I’m no expert. Let’s just get that out there.
Somehow I have managed to get myself published in the real world of writing. I’ll be honest: I’m still in shock!
I cannot give you a step-by-step plan, but there are several people out there who can. If you are looking for a “how-to” you can find it and usually pay a little money to get some really great ideas on how to get noticed in the publishing industry. Just Google it.
My journey isn’t so much about industry as it is about helping people know that God has a plan and is in complete control of everything.
Sometimes our world is turned upside down by life and we struggle to see beyond today.
Getting published hasn’t fixed any of the problems I face, nor has it given me any sense of adequacy that I didn’t have before.
What it has taught me is the reality of our world. We live in a broken place with broken people. And we are all seeking acceptance and approval from someone. The problem is that sometimes we think getting the next big gig or accomplishing the next big goal will fix our struggles. It won’t.
What I have learned through this process is that God is so much bigger than the publishing industry and so much wiser than the people in this world.
Man will sell you and tell you how to get published in 6 months or less, or how to gain followers and get noticed in a noisy world of social media.
God tells me to hold my tongue until He gives me the words to speak and not to seek man’s approval or fame for myself.
If you clicked this article hoping to find a five-step process and a new series of training on how to get published fast, I’ll give you my best tips:
- Pray. Pray for God to give you wisdom and words.
- Write when God says to write.
- Don’t get caught up in the ways of the world.
- Pursue God’s will more, and man’s way less.
- If God says no, don’t do it. If God says yes, do it!
Too simple? Too complex? I know. It’s hard to explain my journey of publishing. It’s been strangers calling to help me. It’s been literary agents emailing after months of silence. It’s been chapters being cranked out in a day or two. It’s been God leading me every step of the way. It’s been miracle after miracle. It’s been endorsements from authors I never imagined being connected to. It’s been God doing something I never envisioned.
How did I get published? I don’t know. The only explanation is God has a purpose for simple words written by this simple girl.
And God has a purpose for you too! So whatever it is that God is calling you to do, do it! Go for it! With all your heart and soul and mind follow God’s dream! It might lead you to a dream you never knew you could experience.
God’s power is bigger than the publishing world.
I hope you love my new book and that God speaks to you through it! Only a few more weeks until it will arrive in your mailbox. You can order it HERE.
This journey isn’t about selling more books. It’s about helping more people experience God’s power for themselves.
Love & Blessings,