My Publishing Journey

Published on 16 September 2023 at 20:00

The theme of this post is: “In Yah’s timing. According to Yah’s will”.

 

I’ve been addicted to reading since the 6th grade. Sadly I hated reading in my early years. If I hadn’t hated it, I would be closer to having read 1,500 different books compared to the 1,200 I now sit at. All this to say reading is an integral part of my life.

 

I actually didn’t start writing until high school. This was impactful because I had consumed so much high quality literature that I inherently began to understand what readers would want to read. Because I knew what I wanted to read. In Yah’s will, all this was planned to get to where I am now. It’s funny because as I write this, Yah has reminded me that I received a prophecy in college that I would be an author. I praise Him now for watching over his word to fulfill it. Jeremiah 1:13

 

I have participated in NaNoWriMo for the past 3 years with 2 complete manuscripts to show for it. The first book I ever finished, Proximity to You, I wanted to publish so badly. I thought that book would please Yah. Looking back I’m glad it never has and never will see the light of day because it disrespects everything Yah stands for. It was an erotic paranormal romance that I cringe when I think about it. I submitted that book to so many publishers and got so many rejections, which is typical for new authors. If my eyes hadn’t began to severely decline. I would never have reached this place of clarity of thought and publication. According to Yah’s will.

 

The funny thing is, I had no plans at all to do NaNoWriMo 2022. Two weeks before November, Yah told me to write and gave me the basis for LAS. It was truly divinely inspired. Several elements were from my own mind. Such as Issa wearing anime shirts and Issa and Dominik studying scripture together. However, it was truly by the hand of Yah. I’m fully aware that some people who subscribe to “camp doctrine” will hate the book, but I created a story the resembles what heaven will be like.

 

I put LAS to the side for 6 months. I had no plans to move forward really, because I did NOT want to self publish. At all. Not even a little bit. At the beginning of July, I entered a period of heavy warfare. Yah spoke to me clearly, and commanded me to publish the book. On top of several other lengthy projects He told me to undertake. Til this day, I’m not sure if the instructions were because of the warfare or if the warfare was because of the instructions.

 

In Yah’s will, because even with the hell I experienced on a daily basis, He has been so present with getting this book published. I wasn’t allowed to be discouraged because He was so actively present in the working in my hands.

 

I stand here today, just one day before the official release of my book, awestruck at what He has done through me and for me. Gratitude is flowing freely from my heart.

 

May Yah be glorified forever and ever. Halleluyah.

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Adrienne Cockrell
6 months ago

John 14:12 says, "Truly, truly, I say to you, whoever believes in me will also do the works that I do; and greater works than these will he do, because I am going to the Father.
Continue to be an extention of the Lord's hand in the earth and may His favor supercede your expectations!

Adrienne Cockrell
6 months ago

This book was just as educational as it was entertaining! I am waiting "impatiently" for the next one from this author!