I debated whether I should post a longer excerpt from my first-ever novel-writing attempt for NaNoWriMo. After a lengthy conversation with myself and two pots of high-octane coffee, I’ve decided the answer is…what the hell.
The only way — and I mean the. only. way. — I’m going to finish this epic exertion in epic-insanity, is if I bring you all along for the ride.
Now remember people, as the folks at NaNo say, “you’ll be writing a lot of crap.” Please keep that in mind and tender your comments in a kind and forgiving fashion. If you simply must bust my gut and terrorize me about my terminology, please keep it brief. If you spot any of the typos, keep it to yourself. Believe me, I know they are there. If I’m still sitting in an upright position by the end of this month, I’ll find ‘em…and shoot ‘em.
While we’re on the subject, don’t worry too much about the sentence structure. I think I put periods in the correct place and some of the characters seem to have two names but…and then there’s the plot. Yes, it reads a little like I was on drugs but, honestly? Strictly over the counter meds. So, please be gentle. The fact is, I only have so many tears to go around and unless I up my intake of vodka (which, when I think about it, is not such a totally bad idea) I need to keep some moisture in reserve for the remaining 30,000+ words I have yet to vomit out on to what seems like an endless stream of blank pages.
Here you go. Have at it.