Why Bother?

Friday, 25 August 2017

Why bother?

This is the question that has plagued every writer ever at one dark point or another. Why bother putting all these tens of thousands of words in an order, tormenting yourself wondering whether they're good enough before throwing them out into the big wide world to be read by Other People? It's a punishing process. If you're crowdfunding the publication of those words, your anguish over whether they're good enough is magnified by a gajillion. If you wrote your book as a warning to the future and the maddest, baddest events in the story happen in real life before it's been published, questioning the point of pushing it becomes as routine as sweeping your flat for bugs.

So, why bother?

When the idea for RESET came to me in 2014, I didn't want it to be just another dystopia. Instead, I wanted to show how dystopias come to be, and how we can avoid them. That's still relevant, probably even more so now than when I plotted this cursed book in 2015. So I'm persisting. I'll be badgering anyone and everyone to take advantage of the 10% off all pledges that Unbound are offering this weekend (code: bank10) and become part of this project that has the modest ambition of reminding everyone that there is always, always, an alternative.

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