Last week when speaking with the wonderful Kimberly at Xulon Press about marketing, she sent me the link to Amazon's author page. Cool! One more way to reach out to potential readers/buyers.
No problem, I think to myself. After all, I've got a blog, I created a Kickstarter project (both with lots of help from James), so surely I can do this, right?
Nooot! I managed to cut, paste and edit my bio and picture, no problem. I can update later if I like. Super:) Oh look, there's a place to attach my blog. I've attached it other places, so let's give it a shot.
You guessed it! Alice got a little cocky with the bio and pic. I tried several times, went to the blog, not Weebly, where I create it, no dice. Went back to Amazon, read the directions again. Nada:( Gave up. Went back the next day, still no luck.
Here's where it gets a bit funny. Since knowing for sure the Kickstarter funding project didn't pan out, then saying and writing that we're not done, it's just up to the Lord to work things out, I've felt like a huge weight has been lifted. Alrighty, let's give the Amazon author's page another shot.
Son of a gun! It only took one false try, slowing down my brain, thinking through the directions again, and VOILA! My blog is now linked to my author's page on Amazon!
That may not sound like much to you, but God knows my feeble heart so well and understood that I needed a victory today, so He sent two. Attaching my blog to my author's page was one, and the other was my sister, Nancy, sending another affirmation after getting her message about Kickstarter. Nancy's generous and unwavering support is very important to me. It's kind of weird, but since both our parents and our brother have passed, it's like Nancy is loving on me for all of them, too. That assuages my heart (are you impressed with that big word?).
But, God gets into us so deep that He understands our brains need reassurance, along with our hearts. I hope you can celebrate this small victory with me, not linking the blog, but remembering that "I can do everything God asks me to with the help of Christ who gives me the strength and power," (Phillipians 4:13). Thanks for tagging along today.
12 I don’t mean that I am exactly what God wants me to be. I have not yet reached that goal. But I continue trying to reach it and make it mine. That’s what Christ Jesus wants me to do. It is the reason he made me his.