm in my little garret with the space heater running and a cup of coffee by my side!

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    1. Oh, I'm glad, Nan! I don't have a garret, but I really want one...I'd switch the coffee for cocoa, though, or maybe an ice-cold Coke. I know, it's not good for me...but I love that stuff. Snow Lovers Unite! :)

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  3. Loved this. I loved reading to my daughters when they were little and it was a little heartbreaking when they "outgrew" me for that. I did a great Junie B Jones voice.

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    1. I'll best you did! I do voices sometimes - I did a great Irish brogue the other night! - and I keep trying to get bebe interested in Junie B and Ramona...she's not, yet, but I know when she dives in she'll be there a LONG time! She likes the A to Z mysteries and the Magic Treehouse books best for now.

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