Oh, I have so many things I want to write about today, but an event occured this afternoon that pre-empted all those thoughts. I received a phone call from WestBow Press that kicked my publishing journey into high gear! It's so exciting and wonderful! And I just have to gush for a few moments.
I had checked out WestBow Press several times. As far as self-publishers go, I think they are top-notch. I'd had a contract with a different self-publisher (who shall go nameless) for my very first (and most dreadful!) novel several years ago. I think I've blogged about that poor novel previously. Great story, but bad writing. It was my first novel! What could I do? I had to learn somehow...and thruogh that experience, I gained much knowledge. Anyway, I wasn't sure if I wanted to go through a traditional publisher or a self-publisher. I've heard great things about both. But there was really no way I could afford to self-publish. My husband is a pastor, and we have three small children. But then, this WestBow Press/Munce Group contest came along...and amazingly, my novel (the fourth one I wrote/revised/revised again) won the grand prize! So while I am using a self-publisher, I have not paid anything to get my book out there. God is so good to find ways of doing the neatest things!
So - this phone call - WBP needs my manuscript immediately because it needs to go to print by August 6th. Munce Group wants to promote it at the Christian Product Expo in September. Eee!! How grateful I am that someone wants to promote my work! See? It's all God, I tell you!
I looked over my manuscript this afternoon and found several errors. Things I could fix. Mechanisms I had repeated... Ugh! Revision never ends, people. But as one of my friends often says, "Do your best, and let God do the rest." So I'm placing it in His capable hands. I never imagined it would go this quickly. I stand in awe of it all. I applaud WestBow for their terrific staff. I applaud Munce for all that they are planning to do. And I applaud my powerful God. Without Him, none of this would be taking place.
As my characters often say, "Soli Deo Gloria!"
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