Tuesday, June 28, 2011

The Calm

You know those moments where you can--just for a tiny span of time--step outside yourself, look around at what's happening to you, and just feel grateful and content? I had one of those last week.

I'm definitely a worrier and a fretter and a Type-A personality, so those rare moments of serenity really stick out for me. Nothing particularly spectacular or unusual happened last week, but I was just able to see the extraordinary things I'm lucky to have:

- my cover was on Goodreads, and suddenly, it looked like a real book, just like the thousands of other books I've read and admired. (Plus no one has read or reviewed it yet, and I really appreciated not having to worry about clicking on to any 1-star reviews--like I said, fretter!)

- a few of my beta readers had finished my WIP and they loved it. It needs work, of course, but the validation that it wasn't a book only its author could love is always a relief (and doesn't always happen to me, either).

- I love my apartment and I love living in New York--and a very important state law was finally passed that re-affirmed that.

- I got to spend time with some amazing friends. We played board games and we laughed a lot. What more could you ask for?

I'm back in the ebb and flow of everyday life again this week, getting caught up on little things, perhaps more caught up than I should be. But I'm looking forward to my next moment of calm, whenever it may come.


  1. I love this, Sarvenaz! We should all take the time to enjoy the little celebrations as well as the huge ones (go NY-did the right thing!). And especially congratulations on the thumbs up from your beta readers!

  2. Love these little moments of Zen. Can't wait to hear more about the WIP!

  3. It's definitely important and wonderful to have those moments! And even better to be able to share them :-)