Girlfriends, God, and Grace — that's the title of my book. Or it may not be. My editor and I have been talking and the book has evolved and changed some since I first began it five years ago. We're stuck between two titles — and we love both.
Girlfriends, God, and Grace: How to have a Great Girlfriend Adventure
The Great Girlfriend Adventure
I need your vote (ohhh, I feel just like a candidate for office). There's a meeting about my book next week and I would love to have some votes to share with my editor. Please vote — I'll feel really goofy if I don't have any votes. And if you vote I'll ….. think good thoughts about you. Ohh and I'll even thank you live on the blog — name and all.
Please VOTE! and keep me from looking pathetic to my editor and her co-horts.
Poor little Alabama writer, she just couldn't get anyone to vote for that book title. Bless her Heart. Don't let this happen — Vote Today!
Mary, I signed the book release and it is in the mail. But I have to tell you….I hesitated in signing it. In the first paragraph where it says I give permission to publish “the contents of a story written about me and/or containing a quote by me”, conjured up Gulf Shores beach memories of late night hysterical laughing about subjects that surely you wouldn’t mention in your book, WOULD YOU?!!!?? I know we revealed some very personal things during that first girlfriends get-a-way several years ago, but I honestly don’t remember the details of what made us laugh so much, just that we laughed, and laughed, and laughed….until our sides hurt and we could hardly breathe!
And what I remember about that first trip was that we laughed everywhere we went…just like a traveling comedy show. We laughed at the grocery store when we bought more food than an army could eat in a weekend. We laughed at the outlet mall in every store we went in. I had to stock up on my Vanity Fair underwear! We laughed at the ice cream place, just because. Remember our waitress at the restaurant that said we were having so much fun, she wanted to know if she could come with us? She said it must be nice to have girlfriends to go out with. Her comment made us all thankful for each other and we realized we were the exception, not the rule. We laughed all night as we sat around in our pj’s listening to music, telling stories, and playing UNO with the mechanical card spitter! And what was that game we played where we split into two teams and had to give clues to guess what was on the cards? We were so glad we had a condo on the end of the building and that it was off-season, or we surely would have had major complaints from our neighbors about the noise!
We weren’t able to stay in our first choice “Sally Boo beach house” (we are budget travelers, after all), but we sure had a Sally Boo kind of weekend.
We know how to have a good time, but we also rally behind each other in times of need. Through our times of trouble, we know we have a powerful prayer team we can count on to lift us up to our Father in prayer. We may not talk to each other on a regular basis, but we know we are thought of often. After all, that’s what friends are for.
So, all these thoughts came to me as I was thinking about the title of the book. And you thought you asked a simple question, didn’t you? Just pick your favorite title! Well, a title is forever, so it requires much consideration. I have to say I am still partial to Girlfriends, God, and Grace (GG&G), but I like The Great Girlfriend Adventure also.
So how about combining the two to make:
Girlfriends, God, and Grace: The Great Girlfriend Adventure.
This is strictly coming from an insiders viewpoint. It just seems appropriate for us to remember that God created and blessed us with the need to have and cherish our girlfriends.
So when’s our next trip???
That was a hard vote!!!
Sounds like, from your friend’s comment, that one of the events was fabulous! I’m looking forward to reading more 🙂
Bless yor heart! Hey, maybe that could be a title?!
Thanks Connie, for reminding me about some of the funnies! I am so ready for another weekend of so much laughter that people were wondering what was in our iced tea!
I thank God everyday for my friends and so look forward to the next trip where I can hear everything now that I have surround sound hearing (thanks to the BAHA’s!(bone anchored hearing aids)) and maybe I won’t be saying “Her sweater is blue” when the question was “How’s the weather?”!!
PS Oh, and let’s not forget to wear our tiaras!!
Connie — wow! you said it. We did have such a blast on that first trip. Thanks so much for putting your heart on my blog. As for keeping the secrets? Of course, they are all safe with me — for now!!
I’m ready for a trip — let’s go!
And Suzi – of course we’ll wear out tiaras! And it’s such a blessing to have you hearing now…. so much more fun than when we had to yell everything at you.
Ok, I voted! And I owe you an email…it’ll be in your inbox today. Oh, and I love the new look on your blog. You are so cool!