Hope Springs

Hope Springs

I’ve been writing for many years and have always dreamed of seeing my full-length books in print. There have been many ups and downs in the process. Times where my books have gone before the pub board, only to have a negative response. I’ve often been told that editors like my writing, but my book didn’t meet the ‘current needs’ of the publisher. I can’t tell you the amount of ‘rejections’ I’ve received. As an author, I’ve stopped counting. You learn to put on a tough skin and to not take things personally when the answer is ‘no’.That doesn’t mean I haven’t had some successes along the way. I signed with an agent in a very unconventional way. I asked God to open that door when the time was right, and He did. I wrote a column for a homeschooling magazine for almost ten years. In their last issue, someone read my article and contacted me about writing for them. I hired a company to help me with a blog tour for a novella I was Indie publishing. By way of a ‘coincidence’ the owner had read my first novella. Because of that, she contacted me asking me to write a novella for them to be part of a collection which just came out earlier this month. Since then, she’s asked me to write another novella.

On Palm Sunday my agent telephoned me with ‘the call’ that every author dreams of. I had sold my first full-length novel. While I know there is a lot of work ahead of me, I can’t help but be thankful to the Lord who continues to have hope spring in my writing career, even when I don’t always receive the news I would have liked. One thing is certain, my hope rests in God.

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Jodie Wolfe About Jodie Wolfe

Jodie Wolfe loves to stroll through history with the characters she creates. When not writing she enjoys spending time with her husband, reading and walking.

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  1. Bettilu Davies says:

    Congratulations on your success!

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  2. Thank you, Bettilu. πŸ™‚ BTW, I love the spelling of your name.

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  3. Ann Ellison says:

    Congratulations. Will be looking forward to your book.

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  4. You’re so sweet, Ann. I hope you enjoy it. πŸ™‚

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  5. Tina Dorward Tina Dorward says:

    Congratulations again Jodie! So exciting!! First of many I’m sure.

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  6. Thank you, Tina. I pray it’s the first of many as well. πŸ™‚

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  7. Laurie Driesen says:

    Congratulations Jodie! I’m so happy for you. There certainly are ups and downs with being an author. Enjoy the ups!

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  8. I will, Laurie. πŸ™‚ Thanks for stopping by.

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  9. Congratulations! I hope you spent the rest of Palm Sunday celebrating that extra blessing before gluing yourself to a chair in front of your computer!

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  10. LOL. Fortunately, Linda, this book is already written. Now to wait on the edits. πŸ™‚

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