About once a day I check in on Facebook and see what my various contacts are up to. I'm not one to post a lot, not sharing what I had for dinner or where I'm headed. But every once in a while, something will catch my eye that triggers a response. Yesterday was one of those days.
A friend posted a blurb and a photo from "The Princess Bride" a great movie that immediate brings to mind such lines as "He's only mostly dead!" and "Hallo, my name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father, prepare to die!"
But the line that always sticks is from the character Vizzini.
Yesterday it was my turn to use it.
I was holding a copy the soon to be released "Devious" in my hands. Now I can't say it's the same for every author, but there is something surreal when you're standing there, holding a novel that you created. These are characters from my imagination. It was me who brought them forward, who put them into jeopardy and figured a way to get them out. It was me who told the story, with all the little twists and turns that will hopefully hold your interest and make you anxious to see what comes next. To stand there with that finished product in my hands is confirmation of a dream, of a long time goal. So in some respects, to have that happen is indeed inconceivable.
Which just encourages me to keep at it. There's another story percolating in the gray matter, just waiting for its turn to be let loose on the page. I just need a little time and patience to coax it to life. And if for some reason, I slow down, I'll just pick up this copy from its place of honor on the shelf for a little reassurance.
If you'd like to check it out, here's a link. "Devious" will be released on December 7th. To miss it would be...inconceivable!