"If you write FOR a particular market or FOR a particular editor you will often miss the mark. But if you write because your fingers have danced across the keyboard, because a character has tapped you on the shoulder, because a story has settled in your heart, then even if you never sell it you have done the work you were meant to do. And sometime, dear readers, real magic happens." Jane Yolen

3/13/13

My News (In Case You Didn't Hear... :)

Excuse me if this is a repeat for some of you (cuz I posted this all over Facebook and Twitter, and on the FaithWriters boards, and in an email), but I just HAVE TO make sure everybody knows my EXCITING news.

Many of you know I've been working on my  nonfiction book about God's work in our family for several years - and that I submitted it to the One Hope Nonfiction Contest at Write Integrity Press.

Well, yesterday, they announced that I WON THE CONTEST!

I still have some work to do on the manuscript, but, God willing, it looks like my book is gonna be PUBLISHED!

I'm totally twitterpated (LOVE that word - that has nothing to do with Twitter LOL), and amazingly thankful for all of YOU, my blog readers/friends/encouragers/rear kickers/cheerleaders. I never could have gotten this far without you. (and I'm not gonna make it to the end without ya either - so don't stop now! ;))

Okay - now to get BACK TO WORK :)

 
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12 comments:

  1. Woohoo! Congrats Joanne!

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    1. Thanks, Wanda - for your congrats, AND your support :)

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  2. Rejoicing with you, my sweet friend! I can't wait to hold the book in hands! Hugs!!

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    1. You and me both ;) Thank you, dear Rita!

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  3. AHHH! I am SO excited for you Joanne!!! Congratulations. So beautiful to see your hard work rewarded with such an awesome gift from Him. Cannot wait to read YOUR book! <3

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    1. Thanks, Christy! It's an amazing feeling - and I thank YOU for being such an encourager for me, and a special bloggy/Exemp friend :)(Oh, and for reading my post LOL)

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    2. I always read your posts...I just don't have a lot of time to comment. :) Know that I think of you often! <3

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    3. I SO appreciate that, Christy. Really :) Thanks!

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  4. That is very, VERY exciting, Joanne. I don't "follow" you on the other sites, so it is NEWS - and GREAT news at that!

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    1. Thanks, Rebecca! Exciting here too :) Thanks for stopping by!

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  5. That's absolutely fantastic, Joanne! I am happy dancing along with you!!! Blessings, Helen.

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    1. Thanks so much, Helen! Loving this happy dancing party :)

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