How to Develop Patience and Endurance in Publishing with Chase Replogle

Here are the show notes for the most recent episode of the Christian Publishing Show.

You can listen to this episode here.

 

Many first-time authors think that all they need to do is write a book, upload it to Amazon, and voilà  Readers will come flocking.  This is not the case.  The reality is that the journey of writing and publishing a book is a long and arduous one. For most authors it takes 5 to 15 years to find success. 

So, what does it take to succeed in this business of writing and publishing?  I believe if authors want to reach their goals and accomplish their writing dreams, they must have these two qualities: patience and endurance. 

Today we have a special guest who is going to talk with us about his own writing journey and how the qualities of patience and endurance have helped him continue to move forward and not give up.  

He is the bivocational pastor and founder of Bent Oak Church in Springfield, Missouri. He also hosts the weekly Pastor Writer Podcast (pastorwriter.com), interviewing pastors and authors on writing, reading, and the Christian life.

Chase Replogle, welcome to the Christian Publishing Show!

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