Many refer to me as a wordsmith, and I am! Because I do have a way with words and love to encourage other writers to use the most uniquely appropriate word instead of just any word, today I'm blogging about one of my pet peeves. Since I seldom mention this except to my husband, you might think I'm making a mountain of a mole hill. However, as all authors do, I enjoy reading reviews of my books that is unless said review is really a synopsis.
Since you might be scratching your head or wondering why I should need to vent, let me ask you, "Would you pay to see the same move at a theater that you already saw at home?" If you're like me probably not unless you're going to be people that make the outing a must! Applying this rational to book synopsis parading as reviews and we authors face a dilemma. Do we tell the writer that they've shared so much people might not buy the book? Do we appalled them because writing the more time consuming synopsis means they've fallen in love with the book and desire to mention all that enthralled them so others would be too? We may think about telling these wonderful bookish advocates of our work but it might be best to...
Thinking of all the possible options, I'm reminded...and thankfully so, that recently we heard Hillary Clinton exclaim during what some call her Benghazi meltdown, "What difference does it make!" And I'm grateful that she provided me and many others a role model of WHAT NOT to do!
So where do I go for help? I go to the one who is higher than I. Messiah said in Mathew 7:22-23 "Many will say to me on that day, 'Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name and in your name drive out demons and perform many miracles?" Then I will tell them plainly, 'I never knew you. Away from me, you evildoers!"
Do we authors know Him? We do if we rejoice in every blessing freely given, applaud others success, and continue to encourage and nurture those in need with the Word of God because God's Word is active and accomplishes His purpose!
When I remember that I write for God and about the things He cares about all worry is cast off. When I am hampered and ensnared, I am grateful and praise God for my husband Ron, and friends like Heather Randall, Jewels Boaz, Bethany Mourty, Katie Mettner, Kim Justice, Nicole Clies Anderson, Tina Britt, Dr. Glen Hepker, my wonderful daughter Cheryl Michelson Henrikson, and so many others who keep me grounded. These dear readers are my reasons for never saying "What's the Difference?" because having lived life on both sides of the faith equation, I know what matters most! Therefore, I strive to make my thoughts, deeds, actions and reactions a blessing to the lover of my soul.