Inspired by “How Writers Mourn Their Dead Novels.”
Dear Dead Novel #1,
You were the one.
The one that made me realize I could do it. Really do it. Write a book. A whole book.
You were a few hundred handwritten pages of pure, magical dream-fever. Sure, you were about talking horses running wild in Wyoming. Sure, half of you now lies smudged, faded, and illegible in a drawer because I was too naive to write with a pen and not a pencil. But Novel, I remember the long summer nights we spent together.