The journey in deciding to self-publishing.
Over the past few months I’d been pitching to a handful of agents and publishers for the book I’ve been working on, Prayers and Petitions for My cancer Warrior.
A few had taken serious interest and one in particular was presenting to their board. I’d been waiting for a response before doing anything else.
Right before Christmas I was told that while they loved my book and concept, their publishing schedule was already set for the next 2-3 years so they would have to pass.
Disappointed, of course! I would have loved to work with this publisher.
But also I was extremely honored and humbled that this company was even looking at my words.
A few days after that email, I received a text, “My dear friend has just been diagnosed with cancer, we need your book!”
Right then I remembered why this book was written – for others to read and to shared.
To bring comfort and peace.
To give hope and help heal.
For the battle against cancer.
One thing I was taught early in life is, if there’s a will, there is a way. Later on I modified this to “find your why & you’ll find your way.”
There’re a lot of things trying to hold us back from what we’ve been asked to do.
Let’s promise each other, that when the time comes for us to share a piece of ourselves, we won’t hide behind all the reasons not to move forward.
Help each other remember our why, & in doing this we’ll always find our way ❤️
As for this book, I found my way to self-publishing and promoting it by remembering not only my why, but who my who.
This book is for the person sitting on the sideline watching a loved one transform into a cancer warrior. For the person who wants to say “You’re in my thoughts and prayers” and mean it. For the witness to the warrior’s battle who refuses to feel helpless.
To the person looking to understand the unique battles cancer warrior’s face and wanting to pray with meaningful intention, this is for you.
It’s only human nature to want to take the suffering away. This is where using Prayers and Petitions for My cancer Warrior can help.
A few of the prayers include:
- The Diagnosis
- Can I Ask for a Miracle?
- For the Medical Team
- For the Physical Pain
- For the Loneliness
- Trusting the Unknown
- The Return of Cancer
As your Warrior is fighting their battle, use these prayers to facilitate a conversation with God. Even if you don’t receive the answers you’re looking for, I promise He’s listening.