Sunday, December 23, 2007

I'm done with book 2!



OH MY GODDESS! My fingers are bleeding and I'm in a pile but I'm finished with my first draft. Pressed send on 130 plus pages (which I had one month to write) at 11:45 pm this evening. Thank you all for your prayers dear ones! Thank you, thank you. Have an amazing holiday.

PS. I sorta need a canSer free zone for a few days. Can we talk about ponnies or war or mutual funds?

PSS. Check out the original cowgirl boots in the top right corner of pix #1. Those were mine as a wee one. I loved chocolate brown even back then - classy. LOL!

Whirled peas and an elegant glass of organic champagne,
Kris

41 comments:

DE said...

Yippie! Congrats on finishing the draft!

youvgotdale said...

Yeah Kris!! I admire your discipline and your ability to push across the finish line!! Time for you to change focus and relax a little with CNN and Suze Orman?
We'll be here for you when you get back...
Dale

joyfuljude said...

Yay!!!!!! The book is DONE! Jumping up and down with two thumbs up.

Your eyes look tired Ms Kris so take a break from that puter for a few days. Relax and take care of YOU!

Wishing all of you joy, happiness, and peace in this season of miracles.

LOVE the boots!

Joy said...

My Motto is when the tough finish a book, the tough go shopping:) even online shopping is great:) no lines:) Blessings to you Kris, I wish you and your family a very Happy and healthy Xmas and New Year!!

Love,

JOy

Polly said...

Kris, can't wait to see the new book; congrats - you're amazing (of course, you always have been amazing!!). The first book was gorgeous and helpful for living a full live - with or without canser. You're helping so many people. I have you have a great holiday and have another glass of organic champagne!

Toronto Jen said...

Great job Kris! Take a break, enjoy the snow, watch a cheesy Christmas flick or two, turn the lights down low and watch the tree all lit up and enjoy some down time with Brian and the rest of your chums.
Many cyber-friends are thinking of you and sending you cheerful, positive energy.
Happy Holidays sugar snap pea!
Jen

apoopslingingmonkey said...

AWESOME! Congratulations on #2! Perfect timing too! What a great way to close out this year; with a HUGE accomplishment! Actually looking back on this last year- MANY HUGE triumphs and accomplishments! 2007- 2 books, tlc/documentary aired, Oprah, probably countless other radio/tv appearances...busy girl!
Well, I can't wait to read the new book :) Also-Love the cowboy boots lol. I had a pair like that, but I was about 4, wore those things for years, also at the time, I had a horse to go with them too LOL! a real one :) grew up on a ranch for a few years- sooooo fun!!!
I'm toasting my greens to you right now! cheers! and if you were siting right here I'd take you out to a cup of celebration coffee shhh i wont tell if you won't ;)

Jessie said...

congrats kris!!!! Enjoy the holidays :)
merry Christmas/ happy holidays all!

Anna said...

Cheers to you on a job well done! We all look forward to reading it.

Merry, Merry to you and yours...

Basic Me said...

Cancer free zone it is.. how in the hell do you do it girlfriend. I am trying so hard to keep my plates spinning and the deadlines are killing me. First the I documentaries to edit then the Grants to write. You rock. I am such a deadline person but holy moly batgirl.. I cannot wait until the world conforms to me hahahahaa and everyone else is a schedule person too. The Mission is closed now. And it is quiet for xmas. Lonely but in a agood way.. all my little buddies are on thier own and where sent out of the nest with apartments and nurses.. And now for change.. I am not so good with change taurus' move slow but get it done.. haha.. So now my change I am global and know that I deserve this sucess and know that I am ready but I am scared to.. in a good day before school starts way. Jan 2 is right around the corner.. So I have to breath re-boot and relax.. my life is fixin' to be played out on a bigger stage and it freaks me out.. haha.. Liek you I have my firsts.. I have my Balletslippers all worn out and torn and danced on in the corner of my desk and then the flowers from my first date with ol dunc where he asked me to marry him all day and delicae. More lovely today. I want you to know why I am swinging from one thought branch to the next how much of a blessing you have been to me this year. Thank you I felt like I had someone holding my hand while I was being bron anew..that could understand the new ness of it all. I hope in the coming year you have all your dreams come true. I hope you and Brian are happy and love more than you ever have and I pray that life is abudant and forever joyful and full of sunshine and spring flowers. Much love from Duncan, Saatchi and Callie...and the new and global basic missions crew...

Anne said...

Congratulations on meeting your deadline, Kris! I am a magazine editor who has heard nothing but pleas for extensions from writers this week, so to hear you met your deadline warms my editor heart.

Started today with a green lemonade and have moved on to a smoothie. Happy holidays to all!

debbiedoesraw said...

Kris you are a superstar!
rest up and get ready for an amazing new year.
I am in awe of you even more than before, if that is possible.
good holidays to you and yours
deb

Kay said...

Congrats! How did you do that? I don't think I could write 130 pages in a month and I'm a struggling writer. I'm in college so time is very limited.

Of course you can! It is your blog, you can blog about anything. How about the holidays?

strongerthanit said...

Merry Christmas to all. I virtually raise my glass of wine and toast you all. Cheers - here's to happiness, good health, and peace.

Sabrina said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!! I do hope you enjoy the holidays and having the draft done now gives you that time to be free and spread your wings. Enjoy every waking moment of this holiday season :) I can't wait until your book comes out...I am buying it hot off the press & getting extra copies for my peeps!!
Also, to help you relax, check out Lush.com. They have *AMAZING* handmade cosmetics that are all natural (no joke!). I would recommend getting the big blue bath bomb and wiccy magic muscles massage bar....I have a feeling you will LOVE their products and what they do for the mind, body, and soul!! Take care!

Peace & Love,
Sabrina

Justme117 said...

Kris!!! Congratulations!!!! It's the best feeling ever when you finish something huge! I love it!!! So enjoy that feeling, take a few deep breaths, and party! (or sleep) :) I hope you have an awesome holiday! Enjoy the crisp, cold, frosty weather and family fun! I cant wait myself!

Jess

(and those boots are amazing-seriously if they were a little bigger I'd wear them now!)

Annalin said...

That's kick ass Kris, good job!! Love the boots...I want my future babies to wear little cowgirl/boy boots for sure =) Can't wait to read the new one..and have fun with the hubby on Christmas!

abbymaya said...

Woo hoo! You're definitely a Rock Star and deserve some time off to rest, re-group and be fabulous! Happy Holidays.

Sophie said...

I raise my glass of pink champagne to you dear.
CHEERS!
S.

P.S. Can't wait to read it...

Laura said...

Way to go! It always feel great to hit a milestone.

Goodbye 2007....hello 2008! Personally I am thrilled to leave 2007 in the dust. It has been a trying year physically and personally and I am happy to be in the moment and to look forward to good health and green cheer!

May 2008 bring all things wonderful to all of you crazy sexies!
-Laura

granola said...

CONGRATS! What a FABULOUS accomplishment! Cheers to you! Here's wishing you rest & relaxation! Hope 2008 tops 2007!

Peace, veggies, and green living to you all!

Christine H. said...

Merry Christmas/Happy Holidays depending on which everyone prefers. Kris, I'm so excited you finished your book draft. What an accomplishment! I just finished your first book right when you finished your book number 2 draft. So I'm totally looking forward to this next book. Thanks for the gift that you are. Now I hope you can relax and celebrate, spend time with the ones you love, and just be what you need to for yourself. So many blessings, you are all gorgeous!

Barbara said...

Congrats. Really proud of you!

goony said...

Kris -

Way to go girl! Now that you are done, I hope you are able to catch up on anything you've been missing. I'm just exhausted from the Christmas deadline, so I can't imagine trying to finish a book on top of it. You are my idol. I hope that you got everything you wanted for Christmas and more!

I got a breville juicer for Christmas!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I didn't juice or smoothie yesterday, and ate crappy food for the last couple of days, and boy can I tell the difference. I used the breville this morning, and although my Hamilton Beach served it's purpose, and got me juicing, the Breville is much easier to clean. Especially since I don't have a dishwasher.

Hope everyone had a very special Christmas!!!!! Love you guys

Jennifer

amylydia said...

Congratulations! Be sure to take time for you and not work too much! :)

ilmares said...

Olá Kris, que o bom Deus esteja sempre com você.Meu nome é Marina Rehfeld, moro no Brasil e também sou portadora de CA ( mama esquerda). Descobri o tumor em maio desse ano. Fiz cirurgias e agora encontro-me na fase do estadiamento da doença. Assim como você, procuro conviver com o CA da melhor maneira possível, sem muito estress. Sou bem humorada e corajosa também. Se puder visite meu blog "As cores da Vida".
www.ilmares.blogspot.com
Um grande abraço e muita luz em sua linda caminhada. Parabéns por sua luta, dignidade e coragem. Acredite, você será curada. O amor que nutre pela vida a salvará.
Marina Rehfeld

sweetay said...

You have got it going on Kris! Congrats on creating your 2nd book!

You are an inspiration to me & to so many!

Now I hope you snuggle up w/ a kitty and some mindless entertainment & relax.

Healthy, Happy New Year to your real-time family and to your cyber CrazySexyFamily!

Cheers!

braintumorsurvivor said...

Kris,

I know (second hand) what it REALLY takes to finish a book. My husband's most recent (Warning. Blatant plug imminent), "Living Your Unlived Life," was such a lovely ordeal. As if it's not enough to give your soul to the book for months (okay, in your case weeks). Because along with the deadlines comes the endless edits, approval of cover art, galley proofs, printing, and then the work really begins, with the book tour, radio, tv and print interviews, and having to sign your name a bazillion times (and probably hear twenty bazillion canser stories to boot). Drink those greens, girl, and build yourself up. But first, prop up your feet and reeeelaaaax.

I'm very excited to buy the next book, Kris. Thank you for all your hard work and creative juice. I truly appreciate it.


So, good going girl.

Dr.Sue said...

Kris, new to your blog but not to your accomplishments! Loved your documentary, watched it twice. Read most of the comments from others, nice to hear from like-minded people. I'm a vegetarian, sometimes raw (enjoy Natalia Rose's book), like Bikram yoga, am a doctor of Pharmacy (don't like drugs much, too many side effects), believe diet & exercise are most important. Looking forward to hearing what's going on with everything! Congrats on the book.

Lisa said...

By the way.....you look positively radiant lately!
You are gorgeous, girl.
:)
xo

apoopslingingmonkey said...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dP_tfVGKxdE


one of the best videos ever..LOL! i think i have watched this 100 times in the last few months... i just had to share this funny lame awesome video :) hope it brings some smiles to you all :D

Basic Me said...

Hope you are rocking the free days... you deserve a rest.. Happy New Year I am thrilled that 2008 is on its way never thought I would be here for it. Glad we all are. Much Love and Looking forward to buying the new book. Enjoy the Break.. HUGS!!! Callie

adventure grrl said...

Congrats on finishing your book! I posted a comment in your last entry about "Good Mood Foods." It's a list everyone can look at until you put yours together (again!) Sorry that happened but I hope you all find the info helpful, it's all about delicious food that will alleviate depression.

holisticgal said...

Hi Sandra J!

If you are reading here, I posted to you on your last question. Sending good vibrations,

Jen

Cheryl said...

Hi all,

One thing I am noticing with the advent of the New Year, is the assumption by those near and dear to me that I'm "happy to have this year over with." I certainly understand where they are coming from, but, much to my surprise, I'm not so sure I agree.
Diagnosed in 2/07 with stage IV colon cancer, mets to liver. 2 surgeries. 2 rounds of chemo. Fatigue, grouchiness, frustration, hair loss, general uncertainty. Not to mentioned a 50th birthday!

YET, also: awareness of the wonders around me, appreciation for my adult children, realization that , if I do have a limited time left, there's really not to much in my life I would change. How many people can say that? Toss in a trip to Italy with my mom and sister in between chemo rounds and seeing Sting (who I refer to as my next husband) and the Police at Fenway Park and life seems Damn Good. Dinners with friends are vital. Laughing is imperative. Realization that there really are very very very few things to get crazy about.
Of course, I'd rather not have cancer. I'd rather not have experienced chemotherapy. I'd rather not have met my oncologist (who is kick-ass, makes me laugh, totally gets me). I'd rather not have a railroad yard of scars on my stomach.
But, not have had the year i've had?? Not so sure.
Cheryl

brandnewme said...

Ya!!!!!can't wait to read it. just finished your old book,where was I when it came out. Oh ya I was hiding under the blanket at home waiting for the chemo and radiation side effects to go awayyyy. Felt like a sitting duck and now I have become the organic freak....thanks a bunch....I feel great....wishing you and your family a happy and healthy year

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Miss Mrs...a blog of everyday delights said...

CONGRATS! That's so exciting! I can't wait for it to be out! Ps....mutual funds are down today, it was a sad trip to the fidelity website. ;)

Olga Games said...

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Jimsjoint said...

like Ringo said after the 18th take of Helter Skelter......"I"VE GOT BLISTERS ON MY FINGERS!!"


congrats!

David W. Lowe said...

hello kris carr
I read in defence of food and I thought it was great. I did not know that skim milk was worse for heart patients as myself, and that vitamins are usless.
Thank you for bringing us together.I LOVE YOU