I've just been thinking... lordy help me, that's dangerous!!
But, news that a manuscript written by Harper Lee long ago and never published by her has given me 'food for thought'. First I was excited. Sort of like when the sequel to 'Gone With The Wind' was written. But, that was a huge disappointment for me. Besides, it wasn't written by Margaret Mitchell but some other dude hoping to latch onto the Mitchell star.
But, another book written by Lee.. Wow. I'm from Alabama so I totally relate to her and I was gonna be first in line to purchase the book.
But, as I find out more about the situation I am concerned. Lee is old... she's possibly not in the best mental state. I hate to think about her being taken advantage of. And, why did she not ever publish it herself. She probably didn't want to, that's why. And, now, somebody else is doing it. I don't like that idea.
The latest I've heard is from friends of Harper Lee's who say that is not what she would have wanted. So, it makes me ask questions.
If Harper Lee is incapacitated who is holding her best interest at heart?
I've written all my life. Nothing I felt noteworthy to have published. In fact most of it is pitiful and I wouldn't want anyone to read it but me. What is going to happen to my writings when I am old. he he. I am old. Better watch out.. hide my stuff.
And, the two books I did have published. It just occurred to me... who will get my royalties when I am no longer here? Not that they are many, but now I have got to worry about setting all that up.
Poor Harper!! At least she gained much fame and following with 'To Kill A Mockingbird'. But, at what price?