Friday, February 27, 2009

Too Odd to NOT be God

Hello Friends!

Whew - lot's going on over members, new features, new guests - WRIB authors are really stepping up to this blog thing LOL!

If you've followed my blog at all, you'll know that I utilized the kill clause in my contract with Enspiren Press for my WF novel, The Visionary and signed with Literary Agent, Les Stobbe to pitch that book along with another WF novel - well he is. He sent the proposal to 8 editors and so far we've received, three rejections.

A funny thing happened though....a friend sent me a notice she received about a new line of romances Strang is implementing. From the guidelines available it appeared they are looking for Amish/Historical novels.

Not sure if they took contemporary at all, I decided to email the editor and ask.

The answer was no.

BUT, she informed me that REALMS does accept contemporary but they like "supernatural" elements to be in the story. She then went on to describe "supernatural" as subtle - evidence of God working behind the scenes OR as obvious as angels and demons.

Excited, I highlighted that explanation and sent an email to my friend that my novel The Visionary had these and described a couple of scenes in the book to illustrate.

Ever hit the 'send' button and realize you've sent something to the wrong person?

The email went straight to that editor!


I quickly forwarded it to my friend with a note that the editor would either think I'm a dork or ask for a proposal LOL!

Before my friend could respond, the editor ASKED for a proposal.

I immediately revised my proposal to show the supernatuaral elements more clearly and sent all the emails to my agent with the new proposal. He then submitted it.

Now you tell me, isn't that too odd, too coincedental, to not be God?

I think so.

Until next time.....take care and Be BLESSED!

Pamela S Thibodeaux
"Inspirational with an Edge!" TM


Sharon Donovan said...

Pam, I'd say that's one cool story...and a gift from God! You know what they say about God working in strange and mysterious ways. This is a prime example of a golden opportunity landing in your lap. Keep the faith.

Rose said...

Hi Pam,

I actually think this experience has the subtle element you were talking about the editor wanting in the fiction!

Life imitating art, maybe?

Best of Luck,

Teri Wilson, Romancing the pet lover's soul said...

Pam, What a wonderful story. I can't help but wish I could have seen the look on your face when you first realized you sent that email to the editor by mistake. God sure works in mysteries ways!

Blessings, Teri

Teri Wilson ~ Romancing the pet lover's soul

Pamela S Thibodeaux said...

Thanks Sharon, I do look at this as a golden opportunity - or rather as a door that God opened which no man can shut. :-)

I agree Rose, this is a prime example of life imitating art & definitely a supernatural experience.

Don't you just LOVE it when that happens!

I'm sure my expression was a mixture of surprise and angst, Terri!

Thanks Ladies, for commenting.


Ashley Ludwig said...

Good for you, Pam! :) Well done. Even if it was by accident!

Let us know what happens!