I'm doing the 'happy' dance.
You know, the one with hands waving high over your head and hips...well, you get the picture.
So why does reading newspaper headlines get this reaction? Why am I laughing as I wave the paper like an Olympic torch? Because, while catching up on last week's news, I spotted a headline that validated my first book's premise.
What does it matter?
Don't those first books have a special place in our hearts? They're the milestone we thought we could never make. This particular story started with a topic I presented to every parenting class I taught. It was...personal. Close to my heart. An idea that simmered and bubbled each time I showed videos on the subject, or held a class discussions. So, of course a rejection on this book was disappointing.
It was expected. My first attempt. A big New York publisher. But it was one line in the rejection letter that stabbed to the heart. "This couldn't happen...health clinics are too cautious...your premise is flawed."
So reading a perfect example of my 'premise' in news headlines brought on this happy dance. I've been validated. My ideas aren't flawed.
How about you? Any ideas you're hiding for fear of rejection? Any 'books of your heart' you're reluctant to write? Come share with us...and happy writing.