picture of book/Depression

WOW! I’M AN AUTHOR. WOW TO THE MAX

Holy cow. This is so exciting.

Today is the first day, I’ve held my physical book in my hand.

picture of book/Depression
(I know, I know. You’ve seen this cover a lot in the last couple of weeks. But, I just can’t help it.)

Other people have purchased copies but I waited until I got my free books as part of my contract. Everyone told me it looked really good and really professional but it’s been such a long haul, and I ran into a lot of problems so I was expecting to be disappointed.

I’m looking at it and saying to my husband, “It looks like a real book, written by a real author!” Oh, my Gosh. I’m the author!!!

animated animal doing a happy dance

I can’t even begin to tell you what a surreal experience this is.

The book is so professional-looking. I never dreamed it would look so good. The only downside is I wish I hadn’t had to leave out so much. But it’ll end up in the next book or here as an e-book.

Writing is easy. All you have to do is cross out the wrong words.
–Mark Twain

I’m afraid to open it. Seriously. And I am definitely NOT reading it. I already know there are some formatting errors that weren’t caught even though it went through three edits. Did you know there is no such thing as a perfect book? That’s really true. I understand now why actors don’t watch their own movies. It’s like you’re giving birth all over again. Besides, I’ve read it hundreds of times. (So wouldn’t you think I would’ve caught every error? Nope. Most, of the time you are so bleary-eyed you can’t even focus.)

I just want to say, “FOLLOW YOUR DREAMS. DON”T GIVE UP.” I almost did that myself. Many times. If it weren’t for my husband, family, and friends, I would’ve stopped months ago.

I give God the glory for this book. “It’s all yours, God.”

My prayer is that people will find relief from depression and anxiety through God’s immeasurable and totally mind-boggling grace.

Now, the tears of disbelief and joy are falling so I have to go.

God bless and have a really good evening.

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