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Thursday, October 30, 2008

That's Tony the Electrician - NOT Joe the Plumber.

Today's novel progress: 701 Words

Hi, I'm Tony the Electrician, NOT Joe the Plumber. Tony the Electrician lives in a small apartment in Queens. He has a wife and two kids that he loves with all his heart & soul. His take-home, while nothing to sneeze at, is light years away from Obama's $250k tax ceiling. He'd never think of buying his boss's business because he thinks it would be far too much of an anal pain. He's usually unemployed six months out of the year, and has to squirrel away what he can during the months he does work. He spends those months working on a number of projects that never get finished, such as novels, animations, and a video game. He likes classic science fiction (Kurt Vonnegut, Phillip K. Dick, & Ray Bradbury) long walks in the park, and SCUMM-style adventure games. He can also sing a darn tootin' version of Frank Zappa's "Baby Snakes."

So, being much more interesting, more talented, better looking, and more modest than Joe the Plumber, how do I get the kind of national coverage that my external locus of control craves? Anyone?

TTFN
-Tony

1 comment:

Knitting Painter Woman said...

Have you read Jack McDevitt? or Dan Simmons? (Some Simmons isn't SF, but it's good anyway). I'd rather hear you than J t P.