OK, for this post the instructions said to list 10-15 lines beginning with “I think I can…” I started out doing that but decided instead to share how an “I think I can…” turned into “I know I can…”
When I was a little girl, I always dreamed of writing a book. People would ask me what I would write I about, but I didn’t know. It wasn’t until six years ago that I knew what I would write. Shortly after Michael’s death, I knew that I was supposed to write our story. I remember opening a book he had given me for Christmas and inside the front cover, he had written, “I pray that one day our story will be written for the glory of God and the inspiration of others.” This was all the confirmation I needed. I began to write.
I wrote furiously for over a year, and then God placed an amazing editor in my life. We began re-writing and my first draft was condensed into three chapters, so I wrote some more. After a two-year process, I decided it was time to pursue publishing. Wow! What a gruelling process. There were times I began to doubt, and wondered if my manuscript would ever be published. There were other times I’d dream of holding a copy of my work in my hands.
Through all the heartache and pain of writing this story, I praise God that my dream will finally become a reality. Despite my doubts and fears, my “I think I can…” is coming true.
I recently signed a contract with Tate Publishing and I am uber excited to say that I hope to have a book in six – eight months! Woo Hoo!!! Thanks for supporting me on this journey and for all the encouragement. I have the best friends in the world!
So, next time you wonder, “Hmmm, I wonder if I can…” GO FOR IT!!!
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