Nearly a month has passed since my last post.
Wanna know why?
I bet you’ll forgive me when I tell you.
I’m pretty excited.
Do you wish you could bring peace and wisdom to others? Wouldn’t it be nice if certain people understood themselves and made better life decisions? Do you wish you could help the world understand first-hand what Jesus meant by saying, “I came to bring abundant life?”
Are you the person people come to when they need a shoulder? After a lunch with you, do they seem more relaxed, more confident?
When I search online for “Best devotional books,” I often find the same books my parents and grandparents read. If you’re reading the Bible on a regular basis, what if you wrote your own devotions to share with others?
Your unique experiences, the stories of those who’ve inspired you, and the perspective you’ve gained from living hand-in-hand with God –those are the ingredients for a book someone will look forward to reading every day.
Ayayay. I cannot describe to you what a challenge it was to get through the writing, publishing and promotional process for my first devotional book. There were weeks I felt like an exhausted salmon, swimming upstream and getting nowhere, but I look back today and realize I was simply spending too much time figuring things out.
I probably shouldn’t be so jealous of you…
Because I love you (and because honestly, I can’t reach the world alone), I’ve been creating a series of short courses to walk you through the process of writing and publishing your devotional book. I’m writing a whole series of devotional studies myself, but let’s face it—your style will appeal to certain people who won’t respond to mine. God wants every single person He’s created to know how much He loves them. Jesus wants to heal hurting people and free those who are bound to addictions or just destructive thinking patterns. Your voice can carry that message. And it doesn’t have to stress you out.
It can be easy.
The course I’m creating, Share Your Wisdom Wisely, comes with:
Short videos and exercises to get you from wish to launch
Tools to get you through each step of planning your book, including
- Interactive Book Planner, which holds all the steps for writing, publishing and promoting your book, as well as setting up your business so you can get paid
- Reference Tracker, for easy citation of your Bible versions and other sources
- Formatting guides and tools for choosing a cover, title and theme.
Tips and tools to help you craft each chapter with impact.
Ideas for promoting your book before you’ve finished writing and tools to generate presale orders. Let eager readers cover the cost of your book cover, professional edit and other important items.
More tools to help you plan your website, set up your business and find the right publisher.
Omigoodness—the interactive Book Planner alone gets me excited! On it, you can track your progress in all four important areas of getting your book from God’s heart to your readers’ hands. Let me know if you’d like to preorder the course. The first segment will be available by the end of January. What a great way to start the new year!