Friday, September 16, 2011

The Amazing Me

Warning: Sappiness ahead!

So... I have been feeling a little down this week. It might have something to do with the fact that I just got back from an amazing vacation in Texas, and I am really missing it.

So yesterday I thought - I should blog about how awesome I am!

I normally don't usually praise myself. But here are a few amazing things about myself.

  • Just had my mid year review at my day job - and got no negative feed back. Score!
  • I finally finished my query letter for Shadowed Stones. Yea!
  • I started tackling the outline for Shadowed Stones. And although I am a little overwhelmed by it - I am pushing forward.
  • I decided to cut my 5 book series to 3 books for Three of Ivory - because I think it will give the series more impact.
  • I have amazing friends! (Stay tuned for tomorrows post because I got an award and will be passing it on to some of these friends!)
  • I have read two books this month and am trying to read 4 more.

So yes I am amazing! But you know what - there is something else. After going to the monthly meeting of my local writers group. I realized something important. When I am feeling down thinking of how amazing I am does not lift my spirits as much as thinking of how amazing the people I know are.

My writers group is amazing. They make me feel so.... welcome. Like I belong. That is a BIG deal for me. My family moved about every 2 years when I grew up. So I never really felt like I belong anywhere - except for my family and with my husband. So fitting into a group and belonging is huge for me.

Not only that! But I have a great group of followers here on my blog. Connecting with all of you has really helped me realize my worth as a writer. Thank you so much for your support!

So now I have a request. Check out the other people that follow me, and the other authors in my local writers group and see just how amazing they are!

Thanks for letting me be sappy for a bit! It has been that kind of week for me. What kind of week are you having? Tell me how you, or someone you know is amazing - I would love to hear it!

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  1. Finishing your query letter is reason enough to celebrate yourself! Good for you!

  2. Oh Krista, we love you too! You seriously add so much to our little group. I'm so glad to have you around :)

  3. Go you! I hope you get out of your funk soon.

    And yes, you are amazing! :D

  4. Ahh geez guys you are so great! I plan to spend some time writing this weekend. It ahould lift my spirits. I am also going to exercise (instead of eating chocolet which is more normal for me).

  5. I feel the same way about my writer's group and my blogging buddies. They're all awesome and make me feel like I'm part of the group, which for an introvert like me is something that's always been a little elusive in the past.

  6. I know how you geel. I am a total introvert.

  7. Let us be clear on one thing: you are awesome. I'm pretty sure I also speak for the rest of your followers when I say that.

  8. I know how you feel about not feeling like you fit in anywhere. I give myself props every time I reach out to someone, because it isn't easy for me at all.

    I'm glad you've found an awesome writers group. It must be so cool to meet face to face and talk about writing and whatnot. And congrats on finishing your query letter. That rocks!!

  9. Kudos to you for posting this--it's so hard to admit when you're down, but you should know that we all have those moments, and you ARE amazing! Have a beautiful weekend.

  10. Thanks for being such great followers! It's amazing how many of us there are out there! I love how the internet brings us together.

  11. I'm glad you can find all the good in your life even when you're feeling a bit blue.

  12. Thanks Sarah. It is something I have had ti learn over the years. But I have learned by experience that the old adage is true - every cloud has a silver lining.

  13. I'm glad that you are doing better, wish I could fully say the same, but it takes time. It's good to feel a little positive, even when feeling down.