Here is my entry for YA writer Shelley Waters’s Twitter contest. The fun of this contest is to narrow down the entire premise of your book into 140 characters or less. First of all, I can barely give my order at Starbuck’s in 140 characters or less, let alone tell you what my book is about. Second, people who can do it in the “or less” part are either overachievers or underachievers. Third, (this isn’t a very long list) I’m having trouble with writing anything right now because my daughter used this computer last and now the quotes/apostrophe key is sticky and every time I hit that key it’s very distracting to have my finger attached to it for a nanosecond.
But here goes, my entire 58,000 word book whittled down to 140 characters (fine! or less!):
“Sam lives alone w/ her Alzheimers-stricken grandmother and is afraid people will find out. And that’s the least of her problems right now.”
I DID IT! With one character left over! I did it in the “or less” part! Okay, if you don’t count the quotation marks, which I didn’t use on Twitter but I had to use here because it’s just good usage. But I did it! WOOHOO!