After the 13 year struggle for publishing “Matter Over Mind,” this time I seem to have done it with the speed of light. Relativity speaking. Sorry–not the time for bad puns…
An interesting similarity between scientists and authors is that publication–be it papers or novels–always seems to be an anti-climax. After struggling to overcome reviewers’ comments, or editors concerns, the manuscript/novel is finally accepted and put “in press.”
But then, by the time the actual work is published, the scientist/author is never standing still and waiting to celebrate. No–time doesn’t stand still, and the projects and new novels move on. We are never satisfied with what we have. Although I never understood the materialist types who yearn for more and more money, I guess this is the equivalent–the never ending desire to create, learn and–well yes–to impress our peers.
But I will take a break–at least for a day–and try to smell the flowers (dead trees?) and celebrate symbolically.
For any of you out there interested in fiction portraying a real-life scientist suffering from post traumatic stress disorder, weaving around some intriguing issues within his own laboratory–this may be for you. Support a poor struggling artist (emphasis on struggling…).
Here are some links:
My Amazon author site: (note the Amazon “look inside” feature)
And oh–in case you like it–please put up a sentence or two on Amazon as a reviewer. It’s amazing how much that seems to make a difference.