Friday, August 07, 2009

Proud Moment

Guys...I'm a little teary-eyed right now. I'm so proud of one of my crit partners and have to share something with you. Several years ago when I began my journey to become a published author, I was fortunate enough to become a member of a great crit group and met some talented women. Several of us moved on into a smaller, more intimate group. I also joined a second group of dedicated, creative women and there was one common factor, my friendship with Jennifer Shirk. I was so proud and excited for her when she published The Role of a Lifetime with Samhain Publishing. But the girl is on a roll!! She's just heard from Avalon Books and she will soon join their ranks as published author.

She is a true testament to perseverance. She's got a hectic schedule like many of us do...and she hits those days like we all do...where she'd rather just toss the computer out of the window than fight with the words needed to finish the book. But she pushed on and kept her butt in the chair, hands on keyboard.

Proud of you girlfriend. Just sayin'. Congrats!!!



Cindy said...

I read about Jennifer's recent success this morning. How wonderful for her. That's great you have the opportunity to encourage each other in your writing :)

Chelle Sandell said...

I just love Jennifer and both of our crit groups! They are a HUGE source of support and encouragement.

Jennifer Shirk said...

Aww, Chelle, you are so sweet. Knowing you has made my journey that much sweeter.
I can't wait to support you when you have your good news. :)

Jody Hedlund said...

I saw Jennifer's post today and am proud of her too! But I think that it's so special when it is with someone you've grown to know and care for through by experiencing the writing journey together!

Chelle Sandell said...

You hit the nail right on the head, Jody!!

Terri Tiffany said...

I saw her post and was SOOOOO happy for her!! It is always wonderful when we cheer on another writer and she gives us all hope too:)

Chicki said...

I missed this the other day, but I read about it on Jennifer's blog.

You're so right; she deserves this. And when one of us wins, we all win! Our turn is coming soon.

raemgilbert said...

We are all proud of Jennifer Chelle. What a great post, and how nice for you to have her twice around. :)

It is wonderful the success she is having and I look forward to a time when we will celebrate you as well.

Keep up the great work ladies.