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The Book's A GO!

I am an ordinary person. I have worked a variety of jobs. I am a wife. A mom. A grandma. An artist. A teacher of the Word. A lover of God. And although I have always been a busy person I have sometimes wondered what I have accomplished at all.

I am also a procrastinator and although I am FULL of ideas that race around in my head...I seldom follow through and finish. Truly finish the idea, see it through. Sometimes its too many things spinning and sometimes I get distracted.

You all know I have been writing a book. As it is nearing completion I decided to seek out publishers. I had a couple leads to follow up on from the writer's conference I recently attended and decided to start there. I had been told I may need to contact 20 publishers or more before finding one to accept my work as a new author and to not be discouraged.

I also realize that I am not a "great" writer. I was told in a workshop at the conference that I needed two of three things to get a book published.
-Platform
-Big Idea
-Great Writing.
Ok so I have a platform and big idea but I do not consider myself a great writer. It has been humbling to have some people jury and edit the book.


Two weeks ago I sent my manuscript to two publishers. The next day I heard back from one and he set up a phone conference with me for this morning. Last night before bed my phone said disabled.
This morning is was still saying disabled. I had a couple minutes of panic until the issue was resolved about an hour before the call.

I sat with my Bible and read and prayed. I needed peace. I needed to be okay with the fact that I may need to continue my search. Psalm 84:11 says,"No good thing does He withhold from those who walk uprightly, O Lord of hosts, How blessed is the man who trusts in HIm." And in Psalm 138:7 it says,"...The Lord will accomplish what concerns me; Thy lovingkindness, O Lord, is everlasting; Do not forsake the works of thy hands"

I have struggled with REALLY feeling that something truly good could happen to me. Not like a wonderful home and family but BIG like ministry or career. Could plain Nicki actually get a book published? That seemed crazy.

Well, guess what? It happened! I am shocked. And he even said he liked my writing style...I didn't even realize I had a style. SO please SHARE! SHARE! SHARE! The book is coming soon to a bookstore near you!
I wish I could share a whole row of emoticons here! #notreallyaprincess

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  1. So super excited for you, Nicki! :) I was talking with one of my infusion nurses about your book the other day; she adopted two boys 20+ years ago. She asked me to let her know when you publish, because she'd like to buy a copy!
    <3 Chrystal

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    1. Thank you Chrystal for sharing! Thats so nice of you!

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  2. How exciting! Praise the Lord for bringing it to pass thus far!

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    1. Thanks so much! Its going to be an adventure!

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