Tomorrow, Friday, April 11, 2014 I will be posting the first 1000 (unedited) words of my book. Ok, it’s closer to 1100 words, but 1000 sounds better. I’m excited to have more than 1 set of eyes on my project. At the same time, I’m very nervous about putting “my baby” out there, subject to criticism. It is still very much a work in progress. It is entirely likely that the majority of these words will be rearranged by the time the book is completed. Regardless, I did extensive character development before a word was ever written. Even if the words do change, the characters will not. Tomorrow’s passage will introduce you to 3 of them.
After tomorrow’s sneak peek introduces you to the first few characters, future posts will explore their back stories through character interviews. I will continue to give away free looks at the book too, but upcoming excerpts will be shorter than what you get tomorrow. At a point the previews will have to stop so I don’t give up too many of the story’s twists. The goal is to have this thing completed before then so anyone interested can read it in its entirety.
It is important to note that the book is intended for adults, 18+. Many characters are felons and/or sociopathic. There is going to be some crude language. While it’s not Several Hues of a Bland Color, there are graphic scenes (for anyone not getting that reference, the book is not “mommy porn”). One such scene was shortened in tomorrow’s preview to make it more blog friendly. Those scenes are necessary to demonstrate character relationships, further physical descriptions, and develop the manipulative & callous nature of some characters. It is my goal to ensure that those scenes are not excessive or gratuitous.
I really do hope you enjoy the book’s opening. All feedback, good or bad, is welcome in the comments. However, please try to be constructive. I’ve only been writing for a few months. I haven’t developed my thick skin yet. Bear in mind that the editing phase will smooth some rough edges too. Don’t worry, the little orange dude in the featured photo is my editor. I’m in good paws.