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picture of book/Depression


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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