I've entirely finished my book.
I told you that I'd tell you this. (The post's title entirely killed the suspense, didn't it?)
Sorry about that; I'm a bit excited. So excited, in fact, that you might have heard the shout and the thud when I emailed the final revisions to my publisher. The shout was triumphant. The thud was me dropping to the floor in delirious exhaustion.
The dream to write this book hatched over five years ago. I can't quite express how it feels to know that this dream will become a reality when Then I Became a Mother is finally released on October 20, 2012.
What I'd most like to say is thank you to each of you readers. You see, this blog provided the impetus for me to turn my abstract dream into something tangible. I had talked about writing a book. I had jotted down ideas and sent snippets of stories to a few friends in emails. But until I began writing here at Pink Dryer Lint two years ago, I hadn't gotten serious and taken the necessary steps to make that book a reality.
Over these two years, though, your readership and support did something for me. They convinced me that I had valuable things to say.
I absolutely cannot wait to share those things with you. I guarantee that if you like this blog, you're going to love this book.
In these next few weeks, I'll be giving you some sneak-peeks. I'll share the cover design with you. I'll let you preview the video trailer. I'll invite you to check out the website and read a sample. As for now, I'll share my head shot with you.
For the record, this is the best I can possibly look.
I'd also like to ask you to partner with me. Would you help me to spread the word? You could tell your friends, share the news with a mom's group that you attend, or tell the women's ministry at your church. You could post about it on Facebook. If you're the author of a blog, I'd be delighted for you to write a review.
Feel free to email me directly (firstname.lastname@example.org) or leave a comment below if you'd be interested in sharing about Then I Became a Mother in any of these ways.
Above all, thank you. You've helped me to write a book!