Giving Thanks

“When we give cheerfully and accept gratefully, everyone is blessed.”

– Maya Angelou


I am so incredibly grateful and feel so blessed!  I had the most amazingly wonderful day yesterday!  First thing in the morning, I woke up to an email from my agent, Owen Burnham.  He wrote to tell me that he has two publishers interested in publishing my book, A Woman’s Guide to Transformation!  He and I will discuss the contracts and decide on the best publisher soon.  I will have a contract and a publisher before the end of the year.  What an awesome way to start the day! Especially wonderful because yesterday was the day that I hosted our annual Thanksgiving Celebration here in NZ.  I had 25 friends over for a sit down dinner, turkey and all the trimmings, sitting outside by the stream, under our spectacular Pohutukawa Tree.  A glorious setting to celebrate life and express our gratitude.  We did a Gratitude Circle first with everyone contributing (we even had Jeff in the circle via Skype!) and I was able to announce to my close friends that my agent has found me a publisher.  What a fantastic way to share my news.  It was a beautiful afternoon and evening.  I felt so loved and so grateful.  Truly a day to be thankful.

This video clip is especially fitting, titled simply: Gratitude.  Enjoy!

 

 

Please share what you are grateful for this year.  I would love to hear your stories.  And as always, thank you for stopping by, I appreciate it.

 

 

 

Keep on Keeping on!

“Don’t give up before the miracle happens.”

– Fannie Flagg


Today I have a short post.  Short but oh so very Sweet!

I have just signed a contract with a literary agent to represent me!  This is a huge step toward getting my book, A Woman’s Guide to Transformation, published.

This has been a huge process.  I started looking for a literary agent well over a year ago.  Let me assure you that writing the book was a piece of cake compared to finding an agent in this new, hugely competitive publishing environment.  The process requires an incredibly thick skin and tenacity beyond words.

There were many times that I considered giving up my dream and going the “easier” route of a digital book.  But my dream, top of my bucket list was to be published in the traditonal sense, with a hard copy of my book in my hand.  It is a long process, and I’m not published yet, but having a supportive agent is a massive step in that direction.

Thank you Owen Burnham!  (My new wonderful, supportive enthusiastic agent!) Please visit him at his website. And if you are an author looking for an enthusiastic agent, please take the time to send Owen a note.

I’m going to close with an appropriate song by an artist I have always liked.  Curtis Mayfield encouraging us to Keep on Keeping on!

 

 

Please write and let me know how you keep on keeping on.  And as always, thank you for taking the time to visit, I appreciate it.