Friday, April 15, 2011

Short, sweet, and to the point

I've tried off and on for 3 days to try and write this blog post. I'd get something down, and quickly delete it. Nothing seemed right.

It doesn't help the matter that my daughter just got a heart transplant on Saturday evening and I'm going on very, very little sleep this week. She's doing great, but the recovery process is exhausting (more so for her... but Momma's hitting bottom of barrel too!)

So I am going to be short, sweet, and to the point today.

Life goes on.

After contest finals, and contest fails.
After manuscript requests from agent/editors, and after manuscript rejections from agents/editors.
After news of your baby's heart defect, and after heart transplant.

Life is full of ups and downs. The writing life included.

Embrace the highs,
hold tight during the dips,
and rest up during the breaks.


Sherrinda Ketchersid said...

Well said, Krista, well said.

I am reading a book by Pete Wilson called Plan B. In this book he talks about the growth and transformation that occurs when life takes us on a path we never expected. It is down this path where we grow into the person God has created us to be. We grow closer to Him and bring Him glory through it.

Your Plan B has shown your faith and strength in God. It has been an inspiration to so many and I know this Plan B is deepening your walk and giving you character to help others.

When we get rejections and contest losses, it just serves to toughen up our skin. We need thick skin in this writing journey! It serves to make us buckle down and keep learning about the craft, making us better writers. In the end, we grow more and will be able to produce books that will bring God glory.

Well said, Krista, well said.

Debra E. Marvin said...

Krista, the words were perfect!
Thank God for heart surgery,too!

Wendy Paine Miller said...

So much of what God is teaching me now--not to cling too tightly to anything. Anything but Him that is.

Loved this short & sweet. Still praying hard for you & fam.
~ Wendy


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Beth K. Vogt said...

Thanks for even showing up today, Krista.
And keeping it short and sweet.
I can't even imagine how sweet life is for you today.

Patsy said...

Life does go on. It sometimes makes us stop and realize what is really important in this life. I hope you can get some rest and your daughter recovers very quickly.


Keli Gwyn said...

Krista, your wisdom is all the more profound and inspiring because of what you've been through this past year. No matter what came at you, you kept on keeping on and have been a shining example of faith in action. I hope you're able to get some good sound sleep soon.

Casey said...

Yes, very true. I'm so glad you shared this reminder today. It's one I seem to need constantly.

Joanne Sher said...

And my response is short too. AMEN!

Rita Garcia said...

Praying for God to bless you with much needed sleep!
Praying for your daughter!
Thankful for your shared words of wisdom!

Sarah Forgrave said...

Love those last three lines, Krista. Praying you experience a family reunion at home soon. :)

Joy Tamsin David said...


Still praying for Annabelle!

Jeanne Takenaka said...

Thanks for sharing a great perspective, Krista. I'll be praying for your family, for sleep for you and a quick recovery for your daughter. May the Lord be your strength and your peace.

Krista Phillips said...

THANK YOU" all for your comments! Sorry I'm a day late... things are just a little hectic! God is doing wonderful things and truly does sustain us... and toughen us up when need be too:-)