I just got back from my very first writer’s retreat with the best editor ever (ok, so she’s the only editor I’ve ever worked with but I can’t imagine anyone any better. Cheryl rocks!!!) We went away to her cabin in the mountains which is truly inspiring! The view is breathtaking and opportunities for adventure abound! I can’t wait to go back when I have more time to explore.
I am amazed by the progress we made on the book in such a short period of time. I am giddy with excitement. Ever since I was a little girl I’ve dreamed of writing a book. When I was in elementary school, one year I spent the entire year writing a story to give to my parents for Christmas. The following year, my dad had 100 copies of it printed in a booklet form and gave it back to me. This was one of the best gifts I’ve ever received! I realized this week that my dream of becoming an author is coming true! While it is yet to be published, the first draft has been written and I can’t express the fierce joy (that was for you, Cheryl) that I feel! I am so thrilled I could explode!
There is still a lot of hard work to be done and this is just my first revision, but I am hopeful. Join me in prayer as I work to polish and revise the manuscript. Pray that God will guide me to the right publisher for the task. Pray that God will help me to decide on a title for the book. Ultimately, pray that others will be encouraged through the book.