Then to have the book printed and hard copies in my hand..what a scary moment! And when I finally saw the real product..a BOOK, I was so proud of what my courage accomplished. But then I wondered how it would be received by readers.
My mother was my biggest challenge. She rebuffed the book at first. Mainly because of the title. It just didn't sound right to put "saved and sanctified" and "still need a drink" in the same sentence! Although I was taken aback by the rejection, I remained courageous. But afraid that what I was trying to say would not be understood. That people wouldn't be able to get past the title. Especially my own mother. I finally got the courage to ask her to read it. She got the courage to read it, despite her fears of what she would find between the pages. And... she loves it, and to my great relief, so do many others! I am thankful for COURAGE!
So far, I've sent out about 75 advance review copies to a sample of readers in 17 states. About 20% have responded with reviews. The reviews I've received have given me more enCOURAGEment that I did the right thing to put my work out there. Here are some comments:
- I couldn't put it down!
- I loved it!
- You've got a winner!
- Very good book!
- Very enlightening!
- This book makes me feel free!
- One of the most easily relatable and profound books I've ever read!
- It made me realize I'm not alone!
- It brought me face to face with ME!
- It's like you are sitting in the room with me and we're having a life changing conversation!
YAY! I am so happy that "Saved, Sanctified and Still Need A Drink!" is resonating with readers and I can't wait to get it on the market so more people can read it! So this Thanksgiving, I am especially thankful for COURAGE!
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