Friday, February 13, 2009

God Is So Good

It has happened. It was a long time coming. At least in MY time frame. But God, in all His goodness and grace, blessed me with a sale of my historicals. And not just with any publisher, but with Harvest House. Why is that such a big deal? Well, I'll give you the short version of this story.

It was only after reading several stories by Lori Wick that I determined I could write a story. She, or better, her stories inspired me. I was sure I could do it. So after formulating a plot and carrying the story around in my head for a year, I finally sat down and started my first story. When that one was finished, I started another, and then another. I had no clue what I was doing. Didn't know a thing about writing rules. I just wrote the stories that kept taking over my mind.

Then I joined ACFW and one of their critique groups. With the help of the ladies in that group, I learned the writing rules, went back to my stories, and applied those rules. After years of work and patience, those stories have now sold. A dream come true.

For those of you who don't know, Lori Wick is published by Harvest House. Isn't that amazing? Talk about a dream coming full circle. To this day, I still stand in awe of how God works. His ways are perfect. Don't ever stop dreaming, and never give up.

A big thank you to my Lord and also to the editors at Harvest House, who believe in these stories. I am thrilled and honored to be working with this publishing house, and I am humbled by God's graciousness. Praise God! And thank You so much.