Monday, April 4, 2011
This is not a story about beating the odds. I did not get an internship.
This is not the end of my journey, however.
On a seemingly different subject, tonight Mark and I went to a book signing. One of his high school classmates called last night to inform him she'd be in town promoting her children's book. She penned a manuscript, got it published, and not long after, received a phone call that it had won the Newbery Award. This is a really freaking big deal. Think Bridge to Terabithia, Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry, and Summer of the Swans. This was her first published book. She worked hard at it -- for six years while she reared four children. She has actively been writing for seventeen years, attempted to get a previous manuscript published, and was told no.
So she wrote another.
That's a little something I like to call Plan B.
And really, would you have expected anything less than a detour or two for this gal?