You know those people who sit down and text all day? It’s as if they are sitting down to type a novel of a text message. Well, turns out that a woman actually did write out an entire novel directly from her blackberry. I don’t know how healthy that is for your joints, but it’s pretty cool.
Georgina Campbel, a 41 year old woman, claims that she was watching a movie with her daughter. After the movie was done, she bet her daughter that she could write something better. Four months later and 55,600 words, she finalized the first cellphone written novel – Kickdown Girls.
This is what she said: I started typing on my BlackBerry because it was something I had with me all the time and could easily just take out and start typing anywhere. I was writing on the train, on breaks at work, waiting for a bus, having a bath, when I was walking around – anywhere. It took over my life – all I thought about morning to night was writing the book. It was almost like a holiday. I’d just sit down and start typing the book on my BlackBerry using my two thumbs. It was one of the most satisfying things I’ve ever done – and to have it published is just amazing.
But sadly, not that many people are liking the book. Sure, it’s a hell of a feat, but you still need to be a writer in order to get things across the right way. Just because you have a tremendous amount of persistence, it doesn’t mean that it’s going to be a great book. A review left on Amazon reads: “I could barely finish the first chapter. Appalling grammar, crudely written it’s almost in text-speak. It reads as if written by a child, I don’t even want to give it 1 star but I have to, to complete this review. Don’t waste your money on it.”
Well, I still have to give it to her, but I’ll just wait until the book gets turned into an ABC family series to see what it’s all about. In case you’re interesting at giving this a shot, The Kickdown Girls is available on Amazon for purchase.
Via Herald Sun