Wednesday, August 18, 2010

The Little Things

The. Little. Things.

As I’m entering my senior year high of school *gasp**runsawayandcriesfromfear*. And I’m trying to enjoy the little things, because not everyone is as blessed as I am. Not everyone gets to make it to seventeen, senior year or even high school. So, as the title says, I’m trying to enjoy the little things. For example, last week I was restocking the chocolates, (milk and dark chocolate caramel pecan turtles) and handled four pairs of conjoined twins! i.e. the turtles were conjoined by chocolate (not caramel that doesn’t count), and I thought it was cute, it made me smile and then think about the lucky customer who is going to get a surprise when they open up their package of treats.--Little things like that.

I haven’t been writing, sad but true. I’ve been swamped with the work, looking for a college and summer school work(I'm not n summer school just the work I have to do over the summer for school in the fall). In fact I haven’t been on the blogsphere at all. Except to post about a few contests and some awesome news involving my friends. On a side note/something that is actually very related--Weronika, whom I met at the Backspace Conference, became and agent and I should have devoted a full post to that but I didn’t. So here is the link to her blog, and to her announcement post {which details what queries she is accepting, where she is now employed (D4EO Literary Agency) etc}. Also she already has three clients! So here’s a big, very overdue, CONGRATULATIONS to Weronika!!!!!!!

On top of not-writing, I haven’t been working on the betas I agreed to do. So girls, you know who you are, I’m working on them each a little each night I’m trying and I’m so sorry that I haven’t been more efficient with all of this.

But, back to the reason I started this post, I wanted to do this post to remind people to enjoy the little things, like finding a stray piece of chocolate in your freezer that you didn’t remember was there, finding a book on store shelves days before it is supposed to be on them, accidentally bumping into someone who you rarely see but care about, putting conjoined caramel pecan turtles into a customers package, finding a hard cover first edition Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone in pristine condition (yes that happened to me at a Salvation Army a few days ago, yes I bought it, and squeed/jumped up and down.), sitting down just writing and loving every word that ends up on the page, and sneaking a kiss in a school supply closet (no I do not know form experience, I’m just saying). So I’m off to bedazzle a baseball hat for my cousins fiancée who is having her bachelorette party (well not exactly a bachelorette party, it’s more of a Jack&Jill kinda thing), hosted by my family, this weekend. Another thing that will be taking up my time tonight. It's going to look SO good.

Oh and Frankie, I am going to do a post about my signed Linger copy, once I finish it and can completely squee and flail over it properly. Promises!!

Meanwhile I’m looking forwards to the party, after all you have to enjoy the little things.


K. M. Walton said...

As usual you are wise beyond your seventeen years. The little things have the power to propel us forward or stop us in our tracks -- just when we need it.

storyqueen said...

This is a great post. I am trying to remember the little things, like no matter how sad I am that the summer is over, there is something about the smell of school (it is the books, the crayons, the paste?) that awakens a deep excitement in me, for which I am very grateful.


Sharon K. Mayhew said...

I am sure you are going to enjoy every momment of your senior year...It's a special time, so many endings and so many beginnings.