Some of the blogs I’ve read lately have given a glimpse of their year in review. I’m not gonna bore you with a blow by blow. All I can say is lots of stuff happened, some of it good, some of it not so good. Drama Teen has had a remarkable change in attitude. Was it the brain surgery or just a sprinkle of maturity? I don’t know, but this glimpse of the young woman she’s becoming makes me proud. Kinderboy#1 is continuing to take slow steady progress toward attaching to our family. It’s s-l-o-w process, not gonna happen overnight, but for once in a long time I have hope that it will happen. Kinderboy#2 is a constant source of endless snuggles which I’m indulging in for as long as I can. In other words, life happened, is continuing to happen, and that’s a marvelous thing in and of itself.
I saw this quote the other day:
For a long time it had seemed to me that life was about to begin–real life. But there was always some obstacle in the way, something to be gotten through first, some unfinished business, time still to be served, a debt to be paid. Then life would begin. At last it dawned on me that these obstacles were my life.– Alfred D. Souza
The words resonated deep and reminded me of the challenges I face as both a person and an author. Currently, I am on the great agent search of 2010. I’ve sent out agent queries twice before (coincidently in 2008 & 2009 — hmmm). I don’t know if this time I will be successful, what I do know is that just the act of writing stories and submitting them for consideration/publication is an authors “life”…and I’m gonna stop worrying so much about the destination and start enjoying the journey.
Thanks for “reading” along. I wish all of you blessings for 2010!