Thou Shall Not Take Our Land, the political fictional story which used my experience in fighting major land development in sensitive areas as a baseline to work from, is just such a book. I wrote it and moved on, expecting it to sell itself. And even though I've been successful with magazine articles, nature pieces and devotionals, writing a book, especially a fictional one with a realistic background,is quite different and much more difficult. So over the last few weeks, I've gone through the book line by line, made many changes to clarify some of the content, found some unforgivable typos and a few weak phrases, and reissued it under Kindle. I even changed the cover, still using the same picture which is of the area covered by the fictional story, to signify something revised, newer and fresh. It was republished this morning.
Now I will renew the marketing campaign, a time consuming process with a continual learning curve, and see how it goes. But, while underway, I will begin a new challenge, Volume 2. For the story doesn't end with the production of the first book, it merely begins as the band of brothers and sisters in Alachua County Florida in the future (2033) will now face a much greater threat as the New World Order enters the land grabbing scene directly. I hope to have Volume 2 published in the fall. It will be a bit more action oriented than the first, although the first edition ends with lots of action, some of which is deadly. But the first edition needed to bring the audience "up to speed" on the development of the problem and how the locals became aware and plotted their strategy to defend their constitutional rights. Volume 2 will bring it all to a head as active hostilities will be prevalent.
Am I discouraged? No, I am determined and, what's more, I'm determined to be successful without hiring ghost writers, expensive editors and what not for I want it to be my work, not that of someone else. It's difficult, but that's the joy of writing independently so that I can do it "my way."
If you are concerned about the land that you own, see the possibility of powerful elites taking actions routinely that make your life as a private landowner more difficult, then you should read the book. Yes, it's fiction, but it shows just how far the rich and powerful can go, even into the international sector, as they seek to turn you into mere pawns for their power plans. There's plenty of evidence of it already in the ambitious plans of the New World Order. I hope my book might offer a wake up call. And since it's my first real novel, it's available through Kindle for $.99, less than a cup of coffee. I don't expect anyone to spend lots of money on a new novelist, but for this price anyone finding the topic of interest should be willing to give it a try.
The book has been a great learning experience and it will make Volume 2 a better work. Practice makes perfect and I plan to continue on this path as long as the Good Lord allows it. Happy reading, everyone. Here's the link: