mr. potato head is in my book

I am editing some of my manuscript today and this section made me giggle… and also reminded me that my husband is amazing and I am incredibly blessed to have him by my side:

There are a million and 7 books out there about how to relate to the opposite sex, and communication is typically a pretty popular topic within those books.  I know this sounds as silly as bringing a Mr. Potato Head to your next work meeting, but maybe you should tell your husband/friend/brother that when he says, “put your big girl panties on,” it pretty much fills you with a roller coaster ride (of the throw-up variety) of emotion, none of which are love, and gratitude.  Communicate with him, dear child!

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the no name book

The book that I have been working on for months used to be called “Why Me?” and it might still be called that – but I’m the artsy type, I change things often, and with pizzazz.  Don’t get confused, I’m not a thespian, no jazz hands, but LOTS of exclamation points!!!!!!!

This book is for people who are going through some kind of trial.  It could be that you are recently divorced, or like me you live in chronic pain, or like one of the people I interviewed for this book perhaps you had an abortion in High School.  The amazing thing I have learned on this journey is that no matter what the inciting incident is, we all tend to carry our pain in similar fashions.  

I am attending a writer and speaker conference at the end of July and will have the opportunity to meet with editors from three publishing companies.  My goal in the next month is to really nail down my book proposal – and from there my only goal is to honor God by sharing the things I believe He has placed on my heart to share.  

My son used to watch Little Einsteins and I can’t help but sing this in my head ….

“we’re going on a mission, start the countdown….FIVE, FOUR, THREE, TWO, ONE!”  listen to this link — you’ll “thank” me later.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7eL1Bfv8Y9k

a giant step

It’s finally time to let the cat out of the bag; I am taking a giant step.

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Ok maybe not THAT giant of a step!  I am stepping out in faith into what feels like outer space because I know nothing about how this other world functions.

I’m writing a book.

In the very early months of 2013 I was finally diagnosed with fibromyalgia after struggling through (almost) a year of bizarre symptoms and illnesses.  Along the way, people began to say to me, “you should really write a book.”  The crazy (and cool) piece of the jigsaw puzzle was that I could sense God whispering that same initiative to me over and over again.  And so it began.  I have since stepped into a world of which I know very little, but I’m learning!

I have a family blog at www.mooseantics.blogspot.com so if you would like to read older posts, you can find me there.  Instead of moving over a vast multitude of writing to this new site, I decided to just start over.  Already I have learned so much about the book writing and publishing process and I am eager to drink from this fire hydrant of information on the corner of Publisher Boulevard and You’re Crazy Parkway.  You can follow my journey here, and please … feel free to leave me silly and fun comments along the way.  I love humor.  I think I’m hilarious, but my husband refuses to admit to my hilarity.  I think he is fearful that if he admits just how funny I am, his own comedic one-liners will suffer.  It’s cool.  I get it.

Here we go — where?  I dunno.  But I have my moon boots on and I’m ready for the journey.