Posts Tagged: ‘puppies’

one place closer to puppies

January 29, 2012 Posted by the writer

I finished one homework assignment. I figure that puts me one place closer to the puppies. Two more to go.

It’s been five months. The longest I’ve gone without seeing them is eight months.

My homework involves writing words in new ways that people can understand easier. Unfortunately for me, I don’t understand most of the things either – so I’ve been researching quite a bit today.

While I’ve been going out of my way to not turn these pages into a puppy whinge-fest, it’s worth mentioning that my despair caused by their absence seems heightened this week. I guess it’s because it’s been somewhat of an emotional week.

Why has it been an emotional week you ask… Well…

  • Not being able to use my foot has my teeth grinding more than usual.
  • I’ve just recently finished dealing with historic humans slapping my face.
  • My seventh month of winter is a drag. Even if it’s a mild one.

I believe that the puppies would have easily resolved all of the above. A friend I used to have once said that he like to go to the gym to work out, because as a Writer, it kept him up and active. I think that’s what the puppies do for me in a way. While I stay physically active sheerly from being car-less, the puppies keep me emotionally active. I find without them I feel quite vacant.

So here’s to homework. The initial puppy arrival of September 2012 isn’t soon enough.


manifesting books and apartments etc

January 8, 2012 Posted by the writer

All of my energy is focussed on finishing my novel so I can get an Agent, a bit of extra cash from book selling, and an apartment bought for the puppies to come live in.

How hard can it be?

I started working on a video blog today, I haven’t made one in for three months.

I really can’t think about anything other than the novel at the moment. It’s exciting, overwhelming, and eye-opening. Over the past two weeks, the final bits and pieces to tie things together and steer the ship have magically clicked in place.

I often think that magic is the only reliable resource. It always shows up when you need it, though it may take a bit of conjuring. (more…)

step one book step two puppies

January 3, 2012 Posted by the writer

Namaste and welcome to 2012 blog family.

Yesterday whilst sitting at the head of my parent’s living room table clacking away novel (that I have decided comes out this fall), something amazing happened.

My eyes widened. I deleted a few words, clacked a few more. Crinkled my eyebrows. Laughed out loud. Said, “That’s IT!” And immediately telephoned my best friend in Colorado to chant something along the lines of:

“My God My God My GOOOOD! You know how I’ve been blah-ing about writing my book THIS WAY… I can’t believe I didn’t see this sooner? I totally called you right away.”

True story.

Summer, I score a publisher. Autumn, book release.


Once I sell novel one, I’m going to use the advance on novel two to fly two small terriers to my side of the world into the lovely, yarded, facility that will also be sponsored by this book I’m smashing out.

Some people may say, “Gretchen Cello, what makes you think you can sell a novel when you’ve published two poetry books and only 74 people cared about those?”

I guess people asking this will just have to wait for my novel to be released so they can decide for themselves. (Suckers.)

There you have it tribe of gorgeous. Step one: finish book (just smiled hugely). Step two: PUPPIES (even MORE gigantic teeth-y smile).


it begins

January 1, 2012 Posted by the writer

Today I welcomed 2012 with many beautiful moments. Here are six:








my babies

November 17, 2011 Posted by the writer

Yesterday I Skyped with the individual presently minding the puppies in my absence. It made me sad family. Peanut was so sad, she wasn’t even sleeping beside the person looking after her – she was down the hallway by herself. Henry is usually in decent spirits if someone is petting him.

When the three of us are together, we never separate. They both sleep on my lap when I write. They curl up at the foot of my bed at night.

Certain things motivate and inspire me, to the point of a breakthrough moment.

After I spent twenty minutes blinking back tears looking at my two babies who turn five in March, something not quite familiar overcame me. So unfamiliar, I’m not sure if I can even identify it. Whatever it was resulted in a quick head shake, a final hard squint to slow Niagara Falls, and a forced “Yeah thanks for watching them, speak in a few weeks.”

Then I started writing. And writing.

I am happy with now the novel is turning out. I spent 23 months trying to get to this town to do this book, because I know it’s what I’m supposed to do – and now I am literally what is to me, one of the most ideal place to make this happen.

I have tens of thousands of words. I have the babies waiting for me to sort out a yard for them.

I’m working like a crazy person blog family. Can’t stop now.

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