Okay, yes… I’m shamelessly promoting another one of my books. You see, when you self-publish, without a bit of marketing, you might as well have skipped the endless hours you stressed over every single word you ever wrote or typed on a page. Since I’ve been a worrier and a writer all of my life, I’m trying to make sure all the stress and anxiety was worth it. Of course, only you, the reader, can be the judge of that.
Yes, I’ve caught the interest of an editor or two, but for whatever reason, this Little Red Hen was destined to do it all herself. So, I bought the grain, took out my rolling pin and turned on the oven. The bread is now starting to rise. Yeah!
I didn’t think I could top Beneath the Paint but when I pulled my Liars manuscript out of the vault (aka: Nan’s stash of manuscripts – finished and unfinished), I fell in love with main character Bayou Brown all over again. If there was ever a kid with the odds stacked against him, it was this one.
Recently, I believe I’ve been given a glimpse of why I write, why I couldn’t give it up, and why I have the undeniable need to continue writing. I’ve always know this in my heart but now I see it in my stories: I am, perhaps, “The World’s Greatest Champion for Underdogs”! At least, on paper. In my stories, I can make the most unlikely of kids do extraordinary things. This, I like! I can make the entire community rally around the kid that otherwise, would be forgotten or left alone. Basically, I can change the world with the stroke of keys on my keyboard.
Who wouldn’t want to write… or change the world! Well… okay… maybe just the life of some ordinary kid who happens to fall inside the pages of Liars… or Beneath the Paint or… Winsley Walker or…