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Behind-the-scenes details on writing a book & the lessons I learned the hard way

I was interviewed by ShePosts recently about writing The Money Saving Mom®’s Budget.

If you’d like to get a little peek behind-the-scenes into when I wrote the book, what I learned during the process, and some of the mistakes I made, hop on over to read the interview.

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  • Wow! That is SO awesome that you were able to give all of your book proceeds to charity! I want to run out and get it just for that reason alone.

  • Kathryn says:

    Always love your transparency. Thanks for keeping it real and congrats again on your book! Is there a second one in the works? 🙂

  • Sarabell says:

    I am so excited to be publishing my first book in March… and what an inspiring read! Thanks for sharing Crystal!

  • Tara Shobert says:

    Hi Crystal,
    I received my David Ramsey package yesterday. I am so excited to use it. Thank you so much for offering the freebie for buying your book. I also love your book, alot of great advice in there, I’m already putting it to good use:)
    Thanks again.

  • Stephanie Louis says:

    Hi Crystal, congratulations on your book! I truly thank God for the blessing he has made you. I know that this book will bring hope and inspiration to many. I am in the process of helping a friend put together a small book of about 32-pages. What do you think about self-publishing? I’m looking for ways to save on printing cost.

  • Franicia says:

    Oh Crystal!

    Thank you so much for introducing our family to Compassion International! We were going back and forth through different organizations and saw CI was the best Christ-centered fit for our family right now.

    Thank you for your thorough review and enthusiastic support for the organization. God used you and your family to further sponsor more children. 🙂

    For His glory,

  • Franicia says:

    Hi Crystal 🙂

    I forgot to add that I completely agree with you on the outline process. I had been writing some of my books for years until I had a plan. It has blessed this whole book writing process so much.

    I have my mock book binder filled with chapter divisions and made potential write ups for the covers with selling points. I even made my own bar code for the area that we hope to have one on so that it looks so much more like a book.

    I did land any book deals like you did 🙂 (so happy God blessed you that way for those children!) but am going the self-publishing route for now as we try to spread more of a needed message about Christ.

    Love in Christ,

  • Franicia says:

    I’m sorry I thought I had written that “I did not” land a book deal. 🙂 I’m sorry I’m posting all these comments.

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