Seven years ago, I had no idea that the story of Eternal Mercury was about to begin unfolding inside my head. Forget writing a book—I didn’t have time to read the book a friend had loaned me. I mean, my then four-year-old son was recovering from surgery, and it wasn’t his first. But I was wrong. I found solace in that book (and a few others), which then led me to a place where the emotions I was feeling could do something more than stay stuck inside my head. Before long, I had an overwhelming drive to share the story I’d written. Somehow I stumbled my way through self-publishing a book. I seriously had no idea what I was doing and I made a lot of mistakes. My path looks a lot like the visual I show the kids I get to talk to about writing: it’s what your story arc should not look like (thank you to my son for his awesome drawings).
Luckily, I’ve learned a lot along the way, and although I certainly have a lot more to learn, the drive to share this story and its message hasn’t changed. So, I’ve released the third edition of Eternal Mercury, complete with a new cover. I’m excited to find out where this next step in my writing journey will lead, especially the people I’ll meet, the feedback I’ll get, and most of all, the new things I’ll learn.
Published on June 21, 2019 20:40