Or something like that.
Yes, I know I’ve been VERY hit or miss lately, especially in returning emails and in keeping up with my buddy’s blogs. It’s all in a good cause, though: Writing. The screenplay is coming along rather nicely, although I have had to cut out more characters than I would have liked. (Don’t worry…Zeke isn’t going anywhere.) Also, Rick’s world is taking shape. It’s not a nice world for him right now, but that’s as it should be.
I got an email from a reader last night who asked me if I’m a clean freak and / or a health nut like Tess. The answer is a resounding NO on both counts. I’m quite possibly the third biggest slob you’ll ever meet, and Brian’s addiction to Chef Boyardee comes directly from moi. I especially dig the Beefaroni. He (yes, guys have read the book, too!) also asked me which part of the book I enjoyed writing the most. I had a lot of fun with Chapter 15, aka Tess’s One-Damn-Thing-After-Another Friday From Hell. My goal was to make her day just as shitty as I possibly could, and I think I succeeded. But I’m proudest of how the still-controversial (yes, I still get nasty emails about it) Chapter 26 came out. It was damned hard to write, but it had to be done, and I didn’t let myself off the hook. I guess that’s all anyone can ask of themselves.
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