You can’t get more perfect than an afternoon stroll on the beach at Surfers Paradise in the summertime. Impromptu cricket games and children building sand castles. Surfers looking to catch the last wave of the day and fishermen hoping for a bite. Couples holding hands blissfully unaware of what’s going on around them.
And me. Walking on my own. Feeling alone. Ever so single and ever so frustrated.
As tears rolled behind my sunglasses I had a conversation with God. A disappointed, resentful, jaded conversation with God.
He didn’t answer. What He did say was, “Write about it.”
And my writing journey began. I wrote my first book, Single Christian Female, out of that conversation. Little did I know there was so much more to come.
I am pleased to announce the release of my latest book, Together: A Journey Of Godly Marriage, on 18 November, 2016.
An impression on the beach fourteen years ago. A story conceived in barrenness yet born in obedience. A book that testifies to the faithfulness of God and upholds the value of marriage.
Let me tell you, it wasn’t easy. I have had a love-hate relationship with this book.
I’ve been writing Together for three years. While working on the first manuscript, in the final stages of editing, I accidentally wiped the manuscript from my iPad and lost almost everything. I rewrote the same manuscript a second time but never felt right about it. I let my husband read it and while he gave positive feedback, I knew he didn’t like it. As it turned out he shared my gut feeling that parts of the book sang, and the rest fell flat. So I rewrote the manuscript. Again.
Writing Together I fought to get words on paper. I felt spiritually under attack whenever I tried to make progress. I wrestled and wanted to give up on more than one occasion.
You’ll procrastinate forever if you wait to be ready. Sometimes you just have to bite the bullet and do it terrified.
Now that I’ve done that, I’ve never felt more ready for anything in my life. Together: A Journey Of Godly Marriage is primed for the world to see.
So bring on the Amazon book launch. And bring on the real life book launch with coffee, cake and book signings. Bring on cover design, good reviews and not-so-good reviews, interviews, guest posts and everything that comes with releasing a book.
Together: A Journey Of Godly Marriage, online Friday, 18 November, 2016.
It is only just beginning.[Stay tuned to find out how you can get a Pre-release copy in exchange for an Amazon review.]