A new baby. A new baby church. And now a book deal.
I'm excited to announce that I signed my first book contract last week.
Every Writer's Dream
I've always quietly dreamed of writing a book, but honestly felt intimidated by the process.
The combination of not knowing the book-writing ropes and the fear of rejection paralyzed me with inaction.
I did the opposite of what a writer is supposed to do:
- I didn't write a manuscript.
- I didn't try to get an agent (I still don't have one).
- And I don't have a major online platform.
So to be in this position is like a dream come true, truly a privilege I don't take for granted!
I mean, isn't this every writer's dream - - to have this opportunity without stumbling over hurdles?
What's the secret?
Strong blog content. An opportunity came on my radar and a series of blog posts I had been working on created the spark.
And here's the deal: I've already finished writing the book!
You may have noticed that my blogging/tweeting slowed over the summer. This allowed me to concentrate on completing the first draft of my manuscript, which has now been shipped off to the editors. There will be rewrites over the next several weeks before we lock the manuscript later this Fall and set a release date timeline.
What's the new book about?
Great question. Born out of 16 years of experience, this new book combines two of my great passions in life and will be very practical for leaders. I'm really proud of how its shaping up.
I'll share more specifics tomorrow Monday and roll out a special fun, book-themed Twitter account for you soon.
I'll also be sharing additional details through a new email list as well as seeking your input as this journey progresses.
I've never released a book nationally before and have a lot to learn. I'm so thankful to be working with my new publishing team. Looking forward to sharing the journey with you!