February 21, 2011
I just clicked “send” and prayerfully bid farewell to my completed manuscript and book proposal as it whisked away in cyberspace to my contact at D.C. Jacobson (the literary agent I would like to have represent my book). I should hear back within 4-6 weeks.
Part of me would love to hear back from them tomorrow, but in reality the wait offers a nice down time to my writing.
Part of me would love to know how many hours I put into the words that comprised that document, but maybe it is better that I don’t.
Part of me hopes for a “yes” while I logically set myself up for the possible “no.”
Part of me stands in awe at the published authors who have walked this road before me and I find myself even more impressed at the process that is involved in writing something truly great.
Regardless of where this ends, I want to thank those of you who have been so supportive along the way. I couldn’t have done it without you.
P.S. the Women of Faith Writing contest that I entered last month did not chose my manuscript as one of the 30 finalists. While disappointed, I was not particularly surprised because I felt that the topic of my book (grief) was likely to narrow for their general audience. However, Angela Gifford, our very own Mom 4 Life customer service assistant has been working on a book of her own for the past several years and also entered the contest. Her manuscript, Never Go Hungry Again, which addresses our need to stay spiritually nourished and ways to do that as busy moms, did catch the judges attention and is one of the 30 finalists! Results to the Women of Faith writing contest will be announced on March 1 (we are rooting for you Angela)!
P.S.S. I won’t be posting much this week because we are doing a back-end transfer of our blog host and during the transfer we can’t make updates to the blog. Provided all goes smoothly, I will see you back here this Friday for our next weekly giveaway. If we run into problems the giveaway will be postponed until the following week.
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