More Trilogy Talk
Although this blog is actually about The Sum of David, I can’t help but be excited for the fate of one of my earlier stories. “The Cauldronborn” was the first in a series of three, and I started writing it in 2002 as a christmas present for my brother. I sent it off for the holiday and revised it several times. Since then, I feel I’ve outdone it several times over by those stories that came after.
Apparently, those other literary leaps and bounds don’t matter to everyone.
One of my friends from high school showed a lot of interest in the books, and I sent the first two his way when they were completed (the other two were finished after he started law school, and I can’t burden him with them while he’s got those massive textbooks). Regardless, the first story found it’s way into his gf’s daughter’s bedtime story rotation, and it seems Molly, the little girl, has not only started reading it on her own now… she’s doing a book report on it at school.
If nobody else likes anything I’ve done, if no one ever wants to publish it, if I die without anyone ever having described me as a ‘writer’… who cares?
A little girl in DC is doing a book report on it. And that more than makes it all worth it.