Waiting in Anticipation

Waiting in anticipation.

I’m sure you’re thinking that this movie is the one I’ve been drooling over.


Honestly, I think it will be good, but I’ve been a bit more focused on the media blitz surrounding this one:



It has a lot to do with these two ladies:


After all the hype (and subsequent dissing of Ms. Meyer and her books) you might find this surprising. But it was reading the work of these ladies and drawing the parallels between their lives and mine (young mothers, lots of little ones keeping them running, a passion for writing) that helped me overcome my initial reticence at writing myself. Their example of determination to get published made me think I could do it too regardless of the many factors that said I shouldn’t. A few years later, I have one book published (A Heart So Broken out last November) and several more just waiting for the right publisher to pick them up.

There is nothing like a normal person doing extraordinary things to make you think you can do them too. I love that!

These two young ladies have written amazingly successful books. (Shannon Hale’s Princess Academy and Book of a Thousand Days are some of my favorites). They have also made movies from their books. I’m smitten by the fact that the timeless Jane Seymour is involved in this project and just adore what I’ve seen of Keri Russell. CAN YOU BELIEVE IT? They seriously make this little girl hope!

I applaud them with delight and hope for their continued success. I also hope this movie is as great as I’m dreaming it will be. I’ll let you know when I go this week. It opens here on the 13th. I’m thinking a bit of fun should surround this little outing with the ladies. I simply cannot wait!

Who are the people or books that have inspired you?


  1. J. A. Bennett
    Sep 9, 2013

    I hope I haven’t hyped it up too much for you, but I thought it was hilarious! I’m dying to see it again 🙂

  2. heather
    Sep 9, 2013

    I am so excited for your pending success, Christene. Finding inspiration wherever it comes is precisely what your future ordered. 🙂
    For me, I feel inspired knowing that Stephen King submitted his first novel, Carrie, was rejected at least 30 times before being accepted. As a lovely post script, I went to see Elysium the other day and saw the preview for Carrie … it is being REMADE again — because that story was so good.
    heather @ Exalted Peacock

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