The wheels began turning, and I began mulling over the prospect of putting together an eBook. I went back to an early draft of what was then Raudi’s Story, and reread it. I’d shuttled back and forth between my point of view and Raudi’s. I abandoned this draft because there was little difference between mine and her takes on her early life.
I noticed that Raudi’s Story, (as she tells it) could easily stand on its own. In other words, it’s stood the test of time. I’ve since contacted an illustrator, who’s interested in doing the artwork. And Pete’s going to do some research on publishing eBooks.
I’ve always considered online publishing to be a notch below print publishing. But I’m now of the mind that this will be an experiment of sorts. This, an Icelandic horse narrative, will have a fairly strong readership. And it might open publication doors that have previously been closed. I have nothing to lose, for otherwise, this draft will remain in the proverbial filing cabinet.
I asked Raudi what she thought of this, and she said to go for it. That’s all the encouragement that I now need. This, in relation to looking for a publisher for Long Ride Home, will be a side venture.
Next: 32. 12/7/12: Stairway to Heaven