WABWM: Official First Day, and a Snippet

I’m posting the official WABWM thread for the day. If you’re playing (or want to join—you can start any time you’re ready) the thread for the day is here.

http://howtothinksideways.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=254&t=6304

Also if you’re playing, bookmark this page:
Write A Book With Me Board Go to the board every day, and post your own run on the newest official topic—the one pinned to the top when you get there. That way, I’ll see what you’ve written and be able to respond (after I’m done with my own writing). 😀

Finally, for folks who want to play Write A Book With Me, but aren’t set up yet, here’s how you get set up:

For readers, who may or may not find the word counts interesting, I’ll post snippets here.

The current novel-in-progress is WARPAINT, and today I have a snippet, also posted on the board…but if you just want the snippet, I’ve posted it below, too.

NOTICE: This material is copyrighted, unchecked raw first draft, probably buggy. Please don’t post typos or corrections (I do my edits at the end of the first draft of the project and will not see your comments when I revise). This material may not survive to publication. Do not quote or repost anywhere or in any format. Thanks.

And then it changed.

Pain turned to pleasure, fire to delicious heat, fear and anguish to incredible, calm, centered certainty.

This was how I was supposed to feel. This was perfection. I opened my eyes, and everything lay before me in a flawless detail I had never before imagined possible. Every surface had a crystalline clarity that rendered it beautiful, no matter how mundane its origin or purpose.

The people around me were exquisite, their hair, skin, and features all seemingly crafted out of new materials so much finer and more delicately designed than human flesh had ever seemed to me.

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About the author: Novelist, writing teacher, on a mission to reprint my out-of-print books and self-publish my new ones.

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