As an artist — or certainly a writer — one of the most vulnerable and hardest things you can do is share your work. And especially sharing it that first time.
Tonight, my wife Danah completely made my night — maybe my year?! — by showing me her fiction work in progress!!! Oh my word was it good! And it so made my day that she would open herself up to showing me this…
It was truly special that she trusted me enough to show me this. As evidence, consider this: Even Stephen King threw away half of his first book “Carrie,” which his wife discovered discarded in the trash. That book would go on to earn Stephen King $200,000 when its paperback rights were sold.
Danah and I have an amazing marriage, relationship, and friendship, and while I’ve known for a while that she was writing something, to finally get to share that thing that we both love so much — storytelling — I just can’t even put it into words. (And it’s nice to know that not all the pressure to make it big is on Stan-o’s shoulders!)
Stan R. Mitchell
Oak Ridge, Tenn.
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If you enjoy fast-paced books, you just might like my works. “Sold Out” tracks the life of a legendary Marine Sniper after a CIA unit decides to kill him for reasons of national security. “Little Man, and the Dixon County War” tells the uphill fight a young deputy faces after finding himself in the sights of a mighty cattle baron. And “Soldier On,” a short novel, follows the lives of several German soldiers in a depleted infantry company trying to make it through the final, miserable months of World War II.