Thursday, July 3, 2008

Waiting for babies and book news

Just to clarify, when I sent off my manuscript to NYC, I was not pregnant. Now, I am fat and the baby kicks and could nearly survive outside (with the aid of plastics)! So is it weird, or funny, or just plain normal for a human being to be created and developed before hearing from a publisher?

Don't get me wrong: I am not annoyed or angry with the editor. In fact, each morning I hope he'll call! I am just dying to know if my book is "worthy" or not. And I'm afraid that if I don't get a call before I see him in person next month, I'll end up getting sorely disappointed in person. And I'd rather find out any bad news while I'm at home, away from public eyes and ears.


Val said...

Get out those thoughts of your mind. Just know your friends are always thinking of you with crossed fingers and praying for you every day! Cheer up!

Jody said...

Holy cow!! I didn't know you were pregnant...many, many congrats!!

And...good luck with your book publishing. I can't wait to read it! The next one sounds even more exciting ;)

Linda said...

Congrats on conceiving and hopefully soon delivering both babies! I feel gestating a book is like gestating a human, but perhaps more painful and definitely a longer process (at least for me).

I found you via Cindy's blog and noted you are from MARYLAND!!!!! Me too, near Owings Mills, and I hypothesize you were referring to your boba fix at Security mall. Just a guess, but that's where my Asian grad students go... and me, too, when I have a chance. Peace, Linda

Elise Murphy said...

Oh, what a funny post. Yes, I believe several children could probably be conceived and birthed before a book actually gets PUBLISHED.

I'm curious who this editor is? Stop by my website: if you'd like to compare notes some time. :-)