Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Birthdays and Brevity

My son had the remarkable foresight to come into this world on my birthday. His birth was by far the best birthday present I've ever had, and in return, my gift to him was handing over the birthday. That's right - I haven't aged in the last 6 years. It's a total win/win. Anyway, I realized that IF I still had a birthday (which I don't), I'd be a whole year older (which I'm not). Still, I'm so grateful for each and every day - even the hard ones.

So on Friday, in between cake, presents, and general mayhem, I looked back and realized that in the last 6 months, I've written my first YA novel and started two others. Crazy, huh? I've also met the most amazing writers, bloggers, authors, critique members, and Sisters - seriously, writers are the coolest, most supportive people in the world. Whatever happens, I know this year will bring great things just in time for my next non-birthday.

On that note, this post is a brief one as I'm off to revise (again) to get ready for the Pikes Peak Writers Conference this weekend. If you've seen the movie, A Few Good Men, and remember Tom Cruise's drunken scene where he questions everything he knows, you'll know how my revision night is going. Anyhoo, I'll post about the conference and my first live pitch experience in the weeks to come. Wish me luck! Happy Birthday to all the Aries out there - and may your next year be fabulous!


  1. Sounds like you created an awesome time warp for yourself Kristi, how cool.

    Best of luck with your revisions and the conference!

  2. Happy double birthday!

    And if you're sick of revising, I suggest reading your manuscript out loud in a Captain Kirk voice. It won't do you any good in terms of the quality of your writing, but it's still funny. ;)

    Good luck!

  3. Thanks Matthew and Candyland!

    Carrie - I might try that. I need a laugh right now. :)

  4. Ah, the sacrifices we make for our children.

    Glad you had a good weekend, and I can't wait to see your new projects!

  5. Happy B-day!

    I just went through an agent pitch for the first time a couple weeks ago. It was super scary going into it, but looking back, not that bad at all.

    It was supposed to be 10 minutes, but felt more like 2--the time will fly.

  6. Lacey - I can't wait to show you the new projects. I'm getting sick of my current one!

    Olleymae - good to know. I'm glad yours went well! :)

  7. I'm sick of mine too, Kristi. I think we may have outgrown them as writers.

  8. Happy birthday/unbirthday to you and your son!

  9. I love the idea of handing off birthdays so you don't age. I have to stuff mine under the bed cause no one else will take them!

  10. Happy Birthday.

    Yes lacey we do make many sacrifices for our children.

  11. Yes, Lacey we do make many sacrifices for our children.
    We have been there done that, and try to teach them before things happen .

    Happy Birthday :)


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