Whew! I think I’m finally catching my breath!
Let me catch you up with what’s been going on…
WAY back in August, Rachel Burkot, assistant editor at Love Inspired, was a guest on Seekerville.
You can read about her visit here:
If you read down to the bottom of the post, you may notice that the wonderful ladies of Seekerville launched a contest that day – the “Love Inspired Read-Me Contest”. It was one of those surprise contests Seekerville does so well, and
wonder of wonders,
I was prepared!
I had three chapters of my story done
(in fact, I had the whole thing, well, mostly done),
and I had a synopsis written.
We had 24 hours to submit our stuff.
And I won.
MY FIRST CONTEST!!!
I was thrilled :)
But then Rachel Burkot asked me to send her my full manuscript :) and I was thrilled again.
And then she asked for revisions :) and I was thrilled again!
there’s an interesting thing about the publishing business.
The author is just one little cog in a huge machine. I sent my revised manuscript to Rachel in December, and waited. And waited.
I’m glad I already knew about being a little cog. The machine was working away, but I couldn’t see what was going on.
I wondered if Rachel had found it in her inbox,
I wondered if she had sent it on to a Senior Editor,
I wondered if I should revise it again while I waited…
But I took the advice of the Seekervillians again and started on my next book…
Flash forward to April.
Out of the blue (seemingly to me) Rachel Burkot emailed me, asking for a proposal and a longer synopsis!
In early May my wonderful agent called with the good news that Love Inspired was offering a contract!
And another revision letter.
I was more than thrilled.
Maniacal laughing thrilled!
Balloons and fireworks thrilled!!
Roll on the floor and bark out loud thrilled!!!
A forty-five year dream come true :) and…
a promise kept…