Huge congratulations are in order to one of the sweetest ladies I know. Myra McEntire just got a two book deal with Egmont USA! Her debut novel, Hourglass, is set to come out in summer of 2011. Read about her journey and share the excitement here: http://writingfinally.blogspot.com/2009/12/i-haz-newz.html
For you aspiring writers every bit of good news for a debut novelist like this just goes to show you, it can happen, it is happening, and yes, it could happen to you!