When I finished my book, I cried. I was by myself so I popped the bottle of Pink Champagne (a signature drink in The Void) and sat alone in the dark, letting myself feel the emotion of my accomplishment while I cried to Night Shift by Lucy Dacus. I felt so whole. I felt like I was exactly right where I was supposed to be. The best piece of advice that I’ve gotten about writing is to write the story that you want to read, and that’s what I feel like I’ve done here.
Writing the screenplay was easy since i already knew where it was going and how to get there. That was more about killing a few of my darlings and figuring out how to visually accomplish the main character’s intense introspection. Finishing the screenplay felt less personal, less intense, but maybe because I’ve written so many pilots and spec scripts but never a whole book.
I was trying to figure out the best way to launch this project and while watching an episode of The Real Housewives of New Jersey, one of the lovely ladies said that it was customary to do a reading for your friends before the release. Since it would be impossible to do a gathering of that kind right now, I decided to do it here in this blog post. I hope that people enjoy the book (despite the many, many typos that I can’t wait to fix) but to give a little taste of what is waiting for you to discover, here is a brief excerpt from Chapter Five. I hope that you enjoy it.