Sunday, November 22, 2009

Disclaimer

(Word Count after 22 days: 40,977)

Dear Mom: Sometimes my characters cuss. Sometimes even the "F" word. I know, it's a shame. Also, they engage in premarital sex. I'm sorry. It's not my fault. It's just what people do.

Dear Friends: No, none of these people are supposed to be you. They are all people I made up in my head. If they have a characteristic similar to yours, I apologize. There are only so many characteristics to choose from.

Dear Husband: No, the ex-husband in the story is not you. No, not the new boyfriend, either. The female protagonist is not me. They are ALL just pretend people that I made up in my head. That's what fiction is, it's just pretend.

Dear Son: No, you may not read Mommy's story. It's just for grownups.

4 comments:

lucythevaliant said...

When you publish your novel, I fully expect to see this disclaimer on the inside cover!

Cassie said...

Awesome...is this also on the list of things to write about the novel to encourage high demand?

Meaghan said...

I always have a crush on at least one character. That's how you know it's honest.

Keep up the good writing, Superwoman.

Torrie said...

I SOOO understand this!! My novel is full of illegal drugs and crazy sexual encounters. I am mortified of what my family will think about it. I love the idea of a disclaimer: NO, I DO NOT RELATE TO ANY OF THESE CHARACTERS IN ANY WAY. It's just a work of fiction so don't disown me, please.