As my 3.5 regular readers are aware, the name of this blog is “Bookshelf Battle.”
The original jokey premise? Books are fighting each other for the limited space on my book shelf.
Lately, I’ve been sort of eeking my way into a similar premise, namely, that the characters from the books are fighting each other on my bookshelf.
Because, honestly, how can books fight each other?
Yes! You thereI I see your hand up! What’s your question?
“How can characters from the books fight each other?”
That’s a good question and it leads me to the crux of today’s post. For the past week, I’ve been internally debating the idea of writing my own origin story.
PROS: It would finally answer my 3.5 regular readers’ nagging questions:
- “How did you go from Joe Average to become the noble and mighty Bookshelf Q. Battler?”
- “How did you come to be in possession of a magic bookshelf where book characters come to life and battles take place?”
- “Will you ever write a book review again?”
I don’t want to give too much away, but needless to say, the story would involve the characters on my bookshelf assisting me in some type of quest against evil.
It would be good self-promotion. It might boost me up to 7.5 regular readers. I might pass the 10 mark. Part of me hopes I don’t. I don’t want to change. I don’t want to get a big ego. I don’t want to become a jerk and forget the little people who knew me way back when I only had 3.5 regular readers.
I’d serialize it right here on this site, with a new chapter every day for, I don’t, a week I suppose. I can’t imagine it would be longer than that. It would help me meet my one post a day challenge for awhile.
Moreover, if I put it out there, I would ask my 3.5 regular readers (yes, even Aunt Gertie) to be brutally honest. I’d want answers to:
- What are your thoughts on my writing style?
- Can you picture someone who writes fiction the way I do producing something that people would pay money for?
- How can I improve?
- Should I just give up on writing and fill my free time with more noble pursuits, like binge watching The Blacklist and collecting seventeenth century thimbles?
You’re a guy claiming to own a magic bookshelf. 75% of people will have a good sense of humor. They’ll get it and go along with the premise. 25% will think you’re an idiot.
Personally, “I likes them odds!”
But before I waste too much more time, I’d like to know what my 3.5 regular readers think. Even Aunt Gertie.