26 Feb Thanks Mark Twain
“I conceive that the right way to write a story for boys is to write so that it will not only interest boys but strongly interest any man who has ever been a boy. That immensely enlarges the audience.” Letter to Fred J. Hall from Mark Twain, August 10, 1892.
I wish I had seen Mark Twain’s quote four years ago when I started my book, because the most difficult aspect has been making my coming of age stories flow based on the theme of Self Reliant Leadership. Luckily, I received advice from two insightful people to keep the book focused, and to let my stories speak to leadership rather than lecture on leadership.
My book is about becoming self reliant in terms of creating a powerful future. Like Twain, I hope it appeals to a large audience – those that have (or should) overcome their own adversity amidst physical, mental and emotional challenges.
I have a great publisher, and if everything goes as planned, the book will be out at the end of the summer. The real test is coming when I have to determine the manuscript is “good enough” to hit the send button. I hope if you’re reading this, you’ll be interested in my story.