It seems as though I am still waiting for Christmas. Thanksgiving was so full of family and memories and then the preparation for Christmas, buying of gifts, decorating, baking of cookies, wonderful Church services celebrating Jesus and then spending time with beloved family. I love all these things.
Now we approach a new year. What will it hold for us? I have been tapping down the excitement of my book going to print this week. I wanted to embrace the holidays first. BUT NOW its here.
We have all been carefully looking for typos and any other problems but within the next few days it goes to print. And my publish date for Not Really A Princess is fast approaching.
I am not sure what this all means for me. Book signings, maybe some speaking engagements. And it has been suggested I have a book publishing party. Hmmm. That is something that would be fun to do. I have felt encouraged by so many who have preordered already off Amazon.
At the writers conference last spring I wrote down the stat that the average book only sells 200 copies. Most books do not get past the early stages of sales. I already know we will pass that stat but I know I need to do some work to promote the book. This is hard for me. It is definitely not my thing but I know that every step has been out of my comfort zone and I have been able to do what is needed. So onward!
I also know that in 2018 I will be working on the second book, It's Not About The Pie. Hopefully the process will go smoothly now that I know what is in front of me. What an adventure this has all been!
I would encourage all of you to do something out of your comfort zone in 2018. Something you have wanted to do for a long time. God has helped me every step and given me the assurance that I am on the right path. I have been rather shocked at this journey I am on and what this year has held for me. Now I look forward to next year with all its wonderful surprises! Best wishes to YOU in this upcoming year. Let me know what your dream is for 2018.
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