It is Friday and the week is winding down as the weekend kicks into high gear - I had an interview with the Post Standard newspaper via the telephone earlier this week, with their photographer coming to the house today to take photos. It was fun. I had never thought my writing would be so interesting that someone would drive 45 minutes to take a picture of me working at my computer and desk! :)
God is good...praying as I continue to revise and finesse my manuscript so it is ready to send to publisher by Thanksgiving - the interest will remain in each of your hearts. It is so encouraging as I go about every day life when strangers come up to talk about seeing the story on the news or reading the initial newspaper article. I've been having a conversation with one person when another joins once hearing the topic and says "Oh, I saw you on the news. I'm waiting to buy your book!" I am overwhelmed at the support and interest - it encourages me to continue.
Only God could use such a terrible tragedy as abuduction to help others - I'm ever so grateful He chose me to be the vessel. I do pray the right publisher is also following my story - this is where the marketing comes in. I learned in July to market oneself prior to seeking publication - God continues to open those doors for me.
As I work through "marketing myself, my book and platform" I wonder - "Could a publisher truly approach me with a contract?" Hmm...I have wonderful friends believing that will happen - As I think of it I smile because the chances are so slim yet a verse from Scripture comes to mind - Mark 10:27 NIV "Jesus looked at them and said, "With man this is impossible, but not with God; all things are possible with God." Either my friend's dreaming is truly a stronger faith than mine or I need to start meditating on Mark 10:27 - trusting as I reflect on the doors God has opened thus far! God is so amazing!
Lisa M Buske
P.O. Box 323