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Best Worst Novel Ever

Just in time for Jody Day, I got a package in the mail. I could not rip the package open fast enough, I tell you. Inside was the most glorious site ever. EVER. My novel, in book form. Oh my Lord in heaven, I just held it and giggled, because it was a real, live book. A crappy book, let’s be clear, but I was holding a perfectly wonderful trade paperback version of my Nano Novel. The Candy Pooping Moose, with my name right there on the cover.

I wish I’d taken more time doing the PDF because I was missing a title page and some other stuff, but as I mentioned before, I uploaded it to Lulu.com the day before the deadline for the free copy. So I stupidly left out the title page, and other important bookly stuff. But that doesn’t matter much because I’m not selling copies, only one exists and it’s mine.

I started to read parts of it and found that in places, it is tremendously amusing. Maybe I’m not completely talentless. So now I’m thinking I’ll attempt to clean it up some, maybe more than some, and make it available to you, my adoring public. I mean, what the hell, right? But it won’t be any time soon, as out of the 50,000 words of the novel, only 30,000 of them are actually usable, and as I mentioned before, it doesn’t have an ending.

Keep poking me with a stick and I’ll see what I can do.

Jody, author

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  1. Anji

     /  January 26, 2007

    Congratulations,it must be so strange to have a real book written by you in your hands. If only 30,000 words are usable what are the other 20,000?

  2. Chuck

     /  January 26, 2007

    Hey Jody, that’s great! You should post a picture of the book so we get an idea of the quality of the binding and all that.

    Congrats!

  3. Bill

     /  January 26, 2007

    Oh, so there is a sequel in the offing, given that there is “no ending.” We can’t wait!!!

  4. Christine

     /  January 26, 2007

    That’s awesome. I’ve dreamed my whole life of seeing a book with my name as the author. Even if it’s crappy.

    We want to see!

  5. Beth

     /  January 27, 2007

    I love how you signed the post “Jody, author.” What a nice birthday present!!

  6. Jody

     /  January 27, 2007

    20,000 words of crap…filler…you know, trying to hit the 50,000 words.

    I will take a picture, I swear. I meant to do it today, but I got all distracted shopping! I’ll do it tomorrow, promise!