“Work joyfully and peacefully, knowing that right thoughts and right efforts will inevitably bring about right results.” James Allen
I’ve just been reading through the notes on marketing that were provided at the Writer’s Fair in Brisbane last month. My friend Lisa Taylor has had years of experience in marketing and has also just had her first book Motive Games published. (Check it out – a fast-paced murder mystery with a message of hope!) Anyway, I was encouraged by the above quote. I for one, don’t want to be dragged into the exhausting, never-ending arena of relentlessly trying to promote my own work. Yes, as writers we must believe in what we are writing and in our message, and we should be spreading the word, but at the same time we must endevour to keep ourselves free from the world’s expectations. Let’s not get caught up in the sticky web of goals such as ‘making lots of money’ or ‘becoming famous’. Let’s not become frazzled, dissatisfied or driven. Instead, let’s continue to work joyfully at the task that God has made us passionate about, all the while trusting him to open the necessary doors. And may our writing bless and encourage our readers, however few or many they be.