I started this blog because I’m writer. Having already written three books and thousands of blog posts, I sensed I had a great story, no matter how it turned out, and it needed to be documented.
Without knowing how it would end, I chose the unconventional approach of a real-time-memoir with the intention of turning my blog posts into a book. I’ve spent months polishing my prose and having it professionally edited, and finally, the launch day for the book Church Sweet Home: A Renovation to Warm the Soul is coming soon. Mark your calendar: May 5.
If you’re here, reading this blog post, you’ve probably read most of the story and you sort of understand it all ends well. I have hundreds of loyal readers who cheered us on through months of dirty demolition and construction, and I am so grateful for the moral support you offered with nice comments and Facebook likes on so many nights we were exhausted and feeling sorry for ourselves. You helped pull us through.
You might be asking, why would I read this book if I followed the blog? Well, here are five reasons you might enjoy the book as much as you liked the blog:
- The book has an all-new prologue about abandoned churches.
- The story has a proper heart-warming ending.
- All the those annoying “our story so far” and “tomorrow” teasers are gone.
- You’ll find out how the real budget compares to the Tequila Budget.
- If you’re technically challenged or just too impatient to click through all the blog posts, you can page through the story easily and at your own pace.
I suppose you might know some people who would enjoy the story but aren’t blog readers. Voilà, a book is a nice gift for your friend.
So stay tuned for all the information you need to get yourself a paperback or ebook of Church Sweet Home in May.
In the meantime, I’ll continue to share updates about the renovation. I have a few in the archive, and we still have projects ahead of us.
Again, thanks for reading.
6 thoughts on “Church Sweet Home becomes a book”
That’s so great, Monica! I look forward to reading it! Thank you for continuing this journey! I’m in awe of what you’ve accomplished.
Monica and Tyler, so excited the book is about to launch. I have loved following your journey and cannot wait to revisit you in this new format. Stay Well!!
I love your enthusiasm! Thank you! So good to hear from you — you stay well, too!
Oh….how wonderful!! A book of your adventure! I will look forward to its publication date! Thanks!
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OH This is music to my ears! Besides my own copy, I know 2 ladies that will get a copy for Christmas!! I can’t wait!
Oh, Missy, you’re so sweet. Tyler loved hearing about your comment, too. Thank you.