Christina Gonzalez (christina_dg) wrote,
Christina Gonzalez
christina_dg

I feel like an empty-nester

Today I sent the master pages back to my publisher and I'm having a little withdrawal.   Is this what it will feel like when the kids grow-up and leave for college?  I'm very proud of those 200+ pages (my how they've grown and matured over the last year), but now they are beyond my influence and control...*sniff* they are so grown-up!  The next time I see them they will be a real book. 

Don't get me wrong, I've been waiting for this time for a while.  I'm very excited and can't wait to see my ARC (advance reader's copy---- I know how much my non-writing friends love it when I explain these terms).  Yet, the moment is a touch bittersweet.  Hmm, bittersweet... I bet chocolate can make me feel better.  I can use chocolate for celebration or as a comfort food.  Sorry...I got side-tracked there. 

So, today I'm going to think of those early days when The Red Umbrella was only an idea bouncing around in my head.  Tomorrow I'll start on my work-in-progress again, but for now... just pass me some Oreos.
Tags: christina diaz gonzalez, the red umbrella
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