Monday, May 10, 2010

Doing the Happy Dance!

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I will temporarily cease doing my happy, arm-waving, boo-tay-shaking dance (the kind that would embarrass my kids) so that I may share my exciting news.

For Mother's Day, My hubby told me that I was going to SCBWI LA summer conference. ~squee!~
I must confess, I hadn't asked to go. Quite honestly I never thought that I could justify the expense when I didn't have a published book yet.

But do you want to know what my darling man said to me? (this is more a gift than the conference expenses.)

He said that I am talented and as long as I'm persistent, I will be published. He said that I needed to live as if I were already published. Not just with consistent writing times, but by going to conferences and doing things that I would do if I were already published. I must add, that my hubby doesn't let go of family $$$$ easily unless it's justified. It took him 3 years to decide if it was worth the money to buy an ipod. True story. So, if he didn't really believe in me, he wouldn't so easily send me out to LA for 5 days.

I gotta say, it feels good to have someone believe in me that much.

Consequently, I also feel more motivated to keep going, because I don't want to disappoint. :0)

Give me a holla if you're going to be there. We'll have to meet up and have coffee and chat.

Now, if you will excuse me I have more bootie-shaking-happy-dancing to do. Oh, and I have more writing to do too. :0D


15 comments:

Angela said...

Congrats! I am so happy for you that you have a supportive husband. It means so much when we have someone who believes in us. :) Hugs!

Jacqui said...

HOLLA!

Now THAT is an awesome husband with an awesome Mama's Day gift.

Oh, the fun we will have.

Kelly said...

I'm so excited for you, Christy! It must be a great feelling knowing you are going and also knowing how much your hubby believes in your writing!
(I hope to go....one day...)

Solvang Sherrie said...

Excellent gift! I'll see you there :)

C.R. Evers said...

Thnx Angela! ((Hugs)) back!

OHHHHH Jacqui!!! I'm so glad you'll be there too! And I'll have to get your autograph!

Thnx Kelly! It'll be fun if we can both be there the same year! Wouldn't it!

YaY, Sherrie! I"m so excited that I'll get to meet you. We'll have to hang.

Ello said...

What a sweetie! He's a keeper! And what a fabulous present - both of them!

I wish I was going but I can't afford it this year. HOpefully I will be able to next year. Thank goodness for supportive husbands!!!

C.R. Evers said...

Here's to supportive husbands! And here's to hoping we will both be able to go next year! :0)

Kelly H-Y said...

That is SO awesome ... I'm so excited for you. A very good Mother's Day indeed!

Karin said...

YAY! Two thumbs up! Have fun.

C.R. Evers said...

Thnx Kelly and Karin. :0)

PJ Hoover said...

Have a fantastic time!
And a huge thank you for Critter!

Shelli (srjohannes) said...

see yah there!!!!! :)

C.R. Evers said...

Thnx PJ, but does that mean you're not going to be there. :0(

YaY, Shelly! Can't wait to meet you!

Jean said...

Congrats! On the trip to SCBWI AND on having such a supportive DH.

Blessings,
Jean
http://jeanmatthewhallwords.blogspot.com

adrienne said...

Sorry I missed this news when it was...well, new. But I'm excited for you!