Fighting a losing battle.
Is Grace greater than sin?
A good question to ask me after ten years as a writer/promoter. Over the decade I helped writers get sales boosts for their books and contracts.
In the end, what did I get? Nothing.
I lost a writing contest because someone else cheated, they got a contract and again I got nothing. I was always gracious in losing but after a decade of fighting against the odds I give up.
I did the righteous thing and I paid the price for my honesty; I can't help wondering what would have happened if I'd been willing to cheat like others did to get the "win at any cost."
I can't recall who said it, but it's a truism if there ever is one Good guys never win. After losing out to people who cheated, in my opinion winning is it's own reward, after all who recalls the second place contestant?
And being graceful only got me derision- www.alsdominion.co.uk/home/i-was-despised - if I didn't get despised for winning I was despised for being more popular.
King Canute could not turn the tide, neither could I fight against people with money to promote books.