All Things!

It’s been a crazy six months. I won’t bore you with the finer details (at least, not today), but the short of it is as follows:

 

The original publisher of my book closed its doors without reasonable notice, leaving me with nothing more than a promise that they would work to connect me with another publisher who would pick up where they left off, implying that this other entity would honor the original contract. I was hopeful, but I wasn’t holding my breath.

 

I emailed a reply, requesting more information, and I waited. As days turned into weeks and weeks into months, I heard nothing more.

 

Eventually, I got over my frustrations–at least a little–and I prayed more fervently. I asked God whether He wanted me to continue pursuing this passion He had given me, or whether He wanted me to wait. After almost two weeks of constant prayer, I submitted my second book to several agencies. A few responded positively, and I prayed some more. I was very excited about one of the agencies in particular, but I didn’t quite feel that peace I’d been hoping for. I asked God to either give me that understanding-passing peace, or close the door. He closed the door.

 

Finally, a new publisher responded to one of my queries. It was, to be honest, a publisher I’d never heard much about. I can’t even say for certain what it was about them which drew me to submit my manuscript. But, I was drawn, nonetheless.

 

And now, not only am I under contract with Ambassador International for my second book in the series, but they contracted with me to republish my first book, as well!

 

So, I was able to make some tweaks on the first installment of the series, and now the ball is rolling once again! God is good!

 

The takeaway? The theme of the series is pretty much Romans 8:28 fleshed out. “And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to His purpose.” And now, here I am, being reminded by my wonderful heavenly Father that when He says ALL THINGS, He means it!

 

I’ll keep you posted!

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