Follow through

Monday. Monday, Monday, Monday. Oh, Monday.

This past Monday was a lot of things. A rollercoaster, most of all. The ride went up, down, down, up, and sort of up, in that order. But never mind all the details, it’s confession time.

Monday was my self-imposed deadline to finish my proposal. The proposal requested by The Major Publisher. The proposal to turn Twenty-Somewhere from an episodic book into a more traditional novel.

On Monday, Sonja asked if I had finished. I hadn’t.

But then I heard some news that kicked me into gear. The news was good — great, in fact! — but it belongs to someone else, so I have to wait a little bit before sharing. Regardless, with the excitement coursing through my veins, I skipped out on a meeting that night and stayed home to write my butt off. Or proposal my butt off. Whatever.

I worked until 3 a.m., and yes Sonja, I finished.

Now the proposal will make its way to The Major Publisher, and to the agents who expressed interest in seeing it. I am also writing a sample chapter, even though it wasn’t requested. And after that, I will either be asked to write the book(s) outlined in the proposal, or I will write the other book(s) that have been stewing in my brain.

On Monday I blogged about dreams. And true to my word, on Monday I went after them.

On Tuesday, I slept.


  1. T.S. Bazelli says:

    Hey you did it! That’s no small feat. I will be crossing my fingers for you and hoping for the best.

  2. Angela says:

    yay Kristan!!

  3. e. f. danehy says:


    I’m so happy you finished! Those books are going to be delicious. I am so excited!

    *grins again*

  4. GingerMandy says:

    you made it! congrats :)

  5. Jon says:

    Congrats Kristan! To actually write the proposal and send it in, wow, that’s awesome and takes a lot of courage. Best of luck–I’m sure you’ll be hearing back (positively) soon.

  6. Pseudo says:

    You are an inspiring young woman. I always leave here vowing to write more and sometimes I do ; -)

  7. Aisha says:

    Good luck, I’m glad you finished by your deadline!

  8. Shari says:

    Whoohoo!! Congratulations on meeting the deadline, and best of luck with the agents and publisher. My fingers are crossed for you!!

  9. Emily Jane says:

    This is FANTASTIC, congratulations… I will be crossing my fingers so hard for you!

  10. Kristan says:

    Thanks, everyone!! It means so much to have y’all’s support. :)

    And LOL Pseudo. Sometimes is better than never, and you’ve got a lot going on…

  11. my fingers are crossed so hard for you!

    oh good good good luck, and yay, finishing, and wooooo dreams! <3

  12. Les says:

    Woohoo congrats!

  13. Sonja says:

    You must feel like a weight has been lifted off your shoulders. Congratulations! I can’t wait to hear what happens next.

  14. Kristan says:

    Thanks, y’all! :)

    Sonja, what would I do without you keeping me accountable for my deadlines? Seriously.

  15. J. P. Cabit says:

    “On Tuesday, I slept.”

    HA HA HA HA HA HA HA!!!!!!

    How exciting Kristan!!! I would be thrilled to pieces.

  16. Joelle says:

    Yayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy!!!! You finished it. And I guess that was a good reason for Monday’s absence :)

  17. Liz Czukas says:

    Yay for you! I’m glad you got the kick in the pants you needed.

    And I’m pretty sure I just found my way here from your belongs-to-another good news, so double yay!

    Fingers crossed for you!

    – Liz

  18. Kristan says:

    I’m so glad someone thought that was funny. :)

    Yeah, haha, I love meeting with you guys, I only skip for good reasons (like not being in the state, or you know, trying to make my dreams come true).

    You are a clever girl, hehehe.

  19. RTW says:

    Congratulations!!! doesn’t it feel good? Looking forward to the day I can buy your book off Amazon…

    And yay for sleep. You crack me up!

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