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Wednesday #FaithandInk Devotional ==> When It's Not A Bestseller

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“Better a little with the fear of the Lord than great wealth with turmoil.” ~ Proverbs 15:16

I launched a new book earlier this month, and it was a huge hit. It was the first book I had published in almost two years, and it felt great.

However, even with all the book hype and everyone telling me how much they love the book and the message behind it, it wasn’t a bestseller.  Part of that was because I sold copies behind the scenes that didn’t help my rankings. I know that. And part of it was because I believed in the message of the book so much that I gave away quite a few copies for free.  People don’t tend to buy things they have already read.  But no matter what the cause, it still hurt my overall sales and rankings.

As an author, that hurts.



Which brought me to Proverbs 15:16 today. This is what I keep coming back to. No all writing is about the money. It isn’t all about the rankings or even the reviews and recognition.

As Christian authors, we write for Christ. Which mea…

Raven H. Price Wisdom’s Song

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RAVEN H. PRICE: Christian Fantasy/Romance writer who enjoys inspiring people through 
entertainment. She writes stories about God’s love as the theme behind every facet of 
life. In each of her books, you will see how she brings angelic beings to life by giving them 
voices and allowing them to interact with humans.  

Writing in this method gives a supernatural or fantasy element to her writing. Her current
works are The Plan, a trilogy: The Paradigm Shift Trilogy (Convicted, Convinced, &
Commissioned), A Dog Named Derf, Wisdom’s Song, Blinded By The Light, and God’s DNA. Raven resides in Leesburg, Georgia with her husband and five pets.  She retired from
government service in 2014 and is focusing mainly on her writing, inspiring people
through social media, and learning the marketing game to promote her books.    You can follow Raven through these links: Follow me on Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/pg/Roaringpurr/photos/ … LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/raven-price-aba77238/ … Twi…

Happy Wednesday! Here's today's #FaithandInk devotional:

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“… Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain.”
~1 Corinthians 15:58

I love to write, but to be successful as a writer, we have to do more than just write. We have to do the research, marketing, maintenance, and everything else required to pay the bills. And we have to stay on task. If I wrote about whatever I wanted to on any given day, I would have over 1,000 books started, and none of them finished. The same would probably be true of blog posts.

Life as an author isn't simply about writing; it's about producing. So, while I don’t always need motivation to write, I might need motivation to finish a project. Can you relate to that? Do you ever have a day when you just can’t seem to get into the grove?

When I am in need of encouragement or motivation to move forward, I look to God’s Word. Believe it or not, God has a lot to say about motivation; the Bible is simply chock-full of encouragement…