I hope by now you’ve heard about the book of essays I’m editing through Civitas Press, What a Woman is Worth. (If not, then I am not quite as obnoxious as I fear nor nearly as effective as I hope, and I’d love for you to get caught up here.) I had a fantastic response to my call for submissions, and now I begin the work of reading through the stories so many gracious women have entrusted to me.
It will be unlike any editing job I’ve had before. The scale will be much larger; the subject matter, much deeper; the responsibility, much heavier.
And beyond editing so many pieces and writing my own, there will be work to do that will push me out of the secure place where I-know-what-I’m-doing-and-I-know-I’m-good-at-it. There will be endorsements to seek, media kits to create, a finished product to promote, rejection to face.
My normal sense of self-deprecation says, “Be terrified!” But this is not a normal project, and I don’t have time for my own bullshit. So I’m just going to be very excited instead.
But I will also be very busy, especially for the next three months until the final draft is due. And I will need your grace.
I will need to talk about the project, and I’ll ask your grace to listen. I will need to promote the project, and I’ll ask your grace to help. And I will need to give a little less on this blog so that I can give a lot more through this book, and I’ll ask your grace to stick around.
Thanks to many of you, I have a great store of guest posts that I will begin using to supplement my own posting. My hope is to publish one guest post as well as one of my own writing each week for the next few months. Please support me, the project, and the guest posters who will help keep the blog going by reading and commenting on the guest posts with your usual enthusiasm.
Thank you so much for your continued support!