It Never Happens Like This OR God’s Book Deal

StarsSometimes I think God does amazing things just to prove that HE’S doing them.

I’m an approval junkie. I love praise, pats on the back, and little gold stars on my homework. Which I think might be why God’s handling my publishing journey in a way that makes it supremely clear that He’s running the show.

Even as I write this post, my agent is finalizing a contract for the publication of Miracle in a Dry Season–probably in 2014.Β (I’ll share more details once the contract is signed.) Yes, that would be the agent I signed with in November. She’s teased my about not sharing my story because the road to publication is never this quick. And while it took me quite a while to get to this point, there’s supposed to be a great deal more waiting between steps.

Which lets me know I didn’t do this. God took the reins and did some fancy driving so I’d know for SURE it’s Him. And while I’m thrilled and excited and can’t wait to get to work on edits and see covers and start marketing and everything else that’s part of publishing–I’m mostly just sitting here in awe.

And I wish I could give God some gold stars. But he made the stars–you know, the real ones sparkling in the night sky–and all I have to give him is praise and thanksgiving. Glory be to God.

43 thoughts on “It Never Happens Like This OR God’s Book Deal

  1. Congratulations, Sarah! Woohoo. Yay, yay, yay!

    I have somewhat of a similar story and I like to think God was/is showing me, “See, Melissa, I wasn’t lying about that ‘more than you asked or imagined!’ thing.” πŸ™‚

    So many congratulations!

  2. You know I love this story. And what I love more? Your humility! I think you need to put up balloons and fireworks and exclamation points and all-caps in this post, like “I GOT A THREE BOOK DEAL AND I AM BEYOND EXCITED!!!!!!!!!” Ha. But I know you’re not like that, Sarah! And I just cannot wait to read your books!

  3. Congratulations again! Brought a great big smile to my face just reading this post….enjoy the ride!!
    P.S. Love the stars graphic!!!

  4. That is so wonderful, Sarah! And you are right, it has all the signs of a God-directed process–jumping over barriers, using wait-time to teach us patience, and always coming through when the time is absolutely right! We congratulate you on your part in this, and we praise God for His!

  5. This is amazing and wonderful, Sarah! So thrilled for you. I love the way you ignited this news with thanks and praise to God– it’s truly amazing, the way He opens doors in His perfect timing… miraculous. I can’t wait wait to read your book!

  6. Oh, Sarah! I am SO thrilled for you! Wow, that did not take long at all. πŸ™‚ I can’t wait to read it!

  7. Love this, Sarah!! Congratulations! And here’s a gold star from me too–I’m really proud of you and can’t wait to see what other “gold stars” God has in store!!

  8. Well, gee willikers, what hasn’t been said that I could add? Proud, excited, eager, glowing… and I knew you would do it it all along! I love you and I love Him for all His blessings to both of us. πŸ™‚

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