Wednesday, September 19, 2007

The Sun Also Rises

Strange stuff happens.

Yesterday I was sitting in a cafe, writing. My brand-spanking new copy of A Three Dog Life was sitting on the table in front of me.

Lo and behold, a fellow reader happened up and prepared to sit down. Before she got her iced tea placed just so on the table beside me, A Three Dog Life caught her eye. We made small talk about the book for a minute or so, and then her friend joined her. The three of us began a conversation that lasted more than two hours.

Pretty sure neither of these women imagined spending their lunch talking to a stranger. I sure didn't plan on such a thing. But from the moment we started really talking, I felt we'd stepped into the center of the big wheel of Karma. They both have fascinating stories and one has what I think is a fabulous idea for a non-fiction book. She and I exchanged e-mails this evening and agreed in principal to work together. I'm incredibly excited about the project and look forward to telling you all more about it as soon as we've ironed out our next action items.

This reminds me: never, ever, ever give up. Things may feel rotten. You may think you've failed as a wife or a mother or a writer. Possibly even as a husband or the gate-keeping swain in a kingdom of swine. Wallow in those feelings as much as necessary, but remember that this, too, shall pass.

In the words of the inemitable Dee Ready, "The sun rises, and the sun sets."

The sun was pretty low on the horizon last weekend, but it's rebounding in many ways right about now. Updates soon.


Carrie Wilson Link said...

Just got all caught up on your life and blog, Jerri. I'm hoping things continue to move in a positive direction.


Anonymous said...

This is really wonderful. I love how this one great book, pulled you together and your all just clicked. Trust your instincts, it sounds like the start of something really positive. I will keep my fingers crossed for you.

Deb said...

So glad you're walking in sunshine again. Looking forward to hearing how this latest adventure turns out.

Michelle O'Neil said...

Whatever you see in these wonderful woman is a reflection of you.

Congrats on your new friends!

Nancy said...

You are such an inspriation!

Suzy said...

A Three Woman Writer's Circle.

Sounds perfect.

Amber said...

Thank you. I hear you. ;)

How cool to cross paths with women you can really talk with. Maybe I need to hang out more in coffee shops...