Monday, April 07, 2008

The Next Chapter of My Life

These days I'm feeling like a pregnant Mom. Not that I'm having another baby! But I'm nesting. I want to clean out my closets, organize my office, get rid of every pile of cutter in my house. These are not normal urges for me. But in the last three weeks, my cat died, my house was robbed, and my beloved editor left FSG. I also finished the copy-edits on JEMMA HARTMAN and started working with Kathy Dawson at Harcourt on YUCKIEST DROOLIEST. I have a brand new laptop, a blank diary, and I've just picked out a new front door. 

Life is changing!

And I'm okay with that. 

6 comments:

Jenny Meyerhoff said...

Yay for you and your positive attitude! And you know what, I find de-cluttering to be a huge mood lifter. If I'm ever feeling low, cleaning out a closet boosts my spirits every time.

I have a feeling you are instinctually doing just what you need to be doing. (Kind of like a nesting pregnant woman.) :)

Brenda Ferber said...

Thanks Jenny!

Micky said...

Last night I used you as an example to JB for how to deal with the rough patches life throws at you. Everyone should try to be a little more like you.

Brenda Ferber said...

Yes, but it's a lot easier to deal with life's rough patches when you don't have a baby and a two-year-old to take care of!!

Traci said...

Hi Brenda,
I'm a writer as well and I lost my beloved editor at FSG too! After much morning and self-pity I think that your attitude is the best way to go! Thanks for helping me realize that rough patches make up the quilt of our lives!
Good luck with your next book!

Anonymous said...

Hi Brenda,
I'm a writer as well and I lost my beloved editor at FSG too! After much morning and self-pity I think that your attitude is the best way to go! Thanks for helping me realize that rough patches make up the quilt of our lives!
Good luck with your next book!