3 C’s – It’s Friday

One of my critique partners finished critting my fifth novel on Wednesday and I stayed up until all hours of the night polishing it up, which worked out well since my agent let me know yesterday that the sooner I can get it to her, the better. I’m planning on submitting it sometime today and from there – more waiting! I’m a pro at it by now.

Grandparent’s Day today at school. It’s a fun day for the kids and I enjoy meeting grandparents, but it can be exhausting too.

Please pray for baby Annabelle. You can read her story here. She needs all the prayer she can get!

Lack of sleep. Serious, serious, serious lack of sleep.

I have been to the eye doctor three times this past week, all thanks to the Broganator and his penchant for breaking glasses. Three times. And guess who I had to call on Thursday? The eye doctor. Another pair of frames are on their way as we speak.

I truly love A Broken Kind of Beautiful. I feel like it’s the story of my heart and I hope God uses it to touch lives and draw hearts to Him. I’m eager to see what unfolds over the next several months in regards to this story.

Ideas for novel #6 are starting to take shape. I’m super excited to dive into a new project.

Brogan is really starting to talk. It’s such a cool thing to watch his vocabulary expand. His new thing is saying, “I’m happy.” It’s the first thing he says when I wake him up in the morning. And when Ryan or I or our daycare provider discipline him, he gets a pouty lip and he says, “I’m happy?” like he’s not quite sure. Do you know how hard it is to keep a straight face?

I got a short story published in CFOM this month. It’s called The Ash Tree.

Author, Jody Hedlund, is having a release party on her blog today to celebrate her debut novel’s official release. Go celebrate with her here!

Question to Ponder: What are your cares, concerns, and celebrations today?removetweetmeme

25 thoughts on “3 C’s – It’s Friday

  1. Katie Ganshert

    Hey peeps – just to clarify. I don't have 5 novels out on submission. My first two novels were just practice. I'd rather nobody see those. πŸ™‚

  2. Erin MacPherson

    Hi Katie- Wow… FIVE novels out on submission? That's amazing!! I don't know how you do it. I pray that you'll hear soon on one of them… I can't wait to pick one up on the shelf!

  3. Jessica Nelson

    Awww, I'll bet he's adorable! LOL And he's a stinker breaking those glasses.

    My son's teacher this year is about our age. Every time I see her I think of you. I hope you're enjoying your class, and congrats on wrapping up the book!

  4. Patti Lacy

    I'm so proud of you and love the description of your story.

    Hmmm. Cares. For a couple of friends struggling with mental health.

    Concerns. Ditto.

    Celebrations. AM SEEING THE light at the end of China…I mean, the tunnel…on Lily. Maybe like eleven more scenes!!!!!


  5. Terri Tiffany

    Sounds like you are one busy person:) I love the wonderful attitude your son wakes up with–wish we all said that first thing!
    I sent off a proposal to an agent and plan to take a reading break this next week and then start my 5th novel:)

  6. Janna Qualman

    I always enjoy your 3 C's posts. Thanks for sharing all the little tidbits. And congrats on the CFOM story!

  7. Susan J. Reinhardt

    Hi Katie –

    Congrats on all your writing triumphs! So happy for you. πŸ™‚

    Little ones are so cute when they're learning how to talk. I always wonder what a baby's voice will sound like.


  8. Heather Sunseri

    I'm praying for many things you list today, Katie! Expecially for sweet Annabelle and her family.

    I'm polishing my manuscript this weekend. I'm ready to move on from this project and into another while I wait.

    Miss you!! Get some sleep!

    Oh, and I'm celebrating big time with Jody!

  9. Mary Aalgaard

    I like the idea of Grandparents' Day, but don't personally like it for my kids. They don't have g-parents that can come.
    My concern is my hayfever. I hate being allergic to Fall because I love every other aspect of this season.
    I'm celebrating a writer's workshop that I will attend next week in PA. I expect great things.

  10. Shannon O'Donnell

    Thank you for the link to Annabelle. I will be praying for her. Have a great weekend, Katie. πŸ™‚

  11. Wendy Delfosse

    Just prayed for Annabelle.
    So cute the "I'm happy?"
    Can you do contacts? And do you do the flex type frames? My Mom's had great success with those.

    Care: Kind of been in a funk this week – wanna shake that fast. Celebration: Started my new WIP but (Concern) the subject matter and research for it is just heart breaking.

  12. Erica Vetsch

    I'm celebrating that I shouldn't have to (Lord willing) go back to see any doctors for six whole months! Yay! I'm tired of 'em, though thankful for them.

    Concerns, meeting goals and deadlines.

    Love the "I'm Happy!"

  13. Caroline Starr Rose

    As a mother of two bespectacled squirrelly boys, more broken frames are probably in your future!

  14. Laura Marcella

    That's so cute about Brogan! It's really amazing watching little kids reach their milestones. As they learn to walk, talk and read are three of my favorites!

    Praying for baby Annabelle.

    Congrats for your short story publication, Katie!

  15. Kristen Torres-Toro

    Congrats to Jody and praying for Annabelle.

    Love the "I'm happy?"

    Have a great weekend!

  16. Krista Phillips

    Sleep… what is that again???

    THANKS for mentioning my Annabelle!!!

    Cares: My Annabelle too!
    Concerns: I need sleep too! A dose of sanity would be nice as well.
    Celebrations: Hubby and I's 11th anniversary is tomorrow!! We are going to get away (i.e. go to a hotel down the street from the hospital…) for one night… a much needed break!

  17. Cindy R. Wilson

    Yay for novel number six and getting the other sent off to your agent!

    I'm celebrating a chance to get caught up today and finish sending submissions.

  18. Jeanette Levellie

    Katie: I'm happy that you have such a great little guy, and your writing is soaring to the moon. I will pray you get some sleep this weekend,dear.

    Please pray for my brother, Daniel–he may need back surgery.

    Thanks and love,

  19. Sarah Forgrave

    I can't imagine keeping my son from breaking his glasses. What a challenge!

    I just sent out my proposal to Agent Choice #1 yesterday, so I'm joining you in the waiting game. Want to grab a drink while we wait? πŸ™‚

  20. Sara Richardson

    I'm with you on the lack of sleep! My husband left to fly down to Arizona at four this morning and is helping some friends drive all their stuff back in a U-haul. Big concern! They should arrive back sometime after midnight. Celebrations: I'm so enjoying getting to know everyone I met at the ACFW conference online. So fun! Blessings on your day, Katie!

  21. Wendy Paine Miller

    It cracks me this is the second time we are together in CFOM! πŸ˜€ I love it. We might have to keep that running.

    I need to read Broken Kind of Beautiful. Excellent title and story line blew me away when you told me about it!!!!

    Cares: I'm not getting much sleep myself.
    Concerns: My mom had a strange visitor late two nights ago. I worry so much about her.
    Celebrations: I dance at a wedding this weekend. Katie, I dance!!!!


  22. Lisa Jordan

    Oh, one more thing…thanks for calling Brogan's childcare provider a daycare provider and not a babysitter. That's my hot button. πŸ™‚

  23. Lisa Jordan

    What a darling! I'm sure the broken glasses is frustrating…welcome to toddlerhood. πŸ™‚

    Congratulations on finishing A Broken Kind of Beautiful. Love the title–can't wait to read the story.

    Sleep has been a stranger since I came home from the conference, but I'll have the weekend to catch up on some zzzzzzz.

    Cares: Waiting. God taught me a valuable lesson in waiting over the summer. I'm still very antsy.

    Concerns: Hubby graduates from college next month and needs a job.

    Celebrations: My agent submitted a multi-book proposal to an interested editor. I'm praying for a YES!

  24. T. Anne

    Wow! So does that mean you will have 5 novels out on submission? I'm SO happy for you! I think that's a dream come true right there. Congrats!

    Care; I hope I last all day, I'm up SO early.

    Concerns; I hope my cupcake decorating class goes well. We're making owls.

    Celebrations: I've managed a positive outlook all week regarding my writing and tonight I start a brand new WIP! Woo-hoo!

  25. CJ

    Love the I'm happy. How cute is that! You'll have to practice straight face making in the mirror.


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