Okay, okay so I've been MIA around here this Veteran's weekend. I have a great excuse...Hubby and I took the FamBam to Disneyland! We haven't been in two years, since Tank was one year old, so it was a great experience--tons of people and crowds and lines--but great nonetheless. We went to Ariel's Grotto for dinner and met all the Princesses (which was, of course, our little Princess' favorite) and had breakfast at Goofy's Kitchen and The Storyteller's Cafe. In Storyteller's, there's a great wall mural that I had to take a picture of:
In case you can't read it, it says "The life so short, the craft so long to learn."
Ain't that the truth?
I can't believe I've been actively pursuing a writing career for two years. Two years. It feels like I just started. Already I've written four books, landed two agents (lost one of course, but rebounded into the stars) and have met so many wonderful writers, authors, editors, agents, friends. Yet even through all the networking and workshops and slaving away at WIP after WIP, I feel like the darn learning curve is steep and hard to climb. Seeing the writing on the wall in black and white (or brown and tan, as it were) reminded me that a writer's journey is never done. There's never a point where one can sit back and relax and let the story tell itself. You have to slave. And learn. And drink copious amounts of coffee...well, at least that's my take.
Speaking of all things Disney and slaving away at your craft, my sister-in-law has mad cake-making-designing skills. (Like my little segway, there?) Take a look at her newest creation for a local elementary school fundraiser:
It's all edible, right down to Cogsworth's face and the broomsticks on each side. Don't know how she does it. I'd seriously rather write a book than take the time to detail out numbers on that tiny clock's face. If you missed the post where I showed pics of her AMAZING Thomas the Train cake, you should go HERE right now. It's unbelievable and completely edible, down to the track, cargo, EVERYTHING.
In other news, I'm now "officially" the President of the San Francisco Chapter of Romance Writers of America. I'm so excited to see what the next few years have in store. All I know is, if there's more family time, Disney trips, cake eating, writing, and networking with the best ladies in the business, I'll be one happy girl.