Thank you for sharing in my joy!

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Wow! And a backwards Wow, as my friend Amy put it!

I’m so humbled and touched by the comments you left on my From Dream to Reality post. Just before I prepared to go public, my friend Keli warned me to prepare for the congratulations that would come pouring in. Oh. My. Goodness. I had no idea.

I allowed your comments to wash over me as I showered in the blessings of God’s goodness and grace.

What touched me the most were the comments from writers still waiting for “the call” who said my post inspired them to keep going, even during those tough times.

Writing can seem so solitary. I understand the frustrations and discouragements when it seems like friends and writing colleagues all around you are getting agents, getting book contracts, and you’re still waiting in line for your turn.

Let me promise you–you’re not alone.

You’re not the only writer out there who’s still waiting.

You’re not the only writer out there.

Reach out to others who are in a similar situation. Pray for one another. Encourage one another. Celebrate with one another. That’s what the MBT Ponderers do for each other!

And if you still feel alone, e-mail me. I will pray for you. I will encourage you. I will celebrate with you!

Celebrations aren’t limited to agent representations or book contracts. Celebrate those milestones along the way.

Getting a book contract doesn’t mean I’ve arrived. No, it just means I have a new road to travel.

Thank you for sharing in my joy. I look forward to each new adventure God brings

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  1. Wendy Paine Miller

    What an encouraging post! See, this is why you are soooo cool! And forget email, heck yeah, I'll ask for prayer. πŸ˜‰

    Thanks for this!
    ~ Wendy

  2. Jessica R. Patch

    What a wonderful post! You are one of the SWEETEST people I've met online, and you truly are blessed with the gift of encouragement! Have a great weekend. You'll have to post how you celebrated! πŸ™‚

  3. Katie Ganshert

    Love this post, Lisa. SO encouraging! And you are SO SO SO right! We don't have to wait to celebrate until we get an agent or a contract.

    There are SO many amazing things to celebrate while we travel this journey. In fact…you've just inspired a post that I must go write right now. I'll make sure to link back to this one as my source of inspiration.

    You rock!

  4. Jill Kemerer

    I love your thought that you're on a new road to travel. So true! I'm still giddy for you, and I've never met you! I just know how exciting it is to want something for so long. Yay, you!!

  5. Tana Adams

    I hope you share the details of the rest of your journey. I'm looking up to you as a mentor. πŸ™‚

  6. Christine

    Thank you, Lisa, for all you do to encourage others. You are a true blessing!