Whew! What a week it’s been!
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Many of you know that my memoir, A Place to Land: A Story of Longing and Belonging, released this week!
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Last time I checked the Kindle version was only $3.99!! Say what? There’s really no excuse at that price, now is there?
You guys have been so incredibly supportive throughout this entire journey! I’m so grateful for the way you’ve held me up and helped this book get into the world. Thank you, thank you, thank you!
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This week’s FMF prompt is: RELEASE
Well, here we are. Book release week. The week I’ve been working toward for over four years.
It’s been a journey, that’s for sure. When people tell me how emotional it has been for them to read A Place to Land, I want to reply with, “Imagine what it was like trying to write it!” 😉
But I continue to thank God over and over again for the grace He has given to make this book become a reality.
Now it’s out of my hands and into yours.
A couple of years ago I asked an author friend what it was like to have her book in the world. Her response has stayed with me. She said it’s kind of like when your kids grow up and leave home. They’re still a part of you, but they’re adults now, and they have their own lives to live. She said releasing her book was like that for her. It sounded impossible to me at the time, but now it makes sense.
I’ve done my part. With God’s help and for His glory, I gave this book everything I had to give.
My role is done.
Now I get to sit back and watch the Lord do His thing, or maybe just keep trusting that He will even when I can’t see it or don’t hear about it.
It’s like that with most of the work we do, isn’t it? We do the very best we can in the Lord’s strength, and release our offering up to Him to do with it whatever He sees fit.
Because ultimately, it was always His anyway.
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You did a good job, Kate. Mom would be very pleased!
I love the analogy…but I can’t imagine ‘releasing’ a four-year-old! You will probably still stay involved in your ‘brain-baby’s’ life for a long time, yet (but the diaper years are over 😉 ).
Well done, good and faithful servant!
Congrats on the release of your book! I can’t wait to read it!
Congratulations, Kate. I can’t wait for my copy to arrive. I am sure your Mom is so proud of you. May the Word God sent out in your book do the work it was sent out to do. And may you go forth in joy and peace, knowing you will receive the fruit of your love and obedience. And hugs from afar. It’s not easy walking through the pain of our past. You were and are so brave!
So happy for you Kate! It must be fulfilling to see God’s redemptive hand working abundantly through your experiences.
Congratulations on your release. I am saving up for a wedding trip we have for California (my niece is getting married) so I have to be extra frugal, but the Kindle option made that work in my limited budget.
Praying that your release will bless many.
“It’s like that with most of the work we do, isn’t it? We do the very best we can in the Lord’s strength, and release our offering up to Him to do with it whatever He sees fit.
Because ultimately, it was always His anyway.”
I needed to read these words today. I’ve been struggling with some things, with feeling that awful writers block, with wondering what my role and purpose in all of this writing stuff is… All that matters is that I go where He leads. Thank you, Kate.