the next great American novel

I am going to write the next great American novel and it is going to change national perception about milwaukee. Yeah, that’s right – beer, brats and cheese no more, this fair city is going to be known for her hard working citizens, beautiful lake views and vibrant night life. Well, the night life isn’t quite like NYC, but we have some great festivals. And people. This novel is going to rock.

Here we go:

Once upon a time, there was a girl who dreamed of moving someplace warm and exotic, south of the Mason-Dixon line. Instead, she moved to Milwaukee. And she loved it.

I think I need a little more work on the opening, but it’s a start. Maybe I should pick a different intro than “once upon a time.” It seems a bit cliche and somewhat overdone. like the dinner I made the other day. Ha.

Second try:

So yeah, in about 2004 there was a girl, me, who wanted to move south to Cowboy country. I never, in a million and a half years, would have thought I’d be living in Milwaukee, but here I am. And I love it. But not more than ice cream. That would be sacriligious or something.

Okay, better. Not really. 🙂

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