Tuesday, July 5, 2011

follow the arrow

Guess, what?  I did it!!!  I finished my book proposal!  Thank-you for all the good vibes you've sent my way during this painfully slooooow process.  At long last my 12-page proposal and large sample project is complete, so I'm ready to make contact with the publishing world.  Now finishes the "work-my-butte-off-without-the-benefit-of-feedback" stage and now begins the era of waiting and rejection.  Yeah!  (Really, yeah, this seems like a relief after the previous stage.)

During these last two weeks I've spent many a long, quiet, kid-less morning stitching away to the tunes channeled by Lastfm.com, where you can listen to a playlist inspired by a favorite artist.  I've been listening to "Schuyler Fisk" radio, and along the way one song kinda became my book proposal's theme song.  Dorky?  Yes.  But, strangely encouraging.  (Also, let this be a lesson to you mamas - too long without the littles and you start claiming theme songs.) 

Follow The Arrow by Rosi Golan (lyrics below).




Follow the Arrow
Where it goes you'll know
Where it leads


Follow your instinct
You might finally
Find the one missing link


Then you'll see
What you never believed could be
You'll see
What you never believed could be


No one can tell you
When you're feeling blue
Where to call


Iron out the creases
Pick up the pieces
Wherever
They may fall


Oh Oh Oh
Then you'll see what you never believed could be
You'll see (then you'll see)
What you never believed could be
You'll see


After all the world is yours
If you take it for it's flaws
Don't expect too much from what you want


Diamonds in the rough are we
The devil wants to make a deal
But you should take to heart this sound advice


Follow the arrow
Where it goes you'll know
Where it leads


Follow your instinct
You might finally
Find the one missing link


Oh Oh Oh
Then you'll see
What you never believed could be
You'll see (then you'll see)
What you never believed could be
You'll see

So, that's what I've been up to.  Following my instincts, putting myself out there and hoping that something amazing could be.  


P.S.  Back tomorrow with piecing instructions for Loulouthi Tiles!

28 comments:

  1. Congratulations on finishing the proposal! And thanks for linking up this beautiful song - I'd never heard of it before. How inspiring!

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  2. congrats! VERY exciting! Best wishes in the next step of the process!

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  3. Congrats on that initial step. I am so excited for you and can't wait to follow the outcome. Your photos, writing and of course content are so engaging and creative that I'm sure you're going to find a publisher. So they say in the writing/publishing world--Just keep at it. Cheers!

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  4. Congratulations on this HUGE achievement! I am sending good energy your way for publishers to clamor for your proposal.

    I enjoy your blog very much!

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  5. Congratulations! I love the idea of working one's "butte" off!! ;)

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  6. ha ha you said BUTTE.

    I'm excited to see what comes of this. Thanks for the awesome song sharing!

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  7. I just became a follower of your blog and I wanted to stop by and say hello. This song is wonderful, a nice message to remember. Thanks for sharing it!
    I'll keep waiting for the next news...

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  8. how incredibly exciting!!! I wish you all the best of luck :-)

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  9. Congrats Rachel! And how funny -- Schuyler Fisk had a song a few years back called From Where I'm Standing that my sister and I both learned and would sing and play together. I had forgotten about that until I saw the link!

    I have a "sewing playlist" ready to play each time I step into my studio -- I find that theme songs are necessary to muffle the sound of children, as well. LOL

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  10. Very exciting! Congratulations on getting past this first, very hard part. :^)

    Huzzah! Huzzah!!

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  11. Congrats! You lust be SO excited about it!

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  12. Yea! So happy for you that you finished. Way to go! And I love that song- thanks for the intro. So happy. :) I love a good theme song to life!

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  13. Congratulations, Rachel - I'll keep sending those good vibes your way!!

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  14. Congrats on finishing the proposal! I'm sure it will be snapped up in no time.

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  15. Congratulations! I hope a publisher picks up your proposal---and I'll want an autographed copy!

    Beautiful song. Thank you.

    LeAnn

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  16. Congrats! Best of luck on your proposal.

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  17. Yay! Congrats! Can't wait to see all that comes from this!

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  18. Thanks for the lovely tune--I'm off to iTunes to grab one for myself.

    And best of luck with the book proposal--hope it goes really well!

    Elizabeth E.
    http://occasionalpiece.wordpress.com

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  19. Congratulations!! I think theme songs are great! I find music very motivating...and thanks for sharing the song. I like it. I like it alot.

    Deb from clutteredquilter.blogspot.com

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  20. Congratulations Rachel! This is awesome, I can't wait to see what sort of projects you come up with for the book! You should relax and enjoy the feeling of being done :)

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  21. Wow - good for you - good luck with the next stage - send those publishers our way, we'll vouch for you x

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  22. How exciting! Congrats on such a huge accomplishment and best of luck in the next stage...I've got my fingers crossed for you!!

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  23. Congrats! I'm sure you'll snag one of those publishers! Just keep throwing that hook out there!

    BTW- I claim theme songs even with kiddos around. ;-)

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  24. congratulations, rachel! i am so excited for you and can't wait to read your book... i'm sure it will be published.

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