Yesterday, I had a baby! Yep, that’s right; I finally “gave birth” to and released my novel entitled “Honor My Father…Really?”! It’s been a long, arduous process, but like many other great authors, I did it.
Someone asked me if I’m now leaping for joy and turning cartwheels. Actually, I’m not. I’m extremely happy that this novel has been released, but I’ve worked on and nurtured it since its conception a long time ago. So, I knew that eventually, the novel would “come out”. This baby “fluttered” during the editing and rewriting stages. I’ve watched it grow as I fed it creativity, positivity, and prayer. I experienced “Braxton Hicks contractions” when I thought the project was ready to be released, but ran into problems getting the website up, and refused to release the book prematurely without a website. True labor contractions came on the scene when I labored to refrain from destroying my computer (it was giving me all kinds of error messages, shutting completely off in the middle of uploads, erasing all of my favorites, wiping out all of my downloads—and did I mention I still can’t even open Microsoft Word?)! But I had to keep pushing to deliver this novel, this task that God said I was well able to accomplish.
So, while I’m not swinging from the ceiling, I have tremendous gratitude to God for giving me the desire of my heart. He said He would do that, and He absolutely did. But have you ever seen a new mom swinging from the ceiling the day after she gives birth? I am indeed happy and excited, and definitely have the pride a new mommy feels when she and others can finally see her new bundle of joy. So, if you haven’t already purchased the book, let me introduce you to my new baby, “Honor My Father…Really?”, born April 15, 2013.
p.s. I’m already pregnant again…leave me a comment if you understand that!