Wrath III is now live. And when I originally wrote it, it was about 3 pages longer. The content generally centered around our surviving duo hopping to a few different places in Orlando as they explored what was left of the now dead city. There were a few gruesome scenes (like a man who ate ground meat until he vomited and died) but overall, nothing too amazing happened in those few pages.
Which is why they've been deleted. Essentially, it was boring as shit. It's what happens when you sometimes try to make a story super realistic. You sometimes forget that all that extra detail is not interesting, it's tedious and pointless. I mean, I haven't written about anyone having a bowel movement, yet I'm sure the characters still poop.
The point is, sometimes what you write sucks. And you need to know when to press the delete key.
Wrath II is now live. And after writing 50 or 60 of these posts, well, I'm just plumb out of shit to say right now. Call it writer's fatigue. Call it a lack of creativity. Call it Betty and then it'll call you Al. I don't freaking know.
Though now I realize that I think I've said something like this before. Which means I'm being unoriginal in my unoriginality.
I certainly hope A Kind of Drug is better than these update posts are. If not, you're all very easily amused.
It's sort of poetically apropos that the first part of a chapter called Wrath goes live on Friday the 13th. Especially in the spring. What better to time rip someone's face off than when the flowers are in bloom?
Well, all the time, if you ask me. But whatever.
Chapter 9 also begins to wrap up the novel's third volume, which of course I've yet to title. Though I'm thinking "Man, this guy's life really sucks, eh?" works sort of perfectly. That may also be the gin talking. Hm. We'll see.
Though I'm having a rough day. Off to smash my face with a hammer. Toodles.
And no, not the massage parlor type of "happy ending" where some 19-year old, Asian sex-slave beats you off for an extra $30. God, you're such a freaking pervert sometimes, you know that?
No, this is another standard, AKOD happy ending. Where at the chapter's conclusion, things are looking just a little more up for all the main characters. It's when, after all the crap that happens to them throughout the chapter, there's just a glimmer of hope that they might get exactly what they want.
BWAHAHAHA!! God, I'm hilarious.
Though, in the grand scheme of all AKOD chapter endings, it probably is one of the happier ones. Simply because no one gets raped, sent to prison, or murdered. For this book, that's like a goddamn Easter parade or something.
Next week starts starts off a new chapter. And yes, Wrath will be just as cheery as you all are imagining. Cheers for now.