Perfect Timing

On Sunday I was riding to church with my husband, telling him all about the book I'm currently reading (Twilight, which I'm technically re-reading. If you haven't read it, go read it now. It's so good. I've almost talked my husband into reading it.). We got into a discussion about why Twilight was so popular in its time and surmised that it was just the right story, written the right way, and at the right time that made it resonate with so many people. (And, as a marketer, I'm sure marketing had a little to do with it.)Which got me thinking about my book, and how it's been 10 years since I started writing it. I found some old notes from July 2008 on Saturday from when I was first mapping out my novel (turns out Grady's name wasn't always Grady—I'd totally forgotten that!) which made me realize how far I've come.Then we had a guest speaker at church. She talked about how God sometimes allows us to go through difficult things to show us His power and prepare us for something better, and I realized the same was true for my book.I'm not the same person I was in 2008 (thank God!) and the process it took me to get to this place, in 2018, was long and winding. (I'm a stubborn person sometimes—okay, all the time.) But if I hadn't gone through that process, I would have never gotten to the place where I could release my book.It's hard when you're going through it—believe me, there were years I just wanted to give up and questioned if my words would ever get out into the world, but I believe God was preparing me for this, for my book to be released, in this time, this year.I hope that it's the perfect time for the world to read it, too. That's always the dream! I've found that this past decade has taught me patience, to be sure, but mostly it's taught me that sometimes the journey is just as important as the destination.I can't wait to share my words with you, with the world. I hope you enjoy the results of my journey as much as I do!For another take on the subject, I ran across this amazing article the other day. Check it out—I think you'll really like it!https://katenorthrup.com/why-you-should-trust-your-procrastination/?utm_source=weekly-mailer&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=blog&utm_term=5-23-18&utm_content=button<3 Melissa*This page may contain affiliate links, which means if you use those links to make a purchase, I receive a commission at no extra cost to you.*