“I am not proud, but I am happy; and happiness blinds, I think, more than pride.”
Alexandre Dumas – The Count of Monte Cristo
Photo by: Keven Law
The title of this blog is in no means an indication of how I feel about my work-in-progress. I was invited to participate in this event by my author friend, Pauline Conolly. Therefore, I will use this time to introduce my work: SHINE! which is scheduled for release next Spring by Faith and Reason Publishing.
That being said, here goes:
1.) What is the working title of the book?
2.) Where did the idea come from:
A sincere desire to share with others my life’s journey to find spiritual wellness.
3.) What genre does it fit into?
I think it most closely resembles spirituality and personal growth works.
4.) Which actors would you choose to play your characters in a movie rendition of your work?
Well, since this is an autobiographical, spiritual development book with no characters except myself, this really doesn’t apply.
5.) Can we have a one sentence synopsis of the work?
To be a spiritually mature you must SHINE and bring light to the darkness wherever it is found.
6.) Will it be self-published, or represented by an agent?
It will be published by Faith and Reason Publishing with no agent involved.
7.) How long did it take to write the first draft?
Not long, just a few of weeks, but the editing process has been going on for a long, long time.
8.) What other books would you compare it within your genre?
Battlefield of the Mind by Joyce Meyer and Imitation of Christ by Thomas a Kempis, but I am not saying that SHINE! is anywhere as near motivating, profound or as well-written.
9.) Who or what inspired you to write the book?
All my college studies in spirituality and spiritual formation left me with a desire to better myself, and grow in my faith, to really SHINE.
10.) What else about the book might pique the readers’ interest?
It is a brutally honest look at the pitfalls we all become trapped in and that lead to darkness in the soul. I hold nothing back in the process of exposing my own shortcomings to the Light with the hope that it might help others avoid the same traps.
Authors invited to participate include:
“If you done it, it ain’t bragging.”