A very long time ago I envisioned what my life would be like. But then I grew up, and learned that I was completely wrong. Anyone else been there? Still, somewhere deep in the crevices of my heart there were some things that were hidden, even from me, and God made sure to bring them to pass.
Being a writer is one of those things.
This weekend was my book launch for “Stories for the (Urban) Soul”. I was so touched by the ones who showed their support. Since this was my first book launch without my mom present, I knew I was going to be vulnerable, but as they usually do, my tribe had my back. And of course, so did God.
This weekend I got to share how in less than a year I wrote two whole books. TWO. I know, nuts. But that is just the way God moves with me. I go through these slow/dry seasons where He is building a foundation, and then BAM, once the foundation is built, He brings the increase. I shared that for three whole years I didn’t write. I barely journaled, or even published anything on this here blog. I was so heartbroken. But interestingly enough, a worldwide pandemic (another hugely traumatic event) caused me to once again, put pen to paper (or fingers to computer pad, which is more my speed). And the words flowed out as if they had been previously locked in some secret safe inside my heart somewhere. To which God had the key…
Now I’m sharing with the world the stories He gave during a difficult time, and my desire is that these stories will provide, comfort, healing and hope. They are stories for those in hard seasons such as divorce and single parenting. Stories for those in abusive and toxic relationships. Stories for those walking out heartbreak and social injustices. And of course, stories for those with urban souls.
From the editing stages to the book cover, God ordained this work, and now I get to watch the fruit come forth.
Nothing lasting ever manifests without first going through a process, and I’m sure, the deeper the process, the more the fruit that remains.
Have you found yourself in a process lately? I know I have. It seems once I get out of one, I am in another . But I can see in my own journey, there is purpose to the process. And always, always, there is a promise and fruit, attached at the end of it.
So much fruit…
Just in case you were wondering where you can get your very own copy of my latest creation, you can do so here at: nicoledmiller.com.
Please put up a review on Amazon once you’ve read your share, even if it’s not the whole book, because those reviews help get the word out.
And check out my book trailer while you’re at it! This was a really cool experience as I dive into greater realms of authorship and I’m so blessed by my friend, Bobby Heard who offered his services, time, and talent to complete it by my deadline.
Additionally, if you are in the Cleveland area (and you read this in time) I’ll be selling signed copies of my book at the Unbar Cafe! Details are attached below. PLEASE introduce yourself if you come!
And lastly, THANK YOU . Thank you for your support, prayers and steadfastness to follow my journey in this intimate space God has given me to tell my story. Steadfastness is truly a fruit of the Spirit. We know we are His because of it.