This is my novel
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The Story

First off, this was one of the most taxing things that I have ever made and it took months to do. So not only am I sensitive to criticism, I am nervous about putting more work into it. I know that it might never be a "smash hit" or a "break out success", but it is an important part of what makes me feel more closely aligned with my values and priorities.

So yes, I have been avoiding this. I have been holding off on taking the plunge into my own work; I am more concerned with getting started on the next book than "finishing" thins one. And as I don't have an army of editors, proofers, and publishers ready to take my book to some polished state, I will have to do it on my own.

My plan is found below. It is likely to be revised or simply ignored in the face of changing circumstances. But the premise is the same, read the book, make it more readable, and then make it very readable. Hopefully I have already made it relatable, but we'll see.

The story resembles the following theme: man loses fantasy, man struggles with reality, man struggles with sanity, man is haunted by reality, man is hunted by reality, man is removed entirely.

The story is meant to subtly draw the conclusion that you, the reader, don't want him to suffer and the only way for that to happen is for him to be removed from the earth and the mortal coil.

This story is meant to touch upon the "lone wolf" vs "wolf pack" idea/plot/narrative. Obviously, the lone wolf is not meant or able to withstand either the demands of reality or the savagery of group identity.

The Plan

  • Bring the book to light by going open source
  • Bring awareness to the book by posting links on your website
  • Start commiting edits made by hand to the text
  • Record reading of each chapter