Since you last heard from me, my children and I have come down with Flu A, the advertising deadline has come and gone, I currently have 46 emails that need attention, our website host had a rather inconvenient period of brokenness, and my completion clock is ticking down rapidly. You could say that I've had a rather rough week, but it seems that the soul-crushing anxiety that usually starts hitting right about now, isn't there. Why? God is in control. In the midst of the last week's turmoil, He blessed and blessed and blessed again. My children and I will be fine, the vulnerable relatives that we have are safe from illness, many family members and friends came together to cover all of my outside obligations, and all of the advertisers who were waiting were very understanding. I could have panicked at the inconvenience of it all but made a conscious decision not to panic and follow where He lead. And I am sure that it was no surprise to all of you that everything has worked out at least enough that I can begin moving forward without much issue. Let me encourage you as we continue into this inherently busy and hectic time of year:
Doing your best is enough. Even if it isn't perfect or on time.
It is good enough and you should be proud of yourself!
And now, for something completely different!
Thanks to all of the Bookstagramers who sent in their photos we are having quite the festive Bookstagram Contest this season. The website is finally ready for your votes so check it out! You can vote once a day thru November 26th.
May your day be bright and your reading be epic!
~ Amy Lynn McConahy, Clean Fiction Publisher
This Week's Community Activity:
What are You Thankful For?
I know that it is getting to the point of being cliché to ask about thankfulness around Thanksgiving, but having this yearly reminder of your blessings is so very important. In this world of chaos and division, thinking about being thankful for something is almost backward. You are encouraged to be unsatisfied with your life and everything in it. So take a moment today and count your blessings. Maybe share them with your family and friends on social media or (audible gasp from the audience) in person.
Here is also your reminder that I will be spending next Thursday with my family and unfortunately not sitting here chatting with you. The next time you will hear from me is COVER REVEAL DAY!!! December 1st! (insert happy dance here) I cannot wait to share it with you!
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