Dear friends – Thank you for visiting my website. This is my first foray into social media. After college and a career, I settled down at home to be a wife, a mommy, a home school administrator, and Sunday School teacher. Now that my daughters are in high school, I have more free time to pursue some new interests. In November 2015, I accepted a challenge to write a novel – 50,000 words in the 30 days. That book, Elephant in the Room, will be published by Dove Christian Publishers in Spring 2017!
Writing a novel was hard work, but I enjoyed the discipline and creative process very much. Unlike many authors, I had never dreamed about writing novels. A couple of years ago, my daughters and I wrote magazine articles using the junior high/high school curriculum Cover Story. After completing the writing assignments, we finished the layout and published magazines using Blurb.com. (My Sunday School magazine is now available for purchase using the button at the sidebar.) The next school year, my daughters were too busy to do a novel-writing curriculum, so I decided to write a book in November 2015 with the encouragement of a free on-line writing community, NaNoWriMo.
My book, Elephant in the Room,
will be published by Dove Christian Publishers
in Spring 2017!
Writing a book is one thing. Getting it published and promoted is another thing altogether. There are so many options, and submitting it to agents and publishers was another challenge. Everywhere I looked for instructions and help, I was referred to Michael Hyatt for practical wisdom. I am currently following all of his wonderful lists of things to do from his book Platform: Get Noticed in a Noisy World to publicize my book through social media. I have created this website and blog for free through WordPress.com. What next? A Facebook account? Speaking engagements? Stay tuned.
By the way, I took the challenge again and wrote another book in November 2016. Do you make New Year’s resolutions or set goals? What challenge or dream do you hope to accomplish? What tools do you use to help accomplish them?