Sunday, March 24, 2013

Ever Wonder if You're Going to Get Back to 'Normal'?

At this moment, it really feels like my life is never going to see an easy, normal pace again. I've been running around like a chicken with it's head cut off. Literally. Yet, God is good and I know that He has a plan... I just sometimes wish that He didn't know I could handle so much! ;-)

So, what have I been up to? Well, I've posted before that I'm going to be selling my children's book at our annual Home school convention. Thus, book publishing, working with my cover design guy, and getting illustrations put in have pretty much consumed my life.

However, though it has been stressful, it has been such a blessing as well. I'm so very excited to see it all in print. I'm giving a quick sneak peek as to what it is looking like so far. Just a bit of the inside and a few of the amazing illustrations that my mom has done....





The illustrations are COPYRIGHTED! Please don't steal them. :-) My mom worked super hard on them and I think they turned out amazingly!! (Yeah, probably not a real word.. but it describes it well). 

Hopefully very soon I will be posting links to where you can purchase the book! :-) 

Also, for those that might not know, I have started a 'business blog'. I'd really appreciate it if you visited and followed. :-) www.bookwriter451.blogspot.com

I do have a prayer request... the publisher that I am using is a 'print on demand' company. This means that if I'm third 'in line' for orders, I have to wait my turn. As the convention is practically around the corner, I'd really appreciate if you would please pray that God will keep the doors open so that they can quickly publish my book as soon as I get it sent it. Thank you so much!! 



7 comments:

Faith F. said...

Those illustrations are awesome! I will be praying about your publisher!

Alicia said...

Wow, these look great! Awesome!

With the issue of copyrighting, I would highly advise that when you have your entire layout (insert the illustrations into the Word document)you copyright it through the Library of Congress. If you make it all one document, one should only have to pay once. :)It IS worth it, especially for a self-published author. I actually have three copyrights on my book.

Best wishes and keep it up!!!

Lilac Bud Gal said...

Thank you, Faith! I appreciate it!

Alicia, thanks! I think that I will be getting that with my publisher, but if not I'll definitely look into it. :)

Rachelle Raymond said...

Your Mom did such a fabulous job!! Give her a huge ol hug for me!! I love you my dear friend, and am so happy you have got this far!! Praying for the placement of your order for the company! I know how important this is to you!!
I literally cannot wait to get my hands one of these gems!! Love ya tons!!
MLE
~You know who!!

Samantha said...

That is so neat!! Looking forward to hearing more about it.
I'll be praying about the publishing of it as well.

Maellen said...

How exciting!!!!!! I'm so happy for you! Those drawings are amazing!!
Lots of love~
Mrs. Blodgett

Frannie said...

So Exciting, Sarah!

I haven't been browsing about lately and I just want to say that I've missed stopping by! The pictures for your book are quite charming and I cannot wait to hear how it all comes together.

Blessings to you!