Y’all…I don’t even know where to start! Over the past week I have had: my first radio interview, two book signings, a newspaper interview, six hundred (or very near!) text messages, phone calls, and Facebook posts, and who knows how many hugs. I literally cannot even begin to tell y’all how blown away I have been by all of your responses to Burdens!
When God put it on my heart to write this book, I was one more scared person. I had always wanted to write a book, but I never had a story. When God told me that the story I was supposed to write was my own…I didn’t believe that I could do it. Yes, I knew I could write…but I didn’t know I had the courage or the strength to let my life be an open book…literally!!!
The response to the book has been so encouraging…and so overwhelming! Everyday it seems to just get bigger and bigger! It’s fun to me that the ladies at the Post Office know me now…and they have been so very helpful! I love the fact that I have mailed books literally all across the U.S. because someone personally asked me to or because I wanted to say “thank you” to various people who have helped me and the girls over the past nine months.
My small little brain cannot comprehend the fact that so many people have read my story. I am just so humbled by the unbelievable response to my book. Every signing I have on my calendar is there because someone asked me to come to their town and share my story. Every church event, ladies event, and speaking engagement I have been asked to attend is because someone heard my story and was touched by it. That is alllllllllll God y’all!!
If you ask any author how hard it is to sell their books…they can come up with a hundred different reasons that explain how hard selling books can be. They all have a list of rejections…no’s…and excuses as to why their books aren’t selling. 99% of them only want their book to sell so that they can make money. And, making money is a great reason to write books…it’s a great reason to try to push the sale of a book…but that’s not my purpose for writing Burdens.
My purpose is to spread HOPE. I want to share with everyone how great God is and how He truly cares for the smallest details in our lives. I want to show the world that no matter how much you mess up or how far away you are from God…He still sees you and He will always love you.
I am so thankful that the book is selling, but it is more important to me that people be able to read it and share it with others. So, I have decided that everyone who wants a copy of my book should have one! Right now there are 150 copies of Burdens floating around for FREE. If you catch one…shoot me a text or email and let me know how you got it! God is using Burdens to bring people to Christ…and I am so grateful that He called me to write and enjoy this part of the story.
Keep those eyes peeled y’all…because you NEVER know where you might find the next copy lying around! Of course, you can always keep on buying them and send them to all of the people you know all over creation…I’m totally ok with seeing new reviews and tags! I don’t know and won’t know until sometime in November how many books have sold online for May, June, and July…So…share and share alike people!! To God be the Glory, because this is HIS story after all…I’m just along for the ride!