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Christian Authors and Fear

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There is so much more to writing a book than I ever thought.  This seems to be a little more the case when you are a self publisher.

1. Outline

2. Write

3. Proofread

4. Book Design

5. Edit

6. Proofread

7. Format

8. Format again

9. Create cover

10. Edit proofs

11. biography

12. author page

13. blurb

14. short description/keywords (if Amazon)

15. gather reviews

16.  marketing/promotion

I am not even sure if that is a complete list.  The hardest for me?  Easy, 15 and 16.

As a writer of Christian fiction and non-fiction I realized something the other day at a book signing.  Someone was encouraged, in fact I have learned that several have been and that is why I felt led to write.  Do I appreciate being paid for my work/cost/shipping?  Why of course…but I have had no expectations!

It is not “self promotion.”  It is not gathering reviews for your fame.  

As Casting Crowns sing in their song, “Only Jesus.”

If I believe that I am doing what I am suppose to do and that it was written to help and encourage others, then when I don’t promote it, who is that about?  Me

I know my heart is in the right place and I trust Him.

Sometimes we just have to do something that makes our flesh “uncomfortable.”  And our flesh is always revealing “feelings” and they sometimes take us away from the Truth.

So….it is Only Jesus.

~Be Encouraged Today~
Tammy

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Author: sptchmom777

I love Jesus. If I say nothing else, that is enough. But for those curiosity seekers, I am a 58 year old former special education teacher, current part time CCM Radio Announcer and author... who is married to her high school sweetheart. We have been together for 42 years, married 38 of those years! We have raised two sons, who are now married, have jobs and mortgages. AND...we became grandparents to a beautiful baby girl in August!! We also have our furry son, a West Highland Terrier. My heart's desire is to encourage people in their daily life. I believe that the Father speaks to us all the time, sometimes I have been too busy to listen. Even during times of trials and troubles, He is ever present. ~Be Encouraged Today~

2 thoughts on “Christian Authors and Fear

  1. Well said, Tammy. Understanding I am called to write not for myself but for Jesus provides the energy and drive to continue through discouragement, particularly with marketing!

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