This one won’t be like my regular content. It’s personal — just something from my heart that I want to share. A journal, if you will, that I’m sharing with you.
Today is a very important day. I have a phone call with my agent to discuss the next steps for my book, and by “next steps,” I mean the BIG next steps. We’re going to talk strategy about accepting an offer from a publisher and beginning the process of getting a book deal finally in place.
I can’t believe this day is finally here. It feels like it’s been a lifetime, and at the same time, like it’s been no time at all.
I started this journey in February of this year. My agent asked me if I could write a book that aligns with my platform — something about women’s empowerment, self-care, and healing journeys. I knew it was a project I could really sink my teeth into, and I got started immediately.
Writing the book was fast work. When writing about something so close to your heart, the words have a way of just tumbling out of you. It wasn’t long until I had a manuscript ready to go, a completed proposal prepared for publishers, and we were out on submission.
I was finishing up a ride on my Peloton when my agent text me that we had received our first offer from a publisher. My heart was racing from the workout, so it nearly exploded out of my chest when I read the words on the screen.
Since that day, I’ve been in a heart-palpitating holding pattern. A part of this process I wasn’t expecting is that you don’t take your first offer. As a business woman, this should have been obvious to me. But, alas, it wasn’t. So, for the last few weeks I’ve had to clench my teeth and wait for other offers to come in. My agent has been spectacular — helping me to stay calm and patient, understanding that it’ll all be worth it in the end.
Well, today’s the day. It’s decision day. It’s “let’s get this party started” day.
I don’t know when I’ll be able to update everyone on the decisions we make today. Sometimes, these things have to stay under wraps for awhile until things are finalized and underway. But I’ll let you know as soon as I have information I can share!
If you have a moment to spare today, I’d appreciate some prayers (if you’re religious) or some wishes (if you’re not) for discernment, wisdom, and guidance in the decision-making process today. I can be impulsive and impetuous, choosing immediate gratification over a wiser option that might take a bit longer. So, any positive energy that you can send my way for being wise over impulsive would be much appreciated!
Thanks to everyone who has been on this journey with me! You don’t know how much it means.