Monday, August 12, 2013

20! I have attained my goal.

Since I was home alone, my honey can't confirm it and wouldn't anyway. He says sometimes there are no explanations for these sounds.

My lower back aches from sitting so long, 9-2 at the computer editing Publishing Syndicate's anthology, Not Your Mother's Book...On Family. Some great funny stories! 

Bill went out to get a taco and I sat here engrossed in my work. I heard an awful ruckus in the hallway, like lots of things falling and hitting the floor. I do not hear voices! Even my skeptical honey has heard things 'falling' in this house and then when we go to look, there is nothing there.

Nothing was out of place, not in any room of the house. I think it was my late mom sending me KUDOS from on high. I sat back down at the computer and saw that I had received an E mail from Chicken Soup for the Soul. They sent a contract for the Dating Book coming out in December. I await final selection, but it looks like this one has a good chance. That will be 20 Chicken Soup for the Soul books that my stories will be published in.

Insiders news: Amy Newmark contacted contributors to let us know Chicken Soup is making a movie! They've also come out with a line of soups.

Speaking of soup...I'll give you a preview of what my story is about. Three dining disasters. One was when Bill put a bowl of soup on the table and trotted back to the buffet. I tasted it, and it was so good, I ate every last drop of ... his brown gravy for his roast beef.

I've just heard from two writer friends who have also received acceptances for the same book.

You can do it, too. Sit down and write a slice of life, personal essay.
 

14 comments:

Bookie said...

Congrats again! You seem to shoot some pretty straight CS arrows. Pardon the western imagery; I am furiously rewriting a western these days! More rain today...yuck, but good to keep me working I guess.

noexcuses said...

Congrats, Linda! I'm so happy for you and this accomplishment! Best of luck with the Family book, too! Am working on a CS story for Miracles. Hope they like it! Thanks to your inspiration, I have begun submitting!

Sioux said...

Linda--Congratulations! I KNEW it would happen soon. (I got an email too! Yippee! I owe all four of the WWWPs dinner.)

Judy SheldonWalker said...

Congrats. That is awesome

Lynn said...

YAY YAY YAY - I had no doubt you'd achieve your goal. Now what are you aiming for - 40? I think Sioux is shooting for your 20 goal. You gals are something.

Alice said...

WOW! I'm shooting for ten. Maybe I should have aimed higher. Congratulations. The sky is the limit!

Mary Horner said...

Congratulations! That's quite an accomplishment!

Val said...

Thank goodness you didn't accuse Bill of taking your spoon.

Congrats on reaching your goal!

Susan said...

20 kudos to you, Linda! That was fabulous news!

Gravy soup, huh? Must've been very, very tasty. hee hee

Take care and have a nice Tuesday. Here, it's raining cats and dogs. Susan

Daisy said...

Congratulations, Linda! That is great news!

K9friend said...

Congrats! I think CS should just give you a permanent contract. :)

Pat
Critter Alley

Julia Gordon-Bramer said...

You are unstoppable! I hope they include some of your stories in the movie and you and Bill can retire in style!

The gravy story is hysterical.

Susan Sundwall said...

I made the final cut for the CS Think Positive for Kids. My second. Nice. Oh, and that falling thing? It could be your boobs. I'm right there with ya! =0)

thisisme said...

Congratulations to you. I did smile that you mistook the gravy for soup !! I love gravy - it can be so tasty.