Girls Write Out
Monday, October 27, 2008




DISTRACTIONS
Do you have any idea what it's like to try to write with these pictures around? No, really, do you? I write for a while, then I look at Alexa's picture. Write for a while, then look at her pictures. Then I TALK to her picture and say, "Grammy loves you SOOOO MUCH!"

Call the people in the white coats now. I've truly lost my mind. I'm convinced of it. Dave and Donna really fooled us on these pictures by the way. I'd heard they were getting some pics done. I called Dave to ask when we could see the baby (and him and Donna, of course. LOL) He said the baby wailed the whole time and he was waiting on pics but they wouldn't be very good. Now I should have been suspicious. Grammy's perfect angel NEVER wails. Well, hardly ever. Certainly not for picture taking. She's used to being a star!

They got these done as a surprise for me because I always call her my little angel so they got the angel pics. We were just blown away to see these pics!

So any advice for me? How do I work with that baby calling for her Grammy to come hold her? I just don't know how to resist. LOL
Colleen Coble  
posted at 7:33 PM  
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At 8:21 PM, Blogger Sarah said...

Oh my goodness. I especially love the one with the angel wings. She is so precious!

Well, my advice would be that you channel all that baby-love into your WIP. Maybe your lead needs to be a new mama or a pediatrician or somebody just plain crazy about a certain little one.

Either that or volunteer to watch her for a couple of nights in a row.

Looks like you two are already well on your way to a very special grandma-granddaughter relationship. She's one blessed little girl with so many people to love her.

 
At 8:30 PM, Blogger Colleen Coble said...

you know, you might be right, Sarah! Right now my protagonist is pregnant. Maybe I need to her having delivered the baby. Hmmm.

 
At 8:37 PM, Blogger Sarah said...

Pregnant? Did you start this one when your granddaughter was on the way? Sounds like grandmotherly anticipation has been seeping into your creative psyche for a while now. I never would have suspected! :)

 
At 8:39 PM, Blogger Colleen Coble said...

You're exactly right! She WAS pregnant.

 
At 9:42 PM, Blogger Ane Mulligan said...

Isn't she lovely? Can you hear the music, Colleen? I can. And she is, indeed. :D Absolutely precious.

I can see the tea parties and special outings in your future.

You should see what one of my mentees is doing for her 3 granddaughters for Christmas. She's written a little children's book the girls (cousins) are 4, 3, and 2 (each beliongs to a set of different parents).

The book stars the girls, and it's about misplacing their Raggedy Ann dolls. But in the book, the girls are called Raggedy Maria, Raggedy Sarah, and Raggedy Melissa and how they look for their Raggedy Ann doll (I can't rememebr the girls real names, but she uses the real ones).

She cut out their faces and has pasted them onto the pages and painted the dolls around the girls. I hope I explained that so you can understand it. :)

Then she bought each granddaughter a Raggedy Ann costume and wig to wear, plus a Raggedy Ann doll. These are their Christmas presents.

She's written adventure books for her grandsons that are fabulous. You and she would get along great, Colleen. :D

 
At 9:45 PM, Blogger Kristin said...

Why would you want to resist? Cease the moment, they're only babies for a short time, and this is when they bond. Do you want her getting attached to a neighbor or something? Well, do you?

 
At 12:45 AM, Blogger Malia Spencer said...

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At 7:51 AM, Blogger Pam Meyers said...

She is beautiful, adorable, sweet, cuddly, precious, and much much more. Definitely a little angel! Congrats, grandma!

 
At 8:14 AM, Blogger Tina said...

Don't work. Just sit and stare at her. She is SO cute.

 
At 8:54 AM, Blogger Colleen Coble said...

What a cute idea for a book, Ane! I've been thinking I will need to write her a children's book. Like Donna said, how many babies have an author for a grammy? LOL

I haven't been resisting much, K. LOL I see her 2-3 times a week which is about all that's possible with an 80 mile round trip drive. Sigh. She knows my voice now. She'll be sleeping and I get her in my arms and start talking to her and she tries really hard to wake up and smile at Grammy. LOL

I've been doing lots of staring, Tina! Very little working yesterday. LOL Thanks for the congrats, Pam. We are CRAZY about her!

 
At 9:52 AM, Blogger WK said...

Awww what adorable pictures!!! I can understand your problem.

My mom had the same. I will say when my son was born she saw him every couple of days(she drove 3hrs each day too) and it seemed she was forever in red when she visited. We used to joke that he didn't know her if she wasn't in red! She was there for all his firsts. His first bath, his first walk, his first words, his first vacation(and trip to the beach), his first doctor's visit, his first pictures done professional..... but since I was thrilled with it, it was fine with me.

One thing I'd suggest, since I don't know your daughterinlaw, ask her when you visit if you can wash clothes or clean up for her. I loved when my mom would say "honey you sit and enjoy that boy, I'll clean up today" then she'd get her time with him, meanwhile I didn't have to stress over getting housework done. Or she'd bring over food or offer to cook supper for us so I wouldn't have to.

You have a struggle there. But isn't it the best struggle to have?

hugs,
WendyK
BTW my mom is Grammie as well.

 
At 9:54 AM, Blogger Colleen Coble said...

Your mom sounds awesome, Wendy! I've got a terrific daughter-in-law. She loves me like a mom and I love her like a daughter. Great suggestions!

 
At 10:57 AM, Blogger Rachel Hauck said...

Those are the best pictures!

 
At 11:03 AM, Blogger Kayla said...

LOL Kristin.

I have a bunch of younger cousins, and Evelyn was just born a month ago. :) Babies are adorable, but I am definitely not ready for that challenge...even if I was remotely close to being married, and I'm not...so I'll just enjoy other people's babies.

 
At 11:38 AM, Blogger Kristin said...

I meant SEIZE the moment. Maybe I should have written it in Latin. LOL

 
At 12:28 PM, Blogger Pammer said...

Those pictures are adorable! She is such a beautiful baby. Awww. I bet you can't resist kissing on her cute little cheeks. Not the picture though, LOL.

Hugs,
Pammer

 
At 4:18 PM, Blogger Diann Hunt said...

I absolutely LOVE the picture of her looking up at her parents. Oh my goodness, it melts my heart!!!

 
At 4:37 PM, Blogger Colleen Coble said...

I love that one too, Di!

 
At 5:14 PM, Blogger Jaime said...

I can't comment bc I just melted all over the floor! :)

 
At 6:05 PM, Blogger Megan DiMaria said...

Oh, how precious! I'm a sap for angel photos too.

Congratulations on your little blessing. Enjoy, enjoy, enjoy . . .

A prisoner of hope,
Megan

 
At 6:13 PM, Blogger Colleen Coble said...

I feel exactly that same way every time I see her, Jaime. LOL

 
At 9:49 PM, Blogger Krista Phillips said...

Oh good grief those are adorable!!!

I have NO idea how you would write with those in front of you, especially what YOU write.

Now me, I have my babies silly face all around me, but heck, I write romantic comedy (er, light hearted romance). If I need a bit of inspiration, I just minimize the screen, look at their goofy mugs on my desk top which ALWAYS make me laugh, then get back to writing.

Works like a charm.

Maybe they can dress her in a spooky halloween picture and take a pic... no, I don't know HOW you could make her look scary or suspicious!

 
At 3:12 AM, Blogger Pam S. said...

Adorable!

 

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