Clinton, South Carolina, Tuesday, July 21, 2015, 1:20 p.m.
I’ve been doing something I don’t do every day. Lately, I’ve been doing it every two years. I’m reading my novel. Yeah, I wrote it. My novels have been published in 2011, 2013, and, now, 2015. The next one’s going to be out sooner than that.
It’s not necessary. I mean, I know what’s in it. It’s a little painful. A few itsy-bitsy typos are still there, but I seldom read a book where I didn’t pick up a few, and I know it’s already been proofread by me during every draft, and again before it was published, and it’s really hard to catch little typos because absentminded mistakes are hard to find because one can’t imagine making them.
Mainly, I’m proud. I’ve written a good book, not that I’m objective or anything. Some won’t like it. Some will find passages they deem offensive. I respect their views. A book has to reflect my views. I had some things to say, or for Chance Benford, the main character, to say, and I didn’t feel the need to censor him because the way he was is the whole point of writing it.
Here’s a video.
Chance is both a religious man and a sinner. I don’t think it’s unusual. Some rather harsh events in his life contribute to his ability to rationalize away his own behavior. I started writing Crazy of Natural Causes because I wanted to make some great observation on the nature of sinful man.
It was supposed to be funny. It wound up being serious, but still, I think, amusing. I can relate to Chance. I expect most folks can, and that’s why I believe most folks will enjoy reading it.
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