It’s Release Day!!!!

Today’s the day! RELEASE DAY!!! πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ : D

Which means I get to officially share Jayne’s Endeavour with you!! πŸ˜€ I guess I don’t really need to say that I’m super excited!! But I will certainly say that I’m very grateful to God for His unending goodness to me! It’s because of His faithfulness that I’ve been able to write (and now release!) Jayne’s Endeavour. I pray it is a blessing and encouragement to you!

Before we go any further, here’s this week’s blog tour line up! I’ve been so enjoying reading everyone’s posts! And this week we’ve got lots more fun posts coming, including an interview I did with Rebekah and a recipe post with Esther (where I shared one of the recipes from Jayne’s Endeavour). And don’t forget to check out the exclusive giveaway over at Kassie’s blog!!

Monday 1st Juneβ€”Release Day!!
Kaitlyn @ Maidens for Modesty |Review and Guest Post

Tuesday 2nd June
Rebekah @ Read Another Page |Review and Author Interview

Wednesday 3rd June
Kassie @ Soldier Girl Stories |Review and Exclusive Giveaway
Esther @ Purposeful Learning |Book Spotlight, Recipe, Review

Thursday 4th June
Amanda @ With a Joyful Noise | Book Spotlight, Guest Post, Review

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And now without further ado, here’s my release day post! πŸ˜€

The Story Behind the Story!

Jayne’s Endeavour has certainly been a long time in the writing (just ask my family and friends!). Over eight or nine years have passed since I first got the snippet of an idea one night and scribbled it in my diary. It wasn’t much of an idea (though I probably still have it somewhere!), but I knew I wanted to include close sister relationships and other endearing qualities of fiction without all the other things that so often come along with them!

From there, my idea grew until it turned into a 276 page novel! I had so much to learn between that first snippet of a idea and today! It’s been a long journey, but one that I’m super glad God lead me on! πŸ˜€

So how did I get started? Sit back and let me tell you the tale . . .

For as long as I can remember, I’ve loved reading! Not just any old books, but exciting ones filled with adventure. But alas! All too often the characters in those novels weren’t very good role models πŸ™ And that’s when God gave me a desire to do something about it.

The only problem was that I felt ill-equipped and overwhelmed at the thought of putting sooo many words together. How did you get the thoughts from your mind onto a page? How did you structure a novel effectively? How did you create believable characters? I decided I needed some help! πŸ˜‰ Some sort of guide to point me in the right direction and help me to avoid basic writing mistakes from the start!

My desire is to write books that are historical, God-honouring, Australian, and intriguing. Novels that are both exciting and encouraging!

So I went searching for a writing course. At the age of eighteen, I started a multi-year course on novel writing and publishing. By the end of it, I had completed the first draft of my novel! πŸ˜€ I’d actually done it!!

Little did I know that the journey was just beginning . . . I still had a LOT to learn about editing and polishing my first draft. So I set to work again and started editing, and learning, and editing some more! Finally, I decided to enlist some more help in the form of an editor. πŸ˜€ And so I learnt and edited some more! 

Now all these years down the track, I can say that I’ve learnt heaps from the writing process–both from the story itself and from the actual act of writing it. The whole experience has been a great lesson in diligence, perseverance and patience! I’ve also discovered time and time again how awesome and faithful God is! Don’t ever doubt your heavenly Father! πŸ™‚ He is able to (and does) provide amazingly!

I hope and pray that Jayne’s Endeavour is a blessing to many (maybe even you!). If you do get an opportunity to read it, feel free to drop me a message. I’d be so thrilled to know if you’d been encouraged by my writing!

Thanks for stopping by to be part of release day!! πŸ˜€

May your faith continue to grow! 

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22 responses to “It’s Release Day!!!!”

  1. Hannah Avatar

    We can’t wait for our copies to come!
    I’m sure it’ll be a wonderful read! ☺️

    1. πŸ˜€ Thank you so much, Hannah! I was excited to get your order! I hope you all really enjoy it and that it’s a blessing to you! πŸ˜€

  2. Oh Lauren! I loved this post — reading of the faithfulness of God as He brought you along this journey! I’ll tell you, my favourite part of this story was the closeness of the three sisters. It was such a precious bond they all had for each other, and it was a blessing to read about =)

    1. Thank you for stopping by, Kaitlyn! Your comment was such a blessing to me! πŸ˜€ That so encouraging that you loved the closeness of the sisters! Really that’s how this whole story started out–with that one idea! So I’m glad that I was able to portray their relationships in that way and that it was a blessing to you! Our God is an awesome God! πŸ˜€

      Oh! And I’m very much looking forward to reading your post! πŸ˜‰

  3. Hooray!! πŸ™‚ I enjoyed reading about your writing and publishing journey! Isn’t it amazing how God directs our steps?! πŸ˜€

    1. πŸ˜€ Thanks, Leona! Yes, it certainly is!! We serve an awesome God!

  4. Anything God helps to bring about is worth the long wait.

    Amen about roll models! Especially feminine ones ( I always felt like there were much better boy role models than for girls)

    1. Very true! πŸ™‚

      Hmmm… that’s interesting. πŸ˜€ Now you’re making me stop and think about the boy/girl characters I’ve read!

  5. This is soooooooo exciting!!! Congratulations!! ❀

    1. Thanks so much, Ellen!! πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

  6. Hi Lauren! Just discovered your blog yesterday! I loved hearing about the story behind the story! πŸ™‚ Congratulations on the release of Jayne’s Endeavour!

    1. Hi Molly Anne! πŸ˜€ I’m so glad to have you pop by! Thank you so much! And I’m glad you enjoyed the post. πŸ™‚

  7. hey Lauren! Lovely to hear about your book and yourself. I stumbled across you on Kassie’s blog and I’m thrilled to find another Aussie historical fiction author! God bless you in your work and I’m sure I’m going to enjoy following you on your publishing journey!

    1. Hi Chelsea! That’s exciting that you live in Australia too! I don’t come across many fellow Aussie authors/bloggers! Thanks for stopping by and coming along for this exciting new journey with me!!

  8. Yes! I love historical fiction, but I don’t read it very often because of the role model issue. So glad you recognized the need and stepped in to fill it. πŸ™‚

    Haha! And yes, the “Exciting” tag definitely fits this post! πŸ˜‰

    1. Thanks for joining me in my excitement, Natalie!! πŸ˜€ I’m really glad you stopped by! And it’s always nice to hear that other people care about the type of books they read too. It really does matter!! πŸ™‚

  9. Kay Garrett Avatar
    Kay Garrett

    Enjoyed reading this post. It’s always fun to learn more about an author, their book and finding a book that you put on your TBR list. Waiting for the opportunity to read it is the hard part.

    1. Thank you so much for stopping by!! πŸ˜€ I’m glad you enjoyed reading through this post. It’s certainly been an exciting few weeks!! Haha! I hope you get to read Jayne’ Endeavour very soon then πŸ˜‰

  10. Amanda Avatar

    I just recently stumbled across your new book, and now I can’t wait to read it!

    1. Thanks, Amanda!! It’s encouraging to know that you’re looking forward to reading my book!! πŸ˜€ I pray it’s a blessing to you! πŸ™‚

  11. Ooh, this book sounds fantastic. Can’t wait to read it.

    1. Thank you so much for your kind words, Em!! πŸ˜€ I hope you get to read Jayne’s Endeavour sometime soon!

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