Trying to Balance Two Major Life Events

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It has been ten days since Sister Lost was launched and is now available on Amazon. To all those who have purchased the book, thank you. It means more to a new author than you can imagine. All I would humbly ask you to do is post a review on Goodreads, if you have it, or on Amazon directly. Reviews are one of the things that bump a book up higher in the rankings and this one needs wider distribution.

The reason I didn’t get to organize the book launch the way I wanted to is because, after six long months on the market, our house sold and we have been searching diligently for a new one. So far we have put in two offers and paid for two house inspections, and each one came back with HUGE problems. So, we walked away from both houses. We are starting all over again.

Did I mention our closing date is the last day of this month? Yes, I know what you are saying or thinking… no, I can’t change it. So, I am writing this blog post to keep you all in the loop and save any extra energy I may have stored somewhere. That is much easier said than done.

I learned a lot along the path of writing my novel. I know so much more than I did before my main character showed up on my screen and I still have so much more to learn. That’s a writer’s life and now I am also a published author with a book that has my own name on it. It is the most wonderful and surreal experience I have ever encountered in my life.

Now the balancing begins and it’s tenous. How to keep up this blog post, social media posts, and other opportunities for interviews or even podcasts, plus help my husband pack up this house and continue with the process on a third house is a conundrum. Even as I am ensuring bills get paid and appointments aren’t forgotten, I am also marketing daily, at least until the computer gets packed and the internet shut off here. Of course, it will be started at the new house, wherever God leads us, but only after we have our things unpacked and organized into a different space.

If it’s a town that is smaller than this one, we could end up waiting until the next time an internet technician can come, but I am determined to deal with each bridge we face without thinking too much about the next one ahead. That amplifies the stress of this situation as I am struggling to find both balance and peace. No, not the kind found on earth, but the kind Holy Spirit gives as we place our lives firmly in God’s hands and trust Him to make a way where there seems to be no way.

Sister Lost is not my last book, it’s merely the beginning of so many different projects with varying genres… I can’t wait to begin the next one. I will give you a hint, the next book will be one filled with my poetry. I have the poems so I only have to figure out how I want to organize them and that sounds like a lot of creative fun.

Oh, Sister Lost can be purchased in the US, CANADA, and the UK. Click on the country of your choice to get to the corresponding amazon ordering page to buy the paperback. If you live in a country other than these, do a search by title and my name. I would be curious to find out if it’s available there, so write that in the comments and I will read it later.

As for me, I will catch up with you all on the other side of this move.

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3 thoughts on “Trying to Balance Two Major Life Events

  1. Oh, Heather. You are surely overwhelmed with hurdles that can be overcome. I am so proud of you and your debut novel, Sister Lost. I’ll pray that God guides you and your husband as the days progress.


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