“You can hold yourself back from the sufferings of the world, that is something you are free to do and it accords with your nature, but perhaps this very holding back is the one suffering you could avoid.”
— Franz Kafka
Today I sold a copy of IN THE SEVENTH DAY ( with an almost-apologetic warning as to its graphic nature; after all, it’s about a sexual predator and evil man ) to a lovely woman I met at a carnival.
“Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness.”
— Maya Angelou
Today, I sold a copy of IN THE SEVENTH DAY on Amazon.com. It’s been a while since I’ve had a sale of my novel, so I was excited to discover a reader had taken a chance on my book.
Every time someone reads my novel, I’m thrilled.
“Man is born broken. He lives by mending. The grace of God is glue.”
— Eugene O’Neill
Once again, Cinci.
Architecture fills our eyes with man made structures of boxes, spires, and circles. The creativity of our species rises from the ground and surrounds us with jewels of steel, wood, and brick. Buildings are characters in our life stories. They offer shelter for our souls, alter the weather, and hide our deepest secrets.
“A book is a version of the world. If you do not like it, ignore it; or offer your own version in return.”
— Salman Rushdie
I wonder how many readers does a book need to keep it from being dumb? [ See quote from Umberto Eco ]…
“I can’t believe…”
“That took me totally by surprise…”