Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Coming Soon

I’ve been trying to come up with an obligatory New Year’s post for a few days now, but nothing’s come to mind, so I’ll just fire a few random thoughts at you instead.

First off, I wanted to share this article with you, “Living the Abundant Life,” from Thomas S. Monson, president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. It’s the best New Year’s thought I’ve got, and so much of it applies to writing (not to mention querying). I especially liked these lines:

“Courage is required to make an initial thrust toward one’s coveted goal, but even greater courage is called for when one stumbles and must make a second effort to achieve.

“Have the determination to make the effort, the single-mindedness to work toward a worthy goal, and the courage not only to face the challenges that inevitably come but also to make a second effort, should such be required. Sometimes courage is the little voice at the end of the day that says, ‘I’ll try again tomorrow.’”

Next, I have another interview for you, this one our fifth installment of “Agent-Author Chat.” Fellow blogger Adam Heine and his new agent, Tricia Lawrence of Erin Murphy Literary Agency, agreed to come on the blog and answer a few questions about how they came to be a team. Watch for that post to go up this Friday.

Lastly, in case you haven’t heard, I’m having a baby, like, next week. Exactly one week from today, Honey Bear and I will welcome Baby Number Three to our family and the world. (That is the one good thing about having C-sections: their predictability.) So I’ll be taking the next couple of months off. I’ll definitely post something about the birth, but after that, I’m not planning to blog again until sometime this spring, probably in April.

But have no fear! I already have a handful of agents waiting in the wings to do interviews and judge more rounds of “An Agent’s Inbox,” so when we come back in April, we’ll pick up right where we left off. In the meantime, I’ll do my best to figure out this whole taking-care-of-three-kids thing.

Happy New Year!

31 comments:

Bittersweet Fountain said...

Congratulations on the baby!

Marisa Hopkins said...

WOW! Congratulations on your baby!!

Kelley said...

Here's to having a healthy, happy bundle of joy!! :)

Janice Sperry said...

The best part about c-sections is that you aren't allowed to do housework for a month - or is it two months? The hubby has to do it. Doctor's orders. :) Congratulations on the baby. Three kids is a great number. The older kids can be really helpful.

Myrna Foster said...

Looking forward to Friday! And to meeting number three! :o)

Rosalyn said...

Good luck with the new baby! What a fun addition for your family.

Jenilyn Tolley said...

Congratulations on the baby! I hope all goes well for you!

Hope Roberson said...

Congratulations and good luck next week :)

Anonymous said...

Best wishes with your new addition to your family! Thanks for all you do here and for your inspiring words.
SGF

Krista V. said...

Thank you, Mandy, Marisa, and Kelley!

Janice, I think the average recovery time is six weeks. (I never feel one hundred percent until around the ten-week mark, though.) Problem is, Honey Bear is a busy, busy guy (full-time seminary teacher at a one-man seminary, doctoral student, elders quorum president, not to mention a husband and father), so I'm worried he won't be able to handle it all...

Myrna, feel free to stop by anytime (although you might want to give us a little warning first)! I always like distractions after a baby's born:)

Rosalyn, Jeni, Hope, and S.G.F., thank you for your congratulations! I'm hoping the delivery goes well, too.

Michael G-G said...

I'm praying for a safe delivery, good medical care, and for your family to experience all the love and joy of having a newborn. Oh, and stamina for your husband, also.

Tosha Sumner said...

Congrats on the new addition to your family!! Enjoy the time you're taking off with the baby.

Adam Heine said...

Congratulations again, Krista. And don't worry. Three kids is only marginally more difficult than two. In a couple of months you'll find a groove :-)

Suzanne Warr said...

Congratulations! That is fantastic news, and I'm sure you'll do great as a mom of three!

Krista V. said...

Thank you, Michael. We're going to need those prayers.

Thank you, Tosha, and I will.

Adam, I've heard a few people say that now, that three kids isn't much harder than two. I plan to sue you all for false advertising if that proves to be untrue:)

Thanks, Suzanne. I hope so.

CourtneyC said...

You are taking this "(Repeat.)" thing very literally.

:-)

Sincere congrats and best wishes. May you have time to nap in the New Year. That is the best wish I can think of for a new mom!

Krista V. said...

Thank you, CourtneyC. I hope your wishes come true and I have time to nap.

P.S. I checked out your Blogger profile, and your introduction made me laugh. Seems like I continually cycle between unabashed enthusiasm and tired dejection, too:)

Reagan Philips said...

Congrats on the new baby! I hope it's healthy. :)

Tara said...

Hooray, Krista! I hope that everything goes smoothly, and we'll seriously miss you in the blogosphere!

Chantele Sedgwick said...

GOOD LUCK!! So excited for you. Let us know how it goes! :)

Julia K said...

Congratulations on Baby #3!! And thank you so much for sharing the article from President Monson. It is exactly what I needed. I am going back to do some major revisions on my book and attitude, belief, and courage are exactly what I need right now :) It is so fun to find another lds mom who is out there on the same quest I am! Good luck on all of the wonderful changes coming your way :)

Krista V. said...

Thank you, Reagan! I hope so, too (although, if the amount of kicking he does is any indication, I don't think we'll have too much to worry about).

Tara, I always worry a little about the C-sections, but so far, they've both turned out just fine. Thank goodness we live in a day when we enjoy the benefits of modern medicine.

Will do, Chantele!

Julia, wasn't President Monson's message great? Like I said, it seemed to applicable to writers. He must have been thinking of us:)

Vivi said...

Oh, my gosh, sending you lots of good vibes and happy thoughts for the arrival of baby #3! Everyone tells me the third is a piece of cake. (Or, is it that you should just eat lots of cake when you have three kids...?) :)

Dana E said...

Aw...a baby in the house! How wonderful! Congratulations! I'll keep you all in my prayers next week.

My only advice on having three is to never make major decisions by voting. They'll always win! :)

erica and christy said...

Congratulations and good luck!! Christy (my blog partner) had her third 2 weeks ago and he's too adorable for words (as they all are).
erica

Liesl Shurtliff said...

Enjoy your maternity leave! :) We will miss you.

Krista V. said...

Ooh, Vivi, if having three kids is license to eat lots of cake, sign me up:)

Dana, thank you for the congratulations - and the advice!

Thanks, Erica! Tell Christy congratulations for me.

Oh, Liesl, you're not going to get rid of me that easily - I know your e-mail address:)

Matthew MacNish said...

Congratulations! Can't wait to see the post with Adam and Tricia.

Krista V. said...

Thanks, Matthew!

erica and christy said...

Congratulations! I just had our third baby (all boys!) on December 21! Enjoy your time off and with family. I'll keep you and your new little one in my prayers! Christy

Krista V. said...

Hi, Christy! Congratulations right back at you! And thank you for your thoughts and prayers.