One of my crazy ideas over the years, included writing a book. And I did. It started out as little devotions, which I sent out via e-mail. Then I began self-publishing on xanga, and then blogspot. In 2011, when I was graduating from college, I decided it was time to self-publish a little book, as a graduation gift to myself.
Having collected the devotions over many years, I began to edit and compile them. While participating in a literary publication class during college, I learned how to format a book. From research, and joining a local self-publishing group, I networked with a local printer to publish it. By December 2011, I had a batch of 100 books printed, and I introduced my first book to my friends and family, and even a few strangers.
Now six years later, I’ve decided to move the manuscript over to createspace.com, and see if I can distribute it again. It’s in review at the moment, and I am excited to see how it circulates this time.
This trial run with createspace.com is giving me experience and confidence to consider a new writing project. So maybe, a new dream is on my horizon. Writing can be a satisfying, creative adventure, but also a lot of work to bring the crazy idea into being.
I’ve created a preview page, and would love you to click over there and see if it really works. Ha! And stay tuned for when it goes on sale! In the meantime, I have a couple vintage, first editions that I’d like to giveaway. So comment below, and I’ll pick some winners this Friday, November 10th!
What are some of your defining moments? Do you have a dream?
. . . to know the word that sustains the weary. (Isaiah 50:4 NIV)