My view is much different from this mountain top. I’m seeing endless horizons and breathing clean air. Yes, I still have more revisions to write, but today, they seem far less daunting — especially now that I’ve dropped my heavy load of self-doubt.
I’ve picked up a few sherpas along the way, who’ve helped lighten my load even further.
First, a fun diversion: my daily horoscope: “If you’re super-organized, you can pull off something exciting. You win because you show up on time with all the right tools.” I’m a skeptic about astrology, but even in a seemingly random universe, the message sometimes hits its mark.
Also this morning, a note back from my agent about the revisions I sent Sunday. She told me she loves what I’ve done so far, that I’m on the right track. (That’s my left brain speaking; my right brain’s off dancing around the room.)
My new goal is to complete my revisions so the proposal can go out on submission to editors by November 12, my birthday. If Emily agrees that’s do-able, I know what I’ll be wishing when I blow out the candles on my cake! So I guess it’s time for me to strap on my climbing boots and go out on another hike.