If you work in advertising long enough, you will meet dozens of people with dreams about making a movie, recording an album, painting a collection or writing a book. I’m the latter.
For years, I’ve worked on my first book. I did the research, wrote it all by hand, transcribed it, edited it, edited again, edited some more, edited a final time, edited a final time after the last final time, looked for information on how to publish and published... In a small blur of a moment, I went from working on my book to having it out there. It’s self published so I expect skepticism because who is anyone to judge their own work as worthy of publishing. It’s digital so there won’t be a book signing... for now. But it’s mine... it’s alive, it’s out there and it’s called Only Human.
It took about 7 or 8 years from inception to publication, it has vampires that don’t sparkle, it’s got angels and demons, it’s got werewolves (just don’t call them that) and it’s got my vision of what I think should be published. Yes, people read it and gave me their feedback, yes I did make changes based on what they said... the thing is that I did all of it. There weren’t no caprices from a client, no account executive suggesting another word, no creative director questioning its merit because it is not aligned with their vision... it is all mine (well except the cover because I can’t design for shit).
At this time, I’m excited, because even if it doesn’t blow the roof off the place and become a best seller, it’s out there. Sure, I know thousands of people self publish daily and that there is a ton of junk publishing done by people with a dream... and I’m one of them. I’m one of those people who put his all into one literary effort in the hopes of connecting with someone else, of entertaining them, of making them think.
When I tell people about my book, I’m not asking for charity, I’m offering an opportunity to sit down with my brain and a vision of a world I’ve created. I’m asking for you to read with an open mind and to find more things to read. I’m asking for a chance to be more than an ad guy with a dream.
So if you’re curious about exactly what I’d put my name on, check out Only Human on Kindle. Here’s the cover so you know what you’re looking for: