Ever eaten so much at Thanksgiving dinner you feel like you're in a food coma? Aww, come on you can admit it! And why is it the day after all we want is hot dogs or pizza? I used to work at the Costco food court and I think we sold more pizza on the Friday after Thanksgiving than any other day of the year. With all those great leftovers at home too!
Then there's the different kind of coma, the one I imagine in my recently published novel Afraid of Everything. Ever wondered what it's like? I did, and it inspired me to write about how it might be from the point of view of the coma victim.
Mason Canyon at Thoughts in Progress features and reviews Afraid of Everything on her blog. Thanks, Mason!
To experience a different kind of coma than the post Thanksgiving food coma, download Afraid of Everything for your Kindle, now just $2.99.
Helena Carr is afraid of everything. After a crisis at work, she quits her job and feels lost. It’s time for a serious
change, to beat the extreme anxiety that has plagued her since childhood. Something different, unplanned and radical. Sell her house, move to a foreign
location, turn her life upside down in an effort to end the emotionally paralyzing fear.
Before Helena can act on her options, however, she has a terrible
accident on a Southern California freeway. Instead of going on an exotic
vacation, she is in a hospital, in a coma, traveling to
strange worlds of another dimension, meeting people who seem to know
more about her than she knows about herself.
Helena explores this intriguing new world, she realizes the
truth about her past and the purpose of her future. And she is no longer
afraid. Helena is at last ready to live. But first, she must
wake up from the coma.
"Never give up. And most importantly, be true to yourself. Write from your heart, in your own voice, and about what you believe in." ~ Louise Brown
"Write something to suit yourself and many people will like it; write something to suit everybody and scarcely anyone will care for it." ~Jesse Stuart
"A writer's job is to take one thing and make it stand for twenty." ~ Virginia Woolf