My vision behind contributing in the Delayed But Not Denied anthology was for people to be able to read these short stories and understand that life happens to all of us, but you don't have to quit even when you want to. The choice is yours. Things will not always go the way you want them to, when you want them to, but Delayed does not mean you've been Denied.
The inspiration behind my chapter, "When I Stopped Playing Double Dutch", came because I spent many years trying to figure out when to jump in the rope of life. The "possibility" of failure had been delaying my progress. It wasn't until I deepened my relationship with God, and put my trust and faith in him that my denials transcended to successes.
After saying yes to the offer, it really took very little time for everything to take shape. One of the greatness things about being apart of an anthology is that you don't have to do much of the leg work. All I had to do was provide my chapter, headshot, and bio. All the organizing, publishing, editing, and graphics were provided by the visionaries. Within 5 months, the book was published.