Flourishers! It has been quite some time since I have been here in this place with you guys. It feels like ages, but I know it has only been a month or so. I know the biggest question is “Where have you been?!” and “Why have you been gone so long?!”. In short, I was off writing a book. That’s right. I can officially announce that I have written my first self-published book.
This project was such a huge stretch for me. Writing a blog and writing a book are two totally different fish. When God first put it on my heart to write this book, I was actually quite pumped up, until I realized He wanted me to write it in only SIXTY DAYS! Yes, sixty days. How in the world was I supposed to write a BOOK in SIXTY DAYS?! That is where the amazing Karolyne Roberts comes in. Many of you may have heard of Karolyne, but just in case you haven’t, Karolyne can be simply described as a powerhouse for the Kingdom! She is a believer, a Wife, a Mommy, an author, and a business owner. She has amazing talents and I am so blessed to have been able to experience them. Karolyne released a 60-day publishing challenge on her publishing company’s YouTube channel. I had seen the challenge a few times over the past couple of months, but never thought much of it. I knew that God was calling me to write a book, but no time soon.
One night, sitting on my living room floor, watching a sermon by Sarah Jakes Roberts, I got fired up. I knew right in that moment that God wanted me to write this book and write it now! He didn’t want my excuses, my human reasoning, or my disobedience. He just wanted me to be willing. I started on the project and had no idea that it would turn into something so amazing. I found myself being tested on the very things that I was writing about. Even now I find myself quoting things from the book or needing to read it based on some current life situations. I allowed God to take full control of the book writing and publishing process and the book became something so much bigger than me.
I am go grateful that God chose me. That he entrusted me to go through this process and become a better Christian, Wife, Mom, and writer through it all. The book is now available to order on Amazon.com, CreateSpace.com, Amazon.co.uk, and will be available for Kindle next month! I can’t wait to see what God does with this project! Snag a copy and let me know what you think! Is self-publishing your own book something you would want to do? If so, what are some things that you feel are standing in your way? Leave a comment and let me know! As always, remember to flourish!