A lot of people want to know why I stopped selling my books and writing them. There are many reasons, not just financial ones.
First, if I wanted to be under deadlines imposed by a publisher, under their calendar of when the books would be published, and giving most of the royalties to them, then I might consider publishing. However, I enjoyed much greater freedom from all these constraints when I chose to take control of my own business.
Now I have chosen to work in my church as a secretary, I find my free hours better spent than feeling obligated to produce at least one book a year. I burned myself out on writing fiction, if I’m totally honest. I prefer to write on my blog, where I can speak about real things happening in my life, sharing the heartaches, joys, and humorous tidbits with those who care to read. I love to write and look forward to sitting at my computer and letting the words flow.
There are ideas floating around in my head, which is nothing new, but now the ideas are on the type of blogging I want to do going forward. I love sitting here with a cup of tea, mostly on Wednesday mornings and sharing something inspirational. This is what I know God is calling me to do. I want to share my faith and how God has blessed me to bring hope to our troubled world.
But the deep-seated writer in me wants to do more. So I began thinking about writing human interest type stories to bring awareness to situations in our world that are right in our neighborhoods. I’m not a reporter or journalist and that isn’t what I strive to be. I simply want to share my experiences as I go through this world. This is what I’m working on now, doing research, brainstorming, and outlining. Much as I would do for any book I would write!
As a fiction author, I was a small fish in a huge ocean. As a blogger, I’m still a small fish in a huge ocean, but I’m swimming around and enjoying myself, splashing through the cerulean water and enjoying the warm sunshine. I put no pressure on myself to advertise or to stress about reviews. The only one I answer to is God!
I hope as I begin to share my experiences, you will want to follow me. You can have my blogs sent directly to your email if you like. You’ll find the tools in the sidebar on the right hand side of the screen. This won’t cost you a penny! It’s sharing from my heart to yours.