Wednesday, May 8, 2013

The Turtle on a Fence Post by Diana Flegal

 “Anytime you see a turtle up on top of a fence post, you know he had some help.”  Alex Haley

 Alex Haley kept a picture of a turtle on a fence post in his office to remind him he didn't get where he was without some help.

The winners of the Golden Scroll were announced this week as well as the finalists in the ACFW Genesis contest.  Many of the authors on these lists received help along the way at some juncture in their journey.

Let's give a shout out today to those that have been an encouragement and a help. It might be a teacher, a presenter at a writers conference or your mother or dad, great aunt or cousin.  We didn't get where we are by ourselves.

My mentor, boss and friend Joyce Hart's dedication and stick-to-itiveness has inspired me to stay at my desk and continue to do what I can for my authors.  It means a lot to me to know that Joyce and her husband support me in prayer as well as having advised me along the way in my agenting journey. Thank you Joyce!

Who is it that has been a help to you?

Happy Wednesday all,


Davalyn Spencer said...

Joyce's voice was the first encouraging note from the professional publishing world, and that boost was just what I needed. She gave my name to agent Linda Glaz who has given honest feedback, critique, and kudos. I now have five contracted books under her tutelage and agenting. But the help and encouragement goes all the way back to my sixth-grade teacher, a high school English teacher, and my family. Add to the mix this blog and others (like Randy Ingermanson), and all the writers conferences I've attended. I always learn something when I listen.

Digging for Pearls said...

As a semi-finalist in the ACFW Genesis contest I have found there are so many who have helped me along in my writing journey - my husband, other writers, critique partners, various contest judge's, my prayer partners, and friends who speak a word of encouragement when I have needed it the most. But above all these, the first and foremost is my Heavenly Father.