by Shelt Garner
I may be a smelly CIS white male, but I do know that sex sells. Now that I’m in the first half of the second draft of the third draft of this novel, I’ve come to realize that maybe I need to lay off so much sexxy time.
I say that, then, of course, figure out a way to have more stripper scenes.
Ugh. What is wrong with me.
(Don’t answer that.)
But, if nothing else, at least the stripper element of the novel isn’t just a way to seduce readers into reading in the first act. It’s now something that lingers through the rest of the novel. The thing about strippers, in my experience, is they are very colorful people and, as such, they are great grist for characters in novels.
But, much to my surprise, things are actually going a lot faster than I thought they would for the re-imagined “Fun & Games” part of the novel. I think a lot of this comes from simply allowing myself to daydream rather than stressing out about it.