‘Writing a book is an adventure. To begin with, it is a toy and an amusement. Then it becomes a mistress, then it becomes a master, then it becomes a tyrant. The last phase is that just as you are about to be reconciled to your servitude, you kill the monster, and fling him to the public.’
Churchill has always been one of my favorite historical figures. He was a man of character and wisdom, and led a nation through it’s darkest hour and into it’s finest hour.
And then I read this quote last night.
Now, he is my absolute favorite!
This project has been my first serious attempt at a commercial piece of writing. I think about what the nine of us have gone through over the past three months…the late nights, the callouses on our fingers from constant posting to our private threads, the mental anguish of turning in our individual chapters, awaiting the criticism of the other eight.
It has been brutal.
But, on the other hand, we wrote a book in three months!
The last chapter is in, and we are in the process of final polishing, approving cover art, and deciding on the most important piece of this puzzle…what do we use as a pen name?
Churchill was right. This thing has become larger than life, in such a short period of time. It has consumed us, and now, we are almost ready to fling it to the public.