Saturday, May 15, 2010

Shortlisted

"If there's a book you really want to read but it hasn't been written yet, then you must write it." Toni Morrison

My book, In the Eye of Deception, has been shortlisted for a literary award. It blew me away when I found out. I had struggled so much to write....and to tell. When I first started writing...I never imaged publishing a book. I just needed to release what was inside me. I wrote every day and late into the nights. I wrote in the third person.

And I went running, everyday..in the woods....alone - Fighting what I knew inside.  I had to tell. I had to write the truth....to give hope to even one person...that nothing is impossible to overcome...and that Light can shine where darkness lived.

Guys, I 'm really sorry but I changed this post from the way I had it originally. I wasn't comfortable with how I wrote it.  Some of you had left comments.  Unfortunately all those comments disappeared too. I'm sorry.  But please know  I really appreciate everything you said and all your encouragement and support. You guys have helped me come through so much...

25 comments:

Dulce said...

I am glad I did not comment until now... Anyway I would have done it again... to tell you once and again how happy I feel for you!
Congrats dear Sarah and lots of luck1
:)

Lily said...

Congratulations, friend. The strength it took for you to speak out is alone worth an award.

Denise said...

Congrats my dear friend, so very proud of you. I love you.

RCUBEs said...

That's awesome sis! The courage you had shown is indescribable. But nothing is impossible with the Lord. When you are a willing vessel for Him, He can use you mightily. And bring you to places unimaginable. God bless.

Epiphany said...

Congratulations! Well deserved I say. xx

Finally Free said...

Sarah,
That is great news! Congratulations. Thanks for sharing this good news with all of us. I pray this award nomination will get your book into many hands that need hope. :)

Blessings,
Tammy

Tonjia said...

Hi Sarah! Thankyou for finding me. I was actually thinking of destroying my blog today.

tonjia

Gaia said...

Hi dear, no probs. Once again congrats for being shortlisted and also for putting it all out for others to know that your darkness and theirs too can become light. Hugs :)

Just Be Real said...

Sarah, this is wonderful news. Congrats dear!

Linda said...

With God all things are possible!
Blessings to you.

Colleen said...

Congratulations!

Lynda Young said...

A Huge congrats to you!

INSIDE THE SHRINK said...

Congratulations to you my friend. Now I have the determination to continue what is burning in my heart. I have to write it. You have inspired me. God bless and be with you through the rest of this process.

Karen said...

I have an award for you on my blog...

rohini said...

hey grt ..congrats....may u get many more success like these... all the best

Syd said...

Sarah, that is awesome. Many congratulations.

Wylie @ Shout A Joyful Noise! said...

You go girl!!!!!
Wylie

Faith Imagined said...

Congratulations! This is wonderful news!

Beautiful pear tree lane said...

Congratulations and may you have continued success in your writing.
Reading excerpts from your book has been very touching, I know it has taken a lot of courage for you to write, and I truly believe that there are many women who will be helped by reading your book.
Thank you for visiting me and for leaving such a sweet comment
Many blessings,
Sue

Andrea said...

Praising GOD....I told you so!
Hugs,
andrea

Just_because_today said...

Congratulations. It takes so much stregth to be able to share your pain with the final motive of helping others.

Jennifer said...

Yippee! I am so excited for you...can you share more about the award?

Being Me said...

Wow , congratulations. so happy for you..
Be Happy Sarah.

Nai'a Spirit said...

What an amazing accomplishment and reward! Congratulations Sarah! It's my hope to one day be published as well ... I'll be checking into getting your book :-)

Way to goooooooooooooo!

Deb said...

Congratulations! I'm so happy for you.

You deserve this award and many more.

Sweet dreams.