Few authors make big money with their writing, but that doesn’t mean to say you can’t be successful. It depends how you define success.
Yesterday I went to Hillsong Kids in London (the 7-11s group), to talk to them about books. It was great! I got to talk to some of the children individually as well as give a talk to the whole group. Several of them buzzed around me after my talk, thrilled and amazed to find books with Christian characters just like them (and two asked me if I’d publish the books they are writing!).
If you can write a book that encourages a child in their faith, wouldn’t that be the most awesome thing? Your book may not ever be a best seller, but there is no KPI (Key Performance Indicator) to show touched lives. (Maybe one day in heaven all will be revealed!) Of course we want our stories to be big sellers, and of course, the more you sell, the more lives you can touch, but every single child is precious.
If only one child read your story, and it changed the course of their life, would it be a success? YES! A HUGE success!
So if you feel you are called to write stories to share the good news of Jesus, keep writing. Who knows what the Lord might do?
Can I make a suggestion though? To make sure your story is the best it can be, invest in books about writing, and/or a writing course (ours will be open for enrolment soon), to make sure you have all the basic story elements right. (Characters, voice, structure, dialogue and so on.) Then you can let your imagination fly!
Have a great week, and if you have any questions about the Write for a Reason course, please don’t hesitate to contact me,
2 thoughts on “Will You Be Successful?”
a question of success? – Years ago when doing a book talk at a primary school (in Orpington as it happens) – a small boy asked ‘How many books a day do you write, Miss?) er ……………..
Hehe! Wouldn’t it be great if writing was that instant!
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