At the beginning of the year, I told you all it was one of my goals to get a book deal this year. Shortly after determining that, I felt more and more like this just wasn't my time to pursue that goal. I wrote my book proposal and started looking at publishers and agents and then I realized even if I DID get a book deal, it would be another year or longer before my book was released. Not that what I have is so important that it can't wait, but I just don't want to. The notoriety of being a published author is something that I've always dreamed of, but I think for this particular project, I'm just going to go for it and self publish. Which is a whole thing. BUT. I'm doing it. For two years now, some of you have been asking me to write a devotional that isn't cheesy, deals with real life motherhood stuff, and digs into the scripture in an educational and exegetical way. So that's what I've been working on for the past few months. I'll be tackling motherhood, marriage, and scripture in the only way I know how - raw and unapologetic. I'm really excited about it. I probably should've waited until I have a title and made a big announcement and really worked the social media promotion game, but I want you guys in on this and I want your feedback.
I'm still in the beginning stages of writing, so there's room for input and changes. I want this to be exactly what you're looking for. Here's a post that I wrote on my other blog that is a really good example of what's going to be in the book. Now I need your input.
When you read devotionals, do you enjoy them having a journaling/reflection aspect? Based on what you see on the Proverbs 31 post, do you think this could be a book you would want to read with your moms group, bible study, women's ministry, etc.? What are some things about books like this that you don't like?
Ok. I think that's it for now. If you're interested at all in this project and want to be kept in the loop, sign up at the end of this post. Handing over your e-mail address means you'll receive the occasional book writing update, maybe I'll ask for more input, hand out a few discounts, let you know FIRST when the book is ready for pre-order and you know...whatever else goes along with self publishing a book.
I don't have a timeline yet, but as soon as I have even the slightest idea of when this thing will be finished, I'll let you know. Thank you all so much for your support and encouragement to take this huge project on. I hope you'll love it!