My word count challenge has turned into my first full novel attempt. It’s coming together well, and I’ve never been more excited about something in my entire life. I spent six months transcribing a book to practice my typing and it’s paid off. I’ve spent almost three years reading Stephen King and almost a lifetime watching horror movies and all of that research is coming together. Every page I’m able to get down makes me starved for the next. It’s truly an amazing feeling but I’m done going on and on.

Today I took a short break to edit my favorite short story. I love the turmoil inside and his desperation to find the message at the bottom of his beer. So many of us do this by diving into work, drugs, alcohol, sex, you name it. I love how intense all of that is portrayed here. “Message In a Bottle” check it out and tell me what you think.