I will be honest, I didn't expect that.
I'm an atheist. I love studying religion, though. It's a fascinating subject, and as I'm able to look at them all equally I can dive into various theories without being offended. "A Servant of Wisdom" is based on one of those theories. One there are some problems with, and it's not the majority opinion of most Biblical scholars, but it's a fun one. Well worth exploring in a fictional sex tale.
Each of the first two chapters has gotten the dreaded '1' vote.
I'll be curious to see if this keeps up. My gay tale only got two of those total, one at the start and one at the end. Given I did put a warning in the description, I wonder if the problem is that most Christians don't consider themselves worshipers of the God of Abraham. After all, they worship Jesus :)
I posted the first chapter of this last night. It's something different, I think. It already has a 1 vote, which is either left over from the last story or from someone a bit annoyed at the religious part of the tale. I am basing this, in part, on the Biblical scholarship of Margaret Barker, particularly her work 'The Mother of the Lord'. Well worth reading. I don't agree with all her ideas, but they do make you think.
I woke this morning to find my bookstore had its first sale. Whee! Now I can have dinner! I've also set up a Patreon page. The idea is you can support creators with small donations every time they release something. I expect few to sign up, but now that I've lost my virginity in that regard, who knows!
Minutes after I posted the first chapter of this story, it got a '1' vote. Now that it is over... it got its second '1'. The circle of life!
Another story is finished. I may come back to it later, but for now we'll let the characters carry on without us watching over their shoulder. I'm sure they're happy about that.
I didn't write this week.
Well, not totally true. Chapter 7 of Where Friendship Leads got some finishing touches Monday, after which it sat with my busy editor until Thursday. The next chapter, though, is untouched. All I have is an opening scene that originally was part of chapter 8. The problem isn't writers block. No. I just haven't sat down to write. My mind is on other things.
The story, I think, will be ending soon. It has been a fun one, neither loved nor, really, hated (only one anti-gay rating). The characters are starting to resist me, though, their way of saying it's time to move on. I most likely will park them somewhere, bringing current matters to a conclusion with the future open. Heck, I can do that this chapter.
What next, then?
As I took my evening walk last night, an idea came to me. A fun one. Not fun, as in readers will love this. No, fun as in I will enjoy it. Not a long story, most likely, but probably a few chapters.
Tentative title: A Follower of Shaddai.
Anyone who knows that reference, contact me and you can help research this sucker :)