Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Book Deal ... Here I come!

A few months back I had an old friend call me and tell me about a blog network she had joined. I have no idea if that is even the right terminology ... I'm obviously no professional here. I just love to write. Anyway.... she said they were forming a division here in the Rockies and that I should submit my blogs to be considered as a writer. She talked about how they have syndication rights, how it would bring a lot of readers to my blog, etc.... (What I was hearing : "Wha, wha, wha, wha....) Again, not having any idea of what was going on, I did what she told me to. 24 hours later I got a call telling me that they were impressed with my writing, that I had a unique style and would have a lot to offer their site. Huh .... these women in California, who I didn't know, had read my blog ... and liked it. Who knew?!?!?!

2 months later I still hadn't done anything with the emails they sent for me to join. I don't know why, I just didn't. Then, at a moment of weakness (ah hem ... 4 a.m.), I moved forward. This morning I submitted my first post. I thought I for sure did it all wrong. To me, the tech nerd, there was a lot of "techie" stuff involved and I had no clue what I was doing. I fully expected a return email with a title of - "What are you, a dork?" But instead, they told me I did it right and my first blog had been posted. WOW!!!

Why is this exciting to me? Because of syndication??? No ... I'm still not really sure what that means. It's exciting because of the views Aaron and I have about motherhood and children. I'm excited to share some of those views ... the joy and the sorrow combined ... with people I wouldn't normally come in contact with. Pretty much, someone other than my mom, and a few others will read my heart. I love that!

So ..... check it out! Here was my first piece ....

I'm in the works for a book deal too ... I just haven't written the book, nor have I had anyone ask me to. Again, other than my mom. HA!

1 comment:

Michaels Family said...

Just found your blog through the Matt Jones road to recovery blog. Kendra is my sister-in-law, I am married to her brother Scott, and we have been praying for them daily and watching Matt's miraculous recovery unfold before us thanks to the blog and thanks to our Lord who is so merciful and loving! You have a wonderful blog. I am going to start following it and whenever I have time I will come back to see what's new. I am new to Christ, born again just last year, and what a long hard journey it has been! I am totally convicted right now and the Holy Spirit is moving me in a big way... also to write. However I am not as bold or confident as you to put it out there for the world to see. Anyway, it's very inspiring to read your blog and I look forward to reading more. Congratulations on your potential book deal... He has a future and a hope for us all and He never fails or forsakes us. Praise God!
Many blessings to you and your beautiful family,
-Vanessa Michaels