Sunday, August 28, 2011

All Good

I forget sometimes that I tell you stuff that goes on in my life and then things get better but I don't tell you that things get better. I don't consider that there are people out there that care what goes on. That anyone out there wonders, "Is MaNiC doing OK today?" Because I think that would be vain of me to do so. But then I read all these nice comments from you all and then it makes me feel really good that so many of you out there do care, and I appreciate it so very much. Then I feel bad that when things start lifting for me, I fail to let you know.

Things are much, much better, and I want to thank you for your thoughts and very nice messages to me.

Things are so much better. I hope that black cloud stays away for a very long time. And let me please just say that the black cloud wasn't, ISN'T a person, it's rather an entity that can harm a person, that can harm people. And I want it out of the lives that are being affected.

The week went actually very well. And believe it or not, I got up four days and went *running*. I use the asterisks because I still cannot believe that I *run*. It doesn't feel like that's what I'm doing. I laugh when I say it or think it. It's only a mile. I clocked it in my car because I'm that much of a dork. But when I started out three weeks ago, I could only do this for 1/2 of a song. Now I'm up to three whole songs of running. And yes, I will get up again tomorrow at six a.m. and do it again. Maybe even five days this week. I actually like getting up, and showering and being ready for the day as the kids leave for school. What an odd behavior for me.

I'm still waiting to hear something about *the book*. There are those damn asterisks again. I guess I put them in places where I don't know if things are real or not. I mean, I know it's a real book, because I wrote it. But I won't really think it's a real book until I see it live and bound with a cover and my name on it. I guess I have to be patient and hope some editor/publisher falls in love with it. The author, Amy Hatvany, who wrote, Best Kept Secret, has this on her website, and I printed the words out and look at it every day: REMEMBER, IT ONLY TAKES THE RIGHT PAIR OF EYES.

I'm hoping that right pair of eyes is reading my words this exact moment and falling in love with the words I have written.

I also started writing another novel. Just three pages into it, but the idea is there. On the surface, kind of.

And SPEAKING OF NOVELS ...

YEP! I've got SOOOO many coming soon. And I think this one will take us into October. I'm going to be starting right after Labor Day but will be giving you a sneak peek of all the amazing books hopefully this week. There are some CRAZY AWESOME ONES, and some that I never thought I would EVER read that completely surprised the hell out of me! So get excited about this one! I think I will be doing three features and giveaways a week and then the full giveaway of ALL the books featured at the end of the contest as I did in March, so it's a big one again!

I hope everyone out East has been safe from the weather. I pray you are. What craziness! Please be well everyone, no matter where you live, and THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU, for always stopping by and I'm so grateful for you. Truly am!

PeaCe uP!

MaNiC

16 comments:

Carly said...

Thanks for the update Manic. I'm glad you are doing well. I'll be keeping my fingers crossed for *the book*.

=)

Books & Reviews said...

Glad you are doing well. I was worried about you.

Heidiopia said...

Love hearing from you, Manic, and so glad things are getting better! Prayers that it continues and that the "right pair of eyes" are loving up on your book right now. :)
Be blessed!

Logan said...

So glad you are better. I have been worried. Good luck with the novel. I love that quote so true!

Melissa said...

Glad to hear you are doing better!

MonaLisa said...

Glad to hear things are looking up. I'm right there with you on the running thing. When I first started I was gasping for air going half as slow, and thought 1/4 of a mile was hard. Now I'm up to a mile and a half and I don't feel good unless I run. Keep it up Manic Mommy!

buttah said...

So glad the cloud has lifted, and yay for you for all the *running*!! LOL!! I love to exercise too and love how it makes me feel! Keep up the good work, and hopefully those *eyes* will come through for you! I would love to read your books...you have such great taste in reads, so yours has to be as great!! Much love!!

Mom'sLove said...

Praying, crossing all the fingers and toes, for the right pair of eyes... and the right heart.. I would love to run everyday, but everything hurts! ;) You go girl!
Amanda

absolutahnie said...

glad to see that things are improving in your world! i'm so impressed with you - the writing, the running, the give-aways! you're an inspiration on so many levels, thank you!

DaphneSFL said...

I'm glad your moments are getting better xoxoxoxoxo

congrats on the running, too!

Only in Louisiana ~ documenting the adventures we call Life! said...

I am a big believer in the fact that running is the solution to solving many problems in life! My whole family runs and it has done such great things for me in my own life. Keep at it....every day, go as far or a bit further then the last and you can skip one day...just don't skip two! Thats my rule! Good Luck! And thanks for stopping by my blog!

Anonymous said...

Glad all is well.

~Nattygirrl

Carie Casey said...

you should try mapmyrun.com you can enter your address and you can map out your run. it's pretty great.

Carie

pascal marco said...

Glad to see your post and all the good news...nice, very nice...and here's to *the book.*

CLH said...

I think about you all the time, here and there, like when I'm in Hastings, and I wonder... did she get published yet? And I envy you for actually finishing something you started because between me and you and that wierdo from North Carolina that went to Italy... remember him? I haven't gotten much further AT ALL. Further insane and further in debt, maybe, but not any further on a book. I know we never met and don't know each other but sometimes I feel like you're that long lost bestie that knows my inner writing demons... I am glad you are doing well, I follow you online when my crazy life permits, and I KNOW... I JUST KNOW, that one of these days I'm going to be checking out at Hastings and it'll be there: Big and Bold and Bright: 40 Weeks, by Stephanie Elliott. Or whatever name you're publishing under. But I will know it's you, because I'll flip through it and I'll cry and reach out and give you an air-hug, 'cuz you did it. I believe it will happen! I'm totally participating in the book giveaway this year so you freakin' better draw my name and send me a free book. :) BTW, since it's been so long, this is Christa in NM...... not too far from you now....

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