I am in the process of writing a book! It is exciting and terrifying at the same time. While the book does not yet have a title, it is going to be the story of my journey out of the cult teachings of IBLP (think Bill Gothard and the Duggar Family) and away from legalism as I found a relationship with the real Jesus.
My agent would like me to write less of a memoir and more of a social commentary. This sounds great to me because I see a lot of parallels between what we were taught and lies that are floating around in mainstream Christianity. I have tackled many of those lies and belief systems on this blog!
I will be updating this page as the book progresses.
Currently I am working on the official Book Proposal as well as on “building my tribe”. And that is where you come in! Publishing companies want to make sure an author has a following before they are willing to consider working with them. There are four ways that you can help me as I “build a tribe”.
- Officially follow this blog. The publishing company will look at my blog to see how many followers I have. When you follow my blog, you will get email updates every time I write a new post, so it’s beneficial for you too!
- Like my blogger Facebook page. Here is a link. This is another way of staying in touch with me and also showing the publishing company that I have people who are interested in what I am saying.
- Share my blog and/or posts with your friends and family.
- Pray for me! Writing a book is not something that I ever planned to do, but it has become obvious over the past two years that it is something God wants me to do. Please pray that I will follow Jesus, be motivated, and continue to persevere.
I’d love to hear from you! Are there things that you would like to hear about? Questions you have for me? Suggestions? Please let me know!
Thanks for being a part of this adventure!
UPDATE 2/22/2016: An Honest Confession
UPDATE 5/9/2016: I Got It Done
My book proposal is finished and I am working with my agent to edit it before the big writers conference in a little over a week. At the conference I will have the chance to meet with at least 3 publishing companies. Please pray that God’s will would be done!