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The thing about rejection is … it’s a thing. A living breathing sucker of joy thing.

Whether being rejected by friends, a partner, or professionally, most of us have, at one time or another, felt the gnashing teeth of rejection ripping away at the flesh of our self worth. Because that’s what it does. It makes you question everything about yourself and not about the person/people doing the rejecting. “What’s wrong with me?” “Why didn’t they call me back?”

To anyone who regularly follows me, it’s no secret that the first installment of the Jesus Freaks series has been bit of a bust. I’m working on a facelift (cover) for the book, and have already reworked the book description. But about the rejection. Where am I feeling the rejection coming from? Myself? Readers? Friends? General supporters? I don’t know the source, to be honest.

Some in my position, or viewing it from the outside, might be quick to blame readers. As in, well if they’re not buying it, they’re rejecting me. Eh, I’m not 100{43d0d1614ecc8ec385b3ea9940a88627e26eaf9be88a0641399e0be0c80ef276} sold on that theory.  Consumerism shows that people will buy what they’re conditioned to buy. And, in that regard, I’m out. I don’t typically write what’s popular or already selling. There would be no passion behind it for me and, trust me, you don’t want to read something that I’ve written without the orgasm of passion for the art. It would be–to continue the imagery–limp.

So, what to do with the rejection? I don’t know yet. I do know, thanks to a timely reminder from my best friend, that pain is fleeting. That’s the good news.

It’s a tricky thing, turning your art into a profession. Whether or not these two things will continue to work in conjunction in my life remains to be seen. This is a turning point of sorts, but the needle hasn’t yet settled on its final destination. Until then, thank you so very much to all of you who have supported me in this current artistic endeavor. Thank you to those of you who have already read Jesus Freaks AND posted a review AND recommended the book to your friends.

Anything and everything you might want to know about Jesus Freaks is in the links below. Purchase links and the Goodreads link so you can go talk about it, if you’d like.


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