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?
(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.