I just had a wonderful time at the HACWN conference in Kansas City and was able to meet a lot of wonderful Christian Writers. I am curious what some of the greatest challenges are now for those of you writing in this Genre. I would like to know about your publishing experiences and how you are finding your audiences. Are there more or less opportunities. Thanks. Deborah
I also haven't done much work outside the Christian market. I echo Jan's observation about payment (and even the reduction in the number of author's copies of published work). I'm confident that some of that is somewhat due to the economy as well as the explosion of digital media, which published work is less expensive to produce.
It's always a challenge to come out with a declaration and risk the water cooler talk. My first Christian book was a message for the team leaders and members I worked with--naturally, it filtered beyond. I was ready to proclaim my faith and it actually opened more doors. During my book launch I was asked to speak at a church. Along the road, I was pleasantly surprised to know the Christian community is giant...and welcoming!
I'm finishing my second book and find comfort seeking out Christian venues, first. Starting out in a comfort zone gives me the strength to reach out further.