Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Lawdy be! I'm down to the deadline wire.....!

Have you hugged a Librarian today? Okay, maybe not hugged one, but went into the library and smelled all the books? ahh....

Hi Dear Friends! I hope you'll excuse me for the next - week, two weeks, three weeks, four?
First, I am down to the wire on Secret Graces. I want to get it to the publishers before I leave for Oregon. That means I have a little over a week to polish VK to the best I can get it . . . Lawd!

Angie Ledbetter and I (and our Managing Editor, Cynthia) are also working hard on Rose & Thorn. There are many 'behind the scenes' things that one never knows about when one hasn't been a publishing editor. Some of it feels a little soul-sucking - like sending rejection letters. That goes against everything I am: a writer who has been there. But, I don't want to get into all that again! lawd.

And then, I'll be in Oregon for almost three weeks. Poor Good Man Roger will miss him some Kat. Teehee. (Or else he'll be going "whoop whoop - house to myself, house to myyyysellllffff, h o u s e ...to ...my ....seellllllf; I'm having a pork party - bacon and ribs and more bacon - whoop!")

So from now until January, I won't be around visiting as much and my posts may be sporadic or re-posts from something else; however, it's all for the good. A new book coming out, seeing my new granddaughter and my son and his wife (who I adore) on the holidays. I haven't been with my son on the holidays in years. *smiling*

More pics of the sweet one. See y'all later!


Linda Leschak said...

With all births there is pain. You are birthing a book! And we have to suffer our separation from you in the meantime. But, as you say... all is good.

Something wonderful cometh!

Bawstongirl2010 said...


She is beautiful!!! I love all the pictures. =)

Make sure you make some time for yourself girlie! The holiday seasons can be taxing enough. I have no idea how you manage everything! you're amazing!

Have a blessed Christmas & Happy New Year!

Love ya,


Janna Qualman said...

Such a sweet little babe, Kat.

So proud of you! Keep up the great work, and enjoy your time away. You deserve it!

I love my librarian. And her granddaughter is in my daughter's preschool class, so I get to build a rapport with her outside the library. I can't help but think that will someday come in handy. ;)

Diane said...

Love the crocheted hat with the pom pom! :O)

Patience-please said...

Git! Go on! Get yourself off this blog and finish that book - I can't WAIT to get my paws on it!

And, let's see... Hmmmmm... Hugging newbabygranddaughter??? or writing bloggy posts???

That's a NO BRAINER if there ever was one!

We'll be ever so eager to hear all about it when you get back.


Titus said...

You just enjoy life and family, and see you in the New Year!

Deb Shucka said...

I can hardly believe your second book is about to be born. It seems like just yesterday. . . . :-)

That baby just gets cuter and cuter.

Traveling mercies. Love.

Karen said...

Listen, when you see that beautiful baby, have them take plenty of pics with you and her to share with us. How exciting to be this close to the end of the book. Can't wait to read it. Blessings*

Sandra Leigh said...

We will of course want to hear all about your visit, in due course. Meanwhile, happy writing, Kat, and happy grandmothering,too.

Jessica said...

Your family is beautiful! You're going to have so much fun. :-)

Marguerite said...

Good luck with everything, Kat! And have a wonderful time with your little girlie! (sha) Bon voyage and happy holidays!

Deb@RGRamblings said...

Sweet baby :) you must be excited!!

Good luck with your final polish. I'm looking forward to reading her!!