So this is the other thing about writing that maybe no one has ever told you.
You have to promote yourself. To other people. Who are alive.
Now some of you maybe are natural self-promoters.
Not in a gross and offensive way but just in a way that you can naturally
share your talents with other people and come across as sweet and un-assuming.
I, however, was raised to believe that to speak highly about yourself and what
you are offering is just a wee bit...ummm...I don't know....
unattrative and lacks tact and graciousness.
I come by this honestly.
I just spoke to my Dad this past Sunday. He is a naturally gifted speaker.
People love his stories. He travels the world speaking.
When I ask him how his speaking is going he usually says, "People were very kind."
Later my mom will call and say something like,
"1,497 people wept as your father described Jesus' love to them
and told the story about the Johnny and the baseball game."
But my dad would NEVER say this. EVER.
I was raised to know the art of deflecting a compliment.
When someone says, "I like your hair."
I say, "Oh, you should have seen me yesterday. I was hideous."
It's all about down-playing yourself. Unless you write a book.
And than you have to throw that out the window and accept compliments about your hair and tell people nice things about yourself.
So all this to say, though it goes against the grain, my husband, Scott,
is attempting to school me in the art of un-offensive promotion. So here goes.
I have a book.
All I Need Is Jesus and A Good Pair of Jeans:
The Tired Supergirl's Search for Grace.
It's for sale. On Amazon. And Target.com.(be still my beating heart). And CBD.
And maybe at your local Christian book store.
Not that I think that I am Maya Angelou and deserve Amazon reviews, but if you have
already read the book and enjoyed it and want to leave a review on Amazon,
I would be grateful.
In the off chance that you don't know what the book is about,
it is about the tension that we tired supergirls live in between the woman that we are presently and the woman that we long to become and the grace that Jesus pours out on us in our every day living.
You can read the first chapter here.
You'll see that I have issues with pride and selfishness and chocolate and lack of discipline...so basically if you read it, you will feel A TON BETTER about yourself. Why not get a group of your tired supergirl friends to read it together and all feel better about yourselves? It would be fun, wouldn't it?
And so it begins.
So this week, as I begin to embrace the author-ly life...
(I never thought that authors did laundry. I thought they had house keepers and smoked pipes and sat in pubs reading their works to each other. Apparently, I am not C.S. Lewis and I will have to continue on in the area of laundry and housework.)
I will be giving a book away with each post this week.
So leave a comment about what my next author-ly act should be....
after I finish my laundry.
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