Raising One While the Next Gestates


I used to believe once I had published a book I could move on to writing the next one, leaving the first one to “develop” on its own. Actually writing and publishing books is much like raising a family.
Having given birth to “View From the Sixth Floor: An Oswald Tale” on October 18, 2014 I am now committed to encouraging it to grow. I have to introduce it to new people, give it the opportunity to make new friends, and sometimes actually speak for it. Meanwhile I am working on my next book, “Riddle” and it too requires nurturing, although it is of a different kind. “Riddle” must be fed daily so it too can grow and someday join its older sibling on the journey into the lives of others.
Dividing my time between these two “children” can sometimes be a challenge. There are times when I am overwhelmed by the needs of one over the other. “Riddle” deserves as much attention as “View”. I have noticed as time goes by I feel closer to “Riddle” because so much of it still remains inside of me and “View” has acquired a small degree of independence. I have also discovered that others can assist me with “View” but I am strictly on my own with “Riddle”.
For those of you who have read my first book you can help me nurture it to its full potential by reviewing it, rating it, and sharing it. Rating it and reviewing it on Amazon and Goodreads, discussing it with friends who might enjoy it gives it the opportunity to meet new people. I’ll take care of “Riddle” for now and when it is ready to be introduced I will be sure to let you know!

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