Friends, Polar Bears, & Chocolate: Proof of Life & Sunshine
First, my doc called with good news—“benign” and “biopsy” sound so sweet together—and second, I got to spend the whole afternoon chatting with my writing Yoda, the always brilliant Cathy C. Hall. She made me laugh, made me think, and toasted my upcoming book release with a cookie. Always a mood enhancer. And THEN, I arrived home to find my copies of the book, Adventures of the Polar Bear Brothers. This is a children’s story I wrote for Darakwon, a Korean publisher of children’s educational literature. Look at the book, Buttercup! Omigosh, I love the illustrations so much! And I’m beyond thrilled that a story I wrote will be used to help Korean kids learn to speak English.
The hubster thinks I’m more excited over this than I was when the ARCs of my novel arrived. He might be right.
Did I mention I love the illustrations?!
The only thing missing at the moment is a glass of wine, but unless I want to head out into the thunderstorm—I do not—I’ll have to make due with a hot cup of tea. And maybe a shot of Jim Beam honeyed whisky. And chocolate. Pretty sure I’ve got some Ghirardelli dark chips around here somewhere. No wonder I can’t button my jeans. But, hey! Did I mention the illustrations? It’s so cool to see my story come to life!
Lesson for the week: It may always be darkest before the dawn, but the sun always comes out again. Sometimes it looks a lot like chocolate…or a bear…or, if you’re really lucky, a wise and witty friend.
See you Friday for Observations from the Tub!
Have a great Wednesday –