I read this, and was struck by the similarities and differences between Mr. Aronofsky and myself, connected to this story of the Genesis flood.
According to this document, which has been displayed at the Noah art show Aronofsky threw in NYC to commemorate his epic film, he was attempting to do with Noah precisely what I was trying to do with Thimblerig’s Ark, except he was using the people, and I used the animals.
I was really struck by Aronofsky’s mention of his team, and I give him props for having a team. Me? I had no team. I had my MacBook Pro and my imagination.
Well, that’s not exactly true. I did have a team. First, I had my family who gave me leave to write. Then, I had a group of intrepid beta readers who gave me invaluable feedback a couple of months ago and helped me push Thimblerig to the next level. I had and have a cadre of good friends who have encouraged me to press on with finishing my first novel.
So, it seems that Mr. Aronofsky and I are more alike than I thought. And I wish him success with his multi-million dollar epic film that will be seen by millions worldwide, and I also wish success for myself and whoever happens to find my quiet little book.
Thimblerig’s Ark is available as a Kindle download on Amazon, and will be available for free this weekend, March 15 and 16. Please tell your friends and pass it on!