I Didn’t See This Coming
I admit it. I am a procrastinator. I can postpone shaving my legs until my dog’s leash gets tangled in my leg hair. I know it’s pathetic. Notice I didn’t say I’m pathetic. I can even push that title off! There comes a day that this old pushing things off gets in even my way.
My favorite thing to do is write. When was the last time I wrote a story or a blog? I can’t tell you because then I’d really be looking in the mirror! I much prefer to blame a busy life, rather than take responsibility and blame myself. That’s where the blame belongs.
When stories come into my harried mind, I think I can remember them. Well, I can’t. Therefore, hundreds of stories are circling in my cerebellum. That’s equivalent to being lost in space.
Yesterday, my husband and I were working on a social media campaign for our family business. It became so overwhelming that after half an hour, he shouted, “We should do a campaign for Angel Bumps, Hello From Heaven. I think this was to distract him, to be honest. Then he told the woman I’d be writing a new book. “It’ll be a part two of Angel Bumps,” he decided. He actually said those words out loud.
The procrastinator in me immediately went into stress mode as he made a sizeable investment over the phone. “What the what????” was my reaction. The next emotion after the shock cleared was excitement. I felt like a little kid running in a field shouting, “I’m going to write another book! I imagined yodeling from the top of a mountain. Wait, that’s The Sound of Music, not me.
So here I am plunking keys this morning to let you all know that I am indeed putting together another series in Angel Bumps. Now my challenge is to pull all of the lovely stories people have told me about signs they’ve received from loved ones from my brain. Remember that lost in space reference?
After I hugged this guy for having such faith in me, I wondered why I waited for him to make this decision for me? I mean I’ve only talked about it for a year and been encouraged by readers to do another book. I have even encouraged others to write their book. It seems I’m very supportive of other people.
I felt like my husband had more faith in me than I had in myself. While this is a wonderful thing, it’s real eye opener. Now it’s time to put procrastination to bed and get busy gathering stories, choosing a cover and having big time fun.
More to come…………..
If you can relate, please feel free to comment.
And of course, it you’ve had a sign from someone in heaven, please share it with me. Signs are unique, just like the one sending them. It’s not always a butterfly or a cardinal. Sometimes it’s a song on the radio, or someone will say just what your loved one would say. Some signs are a sweet feeling of a presence. Nature also offers many signs, as do animals. An unexpected letter might find its way to you, pennies, and so many more. Send your story to me. All stories will go through an edit process.
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