The journey I began with the writing and publishing of The Northeast Quarter has been both an adventure and a tremendous learning experience. It’s true that you soon learn who your friends are, but just as some fade into the past, you will just as certainly make some new ones. You also also discover that there are differing interpretations and reactions to what is essentially the same activity. I’m talking about producing your own play vs. self-publishing your novel.
A writing friend whom I will call Dick Ryan wrote a play and, with his own money, he entered it in The Fringe Festival. The play received some acclaim and so Dick continued its trajectory by financing a short run for it in a theatrical space here in New York. In all, Dick spent 18 to 20 thousand dollars and he didn’t regret a penny