October 12, 2010

Dream or Nightmare?

So yesterday afternoon I got a call from an editor at Simon & Schuster who absolutely loved my book.


I could hardly believe it! I was ecstatic. Overwhelmed. Jumping with glee. Crying and sobbing with snot running down my face.

And then I woke up.

Seriously, it was only a dream! (Boo! Hiss!)

Even worse, it was one of those dreams that felt so real that I was super confused when I first woke up. It took me a few seconds before the reality set in. "Oh...I dreamt all of that? My book didn't really sell? Where am I anyway?"

Haha. What can I say? I sleep really really deeply.

Obviously, my brain is going a little crazy since I've been out on sub for over two weeks now. My subconscious is messing with my mind, methinks. I need to find a new hobby or something. Maybe knitting or gardening or crime-fighting through the dangerous streets of Potomac, Maryland.

By the way, sorry about the long delay in posting! I've spent the past week and a half helping my in-laws move from Indianapolis to Seattle. Lots of packing. Lots of boxes. And lots of miles driven across Iowa, South Dakota, and Montana. But we're finally here in Washington! And we're flying back to Maryland tomorrow morning at 6AM! Ahhh!


  1. only a matter of time, caroline. only a matter of time. can't wait to read the post when this is a reality!!

  2. Oh god, that happened to me with a certain agent (I'm sure you can guess who!) in a dream a few weeks ago. It is the WORST. You go from beyond ecstatic to pits of despair in seconds.

    Randomly, the agent in question in my dream had the voice of Adam Baldwin of Firefly/Chuck fame. Not really sure why THAT happened.

    Of course, you realize you just did it to us, right? I was all ready to be like "YEAH OMG GO YOU" and then was like "...oh. *sniff*"

  3. OMG Caroline you just gave me a heart attack. Seriously, my heart was pounding reading that. And then, BOOOO! It's gonna happen, just remember that!!

  4. LOL I was all excited for you there for a moment!

    Hopefully it won't be long until the call is real :)

    Safe trip home.

  5. I had a dream about you last night, Caroline!! I wish I could go visit you guys...It made me miss you so. :) Did you like Montana? :) What part did you go through?