Wednesday, November 19
First Snows and Getting Started
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?