We are done, done, DONE with the 31 Days to Clean challenge (that took WAY more than 31 days)!
Whew! My house is pretty clean, and it is certainly more organized!
Now that we are done, I have a little announcement…
Remember when I told you that 31 Days to Clean would also be available in a paperback, and then it wasn’t. And remember WAY back when I signed a contract with Tyndale to publish 31 Days to Clean and then it never happened? Some background: In 2012 I signed a contract with Tyndale to publish 31 Days to Clean. But as I was working on it, I just felt like it wasn’t something I was ready to publish. I think my exact words were something like, “It will kill my soul if I have to talk about write and talk cleaning, can I please write something different?” Drama much? Obviously. Anyway, my gracious editors at Tyndale agreed to let me write something different, which I did, and which you will see soon. Fast forward to December 2014 and OH MY GOODNESS my home was out-of-control. I felt overwhelmed by it and I couldn’t seem to keep up with the housework. I decided then to revive 31 Days to Clean because I NEEDED IT. Hence, the revised version.
As I worked through the challenge for a second time, I realized that not only is this book important because it is helping women practically, but the soul aspect of the book is important because it leads women towards freedom, identity, and peace. I have actually come to love the book. So instead of publishing it in paperback form, I went back to Tyndale and asked them if they would still be willing to publish it. THEY SAID YES.
So here’s what’s going to happen: I am going to pull it from Amazon tomorrow (April 1st). Then I am going to work more on the challenges, deepening the Mary challenges and making the Martha challenges more doable for the everyday woman. I am excited about this because I am not only revising it (again) for you, but for me; it has to make sense for the woman who doesn’t spend all day cleaning (and doesn’t want to).
Having a Martha Home the Mary Way: 31 Days to a Clean House and a Satisfied Soul is set to hit shelves April 2016.
I am so excited about this project and can’t wait to have it in your hands. FINALLY.
Thank you all who have been a part of the journey; it is you who have made this little book so successful.
Now…back to work!
(And by back to work I mean back to bed because I am STILL sick and so is my sweet Caroline.)