Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Jumping into the Meme: Letter C

I've decided to jump into Patty Wysong's meme, a 2 z: Take 2. The meme works like this: we post a topic that begins with C and then link back to our posts at Patty's place. If you'd like to join in, feel free!

I have the perfect word for the letter C this week: Contract! I signed my Contract with Kregel Publishers this past weekend! Kregel signed me to write a three book Amish fiction series. I am very excited, but I have to admit, I'm a bit scared, too.

The responsibility of writing well, and on time, is a Challenge, but I know I can rely on the Lord to aid me. What a Comfort to know He will guide me and provide me with all I need to accomplish the goals. Psalm 37:5 says this:

Commit your way to the LORD; trust in him, and he will act.

So...for the next three years, I will have projects to work on, standards to meet, and deadlines to reach. I'm up for the Challenge and looking forward to fulfilling the terms of the Contract. And even more than that, I'm praying my books will reach hearts and inspire prayers for the Amish.

I'm holding on to God's coat tails as He takes me on this adventurous journey! Can't wait to get started!


13 comments:

Sparrow said...

I'm sooo excited for you (and hoping to be following your footsteps very soon)!! I understand the fear, too. Praying for strength for you to be able to write well and fast with low stress these next few years. Soooo cool!! Love how many of us FWers dreams are coming to fruition this year.

Barbara Lynn Culler said...

Applause! Congratulations too.

Patty Wysong said...

*back flips* Sooo very excited for you! And praying. =]
Hugs!!

Jean Wise said...

Congrats ( another C word) on the contract. how exciting. One of my online writing buddies first book was with Kregel and she loved working with them. Get to know them for publicity too. They really helped her! Again congrats

Dee Yoder said...

Thank you so much for the congrats, Ladies! I appreciate your good wishes and prayers. (:

Jean, that is wonderful to hear, and I do hope my relationship with Kregel will be exactly like your friend's relationship. Thank you for that encouraging report!

Diana Lesire Brandmeyer said...

yay! Love your enthusiasm.
Diana Lesire Brandmeyer
www.pencildancer.com

Yvonne Blake said...

Yay for you, Dee!

Sandy Wells said...

How exciting!! I look forward to reading your books.

Marji Laine - Faith-Driven Suspense said...

Woohoo! *Pompom cheer!* Congratulations and welcome to the group! Looking forward to your posts!

Dee Yoder said...

Thank you for the congrats! I am, indeed, happy to be contracted and look forward to working with Kregel. (:

Niki Turner said...

Congratulations! Contract is definitely an excellent C word!

Joanne Sher said...

Sooooo excited for ya, Dee! But you knew that already, eh? ;) WOOWOO!

Dee Yoder said...

Thanks, Niki and Jo! Yes, I do know how excited you are for me, Jo, and what a blessing your encouragement has been!