Monday, July 13, 2015

What If

Harper Lee wrote Go Set A Watchman (published tomorrow) before To Kill A Mockingbird. But her editor advised her that Watchman would not be received well at the time, and urged her to write, instead, the ‘back-story’ of the childhood of her central character.

What if your greatest gift to the world was not the story you wanted to tell, but the prequel that the world was ready to hear?

Would that devalue the gift, or make it even more precious?