A few years ago, I started pulling together some ideas I had about living life within our comfort zones. I had hoped that perhaps, some day, it might be be weighty enough to be a book. Many words have been written and deleted since then, and I collected them into the project I titled Comfort Detox: Kicking the Comfort Habit to Meet a World of Need. As most writers do, I had hoped beyond hope that perhaps a publisher might be willing to publish this project that has taken the bulk of writing time and attention for so long.
Hope beyond hope has come to pass: InterVarsity Press has extended me a contract for Comfort Detox. (Pinch. me.)
Everything about this book publishing process is new and unknown and exciting to me. What I do know is that my first draft is due to my editor by November 1. Work adjustments had to be made, freeing up Tuesdays for writing. Today was my first official writing day, and I’m pleased to report that I actually completed what was on my schedule for today. (Great rejoicing!!) Although I have 48,000 words logged, there are always edits and additions to be made. According to the checklist I made for completing my first draft, I’m at about 60% done as of today.
Although I plan to be writing in small blocks throughout the week, Tuesdays will be my main day for writing. Your prayers and encouragement are greatly appreciated! Progress will be posted regularly until November 1, and more information about book covers and release dates will be shared as it unfolds.
For those of you who have followed along over the years, I want to say thank you for reading, encouraging, and praying. You have cheered me this far. I can’t wait to see where this adventure goes!