We’ve decided that having a book published feels a lot like winning the lottery. Not that we’ve ever actually won the lottery (probably because we don’t buy tickets for it!), but we would imagine that the feelings we felt when we found out a publisher was actually offering us the opportunity to write a book wouldn’t be all that different from the feelings of a lottery winner. Lots of jumping up and down, cheering, tears and celebrating.
Now, let us be clear, this isn’t because it in any way relates to money. Because, frankly, authors aren’t raking it in quite like people might think they are. Especially those of us who are babies in the industry. But that’s not why we do what we do.
What we really mean is that, just like winning the lottery, the odds of having a book published the traditional way aren’t great. So, as God continued to open the doors for us and as we watched all of the pieces of the puzzle fall into place, we truly could not believe it was really happening. Because, you see, our desire was never just to check a box. Write a book? Check! Done and done. No, our desire was to provide what so many of you expressed a desire for over the years. A way to hold our blog in your hands. To pull it out over and over, pour over the pages, read stories that encouraged you on your faith journey and get simple ideas for your home. And more than anything, we desired to honor God.
Life in Season was released last fall and we could not be more amazed and humbled by how it has been received. Truly.
And, even if we never published another book, we would know that we had put together something that so perfectly reflected who we are, what we believe, and how we want to inspire.
But, guess what?????
We ARE publishing another book!!!!
We could not be more thrilled to announce that we are currently writing a second book and it is tentatively slated to be released in the fall of 2018. Yes, that seems like a long way off, but there is sooooooo much that goes into getting it ready for production not the least of which is the actual writing.
So, what will this book be about, you ask? Well, we don’t have an official title yet, but just imagine an entire book dedicated to the topic of peace.
Peace in Your Heart
Peace in Your Health
Peace in Your Home
Because, we all long for peace, right? But peace is something that we believe has to be invited into your life. And our prayer is that this book will provide you with encouragement, insights and tips for how to live a life filled with peace.
We are feverishly writing and amazed again and again at how the words seem to come not really from us but from the Lord. But if you happen to run into us somewhere and we have a dazed look in our eyes just know that it’s from staring at a computer screen for hours on end. 😉
Now, in honor of this exciting news, we thought it would be fun to celebrate with a giveaway!
We’re giving away two, count ’em TWO signed (by both of us!) copies of ‘Life in Season’.
Here’s how to enter to win:
Leave us a comment telling us what you are most looking forward to about our new book on the subject of Peace.
That’s it! Easy peasy right?
We truly can’t thank you all enough for being apart of this journey with you. In a million years, we never would have thought that a desire to create a little online community for women to share, care and inspire would turn into the opportunity to write even one book let alone TWO books. And none of this would be possible without all of you!
Much love to you sweet friends and, as always, thank you for meeting us here at the fence,