Thursday, June 11, 2009

I did it (I signed)


So I've had this book contract sitting in the bedroom for a month.

Well, to be honest, I haven't been around much this last month. We've been just all over the place, running from appointment to appointment to speaking gig to speaking gig.

And to be honest, I kept forgetting that there was this contract to sign.

Who does that? What writer forgets that a publisher wants her to write?

Good grief.

(Tony, if you read this, I won't actually forget to write the book!)

But beside the fact that I've been running around like a maniac and have also incurred some kind of short term memory loss for important things, I have to admit that I've been a little freaked out about this whole thing.

Why? I have to ask myself why. I guess I'm scared I'll fail or disappoint or sound like an idiot.

But today we came home from a team reunion with our lovely Russells and I was sitting quietly in the garden with Byron and my folks when I remembered. We had a pot of tea and a happy vibe of homeyness.

"You guys stay here," I said as I ran for the back door.

I grabbed the 2 copies of the contract and ran back outside with them.

"Look, it's a historical moment! I'm signing this book contract."

Byron made me wait till he got a camera.

There you have it. A book of essays on prayer coming up soon.

AGH!

15 comments:

ruthwalt said...

Hi Lisa, I did not know where to send a message except in your most recent posting. I saw your awesome article in the Lake Seasons. Your story of friendship with Ngoto put a lump in my throat. Thank you for writing this...it was more than a blessing (is there a superlative blessing?)
PS I think that our boys used to play together - my son Alex (age 14+ a Freshman in HS) and Colin I believe were in the kindergarten class at Lake Ave. Alex had a hard time remembering Colin but I remember him with very blond hair? Am I losing it?

lisa said...

Hello Ruth,

Yes, Colin was a blond kindergarten student way back when. He's 15 now and going into 10th. I'm so glad you enjoyed the article about my Maasai Mom. She is very important in my life and I love to share a little of her story with others. Thanks for letting me know. I'll ask Colin if he remembers Alex.

Blessings!

alana said...

Can't wait to read the book!

Anonymous said...

Thats great news! I am one of your very avid blog readers and cannot wait to read the book... Love your thoughts.
Nina

dana said...

Oh Lisa...

I'm so happy for you I don't have words...honestly...I guess, just, YOU GO, GIRL!

A BAKER'S HALF DOZEN said...

What a blessing your writing will be to so many! I can't wait to get my hands on it.... hurry! :)

Sue said...

Woo Hoo! Lovely that it would be such a cute moment,...garden, family, tea, and a camera shooting boy who is in love with you!
HAPPY FOR YOU!

djcconsulting said...

Wow! Congratulations on signing the contract for your new book!!!!
That is so exciting. I look forward to praying for you as you write.
Blessings and love, Dore'

josephjen said...

they couldn't have chosen a better author for the job :) soooo look forward to reading it when the day comes. hope you guys have enjoyed yourselves state side! we're praying for you as you get ready to hit the african dirt again...wish we were going with you! my heart is ready for a little dirt between the toes :)

soulsong said...

LIsa, you woman of a woman! Congratulations! Are you back in Africa now? Miss you!

lisa said...

Thanks all for many kind words :-)
Cari, we leave for Tanzania on Friday night, 19th. Counting down...

Adriana Roos said...

I'm looking forward to the book!I always enjoy your writing.

DorRae said...

Look forward to reading it! congrats. If you ever make it back to Texas I'll throw you a book sighing!

andrea said...

can't wait, yeah baby! Xx

Carolyn Anderson said...

Wow, Lisa!! This is great!! I'm soooooo proud of you! Funny I hadn't read this when I wrote the other post about your writing capabilities. What a guy, that Byron, to catch the moment with a photo. May your words continue to reach around the world and enrich everyone who reads it. I am doing my little internal celebration dance all the way from WI. :-) And, yes, please, put my name on the list for a copy also. It'll be worth the wait.