Friday, September 17, 2010

I'm back.

Sorry I've been out of it lately, but thinking about you just the same. I am at the very tail end of finishing the book. The title is : "Live and Let Love" and it's 28 women on the layers, the laughter and the litter of love. While all the heavy lifting is over, I still have some loose ends that need to be tied up. I plan to tie them over the weekend. Hopefully into beautiful satin purple bows. I'm very excited about this new collection. The women are brave, hilarious and inspirational. There are New York Times best selling authors, screenwriters, activists and actresses and music teachers. Can't wait for you to read it.

I don't know what to make of it. This feeling of finishing. It's a mixture of elation and sadness. This process has been so fun at times and I'm not gonna lie, pure hell at others. No different than my first book. It's just like birth. From what I hear you forget how horrible it is and keep doing it. Only I'm birthing books, not babies. Not yet at least.

Speaking of projects that mean something, Jason and I are still moving our two balls down the court. Egg donor and Adoption. I have so much to tell you on the subject of both. I've learned so much about what's out there and how to go about this. And still there are people all around me who are getting pregnant. From my youngest nephew's wife to a friend of mine who tried for her second child for some time, to just about everyone, it seems, but me. It's hard not to cry and be depressed. Very hard. But I try to find joy in the smallest of things. Growing my own tomatoes, Running with my Dogs. Hugging my husband. And going to the movies without paying for a babysitter. And publishing a book which doesn't fall under the list of small things, by any stretch, but certainly an accomplishment. One day we will be parents and that day couldn't come soon enough.

I'm glad to be back.

Note to self: Laugh when you cry. It makes a really funny noise.


  1. Andrea-
    Welcome back!! And congratulations on finishing your book! I can't wait to get it. I've missed your blog and have been checking, looking for a new one. I was thrilled to see it today.

    Still praying for you to have a child....and if I'm ever in California, I'll watch her for you while you go to the movies and you don't have to pay me lol!!

    I know how you feel about having a child. I wanted one for a very long time (still do) and a husband.

    I will continue to pray for you, as always!!

    BTW....I love that pic of you guys!!

  2. YAY! My Hero author is back! Hearing from you always makes my day! I love the title for your next book, and I can't wait to read it!!! You're awesome girl, and I hope to get to meet you someday! Take care, and stay in touch!
    Sincerely yours,
    #1 Andrea Fan From Dallas
    P.S. Note To Andrea & Jason: Love the picture! You two are such a cute couple!

  3. Been thinking of you and the book also. So glad it's wrapping up for you. Looking forward to reading more...

  4. Sweet Andrea! Just catching up on your blog. Welcome back! My heart goes out to you on you and Jason's efforts. Nothing good comes easy, huh. I guess that would be my note to self ;)!! And yay on the collection's shout out! I'm very excited. Sending love. x