My first draft is squeakingly close to being ready to send off to my editor, so much so that I plan to have it in her hands this afternoon! While I had hoped for June 1, June 5 feels pretty great… I still took it from rough draft to first draft in just under two weeks!
Thank you so much. Because without you, and your messages, and your goodwill, and your excitement about this forthcoming book, I would be nowhere near as far along with this draft as I am.
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They Won’t Always be Little
This is a busy, crazy week for us here in the Kolp household, and a week of celebration: our oldest son is graduating!
Ben and I could not be prouder.
In the words of one teacher at his alternative high school: “Max has launched!”
Among other things Max:
– Learned an entire high school career’s worth of mathematics this past spring semester, during his last year of pre-college education
– Asserted his need for freedom, and diligently worked towards getting that freedom in an appropriate and unselfish way
– Upheld the responsibilities he has in our family, while grasping that freedom, remaining gainfully employed, and spending time with his peers
– Continues to maintain his sense of humor and positive outlook, even when the going gets tough
When Max was small, his dad and I could never have conceived the goals he would have for himself, and the ways that he would work towards achieving those goals.
Likely, if you’re reading this you have small children. And it can be so difficult to see the future, to conceive of and envision a time when your child will assert their independence.
But that time will come. Continue reading “Life Moves Pretty Fast”