"When It Rains, It Pours" — Morton Salt*

So I met these guys last weekend. Was this the moment the universe shifted? Perhaps.

A strange, extraordinary thing has happened to me this week.


In bounty.

It's odd how one can go for months without it, positively ache for something new to cling to — Anything! Any shred will do! — and . . . nothing. And then, in a space of three days, receive an astounding, jaw-dropping, overwhelming deluge.

And I'm not just talking about good things happening to me (though there have been several amazing things, including one of the top five phone calls of all time, courtesy of Daisy Whitney — in which she said EVERYTHING I have EVER wanted someone to say about Anna; I swear, she had the crib sheet that I keep glued to my heart), but I'm talking about good things in abundance happening to many people in my life.

What is WITH this week?

I have no idea, but I am grateful for it! I'm ecstatic to the point of bursting.

I've been writing, writing, writing Lola and the Boy Next Door, so I've been unable to reply to all of the comments in my last post about beauty, but if you haven't checked them out — or left your own comment — you should! There are truly marvelous things in there. Thank you, everyone.

And there doesn't seem to be much of a point to this (unusually short) post, and I realize it's lame of me to talk about GOOD THINGS and not to get specific, but . . . I guess I just wanted to say that I hope you are having a good week, too.

*Morton Salt should be the hero's name in some Great American Novel. Seriously. Wouldn't that be perfect?

ALSO: I know I've promised a giveaway, and it will BE HERE SOON. Though now it'll be disappointing — especially when you see how long I've been sitting on it! — but sooner is better than never. I suppose. Arrrrghh. Embarrassing.


  1. Thanks for throwing some positivity out into the blog-o-sphere *catches and presses to chest* I'm busy editing so I'm all for hearing (non-specific) good things.

    Here's to hoping it keeps up.

  2. Yay for good weeks! Great weeks! Fantastic weeks! :) It's nice to hear 'when it rains, it pours' about happy things.

  3. It's been raining happiness at my house as well. Isn't that funny? And of course, I'm happy to hear you're happy.

    Morton Salt IS a great name. Go for it.

  4. Stephanie, I really needed to read happiness, thanks. Not a bad week, just busy, busy, busy. Things are looking up now. Congratulations on....whatever. : ) Oh, and....that's a big Ewok! (I got to meet Warwick Davis once....very cool! You know, Willow, Wicket, Griphook, and so many more fabulous characters.) Ok, I guess I need to get back to being busy.....Thanks again! :D

  5. Hurrah for good weeks!! I cant wait til everyone gets to see the fabulousness of ANNA!!! I am so very lucky to have read it now and i will read it again because it's THAT GOOD! You hear that, people??? I still go back and re read certain passages!!

  6. Glad to hear of the great news abounding. :) And Morton Salt is totally an awesome name.

  7. Hooray for happy things!! I'm so glad to hear it. :) Also, your humongous blue sunglasses are divine!

  8. Glad to hear things are going well for you! :)



  9. Yay! for all the good news!!! Can't wait to hear more about it!

  10. I love the idea of crib notes to your heart. Can't wait to hear your great news.

  11. Aw, yay for all the good things. I feel so bad--I haven't been by your blog in weeks (or is it months?) Stupid revision schedule. Glad I could come back for such great news and I promise I will TRY to be better. Have a great weekend!