Some of you may remember that I submitted a proposal for my first book to a publisher back on June 1, 2012.
I’ve tried to keep you up-to-date every step of the way, and I’ve promised to let you know the outcome, whether good or bad.
Yesterday, I heard a definitive word from my publisher.
This book was originally conceived nearly two years ago.
I finished writing the first draft about sixteen months ago.
About nine months ago, I met an acquisitions editor on an hour-long ride from the Denver airport to Estes Park, Colorado. Almost immediately, I knew that I wanted his company to publish my book.
Eight months ago, I submitted a proposal.
Three months ago I submitted a revised proposal.
And yesterday I learned that they want to publish my book.
They are preparing to offer me a contract.
That’s two years from conception to contract.
And today it definitely feels worth it.
There are a lot of questions I can’t (or won’t) answer right now.
I don’t know a release date.
I’m not ready to share the working title and concept just yet.
I’m going to wait to reveal the publisher until the contract is final.
And I’m not going to share contract details.
But I want to share with you the news that we’re moving on to the next stage with this thing.
And I want to invite those of you who will to pray with me as I prepare to do my final writing/revising of the manuscript before submitting it. I think it’s an important book.
And I also want to give you a heads up that I plan to invite a few of you to read the manuscript prior to publication. Stay tuned for details about what I’ll be asking you to do, what you’ll get out of the deal, and how to sign up.
I’m grateful for and satisfied by the news, and I’m excited that I get to share this journey with you.