• It is said that good things come to those who wait. I believe that good things come to those who work. - Wilt Chamberlain
  • A professional writer is an amateur who didn't quit. - Richard Bach
  • You don't find time to write. You make time. It's my job. - Nora Roberts
  • Each morning we are born again. What we do today is what matters most. - Buddha
  • Luck is when an opportunity comes along and you're prepared for it. - Denzel Washington
  • I can accept failure, but I can't accept not trying. - Michael Jordan

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Lots of Good Things

On the heels of not finaling in RWA's Golden Heart Contest, I've received some pretty great news:

1) Harlequin Medical Romance liked the first three chapters of Love, Hospital Style. They requested the full......after I make some major revisions.

2) An agent e-mailed me that she'd like to discuss representation. I'm still waiting for her call, which feeds my fear that maybe she mistook me for someone else. But I'm enjoying the anticipation none the less.

3) I received notification that my entry finaled in the URWA Great Beginnings Contest!

I'm sharing this, not to gloat or stroke my ego, but so you all can see that good things can happen when you least expect them, so don't give up hope! And if nothing comes of any of it, now that I've had a taste of the positive, I'll work even harder for more.

Happy Passover and Easter to all! I'm off to spend some quality time with my family.


  1. That's fantastic news! Like I said, just choose not to do "disappointment" -- it's a waste of energy. I think you're on your way....

    Now get to work on those revisions!!!!

  2. ... and I sure hope this wasn't an April Fool's post ...

  3. Thanks, John! I hope so. Do you know that when I reviewed my post and noticed the date I thought about going back in to clarify that this is NOT an April Fool's post? But then I thought, nah, no one would think that. And here you are....first comment. At least now we've cleared it up for everyone else!!!

  4. Congratulations to you my dear friend....All good things coming your way!!!! The many hours of hard work and lack of sleep are beginning to pay dividends. Walk with a swagger today!!!

  5. Fabulous news times three! I am so happy for you! And the praise from the editor is highly unusual. They don't hand out kudos unless they're truly well-deserved. You wowwed them!

    Congrats, Wendy! :)

  6. Thats great news Wendy!!!!!

  7. Lets celebrate the good news!!! Don't start without me!!

  8. Wow. Fabulous, exciting news. You go girl!

  9. Hi, Dale! I'm afraid if I swagga I'll put my back out!

    Thanks, Regina, Liz, and Terri! I'm hopeful that soon, good news will find all of you, too

    It isn't a celebration without you, Phil. (You domestic god!) And even if it is a little early for celebrating, I'll never pass up an opportunity for a fun time. See you and the lovely Mrs. tomorrow!