Thursday, June 04, 2009
Christian Fiction Blog turns five years next month. I am very excited, but at the same time concerned. I love this blog and the communities that have developed from it. I thank God for not just meeting, but befriending some of the brightest Christian writing talents in publishing. And then here's the rub...
Last fall I began providing publicity support to take help me with my financial shortfalls(you know my past and stuff.) The lil comp to my surprise grew. Authors, bookstores, and recording labels come to me through referrals inquiring about my services. I'm honored.
I've taken on some clients and have some potential ones on hold. My bottom line is dismal, because most of the money goes back into dues, paid services, marketing and maintenance. I thank God the blog and DGP pays for itself.
I miss my friends. They don't talk or interact with me about me much now. Outside of the occasional gossip someone passes onto me regarding me I'm out my own loop.
And I didn't sign up for that. I want to take care of my child. I want to write. I want to beat this heart failure, COPD, and all the other things that robbed me of the future I thought I had. I just want peace. Pray for me.
Thanks so much for visiting here often. If you think this blog and our community has been beneficial to you, if you think the advice I give is valuable, let me know. If there are some topics, authors, features you would like for me to share more of, then let me know that, too. And if you think this blog suck rocks, then let me know. I don't have the heart for drama within my Christian sisters and brothers.
Also pray for the Laura Ling and Eula Lee family as they endure their daughter's trials in North Korea.
When we talk about wanting compelling, well-written books with a Christian worldview Marilyn Robinson accomplishes it every time. Congratulations, Marilynne.
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