All week I knew this day was coming. I was excited for him. I’m still excited for him. What I didn’t expect this morning was the tears. My heart was torn between happiness for him and sadness for me. I will miss him. When he went off to school in Seattle, it was just a car ride away. Now he’ll be a plane ride away. I understand how my family felt when we moved from NY to West Virginia and then to Washington.
Goodbyes are bittersweet sometimes, especially when your heart feels so much at once. I love my son, but I’m so thrilled he gets an opportunity to go for his dreams. How cool is that.
If you would like to read my husband’s take, click here.
Change of subject:
The writer’s conference was very informative and I had a good time. Thank you for all your prayers and encouraging words. I learned about agents, publishers, contracts, etc. It’s necessary to sign with an agent because publishers are not accepting any unsolicited manuscripts, so an agent is the person who gets your work noticed. I also learned about self publishing (expensive but well done nowadays).
My three minutes went very quickly. The agent had some positive suggestions that I will incorporate into my proposal. I also found out that I don’t quite fit in the CBA (Christian Booksellers Association) because some of the content of my book is “too worldly.” I also don’t quite fit in the ABA (American Booksellers Association) because my book is “too Christian.” I don’t fit inside a box and that’s good thing. I will continue to pursue my dreams, like my son, I have to give it a shot.
Remember God is good and He has good things for our future.
© Nadine Z. 2007
P.S. I haven't forgotten about being tagged - three people tagged me since Thursday. I will post about that later this week.