Hey Good People,
I pray this message finds you in good spirits.
Many of you know I have been pursuing a writing career for many years now. Though many authors are making a success out of self-publishing their stories, it has always been in my heart to go the traditional route (though nothing about me is traditional). After receiving numerous rejections, self-publishing began to pique my interest, but my heart spoke up and I continued my search for an agent.
September of last year, shortly after starting esthetics school, I signed up for an online writing conference. I wasn’t big on attending because of schoolwork, but when I heard a certain agent would be accepting queries, I decided to go ahead and participate. Let me backtrack for just a second and say I had made a decision to not query any agents while I was in school. I wanted my education to be my first priority. However, I could not let the opportunity of pitching my dream agent slip away. So I sent it with the prayer of “God, if this is your will, let it be”.
A few days after the conference ended, I received an email from this agent requesting I send my complete manuscript and synopsis. Oh what joy! Once again, I sent the material with God’s will being my prayer. I also came across a picture of the agent on the internet, printed it out and put it up on my vision board with the words “my agent 3/08” written on it. I wanted to be signed by March because I would only have a few weeks left of school and would be able to devote more time to writing.
Not only had March rolled around with me not hearing anything, it also passed without a word. Needless to say, I began having doubts and was tempted to remove the agent’s picture from my vision board while I queried other agents. My hope was depleting, quickly. During this time, another agency expressed interest. Exactly a week later, I received a call from my dream agent. We talked for over an hour and two months later, I am signed with the agency.
I share this with you because you are a part of my dream becoming reality. Whether you’ve read my writing, asked about it, sat down with me as I wrote, or even sacrificed spending time with me due to my commitment of getting my story out, I want to say thank you! I truly appreciate any part you have played in my success. My novel is not published yet, but I am one step closer.
From the bottom of my heart I thank you. I could not have done it without you.
Before I end this, I want to encourage you to never lose sight of your vision. No matter what your situation looks like, no matter what obstacles may arise, keep your vision in the forefront of everything you do and watch your dreams become reality. It may not happen today, may not happen tomorrow. If anything, let my testimony assure you that it WILL happen.
In everything give thanks.