About this time last year, I started writing a book.
I was inspired, in part, by my friends, Joy T.J. Riley (@GetJoyNTheMorn; http://getyourjoyinthemorning.blogspot.com) and Angela Solomon (@mlmwives; http://www.mlmwives.com) who had just written books and felt I could do it too. I picked the topic of personal development since I passionate about people living up to their full God-given potential. In March, I asked my long-time and best friend, Shirley, to edit the seven chapters I had written so far. Her review helped me to see I needed to revamp my book so that anyone who picked it up could understand and benefit from it. Throughout the summer, I wrote on and off, revising chapters.
Last month, unbeknownst to me, Joy recommended me to the acquisitions editor at her publisher, Tate Publishing (http://www.tatepublishing.com). I yelled at Joy because my book was not finished but she said to send the editor an email introducing myself anyway. I did and sent a copy of the Table of Contents and Introduction. The editor responded with a thank you email and I thought no more about it. Then suddenly last Thursday the editor left a voice message saying she was impressed with what I had written and offered me a publishing contract! My mouth fell open. I was afraid to move. Can you say shocked and overwhelmed? (yes, I still have the message) Before I could talk myself out of it, I signed the contract.
So………. I now have a publisher for my yet untitled and unfinished book! Egad, what have I done??! I guess I have to finish the book. Look for it in 2013!!!!!