Saturday, December 12, 2009

Seeing A Dream Come True

I promised I'd let you know what it feels like to sign an Agent Agreement when the time came, and now I know:

It feels TOTALLY FREAKING AWESOME, that's how it feels!

Did you get the deep, psychological meaning of those capital letters? Good. These pictures not only depict a writer signing a contract; they illustrate a dream coming true.

You may notice the address on my mailbox. Yes, I live on Twilight Circle where the murder in my last book took place. It's a scary neighborhood! Not really, but it is evidence that our ideas often arise (very!) close to home.

I can't wait to see pics like these from all of you waiting for "The Call." Have faith! It shall be. If you keep at it, your dreams will all come true. And I, for one, can't wait to see that happen. ;-)

There are different types of dreams that manifest in our lives. Here are lyrics to a song called, "Dream Come True" that my husband and I wrote after the birth of our first son, Adam:

DREAM COME TRUE
for Adam, 1989 (and Ethan, 1992!)
Speak softly to me, my love, tell me the things you're dreaming of
Speak sweetly, my love, I see you come from up above
Since the day you came to me, I've found a world that's not the same
When you're looking up at me, well I can see!

You're a dream come true
And I love all the things you do
It's true, how I love you

You are the magic in my soul, you're every dream I've ever known
In your eyes so blue, well, I love you

You're a dream come true
And we love the things you do
You're a dream come true
And it's true, well we love you

You were the light we'd seen before
You shined as bright as the brightest star
All we wish for you to know... Is we love you so

You're our dream come true
And we love the things you do
You're our dream come true
And it's true, well we love you -

Pictures of our "babies" now - proof that dreams change and grow over time in beautiful and unexpected ways. ;-)

60 comments:

Jody Hedlund said...

Debra,
I can totally relate! And I feel the same way, if a dream can come true for an ordinary writer like me, then it's possible for everyone!

Sandra Leigh said...

Your post has left me grinning from ear to ear, Debra. Congratulations on all those dreams coming true.

DebraLSchubert said...

Jody, I love that we're on this journey "together" at approximately the same time. Your experience has inspired me so much. I hope to do the same for others. I wish you only the best. ;-)

DebraLSchubert said...

Sanda, YAY!!!! Oh, and thank you. ;-)

Chuck Schubert said...

Wow, amazing my dear! By the way, who is the incredible artiste who took your photos?? Great composition....Love you!

DebraLSchubert said...

Chuck, Same guy I use for my pool boy and tech guy. He's very handy, so to speak.;-)

Solvang Sherrie said...

Congratulations, Debra. Doing a happy dance for you. I love all the pix!

Jemi Fraser said...

Wow - exciting moments!!! Great photos for posterity :)

Great looking kids!

DebraLSchubert said...

Sherrie, Thanks so much. Like Jemi says, it's fun to capture the moments on film for prosperity!!!

DebraLSchubert said...

Jemi, You took the words right out of my mouth! (See comment to Sherrie.)

And, yeah, my "little" guys are kind of cute. (And by "little" I mean 5-10" taller than me!!)

Mandy's Life After 30 said...

I'm so thrilled for you! It's wonderful to be a witness (albeit only virtual) to your dreams coming true! Great pictures and beautiful lyrics!

Glynis said...

That was a wonderful post! Thank you for sharing the moment and your gorgeous babies!

Elise said...

Well done you !

CopyStrands said...

What a great feeling that must have been, congratulation!

Donna M. Kohlstrom said...

You definitely got the best Christmas gift this year!! Way to go!! Wouldn't it be nice to receive this gift every Christmas!?!?!

Katie Ganshert said...

Congrats! How fun that you took pictures! I just recently signed my agency agreement as well, and you're right, it feels very significant! Congrats again!

DebraLSchubert said...

Mandy, I appreciate your virtual support! I hope things are working out for you down in FL. ;-)

DebraLSchubert said...

Glynis, Moments are all we have, right? And they are pretty gorgeous, thanks to their dad. ;-)

DebraLSchubert said...

Elise, Why, thank you very much!

DebraLSchubert said...

CS, Thank you, indeed it was! And I believe amazing moments like this should be shared.

DebraLSchubert said...

Donna, You're right - the holidays do seem cheerier this year. Merry, happy everything!

DebraLSchubert said...

Katie, Congrats to you, as well. I'm sure Rachelle is pleased she made such a wise choice. ;-)

Daisy Whitney said...

So happy for you, my writer friend!

DebraLSchubert said...

Daisy, I love having you "along for the ride." Your support means a lot. ;-)

Diana Paz said...

Congrats again, I can feel your excitement. I can't stop smiling for you :)

gayle said...

That is so exciting for you!! I have been begging my daughter to write for years (after reading several of her short stories) but she tells me maybe some day...she teaches 9th grade (loves it ) and is getting her masters degree.

Christina Davis said...

Smiling for you!
Beautiful boys by the way.

DebraLSchubert said...

Diana, Why, thank you! I appreciate the endless grins. ;-))

DebraLSchubert said...

Gayle, It's never too late - I'm proof of that! But, your daughter has to want to do it more than anything. It's a LOT of work!

DebraLSchubert said...

Christina, Thank you and thank you. Very much appreciated!

Journaling Woman said...

I am proud of you. I will keep seeking the dream.

Teresa

Fragrant Liar said...

Fabulous. Congratulations on signing on the dotted line. May this be the beginning of a long and lucrative writing career.

From one writer to another, inspiring.

DebraLSchubert said...

Teresa, Thank you. Seeking your dreams is one way to set your soul free. ;-)

DebraLSchubert said...

FL, Thanks and I'm glad you're inspired. Also, thanks for being part of my journey this past year - I greatly appreciate it. ;-)

Suzanne said...

COngratulations! What a wonderful moment and thank you for sharing it with those of us who are still dreaming of the day!

Sharon Mayhew said...

Cool...SO COOL! Debbie, you have an agent. I hope you are doing the "I am a winner" dance. :) I wish we all had a Chuck in our lives... :)

Always take pics...you never know waht random thoughts, ideas or discussions they will bring on. :)

Karen Walker said...

So very happy for you, Debra. The lyrics are lovely and those boys--how lucky you are with a loving family and a dream career.
Karen

DebraLSchubert said...

Suzanne, It was my pleasure to share this special moment. I think it's so important for us to see each other reaching our goals. If any one of us can do it, so can the rest of us!

DebraLSchubert said...

Sharon, I'm doing the "I'm so LUCKY" dance!!! Especially because my agent is so freaking amazing and we fit so well together. And, yes, I'm a strong believer in taking pictures! (And having my very own "Chuck" is a definite plus!)

DebraLSchubert said...

Karen, You're right, I am extremely lucky and I don't take any of it for granted. Blessings are precious and I am truly blessed. ;-)

Anne Tyler Lord said...

Debra,
I'm so happy for you. I love that you connected your signing of the contract with the birth of your babies! That song is beautiful. Do you and your husband still sing it to your boys? What do they think? Enjoy your hard-earned success!

DebraLSchubert said...

Anne, Thank you so much for your kind words and the RT on Twitter. And, yes, we still write and record our music (in fact, both of our kids are musicians, too!). If you'd like, you can listen to a few of our songs here: http://www.myspace.com/karmachain

Marisa Birns said...

I'm at the beginning of the journey, just started the walk, but it's thrilling to see where it can lead.

Thank you for sharing your good news and pictures.

Your hope that you can inspire others is working well, you've inspired me :)

DebraLSchubert said...

Marisa, I have a huge smile on my face reading your comment. If I've inspired you, then the universe is working through me as it should. ;-)

Paul Greci said...

I felt the same way when I signed my agent contract a few months ago. Yes, dreams can come true!!

DebraLSchubert said...

Paul, I didn't you realize you signed so recently! Congrats to you - it is such a wonderful milestone to achieve. ;-)

Chocolate Covered Daydreams said...

I'm so very excited for you! You are proof that dreams do come true.

DebraLSchubert said...

CCD, Thank you so much. I hope my story will inspire others. ;-)

Kelly said...

So encouraging! I wonder if it will ever happen to me?

Thanks for sharing.

Kelly
beafunmum.com

DebraLSchubert said...

Kelly, It will if you insist it be so! Best of luck to you along your path. ;-)

Ruthanne Reid said...

What a terrific post - and great pics! SO exciting. Thanks for the encouragement, as well. :D

DebraLSchubert said...

Ruthanne, Glad you like the post. Your turn is coming, my friend... ;-)

Voidwalker said...

LOL @ "Did you get the deep, psychological meaning of those capital letters"

DebraLSchubert said...

VW, Well, did you???? (*laugh*)

giddymomof6 said...

YAYYAAY! I'm so excited for you! How cool that you took pictures and everything! YOU ROCK!
Jenni

DebraLSchubert said...

Jenni, It's so nice to see your smiling face! I hope all is well with you and your family back here in the states. And, yes, I'm thrilled, lucky, and blessed to have found such an AWESOME agent!!!

Scobberlotcher said...

Thanks for sharing your joy! It inspires me, too!

DebraLSchubert said...

Karen, I'm thrilled I've inspired you, and I'm grateful to all who have done (and continue to do) the same for me. ;-)

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