August 16, 2005
Post #1860 – 20050816
I am a 65 yr old grandpa raising a 9 yr old grandson. He has been with us since birth. I have written a story to help him understand my agnostic approach to life as opposed to that of his fundamentalist grandmother. I am not trying to sell my philosophy to him but just want to help him understand who I am. We are very close. Grandma has yet to read my story, but I have shared it with a number of teachers, college professors, friends, and relatives and have been told repeatedly that I definitely should have it published.
My problem is that it doesn’t fit into any convenient niche with regard to subject matter or reading level. I tend to think that it is aimed at that child who still remains sleeping inside the adult.
The story consists of 6,000 words, about a twenty minute read and begins as follows: “Once upon a time, long ago and far away, there lived a strange but beautiful thought.”
Do you have any suggestions as to how I can get my story evaluated as to its marketability.
Your story has been evaluated as to its marketability: "" it doesn't fit into any convenient niche with regard to subject matter or reading level."" Publish it yourself through xlibris or one of the other print-on-demand publishers. We live in a corporate world. God be with you.