In the last ~12000 words, I have introduced a few minor characters as well. I elected to create a gay couple as a nod to the LGBT community of which I am an outspoken defender. I decided they should be men because, and I'm trusting you to understand how I mean this, lesbians are often too "mainstream." That is to say, there's a certain segment of the public that will say, "Two chicks together is hot!" but disparage the rest of the GBT population. I didn't want to have that kind of reaction (though I'm certainly not above such shamelessness in another story). So I decided that I would write those characters as guys. If/when this thing ever gets published, I'm hopeful it will meet the approval of my LGBT readers.
Music that I've listened to while writing this portion of the novel:
- Glory Original Motion Picture Soundtrack - Music Composed and Conducted by James Horner
- Set This Circus Down - Tim McGraw
- Waking Up the Neighbours - Bryan Adams
- Not Too Late - Norah Jones (got me to 30K!)
I didn't really introduce any new products in this section, though I have picked out one that will appear very soon. Want a tease? Thought you might.
|Glock 19. 9mm. Holds 15 rounds, plus one in the chamber. Not a stapler.|