I just wanted to say thank you again to everyone who left such kind words on my post about the death of my father. I truly never expected such a response, and I am very touched by your comments.
I was in a fog when I wrote that post and at that time I wasn't sure if I'd even get back to blogging. But as I turned the calendar to July and left a heart-breaking June behind, I realized I wanted to start getting back to my normal routines and the things that I enjoy.
I did learn one thing during this difficult time of my life. I know there is never a good time to receive rejection letters from agents but I think it's safe to say that receiving them when you've just buried a loved one has to be one of the worst times possible. But at the same time, the circumstances helped me to easily put the letters in perspective. I can say without a doubt that, while disappointing, receiving letters from strangers who are just doing their jobs is truly not the end of the world, and nowhere close to the worst things we have to face in life. I'm viewing it as a learning experience and moving on from there.
I have missed blogging and am looking forward to catching up with my blog reading. I know there are several book launches and other exciting milestones coming up, and I look forward to joining in the celebrations.
To my American friends, I wish you all a safe and happy July 4th holiday. :)