Contract Airline Services
"We are the protagonists of our stories called life, and there is no limit to how high we can fly."
PHD. MBA. MHS. Type rated on A350, A330, B777, B747-400, B747-200, B757, B767, B737, B727. International Airline Pilot / Author / Speaker. Dedicated to giving the gift of wings to anyone following their dreams. Supporting Aviation Safety through training, writing, and inspiration. Fighting for Aviation Safety and Airline Employee Advocacy. Safety Culture and SMS change agent.
Tuesday, January 17, 2012
Could this be part of my pilot personality? Or... is it just that I'm just perfectionist? Because I know that I'm not a procrastinator...
The proof to Flight For Control arrived yesterday afternoon. The UPS driver battled the snow on the holiday and drove his own car to make this delivery.
Holding my book in my hands was something that I'll never forget. Nothing short of spectacular. It's one of those moments like passing your checkride, holding your baby after 9 months of pregnancy and 18 hours of labor, or receiving your college diploma.
You've worked so hard, for many months or years. You've invested so much in time, energy and resources. And you did it. You had a dream. It became a reality and then you're ready to celebrate. But the reality is... the baby's diaper needs to be changed.
Back to the perfectionist part. My novel is here. The bio page is missing. It wasn't long until I discovered Princess turned into a Prince, and there was no surgical team involved. A sentence needed to be moved in chapter four. A whisper came at the wrong time. The moral of this story, I am not answering my phone, and sitting by the fire while the snow falls beyond my window and will have the edits complete tomorrow, for another upload. And proof.
Yes, I am a sick, sick perfectionist focused on detail. But then, that could be a good trait when flying planes.
Flight For Control will be available next week! Remember, good things come to those who wait. It's been 2 and a half years. I know we can wait another week.
Note: The photos were out my window. The birds danced for joy as they dined on seed. You can tell by their size, they're not starving. I had about twenty (plus) of these little guys jumping from the branches to the bird feeders all day.
Today through Wednesday? Estimating 6-11 inches of snow in the Seattle area. Winter is here... and I had already bought sleds for the kids. Life is good.
Enjoy the journey!
Posted by Karlene Petitt at 12:05 AM
Subscribe to: Post Comments (Atom)
I want to buy your book. Will it be available as an e-book?ReplyDelete
Thanks Dave! It will be available in e-book. But probably not for another month. But it will be available.Delete
So excited for you, Karlene! The end is almost here! Can't wait to read it! Congrats! Is that too many exclamation points?! :)ReplyDelete
Thanks so much Victoria! I can't wait too. Getting so close.Delete
How fantastic that must have felt to hold it. Yes, I don't mind having a perfectionist flying the plane I'm on, that's for sure! But don't forget, part of your strength as a pilot is that you make the decision when you have to, even if you can't dot every i and cross every t before implementing it (see how I cleverly worked writing in??) That said, I'm so glad you caught those needed changes. Now you can send it off, and let it fly. Can't wait!!ReplyDelete
Thanks Linda... It's officially off for the second time. Everything dotted and crossed. She's flying now. Wait until you see it. :)Delete
I still can't even imagine trying to write a book! Must be a great feeling! Are you going sledding too?ReplyDelete
Hi Daniel, watching the snow fall. I think you can imagine many things. I have two surprises in my book for you! Thanks for all your help.Delete