Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Two Years 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. 

Now we're soon-to-be-published authors. (March 2011, baby!)

But there are still days where our dreams feel further away than ever. 

But two years in and we're still nowhere close to giving up. (mostly because we're not exactly sure what we'd be doing if we weren't doing this)

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

42 comments:

Girlinbetween said...

great, inspiring post!

Lindsay (a.k.a Isabella) said...

I agree. Dreams are too important to give up on. :)

Lenny said...

wow its a anniversary! you guys should have a party. ohhh how bout a contest??? ha ha. happy anniversary to you!!! i think it takes a real lot of love to do stuff together for two whole years. i cant hardly make it through a day at my house specailly with my sister. ugh. ha ha. im real happy for you getting your book out. some people wait a zillion years to get one out and some people never get one out.
...smiles and hugs from lenny

Vicki Rocho said...

Happy anniversary! Thanks for the dose of motivation/inspiration.

Jen said...

Happy Anniversary! Congrats on the upcoming book, I can't wait to get my hands on it!!! March is a fantastic month!

Adventures in Children's Publishing said...

What an amazing story. Truly. I give you girls a lot of credit for being brave enough to pursue this dream. It's a testament to your individual drives, as well as your relationship as sisters. Congrats!

Corey Schwartz said...

Oh, yay. You actually found success relatively quickly. I've heard it takes an average of seven years to get a first publishing contract. Go LiLa!!!

rae said...

Glad you did what you did. I find you guys very entertaining!

Candyland said...

*sigh* Easier said than done!!!

Caroline Starr Rose said...

It's amazing how quickly it all happened for you two. Really, really impressive.

Kerri C at CK Farm said...

You GO Lila!!!!
I love a good party!
I'm bringing the cake and some bubbly!

Falen (Sarah) said...

Yay! Happy Anniversary!

I wish my sister liked to write so i could write with her

alexa - cleveland's a plum said...

yaaaaaaay you guys!

Kristi Helvig said...

Awesome--happy anniversary!

Tere Kirkland said...

Congratulations! Two years is not long at all!

Steena Holmes said...

It all starts with a dream, doesn't it! Congrat's!

Larissa said...

Aw, yay! Hooray for that phone call!

Nicole Zoltack said...

Great post! With this profession, you can't give up. If you do, you fail. And I'm not a failure so I just keep trying. :)

chandlermariecraig said...

How cool that y'all both had the guts to even tell each other about your dreams! Y'all are rockstars.

Patti said...

Writing is definitely about preserverance. Happy Anniversary.

Loretta Nyhan said...

I really needed to read something like this today--thanks!

Jemi Fraser said...

Totally agree - we've gotta work at those dreams in order to make them happen!

Krispy said...

Happy Anniversary!!!

Heidi Willis said...

Great post! And two years between deciding to pursue the dream of writing and having a contract is pretty darn good!!

Trust me... once you get published it doesn't feel like the dream came true. It feels like it's just getting started. :)

Lou said...

Nice post. I think "remembering where you came from" and "seeing how far you've come" are two really solid arguments for blogging.

Jonathon Arntson said...

Whoa. I may be crying a little.

Matthew Rush said...

Yay!

Shannon Whitney Messenger said...

Aw--huge congrats! I can't believe how far you guys have come. Make sure you remember us little people when you takeover the world. I'm always available as a minion! :)

Marsha Sigman said...

You go, girls!!

You are like a huge inspiration to me. And you make me want to talk to my sister...almost.lol

Gail said...

Great post and thank you for inspiring the rest of us- who are still plugging along- to keep on goiing and keep our dreams alive!!!

Lisa Gail Green said...

Awwww, you guys rock!! And I can't wait to read your book.

~Nicole Ducleroir~ said...

Hi sistas!! I was away on vacation and love the new blog look you're rocking since I left. And happy goal-setting anniversay -- you have come a long way, but two weeks is the blink of an eye so congratulations on all your successes. Can't wait for March '11!!

K. M. Walton said...

I'm never giving up.

Riv Re said...

Definitely.
That's why, as much as I feel like a failure right now, my quitting is only half-hearted. I'm not ready to put my pen down yet.

JennyMac said...

Love your attitudes. Never give up. And March 2011 will be here in the blink of an eye.

Alexa said...

Okay, now I'm really going to get off my ass and bulk up that photography portfolio. Don't give up on dreams, a new mantra for my lazy self!

JESSJORDAN said...

speaking of March 2011, isn't it about time you start teasing us about the cover? Or showing us the cover? Or maybe you did that during my hiatus and I'm sounding like an asshat right now. If so, ignore this post.

Katie said...

You go girls! Two years is nuthin. Imagine where you'll be in 5! I can't wait to see :)

Shelli (srjohannes) said...

yah - BABY....

Grey Street Girl said...

Congratulations and happy anniversary! I'm glad you're celebrating such a wonderful accomplishment. And, I can't wait for March 2011 - I'll be sure to pre-order from Amazon!

Lori W. said...

Congrats. I love that you dreamed this dream together, and I agree, it might have seemed long, but two years is fast. March 2011 will arrive faster than you can imagine.

Erica Chapman said...

Congrats!! I'm so glad you guys had that talk ;o) You both have accomplished a lot in 2 years, definitely something to be proud of ;o)

Can't wait to read your book!