In which your lucky wishes are probably helping (so keep wishing!)

This morning when I got to work, I discovered that one of my delightful co-workers had left a charming little gift on my desk:

I had no idea, and I think she had no idea, that this little bauble is just slightly magical and more than a teeny bit lucky. 

But it definitely IS.

How do I know?


Funny you should ask!

The library was busy enough today that I barely glanced at my "personal" email during the morning shift, and I took myself for a quick walk during my lunch hour and didn't read any of it then.  It wasn't until mid-afternoon, when the rush slowed down a bit, that I glanced at my phone, expecting to see a few post-Xmas ads and maybe a note from Facebook saying that Patty was kicking my butt in Words With Friends.

There were, in fact, a few ads, and a note about WwF.  But there was another message, too.

From a publisher.

Now, before you go all squee, I'll tell you that I don't have an actual acceptance of the Endurance 101 book proposal...yet.  

What the publisher said was that, although they are acquiring horse titles slowly right now, she is interested in my book proposal.   She called it "strong, appealing, and well thought out."

(At this point, I did squee.  Also, I did a teeny little dance in a teeny little circle around the library workroom.)

Then she said that she is going on a 4-week vacation (envious!) and won't be able to discuss it with the publishing committee until mid-February....

...BUT...she asked me to email her after February 10th to remind her to look at the proposal again, once she's back from her vacation.

(insert: more squeeeee and more dancing!)

It's a long time to keep our fingers crossed, but Haiku Farm readers are strong.  I know you'll help me out on this. We are on the right trail towards getting the book published!

Life is good good good good good!


  1. Woooo hooooo! That's wonderful news. I'm so excited for you :)

  2. Giddyup, Girl! Yip-yo! Way to go!!!!!!

  3. you have a smartphone?!

    i so hope this book gets published!!

  4. Yip-yip-yippee!
    Don't forget the chapter about riding a futon across the finish line of the Milwaukee Rail Trail ride!

  5. Congratulations Aarene! Getting an immediate response from a publisher is a great sign. You are on your way.

  6. Woot woot! Keeping my fingers crossed for you.


  7. Squee! And a nerdy w00t for good measure! Yay!

  8. Gotta keep reading that email! :-)

  9. Whooo!!! Congrats!

  10. Hey! I was reading an issue of Northwest Rider at lunch the other day and happened upon an article about "mare issues".
    It mentioned using a marble to keep them from cycling, so I was saving it to give to a friend who has a problem mare.
    Suddenly I realized, "hey, I know those ears! Wait, I know that lady too..."
    Great article Aarene!


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