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So I wrote the novel. According to, that makes me a winner. Indeed, I won at the game of spending all my free time in November writing about a dude working in a movie theater, and it feels ... well, I hesitate to say good, but it feels better than bad.

Despite reading the rules and knowing better, I was hoping my victory would bring me some kind of sweet prize. At the very least I was hoping for a copy of Madden '10 for Xbox 360. Instead, I received an image file, and a tiny .png at that. I prefer .jpgs, frankly. But enough griping -- I went into this thing with open eyes, and I can't say I regret doing it.

Since I won this major award, I might as well display it. There it is. Aligned right because it looks better over there. You may be wondering whether my 50,000 words of frantic literary spew included a lot of sandwich content, and it's a great question. The answer is no, although there is excessive description of the protagonist eating a sandwich at a bus stop at the beginning of a pivotal scene that I never finished. Yet I wrote 3,997 words (yes, I counted) about bagels. Go figure.

If you've read this far, I'll treat you to the point. Having completed the novel, I'm now free to do other things, including update this blog sporadically. Apparently I've had 10 days of free time already though it doesn't feel like it. But "I will be updating again," as I'm falsely promised so many times before.

What's in store? What isn't in store!? Actually, very many things aren't in store, so let me start over minus the bogus hype.

What's in store? A post about the amazingly affordable Pierre Pizza Parlor Sandwich for one thing! Also, my thoughts on the exciting new sandwich called the Italian Beef! I can't wait!


Justin James said…
Congrats! More is in order for writing away a November. At least they have some boom goes the fireworks in the tiny gfx.

Tastily awaiting another sandwich review.
Alex Headrick said…
Thanks, Justin. Good point on the fireworks! Boom goes the .png

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