Posted January 11, 2019:
Is this finally happening? It seems so! The manuscript is formatted (to look like a book!), the front cover is finished, and the back cover is nearing completion. Once the back cover is done, it’s off to the printer for a trial run, followed by books being delivered to my door and available online for pre-order! I’m very excited that I’ll be able to offer signed copies from my website very soon! The light is at the end of the tunnel. The tunnel has had a few bumps but overall a great journey!
Posted November 25, 2018:
The book is finished and in the hands of my editor. I’m expecting it back any day! The minute its returned, I’ll be going through the manuscript one last time before submitting it to my publisher, who is already working on the cover design.
Another humbling endorsement came in this month. Dr. Anthony Lim, Medical Director of the McDougall Program, wrote the following:
“I am a devout Christian and a staunch advocate of a whole food, plant-based diet. I have read many great books on faith and Christianity. I have also read many great books on how and why to eat a whole food, plant-based diet. The “Plan A” Diet is one of the rare books that combines both subjects, and does so seamlessly and beautifully. Regardless of your religious background, you will learn a lot from reading this book. But especially for the millions of Christians out there who see their faith and their diet as two completely separate spheres, PLEASE READ THIS BOOK! I am certain that doing so will transform you for the better.” ~Anthony Lim, M.D., J.D.
I am so incredibly blessed to have Dr. Lim’s endorsement!
If all goes according to plan, the book will be available for pre-release on Amazon and other online stores in February (at which time I can offer books through my website or at outside events), the eBook will release in June, and the book will officially release to the public in September/October. IT IS FINALLY HAPPENING! Praising God for the doors He has opened, and praying that I do my part while staying out of His way. Without a doubt, He has a planned purpose for this book.
Posted October 14, 2018:
I can see the light at the end of the tunnel! Having just completed “The 21-day Meal Plan” chapter, there are only 2 chapters remaining which should be pretty straight-forward. I hope to have the completed written version submitted to my publisher by November 1.
Here’s how God has blessed me beyond measure once again. I contacted a friend in Florida who is an instructor/State Area Developer for the CHIP program (Complete Health Improvement Program); I asked if she’d be willing to endorse the book. Not only did she provide a glowing endorsement, but she also suggested I seek an endorsement from Dr. Hans Diehl, the founder of CHIP. Because of her recommendation, Dr. Diehl agreed to not only endorse the book but to write the Foreword! To receive a Foreword from such a respected and influential physician as Dr. Diehl was not even on my radar………but it certainly was on God’s! Dr. Dieh’ls gracious endorsement is a humbling honor and a true blessing indeed.
Posted October 1, 2018:
I shared last month that the written manuscript for The “Plan A” Diet must be submitted in November. My editor and I are working hard to finish on time! The Resource Section of the book has been completed (that was pretty easy) and there are two chapters still in progress (“Foods for the Plan” and “The 21-day Meal Plan”). But things are inching forward!
On a humbling note, I’ve received five incredible book endorsements so far and am expecting at least a couple more. Here’s what Dr. James L. Marcum, a cardiologist at the Chattanooga Heart Institue, had to say:
“The ‘Plan A’ Diet by Cyd Notter is a valuable resource for those wanting to learn more about nutrition. As a cardiologist specializing in disease reversal, I plan on having my patients use this as a tool to improve health through better nutrition.”
Dr. Marcum is also the director of Heartwise Ministries, and the author of The Ultimate Prescription, Medicines the Kill, and Biblical Prescriptions for Life. What an honor to have his endorsement!
Posted: August 31, 2018:
It’s official! The “Plan A” Diet book will be released in 2019!
After working on a book for five years, I attended a Christian Writer’s Conference in June, 2018, and presented my idea to several publishers. I certainly didn’t expect to receive an offer right away. I expected, like many authors, to be querying publishers for quite some time and possibly hiring an agent.
But God went before me and granted me favor with a publisher who accepts only 3% of the submissions they receive!
I was offered a contract (and accepted) in August, and made a commitment to furnish the completed, fully edited manuscript before the end of the year. Once that’s done, I have the privilege of working with the book designers to tweak the finished product, The pre-release copies will be available in the Spring of 2019 (and available on this website), but the official Public Release Date date will most likely be late summer or fall.
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