As those of you who still read my blog will attest to, I haven't been writing as much as I used to. I need more fuel for my fire, dammit. So I am going to give myself a challenge and work on something I have not been previously successful with: a semi-fictional novel.
As I finish sections of it, I will post them on this blog. Please feel free to give feedback, and realizes that revisions may be posted at will.
The plot is essentially this:
A young trust fund kid loses all his trust fund money by way of foolish stock trades. He has been in punk bands for years, yet fails to embrace the ethos of punk. He lacks emotional depth required to do this, as he's been sort of paralyzed by his wealth: he believes it is his only redeeming quality. At a party, he meets a brainy girl swimming in a gaggle of JAPs (his typical sexual interest), that may change everything. Maybe, she'll open up his brain long enough to plant the seeds of what is punk, and maybe, that will save his apparent downward emotional spiral. What remains to be seen is if she's the girl of his dreams and if she can be the catalyst for the creation of other redeeming qualities within him.
The point of the story is the value of a punk ethic in society. Without it, we change nothing, we question nothing, and our depth as individuals are limited. It's important to each and every one of us, to thought innovation, and changing the way that things are.
All of you at OS will probably understand why this is, after all, it's what you do almost every day when you write.