I’m surprising downbeat for what should be a Book Launch.
I finally have my third and last novella in the Koootenai Brown series “WANTED ILLUSTRIOUS ANCESTOR: Legacy Legendary ” on Kindle. For me that is a major achievement. It represents hours of writing and re-writing, of putting flesh and blood characters in concrete situations with all the details needed for them–and the story –to come alive I had Julie Rodriguez work with me on it–what a gift!–and edit it for me. I also revised the first two in order to fit them into the series, and had Julie created new covers for them.
Julie often encourages me: lots of people talk about writing but few people actually get around to completing something. She’s also told me about people sending her material-that they think a one time edit on her part will be enough for the story to be published on Kindle. And the truth is that it’s nowhere near being ready to be published. I can identify with that. I have such a great story in my head–surely just putting it down in the form it comes to me is all I need to do. Of course, it isn’t.
And so fiction writing is definitely work. So why do it?
Because it feeds my soul in a way nothing else does. Somehow in creating the story, I come alive, learning what I need to know about my life in the process. I suspect I’m not alone in this: it may be why most people write.
Of course, I could simply go through the process for myself–not worrying if anyone else reads it. Some people do.
Yet, I also have a desire to “put it out there”. So here I am– publishing these novellas on Kindle in hope that someone else might read them.
Now that in itself is a whole other project. There’s so many books out there–that to get anyone interested in even looking at them–is a project in itself.
In fairness, most people are incredibly busy these days; and to ask them to take their time to consider reading my novellas may be asking a lot.
But I enjoyed writing the series; and I do believe that other people may enjoy reading it. So I likely will do some things to promote the series–some footwork around getting it out there to people who might just experience them as a “good read”
After all, the three stories address our desire to sometimes live in the fantasy world of our imagination.
The three of them centre on Kootenai Brown Personal Advertising Agency where the three protagonists–Marcy, Connie and Amelia–all have the opportunity to enter their Fantasy worlds…only to discover the imagined worlds don’t provide the simple comforting solution it was thought they would … but rather something more…
it’s certainly a theme that strikes a deep cord with me…and I’m hoping that some others may get something out of it as well
Just some thoughts