Monday, May 18, 2009

First writing contract!

Last week, I was at the Colorado Christian Writer's Conference. It was located in Estes Park - right in the Rocky Mountains. This was the view from our room.

I called my husband one night and he told me that I received a contract from Highlights for Children!! This will be my first published piece. Whoooohooooo. I am very excited, to say the least. I don't know the actual publishing date yet.

Other good news that happened there: an agent told me to submit my young adult novel to him when it was finished; an author/speaker is going to get me in contact with a magazine editor for a young adult fiction article I wrote; and another author thinks the biography I wrote will go over well with kids. I had seven appointments with either authors, editors, or agents.

Each evening, 5 elk walked right past us as they grazed. I took their picture and then sat in my car to check my email. I looked up and one of the bull elks had walked right between my car and the next! By the time I got my camera, it was in front of my car.

I didn't get home until 12:30am this morning. I spent the day catching up on the 80+ emails I had, trying to figure out how to interface a new twitter account and my Facebook account, unsuccessfully trying to change my website - in between all that, I drove 2 hours round trip to get a new tractor seat for my husband. It's been a long day.


part of Psalm 23: "He [the Lord] restores my soul..."

2 comments:

Cynthia Reeg said...

Congrats on your contract from HIGHLIGHTS!
I had a poem published in their November issue. They did such a wonderful job finding a great illustrator for the poem. And it was posted online as well. Perhaps they'll do that with your article too.

www.cynthiareeg.com

Patricia said...

Hopefully they will (post it online as well). I don't know the publication date yet.

Congrats on YOUR Highlights poem!

Patricia