Wow! I don’t really know what else to say. I just had a speechless moment, where my fingers locked up as I was typing and all I could write was, “thank you,” and, “wow!”
I’m so thankful for each and every one of you who pre-ordered my new book, Romans: A Hand Lettered Devotional. In the end, over 70 people pre-ordered and over $3,500 was made to put toward printing the books. I am grateful for your trust in me and that you would purchase a book that wasn’t finished yet – a book that didn’t yet have a cover, or finalized content, or a page count. I’m so happy to say, as promised from the beginning, that all of that now exists and I’m in the final proofing process before I print all the copies that will be shipped out to the lovely people who pre-ordered! I’m excited to get that first copy in the mail to hold, to feel, and to read.
But can I be honest for a sec? I’m nervous about when I get that first proof. I’m nervous my cover isn’t gonna look quite right, I’m nervous I’ll open it and find tons of mistakes even after all my edits and read throughs. I’m nervous I’ll be disappointed with the overall look of it. It ended up being 40 pages and I’m worried about it looking too thin. I’m worried I won’t just be disappointed, but that you will be let down too.
Like I said, I’m also extremely excited. I’m excited about how many of you have expressed interest in my book. I’m excited about the ways I’ve already seen God move in the making of this book and that can only mean He will do great things once it’s released! I’m excited to get that first proof – to hold it and to see my hundreds of hours over the past three months in the form they were meant to be in. I’m excited to ship the books out to you and to pray for you as I do so. I’m excited to hear about who these books are going to – how they will impact lives creatively and spiritually. I’m excited for the stories I won’t hear, but knowing and trusting Jesus is doing His work through this book. I’m excited to start using it as a teaching tool during Bible lettering workshops I’ll be hosting in a few months. And (let’s be honest, again) I’m excited to have A LOT more free time to work on other new creative projects!
Thank you. Wow! I’m amazed by God’s hand in this project and your continued support and interest. I’m truly blessed by every single one of your who have prayed, sent an encouraging message, cheered me on, pre-ordered and/or followed me along in the process over the past few months. If it weren’t for each and every one of you, I probably would have given up. So, I can honestly say I couldn’t have done it without you.
P.S. I won’t be doing my usual “Month in Review” post for September, since I’ve already been posting all month about what I’ve been up to. 😉