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One week. Just one.

One week until our new little daughter makes her appearance in this beautiful world, making it lovelier still.

I can’t wait.

No, really, I don’t think I can stand being pregnant a second longer. Just about every pregnancy symptom I have–well, I won’t get into that. ;)

But the worst “symptom” is this blasted pregnancy brain. I forget everything, can barely finish a sentence, and have called my kids just about every name but their own.

Seriously. My husband keeps telling me who I’m talking to, then asking, “Did you really mean to say that?”

Nope. No, I sure didn’t. It’s loads of fun.

But what I really wanted to tell you is that I’ll be taking a teeny-tiny break from blogging, reviewing, and writing so I can love on this girl and just get to know her.

I really can’t wait.

Please, if you need anything, feel free to contact me, but it may be a while until I can get back to you. There just may be crickets on this website for a few weeks.

One thing I will be doing during this break is reviewing the lovely Anne Elisabeth Stengl’s newest novella in the Goldstone Wood saga (seriously some of the best books I have ever read in my life!) called Draven’s Light.

Her books are worth taking a break from my break! :)

But that’s it, folks.

Well, except I plan on posting my final chapter of Wisdom & Folly: Sisters early next week instead of my usual Thursday, hopefully beating this precious little one’s introduction to our family.

I’m so excited to get to meet her!

Her room is hot pink, black, and white with Eiffel Towers plastered on every surface. My husband thinks I’ve gone a tad overboard, but no girl can have enough Paris-themed decorations, right? ;)

(And suddenly I’m looking at this site and wondering if I have a thing with hot pink, black, and white…hmmm…)

Oh yes! A publisher recently asked to review my full manuscript of Zombie Takeover. I still can’t wait to show you the gorgeous cover my cover artist Sara Helwe designed, but I need to wait the full 90 days they asked to review it before I continue pursuing self-publishing. If that’s still what God wants me to do. :)

Okay, it sounds like I’ll be pretty active on this so-called break, but the point is I’m trying to take a break. We’ll see how well it works!

Off on this newest adventure!

All of my love, and in Him,

Michele

 

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Wisdom and Folly Continued…

I have a goal.

To finish my Wisdom and Folly story before this baby gets here.

That means I’ve got 12 weeks to complete and post 12 chapters.

My original plan was to complete the saga after baby girl arrived, but, once again, God changed my plans.

Just in case you don’t remember, I had written roughly a chapter a week for 18 weeks (I know I took a few weeks off somewhere in there), then went to a writer’s conference.

I spoke with a lovely (she was wonderful!) publishing house editor who advised me to stop posting it for free if I ever wanted it published.

That really threw me.

I asked for your advice, and so many of you said, “If God told you to write and post it, then DO IT!!!”

I didn’t listen.

I was so stymied by those who suggested I stop writing, revamp it, and find a way to sell it.

Well, God had other plans. (And apparently the first thing He told me is what He meant! Imagine that!) ;)

Recently, I’ve been working hard on getting my Zombie Takeover novel ready for self-publishing.

I’ve had my book professionally edited, hired a cover artist, been working on back cover copy, bio, ISBNs, and interior layout for both ebook and print versions, and even took a month-long course so I can make it look professional! No way do I want to publish something half-done!

But God told me a four letter word I hate.

“Wait.”

“What? Seriously? I’ve done so much to get my book on the market, YOU led me toward self-publishing, and now You tell me to wait???”

His response made me feel terrible. And I mean terrible.

“I told you to write Wisdom and Folly.”

My heart sank.

That editor is completely right. If I wanted to get Wisdom and Folly traditionally published, I would need to pull it from my website, rewrite it completely, then submit it to publishers.

That’s not what God wants.

So, out of obedience, I am going to try my very best to complete this story before my precious little one arrives, and let Him tell me when it’s okay to publish Zombie Takeover.

I must remember–I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me!

I will still share my cover with you. I will still layout my book and complete every step I know to get my book ready for publication.

But I am in no way publishing it until I feel my Maker’s release.

It is heartbreaking, but also so utterly freeing and joyous to see where He wants this to go.

Please forgive me for not listening sooner.

Okay, that’s it! I love you all and I pray He can still use my story for His purpose.

Until next time!

In Him,

Michele

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