I did it!!

I met my book deadline this past Monday. I will never forget the feeling I had when I stood in Kinko’s holding my whole manuscript in my hands. I did it!!! I wrote a book. Whooo Hooo!

Thank you so much for your prayers and encouragement. They meant the world to me. Many have asked if I am completely done. Well, all l of my chapters are complete, but my very kind editor gave me until August 9th to turn in the end of chapter questions and scripture prayers.

This week we have our annual She Speaks conference for Proverbs 31 ministries. Although, I don’t have any big speaking sessions to teach this year, I have several responsibilities. So I am busy getting ready for that and reviewing my book for final touches. Taking it all day at a time, trusting God to accomplish all that concerns me. I know more than ever that He is able to supply just what I need for each day.

As I celebrate the completion of my first manuscript, my friend Shari is celebrating the birth of her first book this month, entitled “Good Girls Don’t Have to Dress Bad.” Our friend Karen did a fun interview with Shari recently and is giving away a copy of the book, so be sure to hop over for a chance to win!

I’ll be spending this week with my family and getting ready for She Speaks; then finishing the rest of my book so let’s keep in touch on Facebook for the next little while. If you would like to be “friends” please click here or my FB profile photo. I would love to stay in touch that way. It’s so fun to see your faces and read about your daily lives, too.

Have a wonderful rest of the weekend and rest of July, can you believe it’s almost over?!

About Renee

Renee Swope is a Word-lover, story-teller, heart-encourager and grace-needer. She's also a wife, mom, friend, daughter and author of A Confident Heart, a Retailers Choice Award winning book that became a best-seller and has been published in six languages, with over 150,000 copies sold. Renee is speaks around the country at women's events and and serves on the writing team for DaySpring’s inCourage blog. For twenty years, Renee served in leadership at Proverbs 31 Ministries and as former co-host of the ministry's radio program, “Everyday Life with Lysa & Renee.


  1. Way to go! So proud of you. Can't wait to read it.
    Paula G.

  2. Woo Hoo!! Celebrating with you, dear Renee! What an accomplishment! And thank you in advance for all of your hard work, prayer, and preparation for She Speaks. I'll be flying out of Michigan on Thursday ~ can't wait to see what God has planned for His precious women!
    Sweet blessings to you~
    Cindy 🙂

  3. What an accomplishment! Really looking forward to SheSpeaks this weekend!

  4. Congratulations! What an accomplishment!

  5. So darn proud of you Renee!!! You have poured blood, sweat, and tears into this book and I can't wait to see how God uses it to change lives!!!! Yay you! Yay God 🙂

  6. I'm so excited for you… and for us!! I cannot wait to read it! Looking forward to seeing you this week.

  7. Way to go, Renee! I had just read about Emily from Chatting at the Sky turning in her book also. This must be the season for everyone to finish their books. Can't wait to read your wonderful words of wisdom!

  8. Woo Hoo! Can't wait to celebrate in person this weekend 🙂

  9. WOOHOOOOOO!!!!!

    I think God will have us both right where we need to be this weekend… Operating solely out of His strength because mine has run out!!

    Love you, girlfriend and am so very proud of you!

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  14. Congrats on the book deadline. Linked here from FB where I read your comments about it. Good job!

  15. self doubts!! yes they permeate every cell in my body.
    My mom is very self consious and I have followed in her foot steps
    when I was a public speaker, I spent a lot of time chooseing the right outfit and accessories. I did not devote as much time to the presentation.
    I am no longer working– God has better things for me to do
    and all that anxiety is gone! PTL

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