Friday, March 16, 2012

Friday Four or Five

1. I got older this week. I have to admit, I love birthdays. I love getting spoiled, I'm not going to lie. But I used to dread that number getting higher. Not anymore. Now I am grateful for every year I am blessed with.

2. The publishing industry can be a hard one. So many high highs and really low lows (and everything in between). But one thing is constant--how awesome all of my CPs and writer friends are. Whether we only communicate through emails and social media, or if you're one of the lucky ones who gets to see me in person and hear my stories about potty training my 3-year-old, I am so grateful for you all. You make the lows bearable and the highs even higher.

3. You know what else makes me happy? A new idea after a long dry spell. I was seriously beginning to wonder if my well had dried up last week. I was racking my brain, desperate for a new WIP to lose myself in. NOTHING CAME. *insert shrieks of horror* So I sat down and started writing. I didn't have an idea for a story, I didn't even know character's names. I just wrote. I got a few paragraphs out and still had no idea what it was. Then, five days later, the rest came to me. Shiny new idea, I love you.

4. Spring is here! Sunshine, 60's, wind... Yep, it's definitely here. And I have to admit, I'm loving it. I feel better than I have in weeks. Months, even. More hopeful. I have some great books on my night stand to read, I have a new project to work on, I have wonderful friends, an amazing family. I am very blessed. After losing Josh, I am trying to never take any of my blessings or the time I have with the people I love for granted ever again.

What's on your mind today?


Emily R. King said...

Wonderful post to read, Sara. Very inspiring. There are so many things to be grateful for! I'm very blessed, too.

Enjoy that shiny new idea and more sunshine!

Carolyn V said...

I hope your b-day was awesome Sara. I missed seeing you last night. =( I hope the dinner was great. And I love this weather too. It's amazing!

Unknown said...

Sounds awesome, Sara! You so deserve some good things to look forward to.

I'm uber busy with my Clockwise series, et al. Still waiting for spring to arrive and stick around. Can't be much longer :)

Ruth Josse said...

Yay for spring! The warmth and sunshine make such a difference for me too. Definitely had the winter blues. But you are so right. There is much to be grateful for!

Candice said...

Happy, happy birthday!! It sounds like your new idea was like a present to yourself. Have fun with it!

Nicole Zoltack said...

I hope your birthday was a great one! I love the warm weather too.

Elliot Grace said...

...Happy Birthday, Sara ;)

Inspiring words on your special day!


Jennie Bailey said...

I started celebrating each year older a few years ago after losing a friend too young. It really puts things in perspective - we are so very blessed! Congrats on that shiny new idea! It's so scary when nothing comes at first, but our well never truly runs dry...sometimes we just have to crawl down in there and root around a bit. Hope you have a great week!!