While searching for content to add to this website, I’ve come across some bits of unfinished writing that are both really good and really bad.
One of the samples I was going to use was from a short story I started about two years ago. Being recently laid off, it was about two people who had been laid off. (Write what you know, right?)
Within the story, I was trying to be too clever for my own good, and while there may be a good story in there somewhere, it would act as a horrible example to show off my skills. I have learned quite a bit since then and I’m truly embarrassed by that writing.
A positive side effect was an old novel of mine that was never finished. It was my first serious piece of writing (started, jeez, in 2004? Not really sure anymore). While I was perusing it for examples, I got enthralled with the world and characters I had created. It’s still in a very rough state, but I really want to go back, edit the heck out of it, and finish it. It’s going to take some time re-reading over 400 pages, editing while I go, but I think it’ll be worth it.
It was a both humbling and exciting journey through old computer files finding the adequate writing samples for this site. I hope I have put my best- and most interesting- foot forward and you’ll find something to your taste while reading my work; and then pass it along.