Several years ago I asked myself–for no reason I can remember, just the usual slide of imagination–what if Søren Kierkegaard wrote poems?
He didn’t, but what if?
Where would he hide them so that they’d go unnoticed for over a century and a half?
Who would find them?
What would experts think of the “discovery”?
How could the work’s authenticity be proven or disproven?
And since the philosopher’s 200th birthday will be celebrated on May 5, 2013, how would this new manuscript fit in with the celebration?
To answer these questions, I found myself writing my first novel. Surprisingly, murder came into the story. And theft. And forgery. Before I knew it, I was writing a murder mystery set in Copenhagen. I’d never have expected to do that!
And now, sometime in the next month, I’ll be publishing my novel as an ebook on Smashwords. I’m excited to see how it all plays out.