A Book Begins Its Journey
Twenty years of garnering knowledge, and four years of writing and learning to become a publisher, have led me to this point.
A book on the market.
I know it’s not the done thing, but if you need something to entertain your eyes, go buy a book.
Ok, now I’ll get up off my knees.
Publishing the book seems so final, like the end of something.
I have a small problem, I like the journey too much. I don’t want it to end.
The whole creation process, the unearthing of new discoveries, that really keeps me going.
But what happens when it’s all over?
What happens when the piece of art you’ve spent decades on finally goes out the door? What do you do then?
You start again, of course.
Only this next part of the trip, the book will have to do alone.
I will be there to help and guide it but my role as creator is over. I will have to take on a new role, that of caretaker.
And this is precisely my problem.
The book will have to bravely face the world. I will be his fledgling support team.
It is a role I am new to.
More than likely I will be cowering behind it, holding it up like a shield, letting it take the barrage. Its front cover will bear the battle scars.
….wow, your imagination can really run wild if you let it…
None of that will happen, the battles and such. I am confident this work of art can stand on its own.
Over the past few months I have received some pretty stunning reactions, this one topped them:
Your character, Billy, is a reflection of the struggles many people face.
Often we will hit rock bottom and for those that have the determination to question our actions, and turn those actions into positives, that is where salvation can be realized.
No, not everyone will experience Billy’s path.
But, there are many who have similar experiences and must make the same choices as Billy.
Billy discovered himself, recognized what was missing in his life, why he had made the poor choices/decisions, and had the strength to walk away.
I think that as a writer, you have the ability to plant ideas and questions into your readers thoughts, and awaken memories of the manner in which they have dealt with situations in their own lives.
Though Billy is fictitious, I’m rooting for him.
Once again, well done!
Therefore, I have no fears for the book. It will find a place in the world.
If I’m very fortunate, so will I.
In a few weeks the physical version will also be available to purchase online.
If you get a chance to read it, please leave a review, it will help other people find the book.
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In the meantime I’m going to do some writing and see where my fingers take me.
Something about a witch trapped in the body of a five-year-old and laboured with saving the soul of a dead rock star.
Have you achieved something with your creativity lately?
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