I think our concern here is to be realistic. I’ve heard that only 1% of 1% of all new authors’ books submitted to publishers are published. And that the average number of sales is around 200. The average number—if a very popular book sells 100,000 copies that would mean, on the other end, the author would sell between five and ten books.
Not encouraging prospects. Not if you’re in it for the money.
After a lot of deep thought, I finally came up with two reasons. The first reason I write is the safest for me to tell you. I want to write so I can, hopefully, help readers with their walk with God and Savior, Jesus Christ. Several years ago I had the opportunity to read some wonderful books where the character was
going through something close to what I was dealing with. As I read how the fictional character responded or learned, I realized that I needed to change how I looked at the same issues. Fiction is a low-pressure way to teach God’s truths.
The second reason is harder for me to write about...because I feel vulnerable. I...uh...want to prove to others, even myself, that I can do it. That the lies were just that, lies, That God does not make mistakes, and I can do some things well.
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