Tuesday, 28 September 2010

We all survived the weekend apart. I missed my kids so much, Jeff had to tell me to stop calling them. They were all right. They missed me, but not so much they couldn’t appreciate how fun it is to have dad home.
For me, it was another set of things I had to survive. Not having the excuse of children for not writing, sharing one bathroom with six other people, having roommates and having to turn the light off at a certain time, listening to what an agent has to say about my book. The last one was very nerve-wracking but so beneficial at the same time. I had so many people read my first chapter and tell me they love it. I thought the agent would say, “You know what? Go home and take on another hobby.”
But she didn’t. She was very positive about my chapter and gave me great advise.
I’m glad I attended this retreat because it made me stretch out of my comfort zone.
Have you been in this situation before, out of your element? How have you cope with the changes in order to stretch yourself and your skills? I’d love to hear what you have to say.

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2 responses to “We survived”

  1. Carolyn V. says:

    I'm so glad it was a good experience. I feel like I'm always making changes and trying to improve my skills. I just hope it helps in the long run! =)

  2. MT says:

    You went on a retreat? Good for you! One step closer to publication. I love your first chapter too. 🙂

Yamile Saied Mendez

Yamile (sha-MEE-lay) Saied Méndez is a fútbol-obsessed Argentine-American, Picture Book, Middle Grade, and Young Adult author.

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