I’ve written 3 books, all different subjects, and I’m getting the itch again. Most likely it’s an allergy reaction rather than an itch to write yet another non best-selling book.
Usually something has to inspire me to write a book. For most authors that inspiration is cold hard cash from a best-selling book. For me, it’s the satisfaction of telling a story, be it fact or fiction.
Recapping my efforts since 2009. Here are my non best-selling books:
The first was my autobiography because I simply wanted to write about my years as a disc jockey which I thought would be of interest to…um……ME.
Well, “I” actually enjoyed it because I kinda wanted a diary of how the hell I f**ked up my broadcasting career. Besides, when I come back in my next life and return to broadcasting, I’ll be able to simply go to the library, take out my book, read it, and not make the same mistakes again. Makes sense to me.
Then again, writing that book also made sense to me.
So much for common sense.
Sooooo, I figured, WTF…..if my autobiography didn’t sell and make me a famous author, I’d give a shot at writing fiction. EVERYBODY likes a good mystery…….RIGHT?
Wellllll, maybeeeeee not.
To me, my next book, “The Covert Chamber” was challenging to write developing the various characters and intertwining my storyline with actual historic facts. It was fun to write and researching some of the historic parts were interesting.
I actually thought this book would have made a great movie considering it contained Nazis, time travel, murder, and an unusual twist at the very end.
However, the publisher I signed with priced the book far above what I would have priced it at, or, if I saw it in a bookstore, would not pay that outrageous price. So, again, a dead book. (sigh)
BUT……….although my last book, “Forgotten” sold moderately well because it was a true story about two World War II pilots who were killed in a tragic mid-air collision over my town in 1944, I was not out to make a profit from this book. I wrote it to honor the memory of these two pilots. And by far this was my most satisfying writing project.
What all this writing a best-selling book stuff is about is……um……..comparable to eating my favorite cereal.
Knowing the right people, having the right connections and being a suck up in the book publishing business helps. As well as possibly being the son or daughter of a famous celebrity.
Presently nothing has inspired me to write yet another non best-selling book.
But fear not……..at some point something will inspire me.
Then again, at my age it might just be gas.
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