What a few months it’s been. Truly. Zimbabwe. School. Writing for places I’ve always loved.
Writing a book.
Oh wait. Did I tell you all? 🙂
I’ve been signed to The Blythe Daniel Agency to write a book.
I can’t believe it. I really can’t. The day I said I was going back to school, one of their (crazy talented) literary agents, Jessica, reached out to me about writing a book.
I was in bed, on my phone, Sam on his computer (try not to be jealous of our bedtime routine lol) and I read the email, dropped my phone, looked at Sam and said shakily, “That email was from a literary agent. They asked if I’d be interested in writing a book.”
Then I had to google what it all meant because he was asking questions and I was just like, “I don’t know, I don’t know, wait, let me read it to you, oh my goodness…”
Several phone calls and emails later, I was signed. Right now, I’m focusing on getting an outline done and working on the first three chapters. I’ve already pitched our story to an interested editor, but all of that is very tentative.
While I’m going to keep most of what it’s about under the radar for now, I can share the general idea (it could change). It’s going to be what’s happened the past 3 years, changing relationships that stemmed from loss, and the community that was born out of this. This journey of loss online is all new for us to do publicly. Several years ago, unless you were famous, you didn’t really have to/need to share outside of family and friends. And now – it’s almost impossible not to. Which leads to often really hurtful and really beautiful things happening all at once.
If you can believe it, there is so much that has happened I haven’t written about. Some I never will. But some I’d like to share.
I have been so excited to share this with you all. It’s a lot of hard work on my end, and juggling a lot of things right now, but as a family we’re working out logistics to make sure I have time to work/go to school/write/be a mom and wife – and my brain doesn’t explode mid-May.
It’s pretty incredible from my view to watch God fulfill his promises of “I know the plans I have for you… plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”
We’ve been through hard times. More might be coming – and that’s part of broken humanity. Nothing changes the pain of losing my sons or walking the path we have and are, but to see God weave the pieces together like this – fulfilling my heart’s desires in so many different ways – it’s powerful.
I refuse to let the ugly win. To let the bitterness succeed in my life. To give evil the foothold it so desperately wants. I’ve been through this much and I’m never, ever turning back from the path God has placed me on.
Bring.it.on life. I’ll put whatever you throw at me in my next book.