Be Still Series – Final Reflect Update

My box of books waited for me, having arrived before came home from our trip to Colorado. Tired from our two days of travel, I decided to put off opening it until the next day. If anything was amiss, I didn’t think I’d have the wherewithal to handle it.

Worries tried to invade my thoughts. Had I completed a final proofread of each book, to make sure there weren’t any glaring errors? Where the covers going to look as good as I hoped? Did I order the correct amount? What if I messed something up when I updated the other four books?

Thankfully I didn’t spend too much time on those silly, invasive thoughts. Because the next morning, with a grand flourish, I opened the box and low and behold, everything looked perfect. I haven’t found any glaring errors, the covers look amazing, I ordered exactly what I wanted, and a quick flip through the books told me I had’t messed up anything noticeable.

I have to admit, seeing my name on the front of a glossy book gives my heart a bit of a thrill. The excitement of this thing we created, my husband’s beautiful pictures inside, the thoughts I’ve shared, the space we’ve created. It all inspires me to do it again. Indeed, I already have an idea for next years book. I’m just not sure of the title yet.

I’m hoping this next year to 1. create the sixth book in the Be Still series, 2. be consistent in posting blogs, and 3. get my author newsletter going. I still have a couple copies of the first two books with their original covers. They might could make for free giveaways in some drawings when readers sign up for my newsletter. It’s a thought, still in conception stage.

In my next post on the Be Still series I’ll talk about the upcoming Artisan Fair where I’ll be selling all five of my current books. The husband and I will have a couple of tables along with many other amazing artisans in our local area.

Details for each book in the Be Still series can be found on my Be Still blog page and details on ordering are available on my Amazon author page.

Grace and Peace.


About Jill English Johnston

God writes His story on every heart, if we only pause to read it. My heart has lived in a fantasy world since early childhood and am delighted that God has finally brought me to the place where I can bring the fantasies to life through story. I am currently working on a fantasy trilogy (of course) but I also post thoughts, reflections and (hopefully) inspiration to my website: I am a follower of the Rabbi Jesus, married to my best friend and inspiration, and the mother of three incredible children, one daughter and two sons, a son-in-love, a daughter-in-love and two adorable granddaughters. When not writing, I passionately pursue prayer, reading (never enough time to read them all!), and the outdoors. My husband and I both served in the US Navy and have lived/travelled through many states and all over Asia. We both still enjoy travelling, but we really love our home in New Braunfels, located at the Texas Hill Country.
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