Once I threw down the shackles of inhibition and wrote from the heart, I finally found my voice. I also discovered my heart had some pretty nasty chambers. I realized my voice was crude, and inappropriate, and violent, and often hilarious (at least I think so).
Which is not to say I don’t care who reads my upcoming novel; Opposable. (June 28th in paperback, July 12th on Kindle) I do care. Readers must know what they’re getting into if I’m fortunate enough to have them purchase it.
The first thing I’d like to say is; Parents, this ain’t for your kids. I don’t imagine it’s for most adults either, but for those brave enough to give Opposable a shot, I hope they find out I’m true to my word, as well as my ratings card.
I think the ratings card sums up the content of Opposable rather nicely. I’m kicking myself for not creating it sooner, but it may still end up as a sticker for the print version.
It all started when I searched the manuscript for swear words. I read one article saying the prevalence of foul language is a sign of lazy writing. I think it’s a sign of amazing dialogue. That’s how people talk. Whenever I go to a sporting event, or a concert, or church, that’s exactly how people talk.
Here’s a site that specializes in rating books.
I’d say Opposable falls squarely in the Ad++ range.
It got me thinking about George Carlin’s ‘Seven Words You Can Never Say On Television’.
Then I went down many labyrinthine rabbit holes and ended up here. Anyway, the book is getting shipped off to the printer next week!
Until next time, don’t bother me. I’m talking dirty.