What is your dream? When you get up in the morning are you in constant surprise that you are doing something you love? Or do you get up in the morning with the vision of where you want to be and let that motivate you to keep going?
As the publisher here at Brushed Steel Books I have to admit that I never gave a thought to publishing books as much as I have always enjoyed reading them. I mean, seriously, who wants to get involved in all that paperwork and red tape to get stories out to readers who are always hungry for more and better stories? Being a reader rocks! It’s better than being a writer, isn’t it?
Actually, it’s not. Our writers love to write as much as you love to read and, as I am fond of telling my daughter, we are well into a Storytelling Renaissance. Shakespeare would be embarrassed to see how many high-quality stories there are in various media and available in so many outlets. I could watch Netflix for months and never see the same show or movie twice, but there is something about the act of creation that makes our perception of our place in the universe just a little more intense. Just a little more personal.
So enjoy the Brushed Steel Books stories. Storytelling has a long and respected history. While the goal of a story can sometimes be to teach a lesson, or to point out something you hadn’t thought of before, their main goal is to make you feel. Feel what? The range of human emotion is so wide all you can see is the horizon around you. That’s a lot of feeling. Our hope is that sometimes you’ll laugh so much you’ll wonder if you will ever stop. At other times you’ll cry so much you’ll want to send us the bill for your tissues.
If our stories inspire you then go out of your way to inspire others. If a particular story doesn’t inspire, hang around. We’ve got more coming.
What will you feel?