Write a book? Nope! Not on my list of things to do!


A Circle of Love Novel by Ann Marie Bryan

Truthfully, writing a book was nowhere on my list of things to do. While I enjoy editing, reading and writing, I never thought of publishing a book. At various times in my life, I kept a personal journal, just to record my thoughts at any given moment. I have even written inspirational ‘poems’ to family members, relatives and friends for birthdays and special occasions.  Writing a book … never crossed my mind.

So, how did I start writing a book?

Great question! Glad you asked.

After I got married, several of my friends and relatives (some living miles away) wanted to know how I met my husband. They knew that I had been single for some time. So, I had to share my love story, over and over again. Of course, no one wanted to hear the short version of the story.

Six months later, I was stretched out on the sofa at home on a Sunday afternoon, still recounting my love story. After hanging up from my call, it hit me …Write a book!

A long deafening pause ensued!

A book! A book!

Every reason not to write this book came to mind. Yes, every reason. But, I knew that I had a story to tell. I also knew that if God called me to write this book, He would equip me and surround me with wonderful Godly helpers.

So, like any well-thinking Christian woman, I took the matter to the Lord and felt the peace to proceed with this mission.

That was the easy part!

I had an enjoyable experience writing Unforgettable, My Love Has Come Along.  I discovered, how much I like writing and I learned many interesting things about myself (LOL) and about the writing process.  Sometimes, God takes us out of our comfort zone to stretch us and show us that we can accomplish far more than we think.  He blesses us to reach and empower others.

Have you ever felt the call to do a major task that was not on your list of things to do?  What steps did you take to accomplish this task?  I would love to hear your thoughts.

Ann Marie Bryan

CEO & Founder of Victorious By Design

Author of Unforgettable, My Love Has Come Along