More Good News for Meghan’s Choice

Last week, we learned that Meghan’s Choice made the finals of a very prestigious writing contest — the Will Rogers Medallion Award. #MeghansChoice #WillRogersMedallionAward #BRMCWC #SelahAwards

We’re very thrilled and pleased. Meghan’s Choice has usually done quite well in contests, except for the very first contest I entered it in.

That’s because I had a lot to learn about how to write a really good book. I learned from the ACFW Genesis contest of 2014 that things needed to be done to help this story out. I made some changes. ACFW Genesis is for unpublished authors.

At the end of 2014, I entered the last Operation 1st Novel contest that Jerry Jenkins sponsored. I made the semi-finals! Yay! One of ten. My post “Please Get Your Facts Straight” tells you what happened with that contest!

But again, I learned. They suggested I expand the public stakes in the story. So, I did. Still, there were no publishers interested.

Finally, last year, during my first bout of flu, my agent called and told me Hartline would publish it through Amazon White Glove.

I made another story change. My first line had always been, “Meghan Gallagher sat at the baby grand and played a melancholy tune.” Or something like that. I decided to show why Meghan was playing a melancholy tune. She was dumped by the man she thought was going to marry her.

At the end of last year, the book comes out. I gathered up my courage again at the beginning of this year and entered three contests that didn’t have sales requirements. The Selah Awards of Blue Ridge Mountain Christian Writers Contest and the Will Rogers Medallion Awards are two of those contests. I’m still waiting to hear about the third contest.

But I am so thrilled to think that my story is good enough to make the finals of these contests. It’s encouraging. I probably won’t go to Ft. Worth to see what, if anything I win, but I’m still pleased. I’m guaranteed at least a certificate.

I wanted to share this with you, my blog readers, to encourage you to never give up. To keep on writing even when it seems you’re getting nowhere. Because you never know when things will turn around for you. #MeghansChoice #WillRogersMedallionAward #BRMCWC #SelahAwards

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

The Mickey Mindset

Celebrating the Art of Disney Storytelling

Live to Write - Write to Live

We live to write and write to live ... professional writers talk about the craft and business of writing

Kristen Lamb

Author, Blogger, Social Media Jedi

Joseph E Bird

Let's talk about reading, writing and the arts.

For a purpose

The blog site of Rick Wade


Where it is a good thing to be an outcast.


We have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us. We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; let your light shine through your cracked pot. Ring the bells that still can ring, Forget your perfect offering, there is a crack in everything, That's how the light gets in and comes out.

loon watchman

stark raving sane.

Kelly F Barr

"A story without love is empty." -- Kelly F. Barr

Beautiful Life with Cancer

Discovering the Gift

Vonj Production

Bringing you love through spirit!

A christian dad blog

Just a dad following God's path


A blog full of humorous and poignant observations.


easy reading is damn hard writing

Funny Dog Moments

Funny Tales of Cinnamon the Cute Guard Dog

Life Through the Big Screen

A podcast where I invite guests from all walks of life to discuss their favorite movies, and we use that film as a starting point to talk about deeper issues such as faith, politics, and social issues.

A Writer's Path

Sharing writing tips, information, and advice.

%d bloggers like this: