We are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful about what we pretend to be.
So instead of putting the video last, I’m putting it in the middle and some more junk after it.
So, Because it gave me a way to feel productive while not actually working on my novel, I took a minute to graph the shape of it:
How about it, my writer friends…any of your stories like one on the video or totally different?
And to all my reader friends–are any of you Vonnegut fans? I’m embarrassed to say that I’m not sure I’ve read anything by him…is that possible? Seems like at one time I owned Cat’s Cradle, but I don’t remember anything about it. And so I just hopped on Amazon and ordered Slaughterhouse Five because, honestly, if I haven’t read it, I should. And if I’ve read it and forgotten then I certainly should. (Unfortunately this is happening with increasing frequency. Sigh…)
And one last Vonnegut quote for the road:
Here is a lesson in creative writing. First rule: Do not use semicolons. They are transvestite hermaphrodites representing absolutely nothing. All they do is show you’ve been to college.
And my response to that would be, “uh oh…”
I think I’m in trouble; I like semicolons.