Monday, May 01, 2006

Ok, here we go. As promised, below are links to the opening 3 chapters of THE REAL LIFE OF JOHN GILLIS. To recap, I began this novel in college, stuffed it in a drawer, and it seems to eerily mimic a lot of what's in the news these days regarding the publishing industry. Check out Saturday's post if you have no idea what I'm talking about.

I reread the book over the weekend, the first time I've laid eyes on it a few years. I was 21 when I started this novel, and it shows. As an editor I'd cover this baby with red pencil. The writing is a little immature at times, I hadn't fully learned the "show don't tell" maxim...but in my opinion there's a pretty good, and strangely relevant story in here. At the very least, it'll give you some good procrastination material at work.

Every Monday I'll post a new chapter, until the book is complete or I mysteriously disappear into the Bermuda Triangle. And in the immortal words of Bobby Baccala, "You know Quasimodo predicted all of this."
Happy reading.

Chapter 1
Chapter 2
Chapter 3


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