Joelle Duran (shout_of_joy) wrote in shouts_of_joy,
Joelle Duran

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A pair of joys:
     Wednesday was the second annual 'Give Thanks for Food Day' in my department. This time the food theme was snacks. That was my excuse to stop by Kowalski's and get guacamole and good salsa to bring in. Part of the fun was getting to wear plaid and jeans, and then the day wrapped up with a game of Turkey Bingo.
     During the 24 hours when I lost access to my email was of course when the really wonderful items showed up in my inbox. But that was actually turned out to be a blessing. I'm grateful to God I did pretty good at not uselessly stressing about it, or wasting time and energy trying to fix it when a phone call the next day sufficed. Because that meant I made good writing progress Tuesday night. Then I spent Wednesday on the bus heading home, and before and after church that evening, reviewing the wonderful feedback I got both from my editor in response to my questions, and my last beta reader's feedback for the first Triune novel. That was particularly lovely--there should be footprints on the ceiling over my cube at work from dancing there! Because when she told me it's good enough to get traditionally published, since she's served 12 years in manuscript acquisitions and editing for a major publisher, managed an independent bookstore, and worked as an English professor--well, it's easier to give credence to her words! Big joy, thank you God!
Tags: book 2: other, dwot: betas, furthest leap, job: other
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