It’s here. My latest novel. And I’m quite excited and somewhat relieved and a little terrified because now it’s out. The work is done. No more tweaking. No more hunting for that perfect verb. All the verbs are in place and the nouns too and the sparingly yet enhancing (hopefully) adverbs and adjectives. My characters are all in place, like actors on a stage, poised to tell– show–a story. Ready for you, reader, to run your eyes across page, freeing them to live in your imagination.
It’s a tad bittersweet, for me. A goodbye of sorts. Goodbye characters. Goodbye Holly and John and Seth and Annalisa. I love you even as you drove me crazy, going off and doing your own thing, yanking the story in a new direction… which ended up working. So thanks. Thanks for that, the discovery. And I know you’re fiction but you’re real to me, and hopefully will be to readers, because you’re compositions of teeny tiny shards of reality, bits of something I overheard on the radio, or at Starbucks. Something I saw or felt or imagined. Lies hinged on reality, minced up and rolled into something new. When it’s boiled down to the bone, fiction writing is spinning lies that, in the end, (fingers crossed) reveal truth.
So goodbye characters. You’re on your own now. Time for the world to meet you.
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Thank you, readers, for your support and encouragement.