Gratitude Tuesday #5

A Reluctant Gratituesday:

I post today on the heels of discouraging news about CLOUD 9.  I received a rejection last night.  The wait, at least, is over, and I can now move on, put this particular dream on the shelf, and work toward a new one.

The good news: Yesterday, of all days, I started back on the low-carb, no sweets thing.  And although tempted, I did not eat any of these:

 

Today I'm in the mood to write something more along the lines of Top Ten Things That Totally Suck Right Now, but I will spare you that and focus instead on the Top Ten Things That Totally Rock.  Here goes:
1. A two-week free trial of Sirius/XM Radio begins tomorrow.  Lithium!
2. I love when Biren Radio on Pandora plays the exactly right songs for my mood.  On the other hand, that's a little creepy.
3. Still spinning from Coldplay live on August 11th
4. I'm so grateful for writer-friends who send virtual twitter hugs, chocolate, pumpkin lattes, pints of Half Baked FroYo, and sympathy.
5. Football starts soon. While pre-season football is better than no football at all, I'm looking forward to the real thing.  Bills at Jets Sunday, September 9th.
6. This day is half over.
7. Foo Fighters.
8. String cheese.
9. No matter what, I still love CLOUD 9.
10. Coffee.  Coffee always rocks.


What's on your list this week?  


I am a new day rising
I'm a brand new sky
To hang the stars upon tonight
I am a little divided
Do I stay or run away

Comments

  1. I'm sending you the biggest virtual hug you've EVER received. I've been in the dumps lately too, so I get where you're coming from. I hope it looks up for you, Sara. I won't regale you with trite attempts at pick-me-ups, but I will tell you that I'm thinking about you and wishing you better days ahead. :)

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    1. Thanks, Jaime. That means a lot. And better days to you as well. :)

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  2. Just b/c things aren't going to happen for Cloud9 (right now) doesn't mean you don't rock. You get kudos for putting yourself out there! Keep writing!

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    1. Thanks, Sarah. I appreciate that - especially the part in parentheses. :)

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  3. I send you a big hug, rejection is never ever easy and hard to move on from. I am glad you still love it, and wish you future luck with it.

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    1. Thanks - I'm used to rejection but it still smarts a bit at first. Every no gets me one step closer to yes.

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  4. Even if I already twhug you here comes a few more big ones all the way from Germany :-)

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    1. Thank you! I'll take all that I can get. :)

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  5. Yes, 7&8 do rock! And boo rejections!

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  6. I'm sorry about the rejection. I hope you aren't giving up on Cloud 9 though.

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    1. Thanks, Kelly. No, I will never give up on C9. It's looking like it won't be my debut, though! :)

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  7. I'm sorry about the rejection! Good luck with your new project and with Cloud 9 when you return to it. :)

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    1. Thanks, Crystal. I will return eventually - I'm already thinking of revisions.... again.... :)

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  8. Rejection is terrible but it also means that there are still other doors out there. I hope you don't give up on your story. Also football season- yay! Football makes everything better.

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    1. Yes, football makes everything better. :) Thanks, Carrie!

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  9. Dang -- those cookies look SO GOOD!

    Don't let the rejection get to you. It proves you're a real author because there isn't a successful one without his/her drawer of rejections.

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    1. Those cookies ARE good - my friend Shawn made them for a picnic we had on Sunday.

      And thanks for your words of encouragement!

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  10. I ate the cookies for you. Sorry about the rejection. Remember all you need is one "yes."

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    1. Thanks, that was very kind of you! That's right, just one yes. Thank you!

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  11. I feel your pain. About the rejection and the lack of cookies as solace. Keep on keeping on! Every rejection is a step towards acceptance- right ?!?!?
    ~gregorific

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    1. Yes, that's right! Every no, closer to yes. Thanks!

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  12. Amen on that last one! :-)

    Keep trying and don't give up!

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