I spent the month of June hibernating from social media and my phone. During the month, I rested and finished a project that God has been asking me to complete. I made a promise to God in 2013 that I would always be transparent with my life. If He could use any circumstance from my life to encourage others, I was willing. God challenged me to take the journey, Bill and I have been on for the last five years and write a book. I struggled with this challenge on so many levels, but I knew it was time to be obedient and get it done.
The rough draft of my manuscript was completed by week three. I experienced healing from putting the words on paper and reading how God has walked the journey. I didn’t expect this, so I asked God if this was His purpose for the task. He immediately told me no that I needed to send the manuscript to several friends and then submit it to a publisher. It was easy to send it to the friends, not so easy to push send on the submission to the publisher.
God had a plan. I had been introduced via social media to Athena four years ago by a friend. We talked briefly then about me writing a book, but it was the wrong topic and time. I decided now was the time to submit my manuscript to her and see what would happen.
I am excited to announce that on June 30th, I signed a contract with Redemption Press. Finding Joy in My Messy Life, written by Carole Leathem, will be available soon. I am loving every minute of this new journey. I have a writing coach who is helping me through the rewriting process and a whole team of editors and marketing specialists guiding me.
This has created a God-sized need and a bold ask. Will you pray for me, and then if you feel led, become a cheerleader and help me financially in this process? If you feel led, here is the link that Redemption Press has set up on their website.