Carv's Thinky Blog I'm an author with a focus on satirical sci-fi and agnostic commentary.

29Nov/200

There Has Been an Awakening

Have you felt it?

I haven't updated this site in over a year. That changes now.

I've completed the first draft of a new novel. Expect to hear more about it soon.

COVID struck America hardcore in March 2020. With nothing to do but stay home for the summer -- my day job is teaching public middle school -- I decided to try living the way I always dreamed of living. In other words, I resolved to live like a rich author. I was still banking paychecks from the school year, so why not? I woke every morning, made a hot cup of coffee, spelunked research rabbit holes on YouTube and cranked out a thousand words a day. I was over half finished with the new book by the time school started again in September. I finished its first draft by Thanksgiving break.

This was easily the most fun I've ever had writing a novel. I hope that joy will translate to readers' experiences. I plan to revise and polish the novel over Christmas break, then attempt to have it accepted by a mainstream agent and publisher. Here's hoping the Force will be with me.

In the meantime, here, only very slightly edited, is the novel I began to write before I started this one. Over the course of several years, I made it through ten thousand words before giving up. I didn't quit because I thought what I wrote was bad; I quit because a tangerine clown sleazed his way into the White House, and then America was so obviously, cartoonishly insane I no longer saw the value of a Veep-style political satire.

Instead, a new idea grabbed hold of my creative consciousness. Someday, Muses willing, it'll be a trilogy of teen-friendly space operas in the vein of The Hitchhiker's Guide to, Spanner's or The Guardians of the Galaxy.

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This image is exactly what my new novel is about. Also, not at all.

But first, the book I didn't finish writing. You'll find it here. The actual, completed book's still an alien contact story, but the arrival of the superbeings in question looks different from how I first imagined it.

Watch this space! For more outer space!

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  1. A handwritten book is a book

  2. Europe, and in Ancient Russia

  3. This reminds me of that one time i went into a restaurant and i said to the waiter “get me a general chicken with rice. With an egg roll. I want the egg roll.”

    [Intro]
    Doo doo doo doo doo doo doo doo doo doo doo doo doo-doo
    Doo doo doo doo doo doo doo doo doo doo doo doo doo

    [Verse 1]
    Dr. Fauci
    Give us vaccines
    Help all the people who have been quarantined
    We’ll wear our masks and we’ll have to stay distant
    We’ll wash our hands and we’ll be more resistant!

    [Verse 2]
    Fauci! (Yes?)
    Promise us, please!
    We’ll have a cure that can fight off this disease!
    Restrictions will lift with some ease!
    Dr. Fauci, don’t forget me!

    (P.S. what do you think of short hairy estrogen filled men with big toes and small penis(P.P.S. I love hairy obese men, I will let you put your entire head in my bussy) soogon)

    -Linh G.


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