Wednesday, November 02, 2011

the big secret REVEALED....

You may remember this post awhile back....The one where I showed pictures of me signing documents and said there was a BIG surprise that I would share at a later date...Well, I can officially tell you the good news...
Let me go back just a little...Since starting my blog 2 years ago, I’ve had a lot of people, some that I know and some random strangers, tell me that I needed to write a book. I have never felt called to writing a book about our story[at least not as of right now], BUT it definitely has put the seed in my head. Kaz has said from the beginning I should, but let’s face it...I’m HORRIBLE at grammar, spelling, and anything associated with the English language! Just ask my old college roommate Anne:)
Back in April, when Kaz and I were in Colorado, I saw a LOT of movies while he worked during the day! One movie that I saw was Authur...If you’ve seen this movie, you will probably say that movie wasn’t anything special..BUT for me, it was. It INSPIRED me to write a children’s book....It’s something I had thought about MANY times but never did. I immediately left the movie theater, went to Target, and bought a notepad and pen. I started writing...First, it was about pet goats...NOPE, scratch that...Then a few weeks later, I wrote about an adoption story....BUT I just didn’t feel like I was writing about what the Lord wanted me to. I did HOURS of research about book publishing, literary agents, etc. I searched tons of publishing companies....and found 1 company, christian based, that I knew if I ever submitted a manuscript too, they would be my first company...
Two weeks after we got Annie Rice, I was in the living room surfing on the Internet yet again about the book publishing process, while Annie Rice was napping. I felt the Lord telling me to write down a story...A story that He was telling me. I did, emailed it to Kaz and asked his thoughts. He said it was perfect and that I needed to submit it. I emailed it to another close friend, she said the same thing...I submitted it that night, August 1st to this publishing company[SOME information will be given at a later date:)]...I prayed everyday about this book...That if it was the Lord’s will, I would hear a yes....That He would grant me favor in these editors eyes....I knew this story could be powerful and touch the lives of hundreds, especially children who have been adopted. A month went by, nothing....A few days later, I heard back. The answer was a YES! A YES...What? Really? Immediately, I knew the Lord had big plans for this story...HE DOES....I’m trusting everyday that He would do big things in the lives of lots of people, through the words that He allowed me to write down...I’m excited to see the doors that He opens....This story is not only a story about His faithfulness in my life, but about how special adopted children are, and of course the inspiration...my sweet Annie Rice. 
So production has officially begun! It’s not a fast process...An estimated release date is earliest June, latest September 2012. It’s exciting...Something I never imagined in my life...BUT again, the last 3 years have been of circumstances that I never would have imagined for my life and I wouldn’t change them for anything...
To Him Be ALL THE GLORY AND HONOR....


25 comments:

Life Happens said...

That is exciting news!! Congrats! What a blessing it is to be able to know and feel of the Lord's guidance and love in your life. Can't wait to read your
book(s)!!

LaDonna said...

Amy, that is so exciting! Every picture you've posted on Facebook, I've said to myself, "This is a sweet family full of blessings." It is so evident that God is in your life and your family. Buckle your seat belt because Abba is going to show you so much more! :) Be blessed girl. :)

talbed said...

That is wonderful !!! I am proud of you. Love you Pop

Laura Robbins said...

I knew it. I wasn't sure what type of book, but I had an inkling that the big secret could be a book. Congratulations and I am so proud of you and Kaz and Little Anne Rice. She is an absolute doll. I know your mama and daddy couldn't be prouder. I can't wait till the book is released. I will be the first in line to buy one. You'll have to autograph it to make it all official.
Super Happy you You !!

Monica said...

Yay! So glad the secret is out!! ;) Can't wait to add it my collection for our little one!

Jennifer said...

This is wonderful news! Congratulations!

Dawn said...

Very exciting!:) love the pictures of AR on the books:)

Lisa @ Life is Crazy Beautiful said...

That's wonderful...congratulations!

Ashley said...

Wow, that's so exciting! I can't wait to hear more about it!

carissa said...

yay... glad it's all out now! : ) can't wait!!! so so so happy for you.

Terri said...

That is so cool, Amy!!! Can't wait for the reveal of your awesome, new book!!! So exciting!

Jemsmom said...

That is beyond awesome!!!!!! I am so happy for you and what an accomplishment. It is VERY hard to break into children's books. My MIL and I make up stories all the time. Everyone tells us to write them down. Maybe we should! I can't wait to see your book. I know it will touch everyone who reads it just as your blog has touched so many hearts! Congratulations!

Sarah said...

How exciting - congrats!

Amba @ Team Mummy said...

Congrats what great news!!
x

GrumpyJaxMomOf3 said...

Awesome news congrats!! I can't wait to read it!! Especially to our new little boy who will be brought home right around the time it gets published.... IF we can get funded in time!!

Abby said...

How exciting and very special! I can't wait to hear more about it!

Kelly Watson said...

Your post brought tears to my eyes. Congratulations!!

The Renfrows said...

Wow- How exciting! I have always wanted to write a children's book. I'm living vicariously through you :)

Hilary Lane said...

That is so exciting! Congratulations!

Linda said...

Isn't it wonderful to feel God leading you?!!! I am sure the book will be wonderful. Congratulations!

Linda @ Truthful Tidbits

Faith said...

This is so exciting!!! Congratulations to you!

Merrill said...

That is awesome! I've always wanted to do something like that. Just haven't found the "right" words yet. Congratulations!

Allyson said...

Amy - SO excited for you! Cannot wait to read your book!

Beth said...

Congrats!! can't wait to read the book. what exciting news!! thanks be to GOD. (:

Rebekah said...

Congratulations!!! That is so exciting! :) Sorry I'm a bit late on this... What an amazing blessing.

Can't wait to share the book with my friends who have adopted or are in the process!