Happy New Year!
And I just *had* to share my delight.
In October I attended a writer’s workshop where I recieved back my novel’s first-chapter that had be reviewed and commented on by one of the editors present. For almost three months now I’ve thought my folder from there– holding both the marked-up manuscript and my skip-the-slush-pile cards– had been thrown away.
But I found it this morning.
I’ve been re-organizing my bookshelves (what do you do for a thrill?) and found it buried on a bottom shelf.
All I could say was, “Bless God! Bless God! Bless God!”
I brought out the cards and plopped them in front of Jay. Natasha asked what they were and I said Jay would tell her. He read them, only half paying attention, and two beats later the light went on and he was excited too. (“I’m so happy for you!”)
He had wondered if he was the one who had thrown it away during a house blitz.