Well, friends, today did not go as planned, but what do you expect when you drive sixty miles to renew your driver's license and don't realize you've forgotten your wallet until you pull up at the DMV?
I'm happy to say we're all home, and my new license is on the way. *Phew.*
Needless to say, I've had less writing time today than I initially anticipated, but the long drive gave me some good time to think and plot.
This next book in my Kennedy series deals with issues of race, police violence, and all kinds of other "light" themes. I'd love your feedback on today's teaser. I'm trying to show many facets of the black vs white argument and wonder how you feel about this student I created. I don't need to know if you agree with his sentiment or not. I'm just curious if he reads like a realistic character to you or if he seems caricatured or over-the-top.
Teaser: “For centuries, my people have been the victims of a coordinated assault, a cultural genocide, not with bombs but with racial profiling. The ghettoization of our homes. The methodical incarceration of our young men. The rape and pillaging of our women. The abduction of our children by welfare workers backed up by policemen armed with guns who know nothing of our way of life, our culture.”
Today's Blooper: She’d been awake staring at her phone for phifteen minutes.