Rose Colored Glasses

I’ve always had a tendency to look at the world through rose colored glasses, hoping for the best and believing that things will get better. Even with the rosy tint, I can’t say the world is meeting my expectations at the moment as I wake up each day, don my mask and head out into a virus infused environment. Honestly, as I remove the glasses for a moment, clusterfuck seems to describe the scene.

Despite the world view, my personal outlook continues to be filtered through those rose colored glasses and it finally paid off.

It has been my dream for many years, to finish my first novel and find a home for my crazy story. I don’t know where this story came from—I swear this is not an autobiography—but I loved the way it turned out and I desperately hoped an agent or publisher would feel the same. Finally, I got my wish.

I accept this rose

After five years of querying and pitching my novel, on August 30, 2020 at 8:35 p.m. I received the email I had been waiting for from my new publisher—The Wild Rose Press. My rose-colored glasses manifested a garden full of roses—my division in their family is the Champagne Rose where they place all their Women’s Fiction titles. In that email, they welcomed me to their garden and offered me a contract which I, of course, accepted. It will take some time to edit and complete the details, but soon I will be able to say I am a published author.

 Me? An Author?

If you can’t tell by now, I am over the moon with excitement. This is a dream come true and I am so very grateful for all the help and support I received from friends, family and especially my critique group who helped me with changes that may have made the difference.

8 thoughts on “Rose Colored Glasses

  1. Oh Jacquie! I am so happy for you, this is music to my ears and makes me believe that there is hope for me as well thank you for sharing and congratulations!

  2. Great News!!! I look forward to purchasing a copy and reading the story. What is the title of the book? I know my book club will want to read it too. Congratulations 😊

  3. You were patient and worked hard, and it paid off. You’ve been an author all these years; you just needed a publisher to recognize it. Many congratulations!

  4. You are a wonderful, creative, beautiful woman and I am thrilled for you! You deserve the very best in this life, and I hope all you dreams will come true!
    With much love, Judy

  5. Congratulations, Jacquie, you’ve worked so long and so hard to first give your vision life, and then to bring it to the rest of us. Do post when you find out the publish date, can hardly wait to read it!

  6. Jacquie
    This is so exciting; we need to find a way to celebrate you. You have published in the year of the 2020 Pandemic! While so many of us have been fighting with our significant others or drowning ourselves in wine and chocolates you have produced your first novel. Kudos for you. And I’m so happy you are my friend.

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