Trish Says I Need to Go Shopping More Often

In July, when Trish got THE CALL, she called to tell me and I was shopping at the outlet mall with my mom.

Tonight, when Trish got The Call that she SOLD TWO BOOKS TO HARLEQUIN AMERICAN, I was shopping at La Cantera with the dh.

Clearly, I must do this thing more often for her sake ;)

Yes, indeed the Year of Trish continues to roll!!!! Let's take account of her successes this year.

She double-finalled in the Golden Heart (and WON).
She finalled in the Harlequin American contest (and SOLD).
She finalled in the Maggies (and WON).
She finalled in American Title.
She was elected to the RWA board.

Heck of a list, isn't it? I've been on the inside track during all of it, and NONE of it was easy. The book that won the Golden Heart was written after a summer of discouragement. The book that finalled in the American contest had been revised and rejected by Intrigue, then revised two more times (at least) before it sold. The American Title book was considered for Bombshell before it folded. There are other :this close: stories in her career.

She works hard Every Day for the level of success she's achieved. She has a schedule she adheres to, she is extremely disciplined, and that discipline (along with TONS of talent, clearly), that determination, that perseverance is finally paying off in a big way. GO TRISH!!!!!!!

(And I'm not just saying this because I came home to find THIS Published Author Survivor Kit:

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Trish said the Pumpkin Pie Paradise was for relaxing after a long day of writing. The truffles are to give energy. The quote picture frame (which says "Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined - Henry David Thoreau") is for my picture with my first book (SNIFF!!!) and the journal, which says Dream, is to chronicle the important moments of my career. Isn't that awesome???


Marianne Arkins said...

YAY for Trish!!!!! She is burning up!

Anonymous said...

Woo Hoo, Trish!!! :)

Trish Milburn said...

Thanks, Marianne and Bonnie. I really appreciate it. And Mary, thanks for just being your sweet self! Enjoy the truffles. :)

Anonymous said...

Woo Hoo, Trish and thank you Mary for sharing her story. Trish's determination, dedication and discipline have all paid off. Talk about inspiration.

Elisabeth Naughton said...

OMG, Congrats, Trish!!!! You are on such a roll! :)

Natalie J. Damschroder said...

I didn't post here 'cause I went straight over the Trish's blog...where there was no announcement. But since I found my way back here eventually...YAY! Man, woman, you are on a ROLL!

MJFredrick said...

Yeah, Trish, what's up with NO ANNOUNCEMENT??? HUH???


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