In my past experience with technicians/appliance deliverers/handymen and the like, when they say they will come fix your problem sometime between, say, 10-12, that usually means they’ll be there around 1ish. So, imagine my surprise when I step out of the shower at 9:58 am, and the doorbell is ringing. Egads! It was the internet guy, and I’m amazed he didn’t slip and fall in the puddle of water from my dripping hair. (I managed to fully clothe myself in a matter of seconds.)
So, about that change of plans…
First of all, Ava doesn’t get to play soccer this year…unless 3 kids drop out. (she’s third on a waiting list) It’s going to be okay. We had a good talk about how God sometimes allows disappointments, but that it all works out for His best. She still got all the soccer gear, so she’ll look pretty cool at Livi’s games. 🙂
She (Ava) brought me the tiniest orange flower today–smaller than my fingernail–and said with the most concerned look on her face, “Can you keep this flower so much safe?” as if it were a matter of life or death. My friend Heather says she’ll be an actress someday…never a dull moment with the dramatic Ava.
So, here’s the latest change (and part of my discouraging day yesterday). I heard back from Harvest House yesterday about my In-Law Book proposal. They feel the market is too narrow for it. “We love working with you and are so excited about your second book, but do you have an alternate topic in mind for a third book?”
Lots of thoughts and emotions have been going through my head and heart. Pursue it with another publisher? Write about something else? Quit writing altogether? 🙂 Talked to a neat guy today–a literary agent I’ve been meaning to call… He said, for whatever reason, HH is right. People don’t buy books about in-laws. He has some great ideas for me. God seems to be moving. Talked to Livi and Ava about my disappointment (during our soccer talk). I asked them for their input. “Maybe you should write a book about God,” Livi said. Not a bad idea. 🙂
Does anyone have any great ideas for a book? What would you pick up in a bookstore? I’d love to hear your thoughts.
Sad note: The tree guys just came and cut down our 2 huge evergreens in 2 minutes flat. Then obliterated our pear tree. I was moved to tears when I noticed one of the workers plucking pears from all the branches to give to my daughters who were watching from the deck. “How sweet is that? To save the pears for us before he chops down our tree forever?”
And then he gathered them up in his shirt and took them to his truck.