Let’s face it, we all want to change the world in one way or another. I thought my goal for my little book was to sell enough to make it pay for itself. Not for my time, but for the money I had to put into it in order to publish it. Well, it has just about done that.
So it is time to start thinking about my other goals. What do I want out of this book? Well, I want people to read it and say, “Wow, gay people are just like the rest of us?” I want them to say, “Being transsexual really *isn’t* that weird.” I want them to come away from my little book saying, “I wouldn’t mind hanging out with those characters… even if they are (whatever).”
I guess, I want my little book to change people’s minds. I want the people who read it to walk away from it a little more tolerant, a little more accepting. I want people to feel good about what they read. Or I want them to feel bad for having been intolerant before they read it.
Is that really so much to ask?