We’ve all got goals. Some are short term ones, like…”I’d like to get to the gym today”. Some are long term ones, like…”I’ve always wanted to see the Pacific Ocean”.
I had a goal, and it was to be published in a Chicken Soup for the Soul book. So way back last October, I submitted an article on their website for a book subtitled “Overcoming Obstacles”. And then I waited. And waited.
They don’t send out rejection letters. If I was not contacted by March, I could take the material back because they wouldn’t use it. But as luck would have it, my contact information had changed as of the new year. I wasn’t on Evangelize to Me anymore, and I wanted to use my maiden name for writing credits. Hmmm… I know! I’ll write and tell them, and maybe they’ll let me know what’s going on.
I found out that the subtitle had changed. It was now “Find Your Inner Strength”, and a call had gone out for more submissions. The new contact date was in August. Uh oh. I guess that means what they have stinks. Darn it! Oh well. There will be other times, it’s okay. Sniff, sniff.
Cut to my living room eight months later, and I’m absent-mindedly spinning through my email account, and I see an email from Chicken Soup. My essay is in the final round of cuts. They are going to send me the edited version of the essay for my okay.
WHAAAAAAA???? Final cut? I didn’t know I was in the first one, much less than the last one. What a crazy thing! I was so happy, I shoved my iPAD under my husbands nose. “LOOK!!” It was an answer to a prayer when I got the word that I’d be published.
I would love for you to share my joy. It’s always a cause for celebration when a goal is reached. I am offering two copies of the book for a Give Away. So what do you have to do to enter? Just make a comment!
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I’ll keep this page up all week, and draw two names out of a hat (or whatever I can find around here!). I’ll announce the winners on Saturday, November first. Thank you for helping me celebrate!
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