I had no idea there were so many other "closet writers" out there among my friends. Welcome to the party, guys!
It was inspiring to me--and I haven't been able to stop thinking about how great it is that so many of us have stories to tell. I can't even begin to say how important I think it is to stand up for what you believe, and to spread your messages of goodness or hope or truth out into this crazy world in a productive, uplifting way. That is what I am trying to do with my story. Perhaps the world will someday read it, perhaps no one but my kids will read it. But at least they will know where I stand, and that my belief is strong enough that I want it to be heard.
I doubt that anyone would really write a book with the intent to never ever let anyone else see it. If you are writing about something, that means you feel strongly about it. If you feel strongly about it, you want people to know about it. Am I wrong, people? No, I am right!
Now for the deal I want to make with you.....
In one of the many books I've read about writing I learned that when you "pitch" your story to an editor or an agent you should be able to tell them what it is about in one sentence.
I am going to be nice and let you have THREE sentences to tell me what you are writing about (or what you have written about.)
If I get more than TEN responses from people who are working on a novel or have already written a novel, I will tell you all what my novel is about.
You do not have to leave your name....you can post anonymously, if you want, but you have to be truthful.
So who will be first?