December 14, 2007, another dream has reached fruition. My novel, Sins of the Father is finished . . . I even typed those joyous words, THE END.
I have yet to have my Montecristo Cigar and a glass of Scotch . . . I’ll do that tomorrow.
Four years in the making, 621 pages double spaced, over 109,000 words. And now it’s done. It meets my approval.
I never thought this day would actually come. There always seemed to be another edit. When will it be published? That’s another thing altogether. Maybe never, I’ll let you know.
The real victory is in the writing, putting your words on a page . . . So many never take the time to write, never start and their story dies with them . . . Not me.
How cool is this . . . A poetry book written in 2004 another in 2007 and a novel in 2007, most likely available in 2008. Dreams can come true. All you have to do is make them happen. And now I can get hopping on my book marketing plan for Sleepless Nights . . . It’s a little late, but that’s alright with me.
What’s next? A short break to maybe find my life again, maybe put together a book of short stories, seeing I have so many sitting in my files. Oh spend a little more time writing with my little buddy.
A Christmas Memory . . . The Kind You'd Like to Forget
Tomorrow I think I will write a Christmas story or finish the one I’ve started. Maybe somehow I’ll find that spirit that has alluded me . . . I don’t like Christmas much these days . . . Do you remember when the Christmas dream ended for you? You know, when you knew there wasn’t an SC.
For me it didn’t happen on any specific date . . . I had older sisters, they lost the belief and somehow they convinced Mom and Dad that no one in the family believed . . . Yet, I wasn’t ready. And before that specific Christmas I dreamed, SC came to the house and I sat on his lap. Mom and Dad were in the dream and it felt so real. I tried to convince my sisters, but Mom and Dad said it never happened . . . That’s when I knew. I think I cried for days. Nothing was ever the same.
And to be honest, I think SC would do a better job than we ever did bringing Christmas Cheer. And when I was older, I played SC at the in-laws each Christmas, until the kids were too old. And you know kids always want to believe. It’s a shame we don’t let them.
Dreams are yours to Share
Just Released . . . Sleepless Nights, AuthorHouse, 2007
A continuation of The World . . . through a poets eyes.
The World Outside My Window, AuthorHouse, 2004
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