Does what it says on the proverbial tin. This is my novel.
As I have the vain wish of publishing it one day I probably won’t put everything here, however I’m having a moment of inspiration right now that makes me want to share everything I’ve ever done. I won’t. I’ll restrain myself. But I might put some teasers up and if anyone is interested I might add more here. Plus, the more interest I get, the more inspired I’ll be to actually finish the damn thing.
The original title of this book was a lyric taken from a My Chemical Romance song that I love. The original title was this: ‘And Like a Bed of Roses There’s a Dozen Reasons in This Gun’. Stupid title, I know. The imagery of the lyric is incredible. But it doesn’t work as a book title. Firstly, it’s plagiarism. Sorry My Chem, I stole your idea. Secondly, it’s WAY too long. No-one’s going to go “Hey, Jerry, have you read ‘And Like a Bed of Roses There’s a Dozen Reasons in This Gun’?” Just as no-one’s going to abbreviate it: “No, Frank, I haven’t read ALaBoRTaDRiTG yet.” The reason for this title was simply because when I first started this book, is was meant to be an online story only. It was never meant seriously. I originally posted it on Quizilla and the title seemed catchy. Now that I’m taking it seriously, however, it has been rendered useless. It just doesn’t work anymore.
I am yet to come up with an official title so I’ll go with ‘Bed of Roses’ until I can come up with one.
I am also yet to come up with good way of summing up my book’s plot. It was meant to be a simple boy-meets-girl-and-they-fall-in-love-over-their-mutual-tragic-lives-and-live-happily-ever-after plot … and then death, pain, torture and another man come between them. In the 30 chapters (subject to change on re-evaluation) that I currently have, several plots wind themselves around each other, characters that I created for mere plot-development have wormed their ways into the lives of my protagonists and many minor events turned out to be far more significant than I ever planned.
I do have an ending. I know what will happen, who will be there, how I will get there and what exactly will be the end result. I just haven’t figured out how to piece it together yet. Only time, patience and determination will make that happen.