Monday, September 24, 2012

How I'm Doing

I'm Back! Did you miss me? I sure missed you! And I came back to a few new followers, welcome!! As most of you know, I had a baby at the beginning of the month. I love babies, I hate being pregnant, but I love babies. My new little boy is so good, he just sleeps and poops, and cuddles with me. It's heaven.

Who wouldn't love a little guy like this?

During my time away I haven't exactly been resting. If you follow me on Facebook or Twitter then you already know, but for those of you that don't, the pitch for my YA sci-fi book EXISTENCE made it to round 2 of GUTGAA! Go check it out on Deana Barnhart's blog :)

Guys, I really feel so good and am happy to have my little boy here! I hope you're all as happy as I am!

Anyone else make round 2 of GUTGAA? Anyone doing the small press pitches? How's your writing in general? Last but not least, do you love babies too?

37 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Congratulations on your little boy and making the second round!

Louise Bates said...

Aw, he's a doll! I must admit, I've become much more enamored of the baby stage now that my own are well past it and I can just enjoy cuddling other people's babies (probably because my two were less cuddly and more screechy)!

And congratulations on making the second round of GUTGAA! That's fantastic news.

Sarah said...

Yay! So glad you're back! That little boy is so adorable, and yes I love babies and also hate being pregnant.

L.G.Smith said...

Aw, how cute is he!! Congratulations on the baby and making it to the second round.

Chantele Sedgwick said...

Oh, pregnancy is the worst. Seriously. I'm so happy both our little guys are here! :D And congrats on GUTGAA!!

David P. King said...

Nice! I had no idea (about making it to round 2 - I knew about the little guy). Congratulations, J.A. :)

Crystal Collier said...

Congrats on making round 2! That's awesomesauce. I have a small press looking at one of my manuscripts at the moment, but haven't been actively pitching to them. Hm. And yes, I love babies. Wish I could have another...

Lynn(e) Schmidt said...

Babies terrify me. They're so small, and fragile. I usually wait to touch them until they're two and running around. Then you can play soccer with them and stuff. Much less fragile. But yours is incredibly cute. Congrats, JA. I'm so happy for you :)

The writing is going...the memoir destroys my soul but is my main focus right now, so wish me luck! Banned books list here I come!

Angela V. Cook said...

What a DOLL! And look at all that hair! Again, congratulations :) I'm so glad to hear things are going well with the new baby :)

And best of luck in the agent round of GUTGAA! I'm cheering for you!

Emily R. King said...

Aww, congrats on baby and on getting through to GUTGAA! AWESOME!

Jay Noel said...

Glad to see you're doing well and staying busy. Little guy is a cutie! I forget how small they are when they're newborn.

Amy Jarecki said...

Wow! Congratulations all around!! I love babies...especially when I get to look at cute pictures of them. Thanks for sharing :-)

I've never heard of GUTGAA, but then I write romance. Sounds exciting!!!

Suzanne Furness said...

Aww he's just so cute no wonder you're happy and congrats on making round 2.

Donna Nolan said...

Holy, stinkin' cuteness! If I lived anywhere near you I would come over and hold him every single day. I love me some babies!

Congratulations on GUTGAA! I saw that you got a request. :) :) :)

Cortney Pearson said...

Ohh, he's so precious. I'm with you--hate being prego, but love the babies! And congrats on making it to round 2, how fantastic!!

Anonymous said...

Mmm...cuddles. Enjoy! And congrats.

Donna K. Weaver said...

Congrats on both your accomplishments. He's so cute with that blond hair!

Jenny S. Morris said...

He is too adorable. I love other people's babies right now. ;0)

So happy for you getting in round 2 and for your request!

Shannon Lawrence said...

Sweet baby!!! He's beautiful.

You know, I completely botched round 2 by thinking we were supposed to write in on Monday, so when I saw you post on FB you'd made it in I realized my mistake. Very awesome news you posted today; congratulations!!

Shannon at The Warrior Muse

LynNerdKelley said...

Congratulations on your beautiful baby boy. What a little darling! And awesome that you made it to Round 2. Lots of good things are happening to you. Yay!

Yes, I love babies. I love babysitting my grandson full time now. He turned one last month. Fun, fun, fun! I don't have much time for social media anymore, but somehow am managing to publish a chapter book in October. Take care!

The Golden Eagle said...

He's so cute. :)

Congratulations on making it to round 2!

Tara Tyler said...

nice to hear good news from new mommy! way to go and enjoy that bundle =)

Carrie-Anne said...

Congratulations on your new baby! I love when babies have a serious pose like that. And congratulations on making it to round two!

I'll be trying for the small press round (even though only one, Sapphire Star, appears to be really interested in historical), and my WIP is up to over 90,000 words and therefore over half done.

I nominated you for an award: http://carrieannebrownian.wordpress.com/2012/09/24/one-lovely-blog-award/

Livia said...

Congratulations! He's adorable and cute!

I'm glad that you're back! Glad that you made round two of GUTGAA!

Julie Daines said...

Congratulations on your beautiful baby boy. And on getting to round 2 on GUTGAA. That's almost as exciting as a new baby.

Rachelle said...

Congrats on that beautiful boy--so precious! Kudos on making it to round #2, wishing you lots of luck!

Rachel McClellan said...

Your baby is adorable! There's nothing better than a pooping, sleeping baby. :) I miss those days.

Keep writing! Sounds like you're doing awesome!

Jessie Humphries said...

Congrats on that beautiful baby boy! That's a lot of B-words haha. And congrats on the GUTGAA round 2. I made it through as well. But this week is going to be rough waiting for the agents to read and comment...arg. I hate waiting! Good luck to you.

Carolyn V said...

Aw! He is so so cute!!! Look at all his hair!

Kim said...

Oh, my dear, you have definitely been missed!
Yeah for babies! I just found out I am having a baby boy, too :) And I'm with you -- if it weren't for the fact that pregnancy = baby, it would be downright unbearable.
And congrats on making it to the second round! Crossing my fingers for you...

Peggy Eddleman said...

Oh my goodness-- your baby is adorable!! I want to scoop him up and nuzzle his neck.

And huge congrats on making it to round 2! :) :)

T. Drecker said...

You have a beautiful baby! Enjoy :)
And congrats on the contest. That's great!

Madeleine Sara said...

Oh he's soooo cute!
Adorable!
I've not heard of GUTGAA. Congrats on getting to round 2 and YA SciFi, that's my cup of tea. Fabulous!

Gina Gao said...

Your son is SO adorable! Have fun with him! Congrats on the contest!

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Renae W. Mackley said...

Cute! I just got back from a week with my newest grandson. He is such a good baby too. So sweet! Now I've got to get motivated to get back into writing. Congrats on your progress.

Kelley Lynn said...

Congratulations again!!! On both the baby and GUTGAA ;)

Samantha May said...

Yay for GUTGAA!

I love babies! I'm not sure how I feel about pregnancy, but I'll cross that bridge when I get there (in six or seven years, of course) ;)

Congratulations! The little guy is so precious!