I have been really neurotic about something lately.
My book cover. And the fact that my new book is on Amazon.
That’s not actually the neurotic part. I have been trying to figure out WHEN to show you the book the cover. Do I wait until close to the release date? (August 4th.) Do I show the cover but not mention that it’s on Amazon? There must be some strategy to all of the this, right?! Timing! I know it seems silly, but this is what we author’s go through.
Finally, I decided to go for a walk.
It’s a beautiful day here in PA, and I just needed to get out and think and pray and feel the sun on my face. I took a stroll around my neighborhood, and as I was rounding the last curve, heading back up to my house, it occurred to me to ask myself, “What would bring me joy?”
Such a simple question. One I had neglected in all my over-thinking and worrying about strategy.
“It would bring me joy to share my book with my readers.”
And there it is, because I want to.
Friends, I have been holding onto this secret of a cover since September! And I have been working on this book for two years. TWO YEARS. And it’s finally finished.
Yesterday I wrote a post about choosing to wake up to my own life and live. My new book is about that choice, and what I did and how I woke up and how I am now changed.
I am living. I am choosing. I am happy. Happy isn’t always a word we like to use in Christianity, and I get it, but I’m happy. And I’m finally okay with that. I enjoy my life, not because everything is always great, but because I’m here. I’m in it. I don’t want to miss it.
This book is my story and my awakening and my life. And I am so excited and thankful to be able to finally share it with you.
Here she is!!!!
Okay, now I’m naked and there is my book. I mean, I’m not actually naked, but it feels like it when you show the world your new book. But I love her. And I love her cover. Isn’t she so beautiful?!
I have prayed over this book, that it would bring relief to those who need it, who need to know that their longings matter to God.
This book is my unfolding, my evolution from being stuck to getting unstuck, to learning how to live and choose and enjoy my life, right where I am. And it’s for you, the woman who is trying to navigate the tensions between her dreams and her reality. It’s for the woman who feels like she’s going under, the woman who wants to live but isn’t sure how to get out of feeling that life is rolling over her in waves. It’s for you, the woman who is longing for something maybe she can’t even name, but her soul is aching for it. And it’s for you, the woman who is craving beauty and art and travel, but is in a reality that doesn’t allow for that right now.
It’s all for you, and for me, because I believe that fully-alive women are not only able to keep on, but they can (and will) change the world. (Tweet that.)
Soon I will be able to share even more, and of course there will be fun and surprises, but for now, here she is.
If you’d like to pre-order her (YOU DO, YOU DO), you can do that here…
Get it on Amazon
Get it on Barnes & Noble
If you just pre-ordered, THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!!!! Also, hang on to your receipt…there will be goodies coming your way as we get closer to the release date… 😉
Well, there it is. And now you know what would bring me joy? A salted caramel mocha and a salad, while sitting outside watching my children play on this beautiful day. So I’m going to do that.
Here’s to life and longings and our stories and joy!
Love, Sarah Mae
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