New Book: Will you join my launch team?
I was 40 weeks pregnant and could not wait to give birth. Another week passed, and I was 41 weeks when I arrived at the hospital for my scheduled induction. Two epidurals and twenty hours later, my first-born son arrived via c-section. At my six-week check-up, the doctor said, “You need to plan on having c-sections in the future.” I knew it was not possible for my body to birth a child on its own. I would need help getting the baby out. What does this have to do with a launch team?
I am about to birth my book baby into the world. I’ve been writing my story of healing from childhood sexual abuse for the last ten years. Again, I need help getting this baby out!
Toni Morrison said, “If there’s a book you want to read, but it hasn’t been written yet, then you must write it.”
Journey Pink is the book I needed when my past started bubbling up. No amount of being busy worked for me anymore. I wondered, “Should I go to counseling? How do you even heal from sexual abuse? Is it possible? What does it look like?”
Those questions had me on the edge of asking for help. Finally, I picked up the phone and scheduled the appointment.
My book tells the rest of the story.
So, here I am again. Asking for help is hard for me. When I even think about asking for help, the mean choir in my head chimes in, “No one cares! You are a burden. No one will help you.” The cadence of their song will nearly lull me into doubt.
But then I remember. It is okay to ask for help. God gently nudges my heart, “You’re gonna need to ask for help.”
I know survivors are longing to heal from sexual abuse. I know how hard it is to ask for help or even think healing is possible.
Journey Pink is a gentle way of saying, “Hey, not only is it possible. This is what it looks like,” giving them a front-row seat to my healing journey.
The book is almost here, and now I need to get it into the hands of survivors and those who love them. As much as I would love to do that on my own, I am not big enough. But God is, and I know He will bring a team alongside me to reach those who are hurting.
I am asking for help. Please join my launch team and help me to release my ten-year-old book baby into the world.
You may be thinking, “What is a launch team, and what do I have to do? What is in it for me?”
Those are great questions; I have answered them on my launch page here, and you can find out more about the book here.
Joining my launch team means that you will help me share the message of Journey Pink so that survivors will know that healing is possible and will be inspired to pursue healing.
What is in it for you?
I’ve made a list of the perks that will be available to my launch team, such as early access to the first three chapters of my book, weekly group zoom calls, a safe community, and the opportunity to schedule a one-on-one call with me. You can see all the perks on my launch team site.
Do you want to impact future generations and promote waves of healing and empowerment for survivors of sexual abuse and assault?
Join the conversation. Be a part of the team. Join me and help me launch this book baby into the world. I cannot do it alone.
I have the links below for you to learn more about the book and launch team:
Journey Pink: The Book
Journey Pink: The Launch Team
Journey Pink Community on Facebook
Please look around, and if you have any questions or ideas, don’t hesitate to contact me. I would love to hear from you.
Lastly, maybe there is something that God is calling you to do. You want to do it, and you’ve been trying to do it. Perhaps you need to hear the words He whispered to my heart, “You’re gonna need to ask for help.”
Asking for help doesn’t mean you are less than. It is not subtraction. It is multiplication.
Let me explain.
Writing a book is a huge project. There’s writing, but then there’s editing, proofreading, design, website, email lists, publishing, etc. ALL THE THINGS. I’ve accepted that I can’t do it all, and if it is up to me to do it all, it will take another ten years to release this book! I’ve asked for help again and again.
Is there something that you are trying to do all on your own?
What if you ask for help? What would that look like? If you have a choir that sings “No one cares” or “you are a burden” in your mind, that is a lie.
It is okay to ask for help. It is good to ask for help.
If I share this healing message with my followers, it may reach some of them. With a team, everyone shares with their followers, and the reach multiplies. Can you see it?
Will you join me on this mission to bring healing and hope to those hurting from the trauma and shame of sexual abuse and assault?
Thank you in advance for joining me in this effort.
You are a blessing. I look forward to seeing what God will do.
And remember, it is okay to ask for help. Go ahead, ask!
Are you ready to join the launch team and help survivors have courage, hope, and freedom in Jesus?
God bless you!