Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Happy Birthday Slow Lane!


Yesterday morning after finishing our schoolwork, I looked at my phone and saw an email from David - he had been the first to spot this:


We've been waiting and waiting and struggling through this process of seeing this become a reality and now, just like that ... here we are. I am excited and so thankful. It is a great feeling to have made it to this point in the process!

I had just told my Mom on Sunday that I'd heard Emily Freeman say writing a book was like having a baby - it is yours for so much time and then all of a sudden, it is not just yours anymore. It is yours to share. When my book appeared on Amazon, she wrote me that if writing a book was like having a baby then it was my book's birthday! Love that cute thought!

Happy launch day sweet little book!

A couple of things:

I have a super fun free download coming for you! Watch for it on Thursday! Let's celebrate this together!

I told you this book would be hardback and I'm not sure why it is only showing up in paperback, but I have to tell you how much I love the paperback version. That surprised me because I was set on hardback from the beginning. The paperback cover feels amazing, the inside is just right - I'm unexpectedly in love with the paperback!

Kindle version is coming! Don't have any specifics on when - but it should be very soon!

Thank you, thank you friends for every encouraging word and interest in slow! Hope you enjoy this book!

16 comments:

Tina Leigh said...

Oh I ordered my copy yesterday & I am so incredibly excited to read it. I'm so excited for you and your family as well. And I can not think of a better way to have such news delivered than by your husband. I know he is so proud of you. And your parents! Wow! I bet they are so so proud.

Now Amazon, hurry up with my book!

Anonymous said...

It has been fun to watch the process move forward! Probably more challenging from your side though! Congratulations!

Little Penpen said...

Congrats!!! So happy for you!

charlene Sayer said...

Congratulations Monica! I can't wait to read it!

Angelia said...

Monica,
I am so excited! I ordered my book and it will be here on my birthday ,August 22!!! I can't wait to slowdown and enjoy the birth of your words, into a book, into my life. I have adored you, Monica, for all these years. I am thrilled for you. Let the works of your hands praise you sweet sister in Christ. Sharing your life has been a precious ruby in mine. Love, Angelia in Tx

pizzlewigg said...

From announcement to birth day, it's been exciting to watch the journey. Congratulations!

Mom said...

Yes, your parents are so proud! :) That is fun that David spotted your book on Amazon and called to tell you about it. What a joyful day after the long months of working and waiting! Well done, darling daughter -

Debbie Fisher (debbiedee) said...

congratulations! It has been fun to be on this journey with you as an avid reader of your blog. I can't afford to buy it right now, but I hope to soon.

*carrie* said...

Hooray! Happy birthday, Slow Lane!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations, Monica! :o)
Jo

Chelle said...

I ordered my book today. Can't wait to read it. I have read your blog for a while and love it. May God bless this book for you.

Christina Gomez said...

Awesome!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations, Monica! :)

Andrea L.

Anonymous said...

WOOHOO!!!! Just ordered my copy and can't wait for it to come! I have faithfully followed, and prayed for ALL your family for many years, and am excited that the Lord is using you this way. Happy Birthday little book! In His Grip Always, Lynnebee

Mrs. Chrissy T said...

Yay! I am so excited! Congrats!!!!

Denise Hunt said...

Oh, wow! Congratulations! I have been a reader of your blog for several years. I am so happy for you! What a wonderful work you have done!