Admire Your Creation

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But let each one test (their) own work, and then (their) reason to boast will be in (themselves) alone and not in (their) neighbor(s).

–Galatians 6:4 ESV (Parenthesis used in scripture to replace singular pronouns.)

As a writer and author, I would love for everyone to read and admire my work. I long for people to buy multiple copies of my book. For them to give me a ton of positive book reviews. To have millions read and interact with my blog page. I desire all of the above — but they are not the main reasons why I do what I do.

Truth be told, I mostly write for myself. Yes, I’m sharing it with the world, but what I write is mostly what I want to read. I don’t write what’s popular. If that were the case, I probably would have sold more books.

Two major things I put above profit and fame are my soul and my peace of mind. The same reason why I write what I like is the same reason why I wouldn’t do certain jobs. For example, I could never do a job that would require me to lie, even if it paid good money. I would feel impure if I did that, even if it made me a rich man.

I could never write something that would encourage someone to do something wrong, regardless of the financial gains. Written communication and media has a tremendous influence on society. It would eat at my consciousness if I knew my words influenced someone to commit violence against another person.

That is why I write for myself. I know if I like and enjoy what I create, there are plenty of people out there that would like it too. What I write is in line with my personality and my morals, and I will experience joy creating it and sharing it with the world.

Published by J.C. Maine

I am a retired veteran of the Virginia Army National Guard. I live on the Eastern Shore of Virginia. My desire is to use positive messages to improve the lives of other people.

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