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Now, I said that isn't the whole truth. The truth is, I would have given this away regardless of if they said I needed to or not. If they had told me to go ahead and sell it, then I would still be giving it away. Why? Because I love to write and I love to entertain. I do like money, don't get me wrong, but I want to charge for my best work. This is a good story and a fun read, but it wasn't professionally edited, the cover is my own art drawn in a single night, and the formatting of the ebook probably isn't the best. It is also a rather short story for a "novel". Does all that detract from the story itself? I do not believe so. I did edit it, and let my mother take a stab at it. And I have worked on it over and over to try my best to make it as polished as I can get it. I spent time working through the frustration that is formatting. But, when it comes down to comparison against a real pro book, mine fades.
|A never before seen drawing of Bark|
That said; I also love giving it away. There is a thrill in me at letting people enjoy what I do. I gives me purpose, it gives me unending joy to provide a little entertainment to someone else. Especially someone I do not know. In most of my writing, I strive for the sheer enjoyment factor. I don't write to change the social
political air of a nation, or to alter someones walk with God. In the future, I might work on some Christian novels that could do that, but even then I will work to make them as entertaining as possible. I write because I want to give readers fuel. I write because I was born to write.
I do sell my books. I do want to make money. I do want this to become a profession some day...however far-fetched that notion may seem at this time. But, I feel that as an artist, sometimes it is okay to give a bit of my work away. Just for the fun of it.