Right now, someone needs to hear your inspirational story.
If you are waiting to publish it, then allow me to share my story...
Have you ever read a book that changed your life?
I recall reading a novel in my mid-20's. I single, living in Ohio, and bombing out in multiple areas of my life. (Ok, most areas of my life.) I had a lackluster career, a mess of a love life, and my finances were... well, let's not talk about my finances.
I wanted to break out of my slump but I was paralyzed to move. Every time I considered changes, the questions of "What if?" stopped me.
Whenever an opportunity arose, I required details. I wanted to know I would be safe. I wanted to be certain of every step along the way.
One weekend I read a novel that included a word of wisdom that changed my life. In the novel, the protagonist considered that a state of "not-knowing" creates a place for miracles to occur.
Those words sunk into my weary soul. Like the protagonist of the novel, I needed a few miracles in my life, but I refused to hand over the reins to God.
One sentence in a novel instigated a massive change in my perspective.
Losing Fear, Gaining Faith:
I prayed, releasing my fears (and my future) into God's hands. Doing so was the step that led me to North Carolina where I would meet my sweet husband, and discover—at last!—a real career. It would also lead me to a little church where I found mentors who helped me along the way.
One story (a novel) motivated me to release my controlling grip on my life to God who had better plans for me.
Plans for a future full of hope.
"For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." - Jeremiah 29:11
Words Have the Power to Change Lives
Most of us can think back to a story or a book that touched us deeply. That's because words have the power to change lives. Inspired words that come at troubling times can provide a new outlook on life. Think about the impact of words...
The greatest speeches in the history of mankind have changed the course of nations, motivating and strengthening listeners in perilous times.
Think of Martin Luther King, Jr. speaking to a divided nation about an amazing God-inspired dream.
Think of Winston Churchill addressing a nation in peril, encouraging citizens to be strong and prepare for a coming war.
These men spoke and their words changed history.
Your words, too, can motivate and inspire. Your stories (books!) can change lives for the better.
You may not believe your written words have value, but I promise you… they matter.
You might not know it, but there is someone out there who needs to hear your story, whether it be a memoir, novel, or short story. There's someone out there who is having so much pain or difficulty that they don't know how to make it through the day.
Your written words can be the encouragement that a person needs to keep walking.
Your story can be the hope that they need.
Your story matters.
It's time for you to get it out to the world.
But there are already thousands of stories already out there.
Why would my story matter?
And even if it does, how do I get it out there?
If those are your questions, too, then read on...
Published Author Gone Rogue
Hi! I'm Kelly, and I’ve authored my books via traditional and self-publishing methods. I’ve pitched proposals to publishers, and I’ve walked through the entire process with editing, cover design, and publishing.
I also know how to self-publish. I know where to find cover designers and editors. I’ve designed entire books from start to finish, and I’ve self-published them for print and digital formats.
Most importantly—and this matters—I ask God for guidance in all that I do. This is the one thing that sets a Christian author apart from the rest:
We write to glorify God, and when we allow Him to lead the way, we will reach people in powerful ways we cannot begin to imagine.