This is were The Broken Christmas Tree embarks and crosses the vast ocean of digital streams.
My book is nearly ready. I wonder how this book went from the creation in my mind, to the page, to a formatted novel, and how it will travel to the mind of another, a reader.
Will The Broken Christmas Tree actually travel to places I could never imagine? Maybe it finds its way to small village in India where a family pulls together to make a living. Maybe it finds a way to a wall street executive’s home, where his boy is reading it intently as he drinks his hot cocoa. Maybe it arrives as a gift from a daughter to her ailing mother in the hospital during the Christmas season.
I don’t know where the story of The Broken Christmas Tree will go or how it will happen. I don’t know who will provide the wind to push it along through word of mouth. I have no idea how this story will end up but it’s got to start somewhere.
I can only envision it will float out into the waters, drift and then catch a current to spread across the web of digital networks reaching places unimaginable years ago.
Self-publishing has given a media for unknown writers to send out their voices, their thoughts, their stories. But having an online presence such as a place like Amazon, isn’t enough.
I’ve seen books on Amazon with little to no reviews. I feel bad for those authors. I ask myself what happened. Why do their books sit there for no one to read? I fear this scenario but I’m going to face this fear and stand in its wake.
I want the story, The Broken Christmas Tree, to weigh anchor, to sail, to take a voyage in hopes many readers will enjoy the tale of a boy who’s desperately afraid his mother has given up on Christmas. The boy wants to make things right but is up against forces far beyond his own abilities. What will this boy do? Will he run, hide or face his fears?
I know this story well, I’ve worked through it many times over, I have lots of time constructing it, making sure its buoyant before it goes into the blue-ether but who will be the next to board the story of The Broken Christmas Tree?
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