It’s certainly not the same as a hard cover by any means, but it still has its merit in the cyber world we now live in.
I didn’t do it for money per se, it was more to produce something…like having a baby…twenty-five to be exact.
I have numerous essays about New York. For me less is more so rather than fifty, I chose half of that so not to overwhelm or get bogged down with too many.
Essay reading, along with writing them, is my utmost favorite genre. To pick a theme then run with it really floats my boat. The fact that most of them don’t exceed five-hundred words also pleases me. Sometimes they do lengthen since I allow them to go where they need to be, but for the most part they’re pretty clipped. Hemingway said and I’ll respectfully paraphrase, “When you sit down to write God is wielding the pen remember, and when he’s done for the day, so are you.” I appreciate that image since you do have to wonder where it all comes from. You start with an empty page and an hour later have a piece preening on it in all its printed glory.
It stands to reason the Great Creator, how ever he’s envisioned, had a hand in it.
A friend of mine made fun of how low I priced the book. Again, it’s not about money. It’s about seeing your work out there, up and running hoping to engage, entertain and enlighten.
I highly recommend it.
The artwork I’m so in love with was done by my friend Alexander Blaise who did the graphics on my blog as well. www.BlaisePhoto.com
There was also a stirring photograph he generously gave me to commemorate September 11th, since I end with a piece reflecting that day. My limited cyber skills, however, didn’t allow me to include it, a major disappointment.
Want to thank M, my editor who did such a great job and Amazon who made it all possible.
My graces to you all.