Saturday, March 31, 2012

Keeping the Faith

Saying “If I knew then what I know now” about blogging and promoting the book could possibly bring me a false sense of solace, but I would be making the same statement tomorrow, the next day, next week, and … you get it. 

I’m hoping that the people who check on the blog will feel free to follow it, make comments, and give reactions.  It’s a difficult thing to not be a sales person and have to “promote.”

Anyway, enough of that.  I did say there may be venting!

Please keep reading.  Though some of you may be surprised by the content of the book, the weirdness of the story, and wonder about my sanity even more than my Christianity, believe me, it is a Christian book.  It was the Christianity of the book that kept me from winning the Indie Publishing contest through the San Francisco Writers Conference 2012 after being a finalist and being told that it was the best writing submitted.  They picked the finalists from the first three chapters, which as you can tell don’t speak very Christianese!  I was told I had won until they got to the Christian part of the book. (There was no Christian representation at the conference!)

I must admit that one judge told me she had a hard time with the relationship of two of the characters and didn’t believe the transformations of the main character in the second half of the book.  I took that to heart and made some modifications.  Though non-Christians don’t understand the power of the Holy Spirit in transforming lives, I kinda saw what she was saying and made some changes in the telling of their relationship and the transformations. 

I’m hoping now that you readers will give me your input!  I’m keeping up the faith, because I believe the messages in the book are poignant, provoking, and inspiring.  It helps that the story keeps you going.  Anyway, that’s my belief.  You can tell me different if you like. 


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