And maybe it’s because I started on a new book. The premise is murky, my main character exciting, the setting puzzling. And plot… let’s not even talk about it. But perhaps good, creative things happening in a room suddenly make it appear better, prettier, more inspiring than before. Either way I’ll take it. Now I just need someone to paint for me.
I have a confession, and it’s not an easy one to make. Everyone knows about the book I wrote. I’ve been querying agents for weeks, months. And, nothing (so far) seems to have gelled. So, I’m doing something that most find a little (if not a lot) unsettling.
I’ve decided to put The Secret of Cold Springs into eBook form, so it could be downloaded for free. You can click on the link in this post or the permanent link on the sidebar to your right (under the book picture, click download here). I know what some of you are saying.
“She’s lost her mind.”
“Anyone can read it now, that’s scary.”
“It hasn’t been professionally edited yet, it’s not ready.”
Yeah, I know. I'm sure you'll find grammatical errors and some 'huh?' spots. But the idea of shelving it, pushing it into my office closet to never be read and collect spider webs was even more horrifying. Even though it may not be ‘publisher’ ready, and even though it doesn’t make me an ‘author ‘ in the true sense of the word… at least it will be read by a few people. And in the end, that’s all that any writer really wants; to have fun creating a story, and for other people to read it.
So I hope you wont think me too crazy, and I hope you’ll all feel free to download it. Did I mention it’s free? I figured I owed it to you to at least make it available. After all, you are the ones I’ve bemoaned and yammered at, thanks so much for listening. I’m going to sit right here in my evolving office and begin a new chapter, so to speak, and start working on a new story. After all, that’s what moving on is all about.