Wednesday, November 23, 2011

The Bare Naked Truth About My Book!

People have been asking me how I have the energy to write with a newborn.

Here’s what life around our house looks like lately:

48 hours after Zoey was born, I got the news that Zondervan bought my book (I’ve lived under the guise of secrecy until I actually signed the contract this week).

I always pictured myself dancing around the living room when I found out about my first contract, but instead I casually announced (with eyes half open), “Babe, it looks like Zondervan’s buying my book.”

Don’t judge. I’d just pushed 7 pounds out of my butt. I was a little too tired to demonstrate my true depth of emotion.

I’d been waiting ten years for this. There were several times I almost gave up on publishing a book.

The first time was when I was turned down by my agency (Books & Such) on my birthday. Happy day to me!

Two years later I got an acceptance from Wendy Lawton, at… (drum roll please)… Books & Such.

The second time I almost gave up was when Zondervan turned down my project.

Two years later I got an acceptance from… (drum roll please)… Zondervan.

(I admit… that one was a little embarrassing. It involved laying face down on the floor and loathing the day God ever invented books.)

So it’s been a journey. And it’s still a journey. And I hope that you’ll join me on it. And I hope my parents can forgive me for selling a book with the word “Naked” in the title. {More on that soon…}


Rachelle said...

Congratulations, Bekah!

Bekah said...

Thanks Rachelle! :)

Caroline said...


Bekah said...

Thank you, Caroline!!

Natalie said...

Congragulations! I am SO happy for you!

Bekah said...

Thank you, Natalie! :)

Jill Kemerer said...

Congratulations, Bekah! Your journey encouraged me today--blessings to your new baby (yay!!) and the exciting future ahead at Zondervan!

Bekah said...

Jill, reading other writers' stories always encourages me to keep pushing! Thanks for stopping by.

I know all about waiting--for the right guy, for high school to end, for my boobs to come in (two out of three ain't bad).

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