I’m more excited and nervous today than my first day of high school! I also can’t imagine this experience will cause more lasting shame or emotional scarring**, so already we’re ahead!
The time has finally come for me to send my first book excerpt out into the world. That means you, Reader, are the first real-life, non-imaginary-friend person to see these words. And I hope you’ll have something to say about them. I truly think Dead SULs will be made better by bringing as many brains as possible to bear on it.
After a little research and some good advice***, I’ve decided to try a social-reading and -writing service called Scribd for this first experiment. We’ll see how it goes.
I’m going to resist the urge to say anything else and just let the words stand on their own.
Well, what are you waiting for? Go forth, read, and comment!****
*I stole the title of this blog post from a wicked-cool design-ish firm by the same name. They say stealing is the most sincere form of flattery, right?
**Which day ended with a senior telling me I reminded him of a character from a movie, Dil the transsexual from The Crying Game. I want to be completely clear that the insult wasn’t against me in this instance, but rather toward the transgendered community. Once again, I apologize to them on his behalf.
****So about the commenting. I’m still figuring out a better system, but for now you can either leave comments on this blog post OR click on the link above the Scribd window. That’ll take you to the website where the excerpt lives, and from there you can comment, download, print, and even turn the text into edible form. I might have made up that last part but you’ll just have to go see now, won’t you.