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.
4. Book Design
8. Format again
9. Create cover
10. Edit proofs
12. author page
14. short description/keywords (if Amazon)
15. gather reviews
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~