Does it pay to play by the rules?
It is said by many people - I include myself in the group - it's better to come second and know you did your best than to win by cheating, but is it?
By playing by the rules, I lost the opportunity for two contracts as a writer; I lost money as a ghostwriter because Asians kept undercutting my bids to the point they would pay to get the job.
I have been sinned against www.alsdominion.co.uk/home/i-was-despised, and wondered do the sinners pay for their crimes?
I could have earned lots of money writing fake reviews, but I didn't because I thought the work would harm my rep as a writer; now, I wouldn't miss a heartbeat in accepting the jobs as I have no rep to lose. Ironically, one of the people who asked me was a San Diego lawyer.
After a decade struggling to make some headway to earn an honest rep as a writer, I decided it was pointless. Years ago, on a German site, I was on, I got praised for helping young writers get on, these days, I have two words for anyone thinking of writing - FORGET IT. Unless you have the money to get a degree (any will do) and to fund your promotion you have less chance of getting noticed than a snowflake in a whiteout.
This news may, or may not, surprise you, but I am considering writing some stories that are not Christian. The reason for the change is an article I read on a blog by Premier Christianity magazine last night www.premier.org.uk/News/World/Pastor-gives-wife-Lamborghini-as-an-anniversary-gift that pointed out how much being a pastor makes.
The article got me thinking that as I am an excellent writer, I should be able to earn more writing about the sexual pleasures of life than life as a Christian. The article raised the question in my mind, how much could I earn if I wrote about the sins of the flesh rather than struggle to sell stories about the Christian life.
After ten years as a writer, one thing I can say is that sinners/cheats do not pay for their sins. It is those who played by the rules who get the short end of the stick.
Thought my work is being noticed on Amazon www.amazon.com/-/e/B007U50BOI at last, I still think coming second with Grace is not as good as winning by cheating as I know the differences between winning and coming second so well.
If the news concerns you, remember one thing above all else; I am a struggling writer.