I'm both excited and, admittedly, slightly apprehensive about what the near future will bring for the book. I suppose, like everyone else, that I want to be accepted and be shown approval of my work; after all, it took a long time to create, and is an accurate depiction of "me" as I existed when I wrote the stories, and as I exist today.
Conversely- I didn't write this book for attention per se; I want people to pay attention to the content, but the purpose of writing, for me, is in no way to attempt to acquire fame (or notoriety as it may turn out). I wrote to elicit a response- a deeper and authentic response- to the content, because of what I have seen around me.
I see people dying- or barely living- every day, and it's maddening. It's such a waste of the gift of our lives to be scrambling, rushing, worrying, etc., and I'm trying to do something about it, in even my tiniest and insignificant way.
I'm hoping for the best, but anticipating the worst (and such an attitude will become clearer as you read through the book). Whatever happens- I've done what I set out to do, and hope that it will affect the world in a positive way.