Tuesday, January 10, 2006

It's Off!

Okay. So I waited until Monday to bug her. My patience groweth. A weeee little bit. Anyway, I called my agent yesterday got the we are waiting a couple of weeks on the book before following up. I told her about my new proposal and she wants to see it Asap. So I sent that off with bated breath. Now I am in for more waiting. Since I am not working on any more fiction currently, I am stuck trying to fill up my time with nonfiction which doesn't occupy the part of my brain that is waiting for word on something.

I picked up two craft books the other. Self Editing for Fiction writers and Write Tight. I haven't had a chance to look at Self Editing yet, but I really enjoyed Write Tight. Haven't read the whole thing. I'm not like that with craft books. I just browse and glean. I am not published yet, but I decided I want to be the kind of writer that never stops learning about what I do.

Speaking of the career. My DH read the first three chapters of Colorless. He came out crying. CRYING. And asked to speak to me in the bedroom. So we went in and he cuddled up to me and told me that he owed me an apology. Now I had no idea what he was talking about, but an apology is always a good thing. Just for general purposes, if nothing else. He said that he had so underestimated me as a writer. He couldn't believe that I thought of that story and wrote it and that it was such a good story. He says for the first time he really believes I am going to "make it." He said he always knew I was talented... he has read a lot of my nonfiction... but he had no idea how "professionally" I was writing now. He went to work and I woke up yesterday and came out to my desk to find a sweet card on the desk. He keeps asking what I need to write better. Um. A trip to Florida? LOL It feels really good to be validated.

I have another germ of an idea... something that is floating around in my head. Not sure what it will turn out to be, but it's there. Maybe I should do a character sketch of the main character. See what happens with her. See what her story is. I do know she's deaf. Not a signing deaf girl, but an oral deaf girl. I love this part of writing...when you know a story is there, you just can't get to it.

Better get started. I wan tto run through some blogs and get started on my nonfiction stuff... so far I only have six articles this month...I would love to be able to write them all up in the next two weeks and take another week break. That was nice:)


Diana Peterfreund said...

Oh, wow... what a beautiful story, Teri! Tha one had ME crying!

Bonnie Ferguson said...

That was a great story, Teri :)

I'm so keeping my fingers crossed for you and hope we can have a cyber celebration for you soon.

Shannon McKelden said...

Awww! You made me cry, too! That was sooo cool of him to admit that. Most men wouldn't. You got a keeper there!

Elisabeth Naughton said...

Aw, what a sweet story, Teri! Very cool DH you have there. He's a keeper.

Good luck with the partial. :)

Trish Milburn said...

Teri, that is such a fabulous story about your husband. Wow, that must have put you on cloud 9 1/2.

Rachel Vincent said...

Teri, that's so great about your husband. You must feel so good now.

And I'm...um...surprised (and happy for you) that your agent is planning to follow up on your submission after a couple of weeks. I've been told (by fellow writers, not my agent, whom I haven't asked), not to expect to hear anything for MONTHS.

I can't wait to hear about your offer. I can feel it coming. In fact, I keep seeing ice skaters everywhere, and it makes me think of you. This is a very, very good time for your story.