Thursday, June 28, 2012
Yay - a Minxy sale!
Jo's book The Lighthouse will be published under the pen name Jodie James, and the lovely people at Harper Collins are running a contest on their Authonomy site to find the book a new name. You can find out more here.
Jo's call story is up on her blog, but the post that touched me most was this one she did for the Seven Sassy Sisters.
We Minxes shared the ups and downs of Jo's journey, but what's really moved me about her success, is what I've learned from her along the way.
I love that in spite of multiple rejections from her publisher of choice, having to re-think her career as a writer, then the 21 agent rejections she received on this book before it sold, she has remained strong and cheerful. Those rejections stung, but she never let them get her down. She kept faith in her story, and she never gave up. And that positivity and resilience has been rewarded.
Thanks Jo, for teaching me the value of hope!