Thursday, September 03, 2009

Blogger Bits and Blessings

If you like winning prizes, stop over at Donna's blog and see what she has in store to give away! But tell her I sent you:)

I found out this week I am in the Chicken Soup for the Soul: Count your Blessings book that comes out later this fall. Watch for when I give away a few copies. This story they are publishing has special meaning to me as the idea came from my good friend who told me to post a blank sheet of paper on my refrigerator and list any and all blessings on the days I felt particularly worried about our financial situation. God can turn our trials into triumphs!

Other update-still writing for Blue Mountain cards and the editor has picked up the option on a few and told me she will on another I just sent in.

One of my critique partners finished reading my book this week and that is a real blessing. I loved her suggestions and now am waiting for the other to complete it so I can take another run through it before submitting.

What are some of your blessings this week?

31 comments:

Galen Kindley--Author said...

Getting your ms back from critique is always a good thing. It’s amazing the points/flaws that others can see that the writer can’t. You won’t adopt all recommendations of course, but probably a fair number of them…and the document will be the better for it. It’s fun to see the ms grow from what you thought was pretty good to very good…just through the power of critique.

Best Regards, Galen
Imagineering Fiction Blog

Kristen Torres-Toro said...

WOOOHOOOO, Terri! Congrats on getting into the Chicken Soup Book! I'm happy for you! I actually sent something off for that book too. Since I haven't heard from them and they said they'd be going to publisher soon, I guess I didn't make it in. Oh well! There's always next time!

Donna M. Kohlstrom said...

Bunches of hugs of congrats!!

Blessings this week for me were finally getting a new upgrade computer and getting rid of the lemon one I've been going crazy with! The second blessing with that is that I have a wonderful techno hubby who can get everything up and running and resolve all my problems with it.

Jeannie Campbell, LMFT said...

congrats, terri! wonderful news. that sounds like a great exercise to do...literally counting your blessings for one day. i, too, have worries about finances...wonder what the Lord will do today!

Melissa Marsh said...

What wonderful news, Terri! Blessings indeed!

Trudy said...

Yay! Congratulations to you Terri. I will definitely be picking that book up...I love the Chicken Soup books! We have a special blessing of our own, pop over to see!

God bless!

ginny said...

Congratulations on all your accomplishments!
I started a woman's social/sharing group yesterday. Our next meeting will be Oct.14. We have decided to rotate homes. I am blessed that this got off the ground. I have set aside writing for now. We are still having financial problems, but the blessing is that God has taken care of us thus far!

Cindy said...

Congratulations on the books and the cards!

It's been a busy week. We lost part of our income and God immediately blessed us with retuning it in a new way. He also answered an issue we've been praying about for months. Isn't our God faithful!

Regina Milton said...

First, may I please say that I love your quote, "As for me and my blog, we will serve the Lord." Utterly awesome.

Blessings this week: my husband has really begun to start supporting my writing to a new level and I have a new writing schedule that will allow twice as much time to work. I consider it such a blessing.

Jessica said...

Yay!!! Congrats on the stories and cards! :-)

Hmm, my blessings...eeek. I probably need to pay more attention because lately I've felt really tired and stressed.
I'd say my kids are blessings because when I feel blah they usually make me smile somehow. :-)

Lazy Writer said...

Congratulations! I love the Chicken Soup for the Soul books. I'll have to watch for that one. I've had some eureka moments this week, which have helped me improve my ms a great deal. This is always a blessing. I love the blank paper on the refridgerator idea. I'll have to try that.

Karen Lange said...

Terri,
Congrats to you for your recent accomplishments! Here in north central KY, we have been blessed with wonderful weather this week. I am blessed that I can breathe, move, see, enjoy life, and I give God glory for it all! I am blessed every day of my life.
Blessings to you and your readers,
Karen

Regina Milton said...

...and me being the occasional unintentionally rude sort...I forgot to say a big congrats to being published in the new Chicken Soup for the Soul book...

Keli Gwyn said...

Terri, congrats on getting in another Chicken Soup book and having Blue Mountain accept some more of your work. Hope your CPs loved your book and that you enjoy incorporating their suggestions and watching your story get even better.

I was blessed this week with news of another contest final.

Jody Hedlund said...

Such exciting things going on with your writing! God is certainly opening many doors for you!

Lin said...

good for you...never give up hope. I blogged about my surprise to have another article accepted and published. I just need to keep submitting.

Kara said...

What wonderful news on several fronts!! I am so blessed and I try to thank God each evening. So many of our friends recently have been stricken with cancer and life threatening situations that I just thank God each day for blessing us with good health. Sometimes it's easy for me to forget what a blessing this is!

sarah said...

Way to go. That's awesome news. My blessings - met some more neighbours around our new place - They're great. Starting to love this place and thankful God led us here.

Jeanette Levellie said...

Terri: I am so thrilled for you re: CSFS book this fall, and card verses! God is opening doors to you. He has not forgotten your cries for help.

I am grateful for my husband, who believes in me sometimes more than I believe in myself!

mom/caryn said...

Well... I'm thinking that stumbling on your blog through Lin is going t turn out to be a pretty big blessing. I enjoy your style. ALthough I enjoy putting my thoughts on paper, and I enjoy the positive feedback from some wonderful people I've met blogging... I don't aspire to being a published author. I guess I'd rather have the way I live each day be my legacy. I wonder, could that be fearful or lazy thinking talking. hmmmm... may have to chew on that for a bit.

Anyway, I plan to stop in often.

LauraLee Shaw said...

So exciting, dear friend. Love to see how God keeps shining through the talent He has given you. Congratulations!

Sassy Granny ... said...

I dare say it's a huge blessing to read of the many blessings that have come your way. Woohoo!

J.J. Bennett said...

You must feel great! Like you ran the race and made a great time. You're just waiting for your medal now...

Need More Words said...

Congrats on the Chicken Soup story!
What fun it must be to write cards, I hadn't given that aspect of writing any thought. humm.

Diane said...

Awesome news on the Chicken Soup. Can't wait to see your contribution! :O)

Jan Cline said...

So glad you made the Chicken Soup book. I didn't get in but your success is the next best thing.

Heather Sunseri said...

Great news, Terri! You've got some great things going on!

Pat's Place said...

Great suggestion about counting our blessings. I like the sheet of paper on the refrigerator.

AnooCre8ion said...

Great news Terri. Congratulations on your accomplishments. His word never ever fails, not one time. He said if we acknowledge Him in all our ways He will direct our paths. Keep on acknowledging Him.

My blessing for this week is that I have just been accepted into Bible school, something which I really desired for a long time and God has answered.

He is so wonderful.

Blessings,
Vickie

Nancy said...

So cool that you are writing cards. I tried that at one time, but didn't have your success. May have to give it another go. Love how you are busy on so many wonderful things.

Tea With Tiffany said...

Congrats! God is using your experiences for His glory. Love it.