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Take your time universe

I want my book to be published. Truth be told, I want my book to be a bestseller. I want to reach (and help) millions of people and change millions of lives. That is, in full honesty, what I want.

The publishing will happen next year. Hallelujah! That is very, very cool. Very, very cool. The bestseller part? Who knows? I’m choosing not to doubt it.

But I’m also choosing not to rush it. Whereas my patience may have been, at times, lacking in this whole process. Whereas I’ve wanted this for quite some time – when people tell me they’ve been writing, or trying to get their book published, for two years, I laugh.

I am now willing to wait.

I’m willing to wait for the best time. I’m willing not to demand of the universe that this happen, and happen now. I want to be ready for it when it happens. I want to be in my best place. I want to be letting in the good and the joyful. I want to be in my power and my ease.

I don’t want to force things any longer. I don’t want to push or to try. I want to put in my effort and trust, trust, trust that everything is working out and that things are fine. Just as they are.

Take your time universe on delivering on this dream. Take your time, so that I can get myself ready. So that I don’t doubt it or sabotage it. So that I don’t get in my own way.

Take your time universe. Then let it flow!!

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I need your help! Please weigh in and help me decide…

Way Out is going through changes. The title is changing (stay tuned), and I’ll hopefully soon be sending the manuscript out again to search for an agent and a publishing house home.

As part of that process, I need to increase the readership of my blog. The bigger the audience, the better the book will launch. Very, very simple.

In order to grow my audience, it’s been suggested I create a giveaway for my site – something that people will get when they sign up for the blog, that will therefore make them want to sign up for the blog. And I would love your help, each and every one of you, in what I should offer.

A few ideas have been suggested to me, and they are listed below. Please let me know which of them you would like most to receive, or which you think would be most effective in bringing in the masses. Or suggest one/some of your own.

Thank you in advance! I’m excited to take this next step in birthing this baby!!

Lisa

  • A download of the first chapter
  • A top-ten list of the tools and tips that have helped me survive and thrive
  • A book of coloring pages with quotes from the book
  • Recommended reading list
  • An e-book of quotes and inspiration that have helped me along the way
  • What else?
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The book is helping people already!

Periodically I’ll get a request on my site, or on Facebook, for directions on how to buy Way Out.

I wish I could direct them to Amazon, so they could buy it, but it hasn’t been published yet. I firmly believe it will be, and when I lose faith others remind me of that. But it hasn’t been published yet.

But it’s helping people already.

The other day I saw someone who had read the manuscript. “It was just what I needed,” she said. “Just what I needed at the time I needed it.”

That’s why I wrote it.

As I’ve said many times, if by telling my story I can help others through their stories, whatever that might mean, then it’s all been worth it. It makes my story, my path, more worthwhile.

I want to be of help to others. I want to ease their pain, as much as I can and as much as others have helped ease mine.

Stumbling into 12-step programs and learning that I wasn’t alone. Learning who was safe to talk to about my past, and who simply couldn’t understand. Getting the hugs, the support, the comradeship I needed.

I felt heard and understood. There’s great peace in finding a community where everyone simply knows what you mean, and gets you.

I like to think I can offer this to others. That by hearing my story they feel hope for their story.

And the book is doing it already. Even before it is a book.

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