Maybe you are like me. Maybe you believe you can't do something and then you are amazingly blessed far above your wildest expectations and are given some fantastic dream. Then...once again there is a monumental task too great to overcome...seemingly.
Writing a book took an enormous amount of time and the editing and publishing process was time consuming but this marketing thing... I am not even sure if I can explain it.
Well, not really because I know God has my back and will see it through. I am not a person that has an easy time promoting myself. I don't even like my picture being taken. My publisher told me this week that at the huge retailers conference in Nashville this summer they won't even care about my book. They will have one question. "How do I plan to market my book?" I admit to being a bit discouraged by this. Even after I had just been told that it is time to do a second printing! Only 10% of books go to a second print. So that is very good news!
And he gave me the publish date for book number two, It's Not About The Pie. It will be August 1, 2019. More good news!
So my mind has been in overdrive since that conversation. Two things on my mind. #1 - I am SO excited for this new project and I have a billion ideas to write down! and #2 - I still need to market Not Really A Princess.
Not Really A Princess shares my heart. My passion to help those in need. I have a deep desire for every person who is hurting to have a copy. But how do I make that happen? I love speaking to other women about overcoming adversity.
Then today I saw Isaiah 40:28-29,31. "Do you not know? Have you not heard? The Everlasting God, the Lord, the Creator of the ends of the earth does NOT become weary or tired, His understanding is inscrutable. He gives strength to the weary. And to him who lacks might, He INCREASES power...Yet those who wait for the LORD will gain new strength; They will run and not get tired, they will walk and not become weary."
SO on I go. I talk to more bookstores, I find more speaking engagements, I share my passion. I move on to the next book. I follow the path I am on. EVEN when I am not sure how to follow the path.
Are you overwhelmed by the next step on your path? Do you feel discouraged? Know that the God of all creation has your back. He will show you too.
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