The Purpose of Writing…

The art of writing is the art of discovering what you believe. Gustave Flaubert

Meditation: Writing is a process of discovery. Often we do not take the time to formulate words and express what we believe, but when we do, we get to know ourselves better and others get to know us better as well. This past year 2017, I have written a meditation and prayer every day, 365 times. Those who have accompanied me, please, let me know if my blog might be worth publishing in a book. I have currently set things up to create an “on demand” book (as more of a personal project). The publishing company now wants to market my book as a devotional called “Inspirations for today”. The price of their marketing is very expensive. Their “package” includes reviews by good reputation reviewers, online marketing platforms and exposure to a worldwide audience. I am not sure if my blog (devotional book) is meant for friends and family, or if I should invest a lot of money and market the book for a broader audience? I am hesitant as our family has many other needs, and we don’t have that kind of money. As you have gotten to know me and my writing better this past year, please, send me your feedback. Would you think a devotional based on my blog would be meaningful? Should I invest in marketing or just continue writing my blog for family and friends? You are my letter/email… I am your letter/email… Thank you for your feedback as I am pondering what to do…

Prayer: God, I pray for guidance. I don’t want to fall into the trap of a publishing company making money using my passion for writing. I also don’t want to overestimate the scope of my writing. At the same time I hope to provide inspiration and spiritual nurture and guidance for people who face today’s life challenges. Help me discern what level of investment you want me to make. Amen

You are our letter, written in our hearts, known and read by all men. 2 Corinthians 3:2-3