When a Book Happens
When does a book happen? I thought about that for a while. Many writers have manuscripts piled, many rejected, others awaiting completion, others just waiting … stories waiting to be read. This got me thinking, a story has been put into paper, in a way it has been told, even if it has not been read yet by many. In that sense, a story brews in the writer’s mind and it is born once it is put on paper (or PC). A book is more complicated than that. A book is born when it is read – a book happens when someone reads it. The story has been dormant for how many years it might have taken, and the simple act of reading awakens it.