Just a few days ago, I met with the publishing team (I JUST love writing that, saying it, thinking it) about my new book. I’m honored and greatly blessed to be working with New Hope Publishers. Andrea Mullins along with Joyce, Randy, & Jonathan are an amazing team.
But let me back up just a bit. I got a call a few weeks ago about this meeting. Andrea called and we made the date. She suggested I bring my calendar and be ready to share …. she probably told me what to be ready to share but I was so stinkin’ excited I don’t remember. To let you in on a secret, I’m so excited about working with New Hope but I am trying to play it cool and not act like a star struck teeny bopper meeting her favorite boy band singer.
I showed up at the meeting ready to share…. something. We walked into a lovely conference room and I was seated at the HEAD of the table. Now, I’m a girl who loves the spotlight (too much sometimes), but the HEAD of the big conference table is not the most comfortable place to be EVEN for my spotlight loving self.
I met everyone and immediately felt comfortable and welcomed – it was and is a great feeling. I was worried about what to share and found out they just wanted to know about me. I’ll let you in on another secret, I’m not all the interesting but I’m blessed to do some interesting things and be involved with some very interesting groups.
Then I got to listen to what they are looking for from me. I think I held it together fairly well. I didn’t squeal or jump up and clap my hands, repeatedly – oh but I wanted to. I wanted to when Jonathan mentioned Twitter and needing authors to spend time on Twitter (YIPPEE! More reason to hang out on Twitter!) and Facebook. I almost hopped on that big conference table and did the happy Snoopy dance when Joyce said she thought my writing was relevant!! I loved it when Randy told me he wants to do some podcasts and just wanted to shout with glee at Andrea’s ideas for quizzes.
I just wanted to jump, shout, and clap my hands at everything, but I held it together – and I didn’t throw up or fall down. So it that is always a win!
AND – the book is going to released in December 2011! I can’t begin to tell you how much December means in the life of this work. The month of December has been month of GREAT change in my life for the last eight years. God has sent me down new paths and on grand adventures that have beginnings in the month of December.
I’m excited about this new path and no matter how cool and collected I may look like on the outside, I’m JUMPING for JOY and GIDDY with EXCITEMENT over this new path! Cannot wait to see what’s next!
Hope you’ll hang around for this ride!
So happy for you Mary!! Congratulations!
Congratulations Mary on your book
I will hang on for the ride with you and will be praying for you as you go on this journey I personally cannot wait for the book to come out. I will keep my eyes on the Lord and cannot to wait to see the blessings that are going to come out of this.
Lord be with this sweet woman and bless her and keep her close to you Lord and protect her and give her strength and peace and keep her feet planted on the solid ground and the solid rock which is You Lord.
Thank you Mary
You are a big encouragemnt in my life and a blessing
Mary, I am so excited for you and proud of you. Cannot wait until it comes out!
SO excited for you, Mary!!
Well, hey there girl! Thanks so much and it’s great to see you here!
Congratulations, my friend. It is an exciting time!!
It is and I know you’re walking this path right now!! I’ll probably be running to you for tips and advice.
Jump for JOY!! That is wonderful. Congrats!
“Hope you’ll hang around for this ride!”
I just had to literally laugh out loud at that statement. I will be in the front car with my hands in the air! Shouting all the way! Let’s go! I love you and I am so excited for you and with you!
Will you sign my book when I buy it? 😀 You know, and say with love to my most loyal and faithful and annoying follower, all my love Mary? Will you? Please?
Love you girl! Congratulations!
YOU GO MARY!! So excited for you! Can’t wait to see where this fun journey leads!!
Congratulations Mary, this is wonderful news and I am so happy for you!