|Please Don't Quit So Soon!|
After weeks of interviewing Delbert, writing, rewriting, and revising, my story was complete. I submitted it to Chicken Soup, and they accepted it. I signed a contract. I think my husband and I even went out to dinner--my favorite sport--to celebrate.
Eight years went by. I never heard back from Chicken Soup. I wrote to them and they told me they'd not published the book for men, that I was free to send the story elsewhere. I sent it to Guideposts, and they published it in their Extraordinary Answers to Prayer anthology.
|My story, "I Told You So," finally appeared in this Guideposts book eight years after I wrote it!|
Then recently a dear friend encouraged me to send another story. "Okay," I sighed, "just one more can't hurt." And, you guessed it, they bought it! It will appear in their book Devotions for Wives this September, and is titled, Our Personal SOS.
I'm elated that Chicken Soup finally bought one of my stories, and I'm tickled that I finally discovered the style of writing that best suits them. But more than that, I'm happy I didn't give up.
|What a great feeling when you persevere and your dream comes true|
P.S. The Winner of our book giveaway of God, Me, and Sweet Ice Tea by Rose Johnson is Rhonda Schrock from Grounds for Insanity, a warm, funny, and encouraging blog I hope you'll frequent. Congratulaions, Rhonda! Thanks to all who commented and entered the drawing.