For HashtagThrowbackThursday, I thought it might be fun to go through my first, unpublished, piece-of-shit fantasy novel one chunk at a time. I wrote it when I was 19, but that’s really no excuse. I’ve since improved, thank God, with published books like this one and this one.
At first I just wanted to share my editing-snark with someone who isn’t me, but I realized that this ungodly manuscript might actually be of some use as a teaching tool. Better than sitting in a drawer, I suppose.
Let’s dive right in, folks. The red ink represents my current thoughts and feelings, and the black ink represents a bad novel.
If this is remotely interesting to you, I might make this a weekly feature. Let’s do dis.