Hush The Demons


I think some of the best novels of our time, some of the most unique and interesting works, will never see the light of day – never get out of a drawer or computer somewhere – because of this. I know it, in fact. I’ve seen some of them. It’s like hiding the Mona Lisa. And if you ever doubt your talent, know this: at least you had the GUTS to take it out of the drawer and show it to the world. That makes it better than the “masterpieces” in the drawer, because to be unread is to not exist.

Published by Dan Alatorre AUTHOR

International bestselling author Dan Alatorre has 17 titles published in over a dozen languages. From Romance in Poggibonsi to action and adventure in the sci-fi thriller The Navigators, to comedies like Night Of The Colonoscopy: A Horror Story (Sort Of) and the heartwarming and humorous anecdotes about parenting in the popular Savvy Stories series, his knack for surprising audiences and making you laugh or cry - or hang onto the edge of your seat - has been enjoyed by audiences around the world. And you are guaranteed to get a page turner every time. “That’s my style,” Dan says. “Grab you on page one and then send you on a roller coaster ride, regardless of the story or genre.” Readers agree, making his string of #1 bestsellers popular across the globe. He will make you chuckle or shed tears, sometimes on the same page. His novels always contain twists and turns, and his nonfiction will stay in your heart forever. Dan resides in the Tampa area with his wife and daughter. You can find him blogging away almost every day on www.DanAlatorre or watch his hilarious YouTube show every week Writers Off Task With Friends. Dan’s marketing book 25 eBook Marketing Tips You Wish You Knew has been a valuable tool for new authors (it’s free if you subscribe to his newsletter) and his dedication to helping other authors is evident in his helpful blog.

29 thoughts on “Hush The Demons

  1. Reblogged this on A Goode One and commented:
    I don’t do a lot of reblogs here, but this is so beautiful that I just had to share it. Dan Alatorre is one of the most positive, encouraging, supportive bloggers out there, and this single paragraph from him says so much about finding the courage to share our work with the world.

      1. You are so welcome! I don’t comment here often, but I always love your posts. You do so much to uplift the spirits of your fellow writers.

  2. I’ve been on a downer about self publishing for a few days, but after receiving a great review yesterday and reading these words today, I’m feeling more positive about things again.
    I am glad I took my novel out the drawer and showed it to the world. Even if only a handful of people read it and enjoy it, I’ve sill achieved my dream.
    Thanks for helping me feel better.

    1. You know, that’s a very interesting way of looking at that. Good job.

      And who’s to say what’s terrible anyway? My inability to get past page one – after a dozen attempts – of The Hobbitt doesn’t make it a terrible book to the world, just to me.

  3. I love that quote Dan thank you for posting it. It is particularly poignant for me at the moment when I have been going through my “dark side of the writing moon”.

    1. Damn, we have us some writers here, don’t we! Such eloquence. Dark side of the writing moon. Brilliant.

      Well, don’t be afraid to reach out. Anyone that poetic has to be saved.

  4. Great reminder, Dan.

    Having just finished my first novel (now being beta read), I can assure you that only thing more heartbreaking than someone not liking your work is no one ever having read it.

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