This book has helped me creatively express the negative emotions I've dealt with after going through a devastating experience in 2010.
BACKGROUND OF STORY
In the beginning of the year 2010 I went through the most devastating experience of my life. People who were close to me painfully betrayed me. When I found out the truth of what happened I didn't even know how to deal with the situation. I became so angry that I almost justified allowing violence to be a short-term solution in order to relieve some of the stress. Fortunately, I knew that wasn't the answer and that it would only make my circumstances worse.
Matters were more complicated than just the betrayal because during this whole period of time my grandma Ulm got really sick and died. I flew down to Florida twice and couldn't even properly grieve over losing her because my heart and mind weren't even there with me.
I went to counseling which helped me face what had happened and challenged me to share my emotions, but I still had a lot bottled up inside that needed to be let out. I had to figure out what to do next because everyday was still a continuous struggle I just wanted to give up on.
Even though I was trying to march forward I still had to figure out how to deal with handling my anger, depression and other emotions so I started thinking about a variety of avenues that were available. I had never written anything before, but one night when I was sitting at home around 11:00 p.m. all the sudden the beginning line of a story came into my head and I wrote it down. I hadn't yet realized what I was doing would lead to something great, but I at least knew it was a start.
The next day I started adding to it although at first it was a difficult task trying to determine how the plot would play out. Once I got the first few chapters down and realized how effective it was becoming to incorporate my experience into the story so I just went with it. I've been working on writing the book for an entire year and I'm finally at the end of it.
As an avid reader of fiction I had been into western stories about gun fighters for a couple of years. I had really enjoyed what I'd learned about that time period and their way of life so I felt it was definitely appropriate for me to use the genre for my own novel and I can promise you it worked quite well.
All in all, this book has been a great way for me to cope with and express my negative emotions in a positive way. As a small disclaimer I will note that the book does contain some violence and explicit language, but I felt both were used in a tasteful way. Truth be told, it is called the Wild West for a reason and I'm just honestly expressing my emotions.
SYNOPSIS OF BOOK
Max Cash, the Silent Killer, has arrived in the town of Prosperity just in time to encounter the well planned attack of a notorious outlaw and his gang of 30 greedy hoodlums.
Max has one day to come up with the perfect plan to save the town from its destined destruction. He is entirely on his own to complete this seemingly impossible task.
Join Max on his first escapade to find out if everything he's been taught will be enough to win this war.
PURPOSE OF PROJECT
I truly believe that everyone who reads my book will find inspiration in it one way or another. It's not just your average fictional western gun fighter story. It came straight from the inner depths of all the struggles I've had to deal with as a result of what happened.
Everyone goes through hard times in their life and we all deal with negative emotions. Some of us deal with them in inappropriate ways while others learn how to deal with them in positive and productive ways. I can honestly say that I was very tempted to give into using negative outlets to deal with how I've felt, but thankfully I recognized that giving in to that would only lead to poor results.
I hope that when you read my story you will be able to relate to the emotions I have experienced and use it as a way to cope positively during the difficult experiences in your own life.
Writing fiction has become a hobby of mine, but this is much more than just a story to me and I believe it will be for you too. My goal is to raise enough money so that this book will be professionally published and printed, but I can only accomplish doing this with your help.
BACKING MY PROJECT
Please make a pledge to back my project today and know that the reward will be well worth it for the both of us. I paid $375 out of my own pocket to get the book professionally published and printed so I can assure you that the quality of the book is legit.
$2000.00 will go straight to buying copies of my book so I can distribute it to local bookstores and sell it online. The remaining $200.00 will go towards miscellaneous expenses.
Anything raised above the projected amount will allow me to purchase even more copies of the book.
I'm not sure, but this is a mistake. Originally I was going to have a SILENT KILLER t-shirt as one of my rewards, but ended up changing my mind. I'm sure I will make one sometime down the road. Sorry for the confusion!
You will not be charged anything until December 31st when my project meets its goal of $2,200.
So far, about 3/4 of my backers have pledged $22 and the reason this is the most popular one is because most people can afford to fork out that much money and you receive the best awards: custom made bookmark, SILENT KILLER in e-book form and a signed copy in pocket size paper back!
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