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.

18 comments:

Susan Page Davis said...

Congratulations, Janelle! We're all proud of you and rejoicing with you.

Elizabeth Ludwig said...

So very happy for you, Janelle, and so very proud that you give God the glory for all He has done.

Edna said...

I love historical books and would love to win one of your if you have a contest going on. I have not read anything that you have written as yet, there are so many new writters it is hard for me to be able to afford many books as I am a retired lady,

May God Bless

Gloria said...

Janelle -- wow!! I've just been reading some of your blogs -- blogging, for me, is part of maintaining my sanity :)
Congratulations on the books. I will have to go buy one of them. Titles?

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