Boy howdy have my hormones been a mess lately. Hopefully I'll have some answers soon, though. I'd been referred to a specialist who took some blood yesterday and had an ultrasound today. Something's obviously off...here's hoping it's menopause!
Overall, things have been pretty good lately (I'm pretending as if the past few days haven't existed...stupid hormones). I feel connected to a lot of things. I have a lot of hope, but I've been really careful to embrace the present. I've been thinking a lot about the "Other Misty," and it has gone a long way in making me appreciate what's right in front of me. I hope I can always carry this with me, and I hope the same for you.
I've had some definite freak out moments over the book lately. I spoke to an editor, who although was supportive, taught me a lot of things I didn't know. I hadn't given her the book, but she was kind enough to spend an hour on the phone with me. She's edited many books and articles that have been published and really seems to know what publishers are looking for. Anyhoo, my book is too long for a first time editor, and I have a prologue. Neither of which a publisher will even look at. So, I've got lots to do. Three people have now read the complete book, and I'm so grateful to them for their support and feedback. My friend Molly is now reading the book, which means the world to me. Molly is in a writing critique group, and has already given me invaluable information. Molly is also the inspiration behind the character "Molly" in my book. When I thought about the kind of friendship I wanted to create for the characters, I reached back to my friendship with Molly. She was my first close friend after I moved from my hometown to a neighboring island (yes, the Alaskan islands I grew up on :) She moved a year after I got there, but to that point, she was probably the closest friend I'd ever had. When I posted that I was writing a book on Facebook, Molly offered to do all she could to help. We spoke a couple of weeks ago on the phone. We literally hadn't spoken on the phone since probably Junior High. It was fucking crazy. Although I really can't remember specifics about her or our friendship back then, it was as if we were friends who spoke everyday. It was also hella crazy how similar our life paths have gone. Really, it was wonderful to talk to her. It's funny how things come full circle. I know I have more to do, than I thought on the book, however I feel good about where I'm at. Now all I need to do is win the Powerball tomorrow, so I don't have to worry about the costs of the editors ;)
I wish I had great news to report on the diet front...but I'm still a mess. I'll get there...I have to. A friend is coming to visit me in 5 weeks, so I really need to get my shit together. This friend is way in shape and very health conscious. I need to feel like I'm in a better place health wise before spending a weekend with her.
I hope you all are having a wonderful day. Here's to enjoying every breath.