Wednesday, April 07, 2010

Moving Forward

My last post was really depressing. But that's where I was when I wrote it. I try not to hover there too long.

So I decided I'm a writer and in-between jobs, I plan to make the most of it and write.

Here's the best part. I had a free ticket and what better way to use it but to fly for Mother's day to Seattle to see my daughter? She married on that holiday and moved across the country on that day. In four years, we've never celebrated it together.

The second best part: there is a writers' conference going on then in her town of Bothell. And I am going! So is a blogger friend I met when I was out there last fall.

But the third best part of this whole deal is I plan to pitch my latest book that I am almost done with. Miracle on Coulter Mountain

I've never pitched in person to an agent before so in the coming weeks, I might be soliciting some wise advice from those of you who have done it.

So as my former boss would say, "Moving Forward."

How are you moving forward today?

34 comments:

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Terri -

Sounds like a plan! It's great you have a book to pitch.

I haven't decided on going to a writers conference yet. I'm still praying for direction on pitching my book.

Blessings,
Susan :)

Andrea said...

Sounds awesome! Some days...like today, I am simple clinging to my Heavenly Father and putting one foot in front of the other...trying my best to be obedient.
Hugs,
andrea

Jody Hedlund said...

Terri, I tried to comment on your last post, but couldn't for some reason. I'm sorry to hear about the job. That's disappointing, but I'm glad to hear that it's not weighing you down too much! What an exciting trip you've got planned! Will be wishing you all the best as you pitch your book!

Keli Gwyn said...

Terri, I'm happy to hear you're using your hiatus to return to your writing.

How exciting that you'll be able to spend Mother's Day with your daughter. I hope you enjoy your visit and your time at the writers conference.

Julie Jarnagin said...

Seattle sounds wonderful. I've only pitched to editors and agents at one conference, but what I learned was to remember that they're just people too. I got so worked up about it, but they were friendly. Don't put too much pressure on yourself.

Susan R. Mills said...

Good for you! You'll have a great time. I've never pitched to an agent, so I look forward to seeing what kind of advice you get from your other blogger friends.

Carmen said...

Oh, you are so focused! I think you have nothing to worry about. ;)

Tammy said...

How exciting and scary all at the same time. Have a great time with your daughter and blogging friend.

I hope you come back with a offer.

love and hugs~Tammy

Melissa Marsh said...

Blessings abound for you, Terri! Have a wonderful time with your daughter and her family, and I pray that the writer's conference will be another blessing!

patti said...

Terri,
PRAISE GOD!!!! SO cool.

And I am jealous about the West Coast thing but happy for you.

Blessings,
Patti

Katie Ganshert said...

Glad you're moving forward, Terri! That sounded like such a tough situation. How fun about the writing conference!

Heckety said...

I'm glad you have something-s to be excited about- you need them! Sounds like its going to be a new situation for you to try out! Go Girl!! Ra-ra skirt and cheerleader pom-poms packed, are they?????

Lin Floyd said...

good for you, slumps do get us down but then we are able to get going again. I awoke at 5 am this morning and wrote some poetry while we are on vacation in texas.

Heidi Willis said...

Woo Hoo!! Sounds awesome!! I hope you have a fantastic time!!

KelliGirl said...

Terri,
I've been away for so long and it's wonderful to come back here for a visit. I've missed you and your writing. Reading through your last few posts, I can REALLY relate to what you've written about. I sure wish I could pop on over to Cracker Barrel and join you for dinner!!

Praying that the writing continues to go well and that you connect with an agent. Here's to new beginnings and fresh starts.

Blessings,
Kelli

Being Me said...

This sounds exciting.

With the down remember there is always an up.

God Bless.

Jan Cline said...

Terri, check out my blog for the next few days. Im posting bits of articles I have found on how to pitch. Cant wait to see you again.

Doris Plaster said...

Terri,
It takes a lot of courage to make such decisions. I am happy for your. Will keep you in my prayers.

Diane said...

Sounds like you are on a definite path, maybe not exactly what you thought would be happening right now, but God's timing is perfect.

I always think about a scene from one of the Matrix movies where Morphius says it all happened exactly how it was supposed to happen and Neo asks him how he knows this and he responds because we are still alive.... Extreme, but at times I think yup, I'm still here and moving forward. Good luck and hugs! :O)

www.dianeestrella.com

Robin @ Be Still and Know said...

Good luck with the book pitch, and have a wonderful visit with you daughter.

Blessings
R

Nehha said...

Good luck to you:)

Yolanda said...

I sense much joy inside of you, this day, and what a praise for all that you are looking FORWRD to.

Lovingly,
Yolanda

Analisa said...

Yes I love that you are doing something and not just jumping directly back into the "job hunt". Declare your victory, of peace and power.

I am so glad you are pitching a book I am sure you will get great advice and be successful. We are bless in the city and the field.

Glad you are able to visit your daughter.

I am moving forward by declaring no matter what I trust God.

Georgiana said...

I am glad to hear you are doing better! And what great plans you have made. Have fun as you prepare to pitch :D

elaine @ peace for the journey said...

Sounds like perfect timing to me! Keep us posted on everything.

peace~elaine

Greg C said...

I am just trying to maintain here and not go backwards. That's a start anyway.

Jeanette Levellie said...

Congratulations for switching from guilt to grace in a short time--I'm proud of you!

So happy you get to see your daughter and attend this conference. Just smile, take deep breaths, and pray. It doesn't hurt to pray for the agent you'll be pitching to, either. Oh, and give them chocolate.

T. Anne said...

YAY for moving forward! Our God has great plans for you. Have a great weekend!

jdcoughlin said...

Congratulations! I know. It is so hard to move forward, to move around life's roadblocks, but sounds like you are busting through big time.

And best of luck with your pitching. Remember to smile. Remember to breathe. And practice, practice, practice.

Oh yeah, and have FUN!!!

Jill Kemerer said...

Good for you Terri! And I'm proud of you for doing what you felt was right about your job.

LisaShaw said...

Just said a prayer for you so I popped over to tell you that you were on my heart. So glad that you will be able to see your daughter for Mother's Day.

Remain encouraged in the Lord. Hugs and prayers for you dear one.

Nancy said...

Those are all great things. So glad you have "high hopes" and you are moving on.

Trudy said...

How exciting...I'll be praying that all goes well for you with the pitch. I hope you have a beautiful Mother's Day with your daughter too, what a fun trip!

sanjeet said...

Sounds like a plan! It's great you have a book to pitch.
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