The Next Step (A Book Update and Blog Hop)

Blog-Hop-ButtonWow! What a week! I went from drowning in piles of meds during our special needs week at camp straight to the Speak Up! conference for writers and speakers. The days were crazy and the nights weren’t much better. If I wasn’t having nightmares about miscounting medications, I was dreaming that I couldn’t find the publisher I was supposed to meet with because they turned all the lights off.

Despite my sleep deprived state, or possibly because of it, I was able to meet with five editors and agents from different publishing houses. Every one of them has asked for my book proposal! This is pretty unusual and exciting…but, just because I send it to them doesn’t mean that their company will actually want to publish my book. Still, it was total confirmation that I am on the right track and that God is the one opening the doors for me.

I will be emailing the agent I have been working with on Monday to let her know of the interest. Most likely she will agree to sign a contract with me, and we will start sending my book proposal to the interested companies. It takes a few weeks to a few months to find out if a publishing company is actually interested in my  book (If they aren’t interested I will hear sooner). Then, if I get a contract from a publishing house, it will be about a year before my book is actually in print. So, lots of waiting ahead of me, but that’s okay. I am just so happy to have confirmation and a next step. It’s been quite the journey since I first thought God might possibly be asking me to write a book. 🙂

Camp Fun! (Clockwise from bottom left: Me and one of my favorite campers, new hammock and Chacos, and fun on the golf cart.)

New and old friends at Speak Up! (From the left: Jen Ferguson, Cindy Bultema, Carol Kent)

 

 

 

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4 thoughts on “The Next Step (A Book Update and Blog Hop)

  1. Happy for the progress!

    On Mon, Jul 11, 2016 at 4:40 AM, Let Me Be Foolish wrote:

    > Letmebefoolish posted: “Wow! What a week! I went from drowning in piles of > meds during our special needs week at camp straight to the Speak Up! > conference for writers and speakers. The days were crazy and the nights > weren’t much better. If I wasn’t having nightmares about miscou” >

  2. Such a blessing to see you again, dear Christy! I pray God continues to lead and guide every step of the way. May He open doors as only He can, and use your story to turn many hearts towards Him. Much love to you!
    CIndy 🙂

  3. Wow! How exciting to have so much interest- may I ask the book idea God has laid on your heart! Looking forward to seeing it out there for the world to read in the coming months!!

    • Sure! I was raised in a Christian cult, but Jesus found me and showed me how to have a relationship with him. I’ve been out now for almost 15 years and in the last couple have started noticing similar lies creeping into Evangelical Christianity. So I’m writing a cultural commentary sharing my story and exposing the common lies. More than anything else, I want people to meet and find a relationship with the real Jesus! More than religion and ritual and tradition…actually knowing the God who created them! You can find more information in the About Me, Why This Blog, and I’m Writing a Book pages of my blog. 🙂

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