Friday, December 21, 2012

Baby Update and a Merry Christmas to All!


First of all, I just want to say ‘thank you’ to all the well wishes, thoughts and prayers for my sister and niece. Baby Kendall made it through the initial operation beautifully and they were able to remove the whole mass. This is my little sister’s facebook announcement from Wednesday:

‘I can't even begin to tell everyone how thankful I am for all of the prayers this week. They worked! Kendall is 100% healthy. God is good. We are also so thankful for my parents who have been with the big girls for a week now. I don't know what we would do without them! Thankful for my inlaws that they were able to come here and give us some family support that we very much needed at the beginning of all of this. Thankful for the Ronald McDonald house and all of the wonderful things they provided for us this week. And last but certainly not least, I am so thankful for the amazing staff at NC Children's Hospital. The nurses and doctors of the NCCC and ENT teams were absolutely amazing. I am so relieved to close this chapter in our lives and begin our lives as a family of five!! God bless you all. This will certainly be a Merry Christmas for this family.’

The whole family is at home resting now and getting ready for the holidays, which is a huge relief and the best present I could have this holiday.

As for me- after nearly four months, fifteen rewritten chapters, 20k of new material, a changed ending and several rounds of beta notes incorporated, I’m happy to announce that I have finally FINALLY sent off the revision of FOSSEGRIM to the agent. And before the end of the world, at that!:) Whether she offers representation or not, this has been one hell of an experience!

That said, I’m happy to finally have #projectrevise&resubmit behind me for a little while so I can focus on the holidays and my family. I know my blogging presence has been sparse these last few months, to say the least, and I’m looking forward to finally being able to take up a normal schedule after the new year!

Until then, here’s wishing all of you a fantastic holiday! 

Merry Chrismas, Happy New Year and God Bless!

*CQG*

26 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Wonderful news about your niece! That is the best Christmas present.
And congratulations on completing the edits and sending your manuscript back to the agent. Hope you get a great Christmas present as well.

kiperoo said...

Oh, so glad to hear the baby's doing well. And best of luck on the R&R! I hope you'll have good news to post in the new year. :-)

B.E. Sanderson said...

Awesome news about your niece, Katie! Yay! I hope you and yours have a wonderful holiday. Here's to a great 2013 for all of you. =o)

DL Hammons said...

That's great news!

I hope you and your family have a joyous holiday season, Katie! :)

jaybird said...

Fabulous news Katie! Joyeux Noel to you and your family. God IS good!

Have a wonderful holiday.

Botanist said...

Thank you so much for the update, wonderful to hear such good news. Hope you and your family have a fabulous Christmas.

mshatch said...

Excellent news about baby Kendall. Hope you and your family have a lovely stress-free holiday :)

Old Kitty said...

Awwww so so so so happy for little Kendall! Awww brilliant news!!

And yay for your novel submission!! Amazing! GOOD LUCK!!!

Have a great Christmas!!!! Take care
x

D.G. Hudson said...

I think I must have missed the post about the baby Kendall. But, I'm glad everything has worked out.

Best wishes for the new year and the book you've been working on!

Happy Holidays to you and yours.

D.G. Hudson said...

That last line should be you and your family. Even have to revise my comment. . .

Connie Keller said...

Wonderful news about your niece!


And I'm hoping to hear good news about your book. I hope you and your family have a blessed Christmas!

Natalie Aguirre said...

So glad to hear about your niece and that your revisions are done. Awesome! Have a Happy Holidays Katie.

Jennifer Shirk said...

Praise God that is WONDERFUL news.

I love that name Kendall. I even used in a book.
Good luck with your query!

And have a blessed and happy Christmas!

Dianne K. Salerni said...

I saw on FB that the surgery was a success. Thank heavens, and I hope your family can now enjoy Christmas.

And congratulations on completing your manuscript revisions and sending it off.What a relief! I know it was an ordeal, but hopefully you stretched yourself a little and learned a lot from it.

At some point, you'll have to tell me what you decided about the ending.

Rachel said...

So glad to hear about your niece, Katie!!! :-)

And YAY on #projectrevise&resubmit! I am still slaving at away at my R&R. LOL It has almost been a full year that I have worked on this ms, but I know i am so close. Like you, even if the agent doesn't offer rep, I have learned how to edit and revise and rewrite whcih are very very important skills to have as a writer. Good luck!!!

and Happy Holidays!!!

Rachel

Beth said...

I'm glad your niece is doing better and congrats on the revisions.

Tammy Theriault said...

good news for the season!! yea!!

Kate said...

So glad your niece is doing well. Have a great Christmas Katie :-)

Elizabeth Seckman said...

God is good!!! Have a Merry Christams.

Lexa Cain said...

♥ Merry Christmas! ♥

Nicole Zoltack said...

Wonderful news all around! Merry Christmas!

Anne Gallagher said...

I'm so glad the baby is doing so well.

Happy Happy Christmas, Katie!

Susanne Drazic said...

AWESOME news about your niece. God is good!!

Hope you had a great Christmas. Happy New Year!

Matthew MacNish said...

Sorry I missed this post. Congrats on sending Fossegrim, and even huger congrats that your little niece is okay. Happy New Year, Katie!

LTM said...

Oh, Katie!!! I'm so so happy to hear your little niece made it through surgery and is doing great!

And I've got everything crossed over here for you with FOSSEGRIM!!!

Here's to a super fab, fun, and fantastic 2013! *hugs* <3

Kristin Rae said...

Such good news!! And I hope it's good news from that agent!! Fingers crossed!

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