I do not write romance…I write love stories.
I do not write “Christian” fiction…I write for God.
I do not write bonnet books…I write about history.
I do not write to please you…I write to please God.
I write stories where people find family during difficult circumstances, and learn what God’s will for their life is.
My dream isn’t to get published; it isn’t seeing my books on the store shelves. At least it isn’t anymore. I’m tired of wasting my prayers on my own selfishness. What writer doesn’t want to see his/her name on the cover of a book they worked so hard on?! But how does inflating your own ego really going to change the literary world? That’s right…it doesn’t.
You don’t know how much time we have left on this earth. How are we expected to make a difference if all we do is write about love?! I’ve even had to lower my own regular bar to write a easy and non-thought provoking read! Yes, love/romance can be important, but the love of Christ is what we’re trying to bring forth to the lost. The only differences between the Christian market and the Secular market is a few mentions of God and prayer thrown around to “baptize” the novel and no smut that would be considered pornographic.
What the saddest thing about this situation is that the Christian market actually promotes writing “happy-Pollyanna” books. Where did we go wrong? Where did we loose sight of reaching a world that is dying and going to hell? Yes, that’s right I said hell. Because hell is a real place and if we don’t act fast it will be too late for people.
I don’t know about you, but I do have a passion, a real passion, for writing. Though more than that, I have a passion for actually writing for God. Life doesn’t revolve around romance, so why are people only writing about it? What are we going, or willing, to do to make a difference in this world?