Wednesday, April 1, 2015

#IWSG April 2015: When Something Good Happens


Butter melting on a huge bowl of popcorn... 


Ice cream on a hot summer's day... 


Your favorite chocolates... 

 
Good news is like that, packaged in the yummiest of flavors just for you. It is meant to awaken the most wonderful feelings of happiness lying dormant within you for a long time. It is meant to be shared so that the good tidings will influence things for others, serving as a token of good luck, allowing them to receive their own good news.



For the group posting for this month's IWSG post, I'd like to focus on something good that had happened instead of the few rejections I've received lately.

You see, one of my manuscripts, written for children, was accepted on its first submission to a book publisher! I received the email last March 19, 2015. This is the same publisher I told you about before who asked for samples of my work. I sent some samples and wrote a new story for them, for a different age group, and they liked it! Yay! So happy!

What about you? What's your good news?

Any insecurities for this month?

Are you joining this month's A to Z Challenge? If so, good luck! I'll probably join it again next year. 

Off to visit the IWSG host, Alex J Cavanaugh, the co-hosts for this month (Suzanne Furness, Tonja Drecker, Toi Thomas, Rachna Chhabria, Fundy Blue, and Donna Hole) and the other members. I'll see you next post. And please don't be shy if you are itching to leave a comment below. :-) Here's a HUGE and warm virtual *HUG*!

20 comments:

Suzanne Furness said...

Wow congratulations! Love to hear some good news.

Best wishes
Suzanne (IWSG co-host)

SittieCates said...

Thanks, Suzanne!

emaginette said...

Sorry I got nothing like that. All I can say is I'm up to my elbows working on a WIP--still, again, etc. :-)

Here's my link if you'd like to drop by :-)

Anna from Elements of Writing

SittieCates said...

I already did, Anna. :-) Thanks for taking the time to drop by.

Michelle Wallace said...

Sittie, that is the sweetest, yummiest news I've heard for the day!
I'm so happy for you!
Congratulations!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Congratulations on the book deal! That is awesome.

Toinette Thomas said...

Congratulations! Sometimes it’s just nice to hear some good news even if it’s not about you. I hope all goes well with your publication process. Maybe we’ll cross paths next year as we both take on the challenge.

Toinette Thomas said...

Congratulations! Sometimes it’s just nice to hear some good news even if it’s not about you. I hope all goes well with your publication process. Maybe we’ll cross paths next year as we both take on the challenge.

Patricia Lynne said...

Congrats on the wonderful news. I hope more is to come.

M.R. R. said...

That's great news.

Fundy Blue said...

You are killing me with those goodie images, SC! I'd have been finished if you had included a glass of red wine! Congratulations on your wonderful news, and thanks for sharing you happiness and accomplishment! Way to go! Enjoy the rest of your day!

Diane Burton said...

The popcorn pic made me drool. LOL Congrats on your story. Sending cyber wishes for success.

Christine Rains said...

Yay! Congratulations! :) Now I'm really hungry for some reason. Hehehe.

olgagodim said...

Congratulations! Great news. I also got good news recently. My novel Eagle En Garde won the 2015 EPIC eBook Award in the fantasy category.

Mary Aalgaard said...

That's wonderful. Congratulations! I also like writing for kids. They are a great audience.
Play off the Page

T. Drecker said...

Congratulations!!! That's terrific, and enjoy the high. Oh...and those food pictures are so mean - now, I'm hungry ;)

Stephanie Faris said...

YAY! Congratulations!!! I just typed "The End" on the second book in my chapter book series...which is due April 15. My agent's on maternity leave, though, and doesn't realize I have this deadline, so I'm going to have to nudge her in a few days and say, "Do you want to submit this or do you want me to?"

annehiga.com said...

Sittie,
Congratulations! Thanks for sharing the encouraging positivity.
Anne

SittieCates said...

@Michelle Wallace: Thank you, Michelle!

Oh, feel free to grab any of the goodies pictured above. It's for everyone! :-)

@Alex J Cavanaugh: Hello, Alex! Thanks! I wouldn't have persevered if not for the support of the group. Thanks a million!

@Toinette Thomas: Thanks, Toinette! Yes, I hope to see you next year for the challenge.

@Patricia Lynne: Thank you, Patricia! Oh, I do hope so. I hope the other manuscripts would also find their own rightful homes.

@M.R.R.: Thank you, M.R.R.!

@Fundy Blue: LOL! Perhaps, next time. Actually, I was thinking of adding a cup of coffee, a mug of hot chocolate and cup of tea, and let everyone take their pick on what they prefer. I forgot about the glass of wine for those who love that. :-)

@Diane Burton: LOL! Go ahead, Diane, and get a handful. There's more from where that came from. :-) Thanks for the cyber wishes!

@Christine Rains: Thanks, Christine!

I know the feeling. Feel free to get some. :-)

And thank you so much for visiting!

@olgagodim: Oh wow! That is super! Congratulations, olgagodim! That is great news indeed!

@Mary Aalgaard: Yes, they are. And thank you so much, Mary!

@T. Drecker: Thank you, T!

LOL. Everyone's hungry. Go ahead and get some. :-)


@Stephanie Faris: Thanks!

Gosh! A second book. Way to go! I hope you reach that deadline, Stephanie.

@annehiga: Thank you, Anne!

cleemckenzie said...

You have cause to celebrate, and you've done a great job with all those delicious edibles! Congrats.

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