054 || How She Got Her Book Published Even with a Small Platform || Eryn Lynum

Eryn Lynum lives in Northern Colorado with her husband and three boys, where they spend their time hiking, camping, and exploring the Rocky Mountains. Her work and passion is to come alongside authors and help them market the message God has laid on their hearts. She loves to travel and share at conferences, churches, and writers’ groups. But every opportunity she gets, she is out exploring God’s creation with her family. 

The author of 936 Pennies: Discovering the Joy of Intentional Parenting, Eryn talks about the shift towards intentional parenting that happened when she and her husband were faced with the reality that they have only 936 weeks – from birth to 18 – with each of their three boys.

IF YOU’VE EVER WANTED TO BE A PUBLISHED AUTHOR, THIS IS THE EPISODE FOR YOU.

Eryn shares about the process of writing her first book, including the ups and downs of trying to find the right publisher and how it felt to be told again and again that she didn’t have the platform for a successful book. All the lessons along the way have given Eryn great perspective, and she offers some helpful tips if you’re wondering how to become a published author.  

Use the hashtag #DreamerChat54 to share your thoughts on today’s show wherever you like to hang out online. If you need a question to spark the conversation, here’s one for you: What has God taught you through rejection?

 

MENTIONED ON THE SHOW:

Read the original 936 Pennies blog post that went viral and, at the end of that post, sign up to receive Eryn’s list of “10 Ways to Make the Most of the Time You Have With Your Child”

WRITERS CONFERENCES:
She Speaks (Proverbs 31 writers/speakers conference)
Write His Answer (Colorado & Philadelphia)
Blue Ridge Mountains Christian Writers Conference (North Carolina)
American Christian Writers Network (Kansas City) 

ONLINE TRAINING:
Compel – Proverbs 31 training for writers and speakers

BOOKS:
Now available for pre-order:
936 Pennies by Eryn Lynum

SCRIPTURE:

Commit your work to the Lord, and your plans will be established.
~ Proverbs 16:3 (ESV)

Then Samuel took a stone and set it up between Mizpah and Shen and called its name Ebenezer; 
for he said, “Till now the Lord has helped us.” 

~ 1 Samuel 7:12 (ESV)

CONNECT WITH ERYN:
Website || Facebook

 

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