Wednesday, January 31, 2007

First Sale!!!!

Angie has been kind enough to let me switch posting days with her this week because I have some news to share....

I got THE CALL!!!!

Tuesday afternoon I found "Harlequin Books" on my caller ID and actually screeched out loud! I had a message to call the editor (which I did after taking a few minutes to calm down and to slow my speeding heart). She told me the words that for the last 10 years I've been dreaming of hearing : "The is a good news call. We'd like to offer you a contract on Michael's Surrender."

Wow. This has been a "pinch me" day. It's been so fun to share the excitement with everyone--especially those who've helped me along the way like my critique partners and family and friends (writer friends and otherwise). I can't wait to tell my Bible study ladies, because they've been praying for this for years! :)

What's most amazing is the timing on this sale. I know God has some sort of plan, because this sale came in His good time. I've been praying for years to sell to help add to the family income, and 2007 was the year that it came down to having to get an outside job for us to meet our budget. Of course, I think there's probably more to God's plan than that, things that I may never know on this side of heaven.

Whatever God's reasoning, the time has arrived. And I'm ready for the fun, the challenge, the hard work. Who knows? Maybe I wouldn't have been ready a couple of years ago when I first submitted this story. God has been doing a lot of work in my life these last few years.

Isn't it nice that God knows what He's doing? :)

P.S. More details on my personal blog later!


  1. Missy, I am just so excited for you! I'm excited beyond words so here's a virtual hug I'm sending through this comment! The story sounds so good and I can't wait to read it. Praise God for your First Sale!!!

  2. Chocolate and hugs for everyone. We're so proud of you, Missy. You're our inspiration.
    You go girl!

  3. Thanks, ladies!! I told another friend that I love that no-fat, no calorie cyberchocolate. ;)

  4. Missy,

    After ten long years, I know it feels like God's timing. And you must have wondered a million times, when will it happen? Congratulations!!! It finally happened.


  5. I am so excited your vision is coming to fruition. Now we have the lead goose. We'll all fly together and be pulled along in the vacuum your wings create! Whoohoo! And yes, it is because of God's timing:-)

  6. Missy!!!!

    Yahooooo!!!!!!!!!! I'm still SO VERY EXCITED for you, my friend. So excited.