Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Taking the time to celebrate...

On Scribble Chicks, we often post about the craft of writing, how to handle the fears and insecurities that go with pursuing a writing a career, and the like. We discusses finances and challenges and how to handle bad reviews or harsh critiques or the people who discourage us from our dreams.

But rarely do we just sit back and celebrate being a writer, and that's what I want to do today!

First piece of good news - I finished my YA novel (Addison Blakely - Confessions of a PK, Barbour Books, January 2012) a MONTH before my deadline! YAY!!!!!! Talk about celebrating. This was a big deal to me as you all know how many other responsibilities I've been juggling as of late. Right now, I'm finishing up my final read-through and getting it to my agent to review ASAP. Then we'll turn it in to my editor about 2 weeks before deadline. That was my goal, as I wanted to make a good impression. :) I'm so excited! Then its time to immediately jump into writing my new contract for Love Inspired, a photographer story releasing April 2012 called HER FAMILY WISH.

Second piece of good news - my August 2011 Love Inspired release, FIREMAN DAD, is now up for pre-order on Amazon! I hope some of you will order it now, then be happily surprised when you get your book in the mail in early August after having forgotten you did so. hehe. ;) You can also see the cover on Amazon, which I posted for you below.

What do you think?? :)

Let's celebrate today! Not just me, but you too! What goals have you reached lately? What progess have you made? What block have you pushed past?

We deserve a little feel-good today, I think!


  1. Yay you!! Good job on everything! This is God honoring your hard work. What's your Fireman Dad book about?? LOVE the cover!

    Oh, and about achievements - well, let's see, I have made our place presentable for almost 2 weeks now. That's gotta be a record! Especially while watching 2 kids 2 and under for one of those week (which actually became an incentive to clean up :).

  2. Yay, I can't wait to read both of them!! & do like the covers
    Well, you know being stuck earlier this week- i pushed past that today :)
    & I've been thankful latily just when I write 5-6 days a week!

  3. Yay for all the good news! Great job ladies!! :)

    Anne, this novel is about a single mom (event planner) and a fireman. The full blurb is on my website under my Book page.