Saturday, February 14, 2009
I'm a huge wimp
Yes, it's true. I like to keep scary news to myself. For example like when I get pregnant (this is not an announcement, just an example, I am not pregnant), I don't like to share until I'm well into my second trimester. Why? Because half my pregnancies end in miscarriage and as much as I love telling people good news, I hate telling people bad news. But, in my attempt to put myself out there, I will say, that, yes, one of my books is under agent review. I'm crossing my fingers. I'm holding my breath (but only for short amounts of time because, well, because I need air). I'm expecting the worst and hoping for the best. Now, if in four weeks I have to share bad news with you, I will be sad, you might be sad, and we can all collectively pick up the pieces of my shattered life and move forward. LOL Now, commence to shower praises upon me so that my head gets nice and big and I don't lose all my confidence in four weeks if I'm faced with my own personal tragedy.
Posted by Kasie West at 1:25 PM
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Yay Kasie! You are beautiful and talented and oh so funny and smart, and good things should and will happen for you ; )ReplyDelete
CONGRATULATIONS, KW! Hope the agent's eyeballs are the perfect ones for your ms!ReplyDelete
*Holding straight pin for ya if you need it to pop your big head directly* :)
Kasie! This is SO cool! I'm so impressed and happy for you and proud to know you! No matter what happens from here, this in itself is a big accomplishment. Sending lots of positive vibrations your way. You totally rock.ReplyDelete
Congrats! I will keep my fingers crossed that this is the right agent for you and your book! Good luck, and try and not fret too much. :)ReplyDelete
It's okay to want to keep things quiet. But good luck with everything. Let's sit in a bundle of nerves together:)ReplyDelete
Blah. Arg. Shiver. Weep. Squeal. Lack of sleep.
I love your miscarriage analogy. Having had 3 myself I know what it's like to wait before announcing. I waited until after 4 months on my last pregnancy--she came out just fine. And hopefully so will your book. I can't wait to pass out the cigars.ReplyDelete
LOL! Haven't I introduced you to my motto yet? Celebrate big and dream while you still can! LOL! Wahooo! You know my fingers are crossed! This is the craziest coolest thing ever! And I hope all of my writing friends get agents one day!ReplyDelete
Congrats!!! How exciting! Sending all good wishes your way. But I guess we're not critiquing this in Peeps group anymore, huh?ReplyDelete
YES! You definitely are a wimp. You look like a skinny girl. Your arms are like bendy straws and I could grab your waist in one hand and squeeze you like a Go-gurt. Oh...many apologies. I just realized I didn't read the message, just the title, and you actually ARE a girl. Sorry.ReplyDelete
Kiersten, awesome, my head grew at least two inches with your praise alone.ReplyDelete
Angie, I hope I get to use that pin when she loves my ms.
Heather, thanks for the encouragement and the positive vibrations.
Lady Glam, it's hard not to fret, but I will try.
Nat, yes, let's freak out together. It's always better to have a partner in misery.ReplyDelete
Tricia, I'm glad you understand. I love your analogy too.
Jenni, that's a great idea. I should celebrate before I know, that way I get to celebrate. I think I like your mottos.
Linda, thanks, yeah, we can still review it, just in case. I know it's not perfect by any means, so even if she does love it, I'll still need to edit it.
Arnold, uh, aren't you a little busy right now with California and the economic crisis and stuff? I don't think you have time to blog. Please get back to work.
I think I'm almost as excited as you are. I feel so invested in your books (even though I had nothing to do with them). I have so much faith in you as a writer that I know something is going to work out soon. I'm so proud of you!ReplyDelete
You know I'm ecstatic for you lady! :D I'm so hoping this all works out perfectly and you get a perfect agent for you and all your babies. ;)ReplyDelete
Congrats Kasie! Keep us posted! Hopefully all your hard work will pay off. And should you find that you get a Big pay off you might consider sending some cash to your favorite sis-in-law. I'm just "throwing" that out there.ReplyDelete
*can't believe I didn't notice this post before*ReplyDelete
Woo hoo!! This is very exciting, Kasie! I am so happy for you. I will have my fingers crossed for you!
P.S. Now I really want to read this book!
Candi, thanks. I feel the same about your books. And, Candi, you helped me so much, so don't say you had nothing to do with them. You were my sounding board. You got to hear all the bad ideas and you never told me I was dumb. LOLReplyDelete
Jenn, thanks. I need all the support I can get.
Emily, hmmm, if I make lots of money (which seeing as how I'm a writer, the odds are slim) I will make sure to send some your way.
Renee, thanks, maybe if everyone crosses their fingers for me, it will happen. Or maybe we'll just all get terrible hand cramps. Let's try anyway.
P.S. I left a present for you in your email box.
Isn't it an honor just to be reviewed? (Think Emmy awards) Especially because there are so many talented writers out there....yeah...I know this is a stupid joke.ReplyDelete
I just have to say that I am very impressed and I hope you GET PUBLISHED! Way to go Kasie!