A Vantage Point of Asses, chapter 7
Disclaimer: all characters are fictional. So are their e-mail addresses. Don’t e-mail the OHCHR!
After work, Jenna decides to head back in the direction of Little Spoon. She’s a bit surprised that she’s never noticed the organic foods store on that route before. But then again, she’s never been hipster enough to look for one. It’s a small shop, especially compared to the big super that she usually visits, closer to her home. But she figures that if she’s going to try new things, she might as well start doing them the organic way. That way, if her chocolate chip cookies fail miserably and her kitchen explodes, at least she can say she didn’t damage the environment. Much.
Sort of… I must say I’m liking it quite a bit:
This is not necessarily the final version of the first chapter but It should give you an indication of my writing:
The title, now reverted to ‘A Vantage Point of Asses’, refers to the main character’s general point of view as she is in a wheelchair. It’s going to be a YA novel and I changed from Butts to Asses because Asses has a more clear double meaning, here.
There will be a bunch of humor and a bunch of asses (and cute butts, too). Well, you get it. It starts like this:
Imagine being at butt height every single day. Jenna Carter knows exactly what that’s like; she’s been staring at people’s butts for years, spending most of the day sitting in a wheelchair. That’s her awkward predicament.
I’m not going to finish in time but I don’t really care, I just like that I have an idea of what I really, really want to to write. People with disabilities are not often represented in fiction. I always wanted to do this, but I never quite knew where to take it. I felt a little under-qualified, too. I should be an expert, being in a wheelchair and all, but I guess I never felt I had a right to assume I am the right person to represent people with disabilities in a book. I feel better about it now, though. Do you think it’ll appeal? What do you think, followers?
I’m really curious to read yours!
Love love love,
It’s a little crude, but you don’t say “You’re such a butt” to someone unless it’s lovingly. Whereas ass…
And that this blog will, for the month of November, have combined efforts in art and writing. Or would you guys rather I make a separate blog for the occasion?
It’s NaNoWriMo time! I’m attempting to write a 50.000 word novel in 30 days. I aim to not finish, but I’m writing a YA novel and here’s my start. Funny? Not funny? Should I quit while I’m ahead?
Imagine being at butt height every single day. Jenna Carter knows exactly what that’s like, she’s been staring at people’s butts for years. Spending most of the day sitting in a wheelchair, that’s her awkward predicament.
You could draw from personal experiences, maybe have your main character affected by the same disability but in a different context? This world needs more fiction that isn’t based around the typical heterosexual, able-bodied, white female or male.
I’ve wanted to writing a YA novel about a girl with a disability like mine for a while now, I just can’t figure out anything other than that.
Write about yourself. You seem to do that pretty well.
You’re not the first to suggest that, but who in the world would find that interesting? I don’t think my story is particularly special or inspiring. I’m a 25 year old who’s done nothing remotely interesting and I can’t think of a way that would make it interesting.
Does anyone wanna help me plot? I’m having a crisis before it’s even started?