St. Paul self-published his way through manuscript after manuscript, continuing to write through every kind of pain and suffering. He wrote even when he didn't know if anyone would read. He wrote because he wanted the world to know truth, no matter the cost to himself.
Forty lashes, administered five times
Beaten with rods three times
Shipwrecked three times
A night and a day in the deep
Perils of every kind
Hungry, cold, weary and naked
And even worse? The care of the churches
Dear writing readers... We have no idea what suffering for our craft means. Are we willing to find out? Will we write when no one reads? Will we self-publish and if necessary,give away our books to those who need truth? Will we endure when the reviews are terrible? Will we take rejection with a grin?
There is only one way to find out. Keep on writing, no matter what.
Brenda J Wood