Thursday, February 10, 2011

Hair and Writing...not necessarily in that order

Okay, lots of new and exciting things happening!  Well, I have an agent now! Her name is Liz Jote’ of Objective Entertainment.  Things were actually finalized this past December and I’m overjoyed to be working with her—she truly ‘gets’ my writing and has really brought my novel to greater heights.  Typically, when it comes to stuff like this, I’m a realist.  My head is not usually in the clouds but I’ve got a feeling about things this time.  Keep your fingers crossed for me and if you’re not overtly opposed, whisper a few prayers on my behalf.   For more info on my writing, visit my official author website  Let me know what you think about it!

On another note…I’ve ditched my chemically processed hair for a new and improved version of my hair.   

Yes, I’ve cut it all off.  Not exactly Sinead O’Conner-esque, but darn close!  If you’ve ever known anyone with relaxed hair, or have it yourself, you might know that relaxed hair cannot be undone.  It’s not extremely versatile and it can be quite fragile.  I really wanted to embrace my hair the way it grows out of my head so I decided not to transition, but to just rid myself completely of the relaxed hair so that my true texture can shine through.  I’m thoroughly enjoying the feeling of wash and go hair, as well as getting to know my hair as God intended it to be.  I can’t wait until my twa (teeny weeny afro) has grown into the lioness’ mane that is sure to come.  Just this afternoon I ran out to get some Jojoba oil and other hair products.  (Shh! I’m a product junkie! Yikes)  It’s only been about a week and half and I’ve littered my bathroom sink with product after product after product trying to find my holy grail system.

And because I’m the Queen of snapshots, here are a few pics of my new ‘do!

More on hair later….

And this is the look I'm going for...that girl in the middle, she's my little sister.  Her hair rocks. 
The other women are (from left to right), my mom, Stephanie (my older sister),
Lori (younger sis), Kenya (my 12 year old niece), Angie (my other older sister), and Moi!
This is a picture of me, two of my sisters (my father's children), and my dad.  I was the only one left that had chemically processed hair.  Now, I've taken the plunge.  Conley girls unite!


Pam Harris said...

OMG, I LOVE your hair! You're so brave. I'm thinking about taking that leap, too, because my hair has been so damaged from relaxers--just waiting for the weather to get warmer. :) And congrats on securing an agent!!

Crystal said...

Yes, you are one brave lady, Nicie! Congrats on the new 'do (looks really cool on you!) and the new agent! :)

Funbi said...

CONGRATS on the cut and the new agent!! You look great!!
May God continue to less and prosper you!

Sciencegirl007 said...

Thanks guys!! It was so hard to chop it off but it feels so liberating now that I can't believe I didn't do it sooner!!