Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Dreams really do come true.

Sometimes we hold our dreams close, deep in our hearts, and wish with all our might for them to come true. For writers, getting published is our biggest dream. One I got to realize this week.

I've been offered a publishing contract and my manuscript will become a book. It still seems unreal no matter how many times I say it in my head, to my friends, or on a blog.

As I was reading the email with the good news a small part of me was whispering; now what do you dream of? Because, although we dream often and dream big, a little part inside worries it will never come true. I've been dreaming, and hoping, and working since I was 20 years old to publish a book. I won't tell you how many years that is. LOL

So, this wonderful editor sends me a wonderful email and in just a few short words makes all my dreams come true. I wish I could hug her and I hope she realizes what her note meant to me.

So, when one dream comes true what do you dream of next?

Jill James
http://www.jilljameswrites.com/

20 comments:

Natasha Moore said...

Yay, Jill! Congrats!

Keep dreaming!

Terry Spear/Terry Lee Wilde said...

Congratulations, Jill! What do you dream of next? The sequel and tons more! :) Keep on writing!

Mona Risk said...

CONGRATULATIONS Jill. Yes it is an incredible feeling to finally receive a contract. We keep wondering if it's true until we hold our first book in our hands. I kept my first book next to me all day long. I have the bookcover framed on the wall. I wish you many more happy dreams Jill.

Jennifer Faye said...

Huge congrats!!! Doing the snoopy dance for you. That's so wonderful.

Will you share any of the details with us such as the title and publishing house??? Curious minds want to know. *G*

Denise said...

Major Congrats! I'm so happy for you.

Lee said...

Congrats!!!! I'm so proud of you I know how hard you worked for this..

Jill James said...

Thank you everyone for such wonderful, happy wishes. Yes, I will share details on FTH loop and on my own blog/website as each step of the process happens. I wrote this post last night and didn't want to say any details until I mailed the contract this morning. I'll probable write a big note on the FTH loop later today.

Maree Anderson said...

Woohoo! Congratulations, Jill -- that's just fabulous!!! Looking forward to hearing all about it *VBG*

Sheila Tenold said...

Jill,

Fantastic News!!! Congratulations!!

What a way to start the month...I'm thrilled and so happy for you. You reached your dream!

Big Hugs,
Sheila

Paisley Kirkpatrick said...

Isn't it pure joy to have a dream come true!? I am so happy for you. My publishing dream hasn't come true yet, but I've had lots of dreams that have. What do you dream of next - it will come to you. I always told my children not to bother with the little things. Always dream for the moon. Sounds like you just got your piece of the moon. Go you!!!!

Cai said...

Great news, Jill! Congratulations! :) It's always a thrill when a dream comes true.

Sandy James said...

Congratulations, Jill!! VERY happy for you!!!

Joanne said...

Fabulous news, Jill. Sincere congratulations!

Jill James said...

Thank you EVERYONE for such warm wishes. The contract is now mailed off, so ---I signed the contract for Tempting Adam, a contemporary romance, with The Wild Rose Press. I am thrilled beyond words. Thank you, everyone.

Helen Scott Taylor said...

Congratulations, Jill. I always find when I achieve one dream I naturally move on to wanting a bigger dream. It's like climbing a mountain, you reach the peak only to find there is another higher peak in the distance waiting to be climbed.

Ami said...

Wow! Many congrats, Jill! That's wonderful. Can't wait to see the deets. :)

Dawn Marie Hamilton said...

Congrats! Wonderful news, Jill. Enjoy!

Carolyn Hughey said...

Congratulations!!! Yipeeeeeeee. I'm so thrilled for you.

So what do you dream about? Another book, a bigger advance, NYT Best Seller. :-) You keep 'em coming, Jill! Enjoy the excitement. It never, never gets old.

Jodi Lynn Copeland said...

Wonderful news, Jill, and a feeling that never dies. Off to the FTHRW page to see if you've shared the details yet.

Congrats!!

Jill James said...

Thank you everyone so much. I'll now dream of that NYT Bestseller list. :)