I can’t ignore the fact that Stephen King is one of my inspirations for writing. I always quote him on my Wastin’ Away Press blog. I frequently make references to THE DARK TOWER series. But the book that really pushed my butt to write, the book that is of my favorites that I always seem to re-read over the years: Stephen King’s ON WRITING. One of the many pieces of advice King always give to us young writers is - ALWAYS BE HONEST WITH YOUR WRITING, even when writing fiction.
Once you get done with this book, you can either praise it or bash it; but the one single thing you won’t be able to say is, ‘he wasn’t honest enough.’ Not to spoil this book, but there is a story included that is called THAT DAY. It is about 9/11, which has been overly written about the last 11 years. My story isn’t as unfamiliar as everyone else’s. In fact, I suspect a lot of readers will be able to relate to THAT DAY. I found myself crying as I was writing it last year. I think I was being a little too honest.
Sometimes, though, honesty bites you in the ass! Also included in this collection: a controversial, satirical story called RAISE YOUR GLASS, which is a true story about a guy (me!), standing in line at FYE, waiting for TWILIGHT to come out on DVD around midnight (which is scary enough!) I did it out of obligation to an ex. Twilight fans did not appreciate the story online, however. I think you might, though!
Anyhow, I hope I achieve a mixture of chills, thrills, some scares, some LOLs, and perhaps a few sniffles along the way. This ebook is meant to be the other side of that LIVIN’ THE DREAM…coin…IT’S MORE LIKE A NIGHTMARE!