An Auspicious Start

I am happy to report I barreled into 2010 with much verve and enthusiasm. On the inside. On the outside I was in my PJs by seven and napping in order to be awake when the ball dropped. But on the inside, much excitement.

The first day of the year was a bit exhausting seeing as it involved eighteen hours spent either on a plane or dozing off in an airport. But this was to avoid spending two days in my car driving, so even this was faced with much excitement. On the inside.

On the outside I was freaking freezing from a short change-over through O’Hare airport where I had to walk outside to board my plane in five degree weather. How the hell do people live there?!

Once I got kiddo back in the Little Rock airport, I was feeling much better. On the inside. On the outside I was struggling not to roll my eyes as I sat through a quick (felt like eons) meal with my ex and his next victim. I now have supersonic control of my eyeballs.

Then, at midnight, I was finally home again. At which point I could not find my cell phone. The cell phone I just bought myself for Christmas. (That’s it to the left, isn’t it cute?) But I remained calm. On the outside.

On the inside I was freaking then talking myself down then freaking again. The auspicious part comes in here. While sitting in my car, using my OnStar phone (seeing as I didn’t have a home phone at the time, have since fixed that) to report my phone lost, it was sitting on the floor in the backseat of my car. Not six inches away from my ass. *sigh*

So, I’m happy to report that kiddo is back, my phone is here, and I am still excited about this year. On all sides.

Everywhere I look people are excited about this year. Whether it’s because 2009 was so shitty for so many, or something in the water, I don’t know. Are you excited and if so, what are you looking forward to in 2010?

And if new book releases are on your list, check out this list!

10 thoughts on “An Auspicious Start”

  1. Renee says:

    I think I’m just excited about life in general. I feel good about my writing. Good enough that hopefully I’ll start submitting seriously. Of course, once I do it’s out of my hands, but at least I’m moving forward.

    Hope you have a wonderful year! Glad kiddo is home and your phone is safe in your hands.

  2. TerriOsburn says:

    It’s never totally out of your hands, Renee. Your persistence, your research into the right editors and agents, it all plays a part. Even how you present the material and yourself.

    I’m loving all the enthusiasm whether I can explain it or not. Here’s to lots of words, queries, submissions, and sales!

  3. MsHellion says:

    Too funny…I esp love the supersonic control of your eyeballs. *LOL*

    Yes, I think I’m more positive about this year. I have not blipping idea why.

  4. TerriOsburn says:

    I say we forget about examining the “why?” and stick with the enthusiasm. LOL!

  5. I do feel more excited about this year too. I also think I’ve run out of steam for examining the “why?” and just want to run with it for a while.

  6. Janga says:

    Thanks for the link, Terri.

    I was filled with enthusiasm for a couple of days, but then the doldrums struck. But I’m feeling better today, and I still have 356 days to be optimistic–and to write a minimum of a thousand words a day. I did say optimistic. 🙂

  7. TerriOsburn says:

    Melissa – The bandwagon is getting full! The more the merrier, I say. We’ll all stay positive and keep the chi flowing.

    Janga – You are optimistic! I’ve settled on scenes. I get the next scene done, I’m moving forward. If the scene took five pages or ten pages doesn’t matter. I’m moving the story along, not the word-o-meter. LOL!

    Progress is progress!

  8. Renee says:

    I’m definitely getting good vibes for this year.

  9. Well, with probably 3 books coming out, I’m a little excited.*g* But even if that were not the case, each year is a gift. I’m hoping to quit my job in June and stay home in my PJs to write, get dressed occasionally to go out and do things on no particular schedule. We’re going on a cruise too in February (have never been on one) so that should be fun.And I want to get a new phone, too, Ter.

  10. TerriOsburn says:

    Just a little, Maggs? Really, try to contain yourself. LOL! I can’t even imagine embarking on a year like yours. And probably won’t ever have to do it. 🙂 But if anyone deserves it and can handle it, it’s you.

    Here’s to being a full-time writer and whoohoo about the cruise. I took one more than 20 years ago (as I teen I’d like to point out) and it was amazing. Sounds like the perfect way to gear up for a busy year.

    Good luck with the phone too!

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