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Have I ever written about Vision or Delusion? It is a historical novella I wrote quite a long time ago. Writing novellas was a good transition between writing short fiction and authoring long novels, which is what I do now.
I like researching history, especially when it relates to places: location is a big motivator for this writer! When we go to Europe, we invariably return with art and history books from the cities we visit. A large format book about photography in Belgium set my creative juices flowing.
The result was a novella of about 10,300 words, which took an awful long time to write, when I think of it now. But I enjoyed every minute.
Now, I have created a PDF download of the book, and put it up for sale on my website. This is purely an experiment: I would like to see how I do as a 'merchant'. It took quite a bit of tweaking and HTML creaking to get what I wanted, but I feel it looks good and should work. It feels entrepreneurial, and the thought of a direct interface with my readers is something that suggests immediacy and authenticity.
What I hope is that this little novella will show another side of me and my writing to my fans. It is a whole different style of writing: literary fiction necessarily demands another tone. Perhaps comments will come tumbling in.