HERE IS A DUCK FOR YOU.
It's a lovely duck, isn't it? It was painted by Robert Steiner. Meet Bill, the talking duck from THE BADLINGS, my latest (and naturally brilliant) novel. I have finished the 3rd draft of it! Yay!!! (Here is where you clap .) Taking 2 weeks off and starting the 4th draft on February 16th. Meanwhile, here is the whole 1st chapter for you to tear apart. Tell me how much it sucks. GO AHEAD. I can take it. I won't cry, I promise.