Thursday, February 17, 2011

A Quick "Hello" From Colleen

Colleen has been having some trouble replying to your comments, so she wanted me to share the following message:

Thank you all so much for your wonderful comments this week! One of the greatest joys of being a Christian author is knowing our writing does more than entertain. We touch lives and encourage others by offering glimpses into our own "peaks and valleys," i.e., the inevitable mountain top experiences followed by valleys of rejection (smile).

A final word of encouragement. My writing students sometimes wail, "I have enough rejection slips to paper my walls."

I reply, "Sometimes I feel I have enough to insulate my house!" Then I laugh and add, "Call them returns." It is a much better word than rejection. . .and point out we are not being rejected, just a particular piece of work. Some of my best manuscripts took years and up to 50 tries before selling and making their mark.

God bless you all in your services to our Master,


  1. WOW!!! Thank you for this encouraging post, Colleen. It's so hard to imagine a talented, multi-published author (like YOU!) receiving rejections (oops! I mean "returns"). So thank you for sharing and giving encouragement and hope to others. Blessings, Patti Jo

  2. I believe this is Colleen Reece? Hi, Colleen from an old fellow Heartsong Present's author. I will NEVER forget the encouraging words you gave me after my very first book came out. Thank you once again!!!!!! And lovely to see you still encouraging other writers.