Well Folks, we're looking at 48 hours until my surgery. At this very moment, I'm experiencing a rainstorm of emotions; fear, nervousness, excitement, giddiness, contentment, joy, and frustration. I'm not so excited about:
-IV needles :(
-or being intubated :((
-or having my carotid artery shoved out of place:(((
But, I will *fingers crossed* no longer suffer from this relentless shoulder / arm / hand pain.
While I'm away, don't forget about me!
As promised, my recovery TBR list includes, but is not limited to:
-Finish up craft book, Thanks, But This Isn't For Us by Jessica Page Morrell
-Crack into craft book, Writing the Breakout Novel by Donald Mass
-& craft book, Revision & Self-Editing by James Scott Bell
And for fun:
-Finish Would-Be Witch by Kimberly Frost
A Southern Witch novel
-Finish Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor (omg! this one seems to have it all)
-Bossypants a memoir by Tina Fey (Hubby picked this one up for me since, I too, am a bossypants.)
-Julia's Child by Sarah Pinneo (Yeah, I know her! She's my good friend from She Writes!)
The Night Eternal by Guillermo Del Toro and Chuck Hogan (No sparkly vamps in this one!)
Blood Will Tell by Roland Yeomans
The Bear With Two Shadows by Roland Yeomans
The Legend of Victor Standish by Roland Yeomans
Rites of Passage by Roland Yeomans
***Much gratitude to the super-awesome-generous, Roland Yeomans for gifting me so many wonderful reads while I'm recovering!!! IF you haven't seen Roland's blog, you must! You can find these great reads and more @ Writing in the Crosshairs
That concludes my TBR list.
And, if Seven Minutes in Heaven caused a double-take, I didn't mean the teenager's party game. (Oh, and for the record, the ONE time I did play as a teenager, I sat in a dark closet, with a boy, and we decided to pretend we'd kissed. Instead, we sat in there and talked about who would kiss who!)
I've been listening to The Power by Rhonda Byrne. She also wrote The Secret. Before anyone says, "Whoa! Trigger, don't get all preachy on us!" I promise not to. :)
May I just say here, I adore her accent!
However, one of the most profound things on the entire audio book I've heard so far, is when you desire something, you should *imagine* having it for seven minutes a day. Sounds simple, doesn't it? My #1 desire is seeing my work in print.
So, (when I'm not riding on my cranky horse of recovery) my plan is to imagine being a published author, for seven minutes daily.
Each day, I will designate a few short minutes to feeling like a published author. I will imagine the touch of my very own book. The scent. The image. The overwhelming sense of accomplishment, gratitude and love for the art of writing. I will imagine book signings, hugging my adoring fans, school visits, interviews on NPR, rubbing elbows with fabulous authors (yeah, I went there!), walking down the street and hearing, "Is that her?", and sharing the wealth of information and success with all my writer peeps, so that they too can touch their dreams.
While I'm away from the blogosphere, know that I'm still around, I'm just crawling inside my healing bubble (imagining it a billowy pastel pink) and getting better. Know, you'll all be on my mind. And, who knows, I may bounce back quickly and be back online in no time at all. :))
~xoxoxo my writer friends!