Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities.

― Voltaire                    

When you sit down to read are you often transported to a different world?  I am. This is likely the single most important factor in my desire to read on a daily basis.

You will find it to be true that most authors are avid readers.  We all like to read, read often, and read across multiple genres.  I think I still average about a book a week. I am a regular at the local library frequently (five times a week) there are books too numerous to count, both hard and soft covers in the ” to be read pile” as well as on the “keeper” shelves. And that doesn’t include the 300+ on the eReader, or stored in the cloud, a godsend for the reader who travels frequently.

I have never moved with less than twenty-seven boxes of books along for the ride.  I am vested in story.

So it is important to me when I sit down to tell you a story, by writing a book, that I can transport you to a different time and place. I’d like to think that I can make you believe absurdities even if it’s only for a short period of time. But no, I do not desire to make you commit atrocities.  But the question remains, can I make you believe that someone else might?

The ability to raise the curtain of disbelief is a gift for any storyteller. Some of them abuse the gift, and some do not. I aspire to be the storyteller who does not abuse your trust, but rather engages your interest.  I hope that I can get you to invest in my characters and join me more than once for a break from reality.

So, I do plan to keep you abreast of my journey as I head towards the completed manuscript and into self publishing. In the interest of testing the theory about whether or not I can engage your interest and begin to raise the curtain of disbelief, I’m asking if you might be interested in seeing the prologue for a horror novel in progress?

Here’s how it works.  I’m asking today, and if I receive a 25% positive response, I will include the prologue either as a separate page or as an addendum to next weeks blog.

Let me know what you think, and if you have any questions about the process of self publishing, I will happily answer what questions I can, and draw on the multitude of resources available to me to find the answer you’re seeking.

 

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