Tuesday, July 21, 2009

One year ago today...

Two sisters sat on the phone and had a long talk.

A talk about their lives. (they sucked)

Their dreams. (they weren't even sure they had any)

And their big idea. (to write a book and get it published)

If we had known then how much hard work it would take to get us where we are today, I'm not sure if we would have had the guts to even start.

But we've come a long way baby. 

And if we had to do it all over again, we would. 

No book deal. (yet)

But we're not giving up. 

You don't give up on your dreams. (especially when it's taken you this long to figure them out)

21 comments:

Little Ms J said...

Amen, sister. Preach. You have come a long way and I think you are simply *divine* (It is a Katie Word of the Day) for your drive and the support you give others.

I can't wait to see you on Oprah.

Shouting me out.

Oh dear, was that snobby or just self-serving?

Lisa and Laura said...

Both. And that's exactly why we love you.

Tara said...

A lot has happened in a year. You have so much to be proud of!

Lisa and Laura said...

Thanks, Tara! We never could have done it without our #1 reader. The question is...are you ready for #3?

Tess said...

Hey, our posts kinda sorta match today. It's all about claiming that dream. You girls have done it with style (I'd say with style and grace, but maybe I'll just leave it with style ;0) jk!

What will the next year bring? Oh, the anticipation!

Danyelle said...

*is crossing fingers and toes for you*

Sarah said...

I agree with Little Ms J about this Oprah gig. You guys inspire me :)

Joanna said...

Great advice! And congrats on the kindles...welcome to a new age of reading, hehe.

Lisa and Laura said...

Tess - Great minds think alike! Loved your post.

Danyelle - Thanks! We need all the crossing we can get!

Sarah - We're probably more likely to wind up on Oprah for a Nanny 911 bootcamp, but inspiring is good. We'll take it!

Joanna - Hot new pic! And the kindle is literally blowing my mind. I think I'm in love. This must be my week for new tech gadgets because my MacBook also arrived today. Oh, how I've missed working on a laptop! Writing on my old desktop from college just wasn't the same.

Rebecca @sometimesnonsense said...

Now that is a heck of a lot more than most people accomplish in a year. Hmm, except for having a baby maybe...

I'm in awe of that fact that you killed it with the second book like that. WOW. Now that is enough to get me motivated even though I just got a rejection from someone I was really hoping for.

Good you for girls! That publisher will be yours any day now. Just think what the post a year from today will say! Even bigger things ahead. ; ) You always make me smile!

Icy Roses said...

Wow, you only started a year ago? That's amazing.

And best of luck on your book deal. :-)

Stina Lindenblatt said...

Oooh, I'm going to have the last paragraph stenciled on all my walls. :D

Solvang Sherrie said...

Oh, yeah! I'm with you all the way!

Christina Lee said...

Here's to dreams ( I am taking a swig of my coffee for you right now)!!!

Katie said...

Christina summed it up. Here's to you! *swigging coffee :-)

And yeah - that's a LONG way to come in a year!

Rock on sista's! Rock on.

Stephanie Faris said...

Very inspiring. THANK YOU. I needed this now. I think it's great that you and your sister are so close. I wish I had that closeness with my sis.

Corey Schwartz said...

Wow! A year is not long at all to have written an entire book and have gotten an agent. You guys rock!

Suzanne said...

Not Ever!

christinefonseca said...

And what an awesome year you have had!!! Best of luck with everything you guys do...and it will get published, it is just a matter of when.

Litgirl01 said...

No way...giving up is NOT an option! Reach for the stars! :-)

Shelli said...

hang in there. any day could be your day :)