I have shared before about writing a book based on my short story- Jessica’s Encounter at the Harbor Coffee Shop.

I have to admit it has been a struggle at times and felt like I was experiencing spiritual warfare at times.

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Today was a big step. The first rough draft is finished!!! πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

Now it is time to go over it with a fine tooth comb for editing. Then I will need to explore publishing it, the hows of it, the when of it etc.

This is how it starts:

β€œGod I don’t know if you are real. I don’t know anything about you. God I am so scared and I can’t take this anymore. Please God, if you are real, please help me. I can’t go on like this anymore,”

That was my simple prayer. I was a victim of human trafficking. It began before I was in their trap. It began with a man I met online who seemed nice. I was only a teenager at the time. I was living in another foster home and was tired of being treated badly. He told me he wanted to take care of me. He told me things I wanted to hear, but he was only leading me into a trap. This is my story.


I would appreciate pray as I move forward for God to guide me in publication and everything it entails. I would also appreciate prayer that God would work through the book to raise awareness of sex trafficking, and rally God’s people to do something about it. I have decided to donate $1 to Love Justice and $1 to Underground Railroad from the sale of each book once it is published. Unless by some miracle a publisher wants to publish it and pays me, then it I will donate in a different way.

Please pray for me.

Thank you for reading. God Bless.

47 thoughts on “FIRST DRAFT FINISHED!!!!!!!!

  1. I don’t know where this story ends. But it could become a story about a mother and grandmother who struggles with her faith along the way of helping others.

  2. Abba, you love and care for all that have been human trafficked. I know you put this book on Matt’s heart to write. Thank you for sending an angel ahead of Matt to prepare for the book’s publication. Thank you for your supernatural favor to be on Matt with this book. We praise your name that you are opening doors that no one can shut and closing doors that no one can open on the pathway to its publication. Thank for the people who will buy and read the book, make them plentiful. Thank you for the one’s that will benefit from the sale of the book. Make editing the book an easy task and send Matt help. Abba, we praise you for your finger prints all over this book project. Thank you that it will bear much good fruit. To the glory of your Name and the setting free of human trafficked slaves! So be it in the mighty name of Jesus! Amen

  3. Wonderful! Such exciting news! Can’t wait to read more! It’s been several years since I was in contact with my publisher, electio Publishing, so I am not sure what their current status is, but you might look into them. Your work is something likely to interest them. 😊

      1. You’re welcome! Pretty good! I’ve been able to get out for walks and enjoy the fall weather, so that’s been nice! πŸ™‚

  4. Wow, glad to hear you have your first draft finished! You might want to investigate Smashwords; I haven’t used it but have read about it on other blogs.🌺

  5. What an exciting endeavor. I pray for Gods guidance and divine favor as you complete the final steps towards publishing! This is a very sensitive topic that can attract spiritual battles but I believe the battle has already been worn, to the Glory of the Almighty God!
    Please post the book once it’s published so I can purchase, read it and add it to my library collection! 🌺

  6. Congratulations! What a huge accomplishment! I wish you and your book well in raising awareness about an extremely important issue, and I’m praying for you too. Is it based off of a real story?

      1. I definitely miss blogging too but I got so busy with uni it got hard to concentrate on making the move plus I faced some unexpected issues. Hopping to be back by next month though!

  7. Praying that the God of the downtrodden will open doors for your book to be a success and for this dreadful abuse and the situations that allow it to happen are stopped. I pray for liberty for the captives held.

  8. Brother Matt….that little part you shared is really depressing. Sex trafficking and the victims of such abuse …it’s just so horrible and draining to languish in such a mess. I think it is one of the worst things that can happen to a human being. I pray your book gets a lot of success and is received well. I hope it is made available everywhere…..I will purchase one too then. Love and hugs.πŸ™πŸΌπŸŒΈπŸŽ€πŸŒΈπŸ™πŸΌπŸŒΈπŸŽ€πŸ™πŸΌ

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