The reason I don’t care (that much) about my book sales

Uncage My Brave turns three months this week. Still a newborn.

People ask me a lot about how many copies I’ve sold or some derivative question. I tell them all the same answer: I’m happy with the sales.

My only real sales goal was to recoup any expenses I incurred in the publishing process, and maybe a few extra bones to pay for some iced coffees. THIS goal was met in the first month, thank you, God. Continue reading “The reason I don’t care (that much) about my book sales”

The sweet and the bitter: An interview with Sara Hagerty

A story:

Last summer I came across a blog by Sara Hagerty. Her words on finding God in the midst of the hard immediately attracted my attention. THIS IS A SISTER WHO SPEAKS MY SOUL.

Her writing style, so vivid, is like honey to read: rich, inviting and the kind you take your time with. When I saw she had a book out, so astutely titled Every Bitter Thing is Sweet: Tasting the Goodness of God in All Things, I was eager to place my order.

But I was also eager to do one other thing: I wanted to send a note to Sara. Continue reading “The sweet and the bitter: An interview with Sara Hagerty”

The Current State of My Life

I’m writing to you from a cluttered desk and with a cluttered mind. I’m writing to you not as a writer but as a woman whose plans are being rerouted one by one, and she is like a GPS chanting “recalculating” while the car just keeps driving forward in the direction she didn’t plan.

Ever have that feeling?

The world keeps spinning and you would like it to stop or at least slow down because the dizziness is getting worse?

I had a plan for this summer. For writing, for work, for child rearing, for home tending, for discipling. And every blessed one of them has been rerouted. Continue reading “The Current State of My Life”

Must-Read Quotes from Uncage My Brave to encourage dreamers

First and foremost, I have great news, friends! Uncage My Brave is now available for Kindle. To the three people who have asked me when this would happen, happy day to you!

Secondly, let’s talk reader reactions to the now-two-month-old little libro.

Since Uncage My Brave‘s release, I’ve been blessed to receive comments from readers about their favorite passages.

Pause here and reflect on the meaning of this with me:

To publish something is one thing. To have my words resonate with someone else – to share an emotion or thought with someone as if it were their own – is the lifeblood of a writer’s existence. Continue reading “Must-Read Quotes from Uncage My Brave to encourage dreamers”

Remembering why I chase this dream: Eryn Lynum’s response to discouragement

The numbers don’t always add up. The business sometimes has such a thin margin, Eryn Lynum wonders if it is worth the heartache.

Rationality – practicality – may seem to push her toward making another choice, but Eryn won’t stop chasing this dream. CAN’T stop chasing this dream. Continue reading “Remembering why I chase this dream: Eryn Lynum’s response to discouragement”