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Wednesday, 26 June 2019

Yay! I have Birthed My First Book

So. . .yeah! I wrote a book. As if the title of this post didn't tell you enough. I wrote a whole book! Oh my! Everything that has led up to this moment, and everything that’s yet to come has left me completely in awe. I can't believe it!

I Present To You 'He Wasn't My Husband'

Clap. Clap. Clap.

I can't stop thinking about how impossible it is to have my name and face on a book cover. I dreamt of this. Yes, I did! And I am not sure about what to do now because I am too excited.

First, I was scared. I was scared about writing. Who will read it? I had no idea how to write a book. I wasn’t confident that my story would be interesting, or worse, that anyone would read it. Exposure was also a great fear. I kept worrying over what will my mum think? What will my friends say? Thankfully, I overcame that phase.

Then, I was anxious. I was anxious about my title (Yep! I knew the title of my book long before I started writing it). What do I say? I knew what I wanted to say but I needed to be completely honest with myself about why and what I want to write.

Writing is like being responsible and claiming ownership of yourself in order to become the person you know you can be. Writing a book is making your mark on the world. It is your cri de coeur. But bridging that gap can be a struggle. You will have to push yourself far outside your comfort zone. So glad I got through that phase. Phew.

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And today, I am super duper excited!

Ever since my editor, Ify Halim and few other persons who I trusted with the manuscript told me how much they loved it, I have been screaming, jumping and dancing all over the place. It feels really good to push. To deliver. To have a baby.

Oh, I can't keep calm!

So let me tell you what this book is about!

He Wasn't My Husband is a self-help memoir that will challenge your perception about your past relationships that didn't lead to marriage. I have never written anything that meant more to me than the words in this book.

He Wasn't My Husband is me telling the truth. My truth. I am literally ripping my heart out open. It is not a story about pain, it is not one carved out of sheer imagination, fantasies or fairytales. It is, on the other hand, my true life story . . . the story lived through the very fibres of my heart. It's about the amazing, life-changing, heart-healing freedom I found before I got married.

And I desperately desire that it will be precious to you as it is to me. I have talked a bit about it here and here and there. Go check it out.

If you are not following me on Instagram, you might not know that I made a big deal about revealing the cover design 😁

Today, June 26 — being my birthday — I officially bring the story to the stage. I finally feel it is time to tell the world the title of my book. Lol.

He Wasn't My Husband will be officially launched in August. We are in the process of dressing it up to make it ready for the world to behold and grab.

In the meantime, you can pre-order your copy of this heavenly goodness at half its price from now till July 31.

He Wasn't My Husband is available for pre-order at bit.ly/HWMHbook. (be careful about the capital letters when typing HWMHbook because the link is very case-sensitive. Thanks)

Yes. Yes. Yes.

A child is born! But this is not the end of the story.


Happy Birthday To Me. Yay!

Posted by Nwamaka Ajaegbu 
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