This is me reading aloud the new preface before How to Stop Wildfire. Once I get all the books converted Lulu, it will be in the print copy in addition to the new electronic copy version you can get from me.
You can also read it below if you hate listening to recordings like I do:
A Story Before A Story
Once upon a time, there were a few scraps of paper within a notebook that contained a story titled ‘The Creation.’ It had childish humor, a bizarre plot, and characters and ideas very dear to me. It stayed there for many years, gathering dust and the pencil marks slowing fading alway. The memory of it stayed with me, though.
The memory of it and the entire world I had constructed throughout my years. Races. Characters. History.
Stories. So many stories with ‘The Creation’ as just one of them.
One day, I had the mad idea to write out all those stories. Ideas and thoughts that only existed in the confines of my mind–to bring them into reality. To give them form like I had given ‘The Creation’ long ago.
It seemed right, it seemed so utterly …