Once of my favorite scenes from the movie Monster’s Inc. is when Mike Wazowski and his arch-nemesis Randall talk about the Winds of Change.
Last week Jeff and I were drawn outside by the sight of a brilliantly lit double rainbow. (Cameras never do a rainbow justice, do they?) We stood there, gazing in awe at its beauty when the wind kicked up and almost knocked us off our pins. I said, “Do you hear that? It’s the winds of change.” Jeff responded, appropriately, with his line from the script (this wasn’t our first time quoting this scene).
They really were the winds of change. This week in particular has been filled with transitions—BIG ones! Check this out. All in one week:
- My job ended because the company that Stacey (my co-author, Stacey M. Kananen) and I work for is being “restructured,” for lack of a better word.
- Jeff started a new job, after being one of the unemployed multitudes for way too long.
- The BBC documentary on child abuse which featured an interview with Stacey is completed and part of it is viewable online. (This is the documentary I talked about in a previous blog, when we traveled to Washington DC for the interview with BBC reporter Natalia Antelava.)
- Last, but definitely not least, I can finally make the big announcement I started teasing about a month ago. Stacey and I have been offered a publishing contract with Berkley Books, publisher of such authors as Tom Clancy, Nora Roberts, Dean Koontz and many others!
There are a few more changes that I won’t mention here, but suffice to say that all of us are breathless with how everything has come to head at once. Stacey and I are now free to work on the book and building the Amnesty for Abuse program! All it took was for the winds to shift, to blow away the clouds which were behind us as we grinned at the rainbows!
Onward and upward!