Working on Milana 5!
This season has been such a challenge, hasn't it? Seeking God's guidance, I am reminded more than ever that loving my babies and teaching them to love God and others is my tiny piece of the puzzle, my way of trying to do God's work and spread His goodness and peace. Working on book five is another piece of my story in the Kingdom. I feel that our culture truly needs more stories where the heroes are fighting for right and protecting others.
Wow. Can I just say I never thought I would live to watch the whole world come to a stop? That aside, I am currently working with Juliet (my Milana narrator); going through the audio files. I'm also trying to make sure our home is a refuge for our family; making scones and jam, riding our bikes, playing games, and coming up with creative assignments for the kids.
I took a break from my fiction to put together a prayer journal for my girls. My oldest enjoyed the simplicity of my Heavenly Spaces journal (I had made that for one of my boys, because he wanted a prayer journal, preferably one without flowers all over it), but she likes flowers and all things girly, and wanted me to make one just for her. This time I added Ponder Pages, and wrote about some of the things that I believe it is important for girls to ponder in light of what God has to say. You know, stuff like Who Does God Say I Am? Prayer Journal for Girls is favorite prayer journal to date.
I've decided that launching a book is like releasing butterflies (which is something we do around here). It's exciting, and those closest to you all gather around while the little bug dangles off your finger, stretching its new wings.
There are a few, precious moments where you pass the little fellow around, and then suddenly it flaps its wings and Whoosh! It's off and on its own.
And that's very much how it feels to launch a new book! It comes back proofread, and you gather around with the betas while it stretches its wings. They dry and get stronger, and flap a bit, and next thing you know the pages are as ready as they will ever be, and Whoosh! off it goes!
If you'd like to gather round and watch the fourth Milana Legend take off, you can find it here.
So excited! I have book launching butterflies! And not only that, but Juliet has started work on the audio book, and I have book 5 outlined.
Book Four is up for Pre-Order at Amazon. I'm taking care of the behind the scenes stuff for launching a book. I'm also starting to work on book five!