I had an absolutely amazing time with Callie. Last time I saw her, I was desperately trying to Not Be Sick and trying to enjoy every last second with her but I was coughing every breath and generally miserable. I had some bad days while she was here, but also some good days. We could talk forever. Looking at her is like looking at a paralell life. She and I have made some very different choices, but I could see myself going in her direction. Especially with her kids–if I was to do the family thing, it would be like that.
She came bearing the most amazing project I have ever seen. 1,000 paper cranes–technically, 1,500 since my boyfriend went above and beyond the call of duty! It's one of those concepts that sounds great, but I always think would never actually happen. I mean, people are flakey and that's one THOUSAND cranes! I don't think I could fold one single crane!!! Thanks guys, for proving me wrong and being fantastic friends (:
Not only that, but she set up photo frames to hold special signed cranes. She got the puppeteers from TMNT!!
And wow, J.C. Hutchins my favorite author! He's been an absolute inspiration, especially now. I still haven't gotten an agent for Lightning Spliced and obviously I can't wait around forever. He's shown me that I don't have to leave the book buried under my bed. I can share it, it can find its audience.