G R Matthews
SEVEN DEATHS OF AN EMPIRE
Well that took a lot longer than I had thought to write this book. Of course, it is much longer than anything else I've completed - 127,000 was my personal record for a finished book, this one hit 149,000 and will likely creep up a little, and maybe down a bit during editing.
Anyway, as I went, slogging through the long evenings of writing I put together some quotes I liked - some bits of writing I was quite happy with - as a sort of reward to myself, a way of seeing the good amongst all the hours, a motivational tool that said, "Hey, you can do this." And here they are, in all their first draft, unedited glory for your enjoyment, or to roll your eyes as you read: