Sunday, April 26, 2009

First Book Contract


As you can see, I didn't post a motivational quote this week. That's because I'm hoping that this will serve as enough motivation for you to get writing.

In December of last year, I submitted a manuscript to a children's publisher for a Christian picture book idea. It was a publisher I was familiar with and I knew some of the authors who had worked with them, so I felt safe sending it along.

The publisher requested some edits, which I sent along when they were ready. Last week I received a book contract from Guardian Angel Publishing for The Little Shepherd Boy.

I know I say this all the time, but my story is just another reminder of how true it is.

You have the power to make your dreams come true. Use it!

Don't let self-doubt, fear of failure, fear of success or any other obstacle stand in your way. You have what it takes to make your writing dreams happen. All you have to do, is choose the dream.

4 comments:

Sandra said...

I doubt myself most of the time. I'm afraid most of the time. Fighting this uses energy of mine that I'd rather I put to other uses, but I keep fighting.

I am so happy for your success! I pray someday success will be mine.

Hugs,
Sandra

Cheryl said...

Thanks Sandra. I'm sure your time will come too. Keep up the fight!

Cheryl

Serena said...

Congrats!

The Book Chook said...

So interesting that you should mention fear of success. It sounds so strange, but it is a very real fear.

Thank you for the pep talk!