Waiting... waiting... waiting...

The best part about writing a book is writing the book. 
It is deeply satisfying to create a world... to create circumstances... and people.  People so dynamic they are practically sharing your ice cream and licking your spoon.
Then you watch them. 
You watch them take their first breaths.  You watch them cry, laugh, dream and it is... well, it's marvelous.

The hardest part about writing a book is finishing. 

Because then - no matter how hard you try to fight it, you have an insatiable desire to share it.  You want everyone to know about your amazing new friends and the spectacular lives they have led. You pour your heart and soul into your pitch or query.  You put on your best, most sparkly dancing shoes and do your fanciest like-me-jig and then you wait.

and wait...
and check your voicemail...
and wait...
and check your email...
and wait...
and wait...

For those of you waiting (and working hard) for your dreams to come true... I'd like to share with you the wise words of the most popular guy in my house right now (2nd only to Mickey Mouse and those dudes from Imagination Movers).

Somehow you'll escape
all that waiting and staying.
You'll find the bright places
where Boom Bands are playing.

With banner flip-flapping,
once more you'll ride high!
Ready for anything under the sky.
Ready because you're that kind of a guy!

Oh, the places you'll go! There is fun to be done!
There are points to be scored.  There are games to be won.
And the magical things you can do with that ball
will make you the winning-est winner of all

-Dr. Seuss "Oh, The Places You'll Go"

Sigh.  Don't you just love him.  I have a feeling Dr. Seuss gave the best hugs.  Of course, I kind of picture him as a cat with a hat on but that's just me.  We will be the winning-est winners, folks! I know it.

Love and Light,


  1. You do know the story about Dr. Suess, right? (How his books were rejected like a trillion times before he finally got published).


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