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From the heart...

I'm truly flabbergasted!

This is coming straight from my heart, and I'm not spending a lot of time formulating what I want to say before I write.

"Depth Perception" is a story I wrote a number of years ago. The title was inspired by the Saliva song "Rest in Pieces," and the intent was to look at a terrible break up, as was described in the song. It was more or less, get the characters straight in my head, "close my eyes and just write." It was never intended to be anything more than a little short, inspired by music. The story is divided into two points of view as parenthesis around a glimpse of the actual breakup.

When I decided to submit it to Dreamspinner as a Bittersweet Dreams title, I fidgeted with it a little, but not too much. I have to admit, I'm a little fascinated with the human psyche, and breakups in particular. Fortunately I haven't experienced one in over 30 years, but I still remember how devastated I have felt in the past. So for me, it's a little like picking at a scab, I guess.

I have to say that the response to this story took me by surprise! In all honesty, I thought it would end up like some of my other stories where people would either love it, or hate it with the emphasis on the "hate it!" part. I didn't expect the response of people loving to hate it! Along with that I'm also shocked, yet pleased, that people opted not to rate it when they turned out so disappointed with the fact that it didn't have a happy ending.

But what floors me the most is those wanting the story to be continued. It's heartwarming! And I will admit you've gotten me thinking about the story in a different way.

I guess in closing I'd just like to say that while the idea of extending the story is growing on me, I can't say when I'll be able to devote time to it. If you've read my blog before you know that I'm fond of saying it took me 3 years to write my first novel, The King's Tale. It was published in 2009, and as it turns out the sequel The King's Heart (which only took a year to write) will be published in 2012, three years after the first one. It is my intention to make the series a trilogy, and I don't want the final installment The King's Son to languish another 3 years. I promised myself I would finish it before stepping back into contemporary territory again.

Rest assured though, when I finally do tackle the project (and who knows, Micah and Shane may scream loudly in my head when I least expect it), my vision is that it will not end up as a Bittersweet Dream after all.

Thanks to everyone who has expressed an interest, and your quest to wear me down seems to have gone somewhere :)


( 4 comments — Leave a comment )
Lan-Dinh Ngo
Nov. 1st, 2011 04:09 pm (UTC)
Micah deserves his HEA!
I for one am extremely excited at even the remotest possibility that I will learn more about Micah, and YES - even Shane! Micah was so full of happiness and light that I would hate for what happened with Shane to destroy that part of him! Micah deserves so much more! Thanks!
Nov. 1st, 2011 11:00 pm (UTC)
Re: Micah deserves his HEA!
I'm writing notes :)

Thanks again for your support!
Jun. 28th, 2012 03:35 pm (UTC)
Micah and Shane foreva!
Please, please, please,
Pretty, lovely and dearest writer!
Don't leave boys hang in darkness abyss!
They deserve to be pulled into lightness,
And to have their happiness bliss!

Those heartbreaking ten awful minutes
Cost me chest burn and pools full of tears!
How could you be so much vicious?
Ripping feelings and hearts? That's unfair!

Lonely pages that bleed through the reader, -
It's intense, it is sharp, it's transcending!
I just hope you drag them from limbo...
Darling boys, - they deserve happy ending!

I am sitting and brooding and rhyming,
Grabbing hope by tail in slew.
So, please, Miss Rowena, keep writing!
Don't forget, we are here, we love you!

Edited at 2012-06-28 03:38 pm (UTC)
Jun. 28th, 2012 11:13 pm (UTC)
Re: Micah and Shane foreva!

This is so awesome.... <3

I'll think about it!
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