Monday, December 27, 2010

A Little Sprinkling of Self-Confidence

 I have read countless blog post about what Santa did or didn't bring  my fellow writing friends.  Yes, I am insanely jealous about the iPad Natalie got and thrilled that Santa brought Lindsay her muse  . . . a muse I fully intend to harvest for my own creative benefit .  I couldn't be happier that only a few days before Christmas a writing buddy scored an agent, and I jumped for joy when Mary sent me the fully complete, finished copy of her ms for me to edit.

Now I didn't go empty handed.  There were loads of electronic gadgets for the kids, every imaginable color of Playdough for my youngest, even a fair amount of "conservative" clothes for the parents.  We had a gluttony of food, too many desserts, and a winter snowstorm to set the mood. But what surprised me the most was the restored sense of self-confidence I woke up with that morning.  Amongst a houseful of peculiar guests and a holiday schedule that allowed for no down-time, I found myself quite relaxed.  With an editing deadline fast approaching, a sci-fi manuscript nearly done, and a new writing project taking control of my mind, I found myself without any qualms about my ability to get everything done.

Now all I have to do is teach my dog to pee in the snow and all will be perfect!


  1. I hear more snow is headed your way. I hope you have four-wheel drive and lots of junk food to eat!

  2. Glad to hear all is going well. It's amazing how when your schedule is the busiest you find yourself able to juggle all the balls in the air, when just before you were wondering where all the balls were going to go.

    Good luck with the dog--it should catch on pretty quick. And, enjoy your snow!

  3. :) That's all I have to say about this.