Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Hallelujah! Hallelujah!

Can you hear the angels sing?

I have submitted my book to BookSurge. Now the process is almost done. The hard work is finished. It’s in their hands now. There was such relief to hit the submit button. I’ve worked on this story for ten years. For four and half years it sat in a file on my computer doing nothing. I felt a tugging from God to pick it up again and finish it. It was like starting all over. Working full time, taking care of a family, and church activity made it difficult to devote a lot of time to it. With encouragement from my family and friends, I forged ahead. Tom never gave up on me. He was my biggest cheerleader. Thanks honey for your love and support.

If that was all that happened today, it would have been amazing. But it seems like God has placed His finger on the fast forward button.

My house sold. The buyer is paying cash and they are anxious to move in. There is no loan to contend with, just an inspection. Tom and I happen to be in Texas. It has to do with his new job. We were going to take this opportunity to look around and see about housing. Since the house sold, we got a lead on an apartment. We now have a place to live. We will be moving in less than a month.

Oh my, I have so much to do.

© Nadine Z. 2008

45 comments:

Tom Zawacki said...

I jump you jump Jack?

Kellan said...

What a great day for you - WOO HOO - I'm so happy for you!

Take care - Kellan

Madison Richards said...

wow is right...

so much to do, so little time to do it in...

our love and prayers to you both!

Louise said...

WOW so much excitement going on!
That is awesome.
Happy for you ;)
Hugs!
L

linda said...

Wow, you certainly have had alot to contend with but congratulations on EVERYTHING!

I'm impressed that your home sold so quickly. Things aren't moving very fast here in my neck of the woods.

I know you'll be moving from WA. Have you enjoyed WA and the area you now live in? My hubby and I are considering OR or WA but am just not sure what area. Any hints or information you'd like to pass on? It would be greatly appreciated.

Anonymous said...

Yay for you! I'm so excited for you guys : )

It's All Good! said...

That's Awesome! Soon you'll be reaping more of the rewards of all your hard work and efforts!
Congratulations on the sale of your home as well.
God bless,
Brenda :)

Only in the storm said...

your leaving so soon!!! i am so happy for you guys :0) congrats on your book btw, you've earned it! i'm gonna miss you...

Shionge said...

This is wonderful news Nadine and I am so happy for you. I can't wait to grab hold of your book too and you must keep me posted ya.

Can you email me once you have settled down in your new house? I hope all will turn out well.

Hugs always!!

Don C. said...

CONGRATULATIONS ON THE BOOK! WOO HOO!! That is so awesome. I am praying that it sells and sells and sells! What a story of perseverance and holding tight to your dream.

Alas, I confess, I am not so happy with your other news...but that is my selfish heart wanting to keep you and Tom in my life for as long as possible. I love that you are being led by God into the next steps of your destiny.

I love that you will be mentored and covered by such a man of integrity as John Paul. I love that you will still be, indirectly, connected with our church.

I am also tremendously sad to see my favorite pastor and wife move over 2500 miles away. You and Tom have been such life-givers to Di and I. You've been a major factor in our healing and growth over the last few years. I love you guys and...well...I'd be lying if I didn't admit that I am not a little devastated at losing you.

But that's the selfish me talking. Please excuse me and accept my whole-hearted congratulations on both the book and your move. I'll even help you pack the truck...and I promise to smile while I'm doing it.

Dawn said...

Woohoo! I'm doing a happy dance right here at my computer.

My goodness, when the Lord decides to dump blessings upon you, He really dumped the whold bucket, didn't he??

All of it is just a sign that you are moving precisely within His will!

Congratulations to you and praising God with you!!!

Blessings! Dawn

Dawn said...

PS - I hope you're enjoying Dallas and Texas. Of all the places we've lived, Texas is our favorite!

Andrew Clarke said...

I wish you well. I put my first novel into print by self-publishing, and it got it out there. Later a publisher in the U.S. picked it up ( I self-published in Australia) and that means it's being more widely distributed. I read parts of "Prisoner of Circumstance" on your other blog, and the story gets me in. If you feel like reading excerpts from my novel, they are on www.threeswans.com.au I should mention, I'm a Christian and like novels like Frank Peretti's. Blessings.

palmtreefanatic said...

wow! so much happening!
Congrats on the book! cannot wait to get my copy!;)

Praise God on the house selling and CASH!!! WOOOO HOOOOO
This is fabulous Nadine! May God give you the peace going through all this hectic time!

chelle said...

Congratulations!!!! How exciting!! I can hardly wait to read it!

YAY for the house selling! That is fabulous! Good luck with all that you have to do!

Theresa said...

Isn't it amazing how when it's God it just works?

Congratulations.

Cheri said...

Congratulations on finishing the book and selling the house.

Penless Thoughts said...

I'm so very happy for you, Nadine, on both counts. How God blessed you.....a cash buyer in this economy. I'll be eager to follow you to Texas and hear all about that.
Susan

Alicia said...

Congrats on the book. I don't know you but I came across your blog through a link from a friends site. I was just wondering how good Booksurge is? I've published one book of inspirational poetry through a company called Xlibris and I'm working on my second but Booksurge sent me some information and I haven't had time to do much research on them so I was just curious what you knew about them.

Dawn said...

WOO HOO! God is so good!

Jane - Mom Generations said...

MY GOSH!! Fast forward is right!! I am so excited for all that is going on for you right now!

Strider said...

Awesome. The house sold fast! Just curious....you know all those boxes in the garage that are left from the last move but never open?? Are you going to move them again? Purge baby....purge!!! Congrats on everything going as to plan.....God's plan. Take care.

Sharon - Mom Generations said...

Your faith, your love, your energy, your inner drive... are so inspiring! Opportunity has come a'knockin' because of your faith, your love, your energy, your inner drive and your wonderful support system! I will be praying, too, for great book news!

Jillian, Inc. said...

Wow, Nadine...so much exciting news. Wonderful about your house...can't wait to get my hands on a copy of your book. 10 years! I had no idea it was that long in the making.

Damselfly said...

Isn't it amazing how things seem to come in batches? Now you have at least two new exciting changes happening at once! Congratulations!

Andrew Clarke said...

Thanks for your reply and compliments, Nadine. It will be good when "Prisoner of Circumstance" is in print. You might have a good contemporary Christian thriller there. Go well!

Tammy said...

Nadine, this is such an exciting time...wow! I am so thrilled for you!

Your story sitting in your computer for 4 yrs reminds me of mine which is sitting here...it's been about that long since I started mine. But as you said, with raising a family and other responsibilities, it's not easy to devote time to writing.

You are inspiring me that I can one day finish mine!

Congrats on your house being sold, too...
Hugs,
~Tammy

jennifer said...

Oh Nadine! CHILLS ran down my arms when you said that your home sold and the buyers paid cash!! The LORD is amazing. I just praise Him for the way He worked out the sale of you home. I really could just shout!

I look forward, with all of my heart, to purchasing your new book. And I plan on making plenty of fanfare about it too, so let us know when the book is availabe.

Be blessed!

Jen

jennifer said...

Seriously, I PRAISE GOD for what He has done!! Can't say enough about Him this morning.

Alicia said...

So is their pricing reasonable for publishing? I paid 1200 dollars to publish my first book which was fairly reasonable. The books that BookSurgre Publishes are they available through Borders and BArnes and Noble. I know you said they were available through amazon.

Scarlet said...

I am thrilled beyond belief for you, and your little comment about God spoke volumes to me.

I can't wait to read your book and hear all about your new life in Texas!! Ee-haw! :)

Amydeanne said...

Wooooooo i'm so excited for you! on both levels with the house and with the book!
Praying for your sanity while you prepare to move!

Blue Seehorse said...

Congratulations Nadine!
We are excited and happy for both of you, for the book, the move and your new responsibilities. Chris & Yvonne

KarenW said...

10 years! I think that's how long it's going to take me. Congratulations on your tremendous accomplishment!

Demara said...

Wow! it sounds busy in your neck of the woods...glad your book is done!

CC said...

I was just thinking about you recently. I'm so excited for you! What a load of blessings!!!!!!!! Congrats many times over!

Alene said...

Welcome to Texas! So glad the house sold. And it is amazing you are in the final stages of your book. May the peace and encouragement of the Lord be with you as you continue to get settled. Blessings girl.

a woman who is said...

Well I am in a Don Clark kind of mode...selfishly sad...happy for you...sad for me...boho!

That is why it has taken me so long to comment =/

Cogratualtions on the book...I can really be happy for that =)

eph2810 said...

Oh.my.goodness, Nadine. See how much I have been out of contact. I guess I have to read some of your posts to see when God decided to move the two of you to Texas...How exciting - not only that the house sold, the move, but mostly that your book has been submitted :) - WTG girl!!!! I am happy for you.

Art said...

Congratulations!

Ann(ie) said...

wooooo! Beautiful news all around!! I'm so thrilled for you. :)

Lala's world said...

love how things always fall into place!
congrats on your sale and your book getting near the finish line!!

Kate said...

Oh yeaaaahhhh!! Praise God!! I am so very excited for you! I think it is so incredible how the Lord just works things out one by one.
Sometimes I wonder if I should be so in awe of the things the Lord does because it seems so faithless...as if we should know that He will move whether we have faith or not; however, I'd still like to give Him a cheer and stand in awe simply because I am human and He is God.

He never ceases to amaze me...I pray you are blessed beyond your wildest imaginations.

dwee cooke said...

I could cry for you guys and this is so amazing. the book and the house sale on the same day!! You will be sadly missed I am sure but you have so much to offer in your new position. God bless with all you have to do in the next month.

Debz said...

Double congrats! What blessings!