Monday, July 14, 2008


Remember my lovable fictional creation Pearlie Withers? Of course you don't! She was supposed to appear in my upcoming detective novel SHUT UP, UGLY, but my task today is to remove all references to poor old Pearlie from the manuscript. Pearlie is a victim of the writing process! Say goodbye to Pearlie. You made through a couple of drafts, Pearlie, way to hang in there. Have fun wherever it is that deleted characters go. A sad incidental loss will be Pearlie's contention that the government is using clouds to communicate secret messages. But I call dibs on the notion! Maybe I'll use it in something else. I'm very frugal that way.