"What you are, you are by accident of birth; what I am, I am by myself. There are and will be a thousand princes; there is only one Beethoven." -- Ludwig Van Beethoven I've written for a dozen years. Until now I've kept my writing a secret. I wanted to learn to write well before I made my work public. After a dozen years, I'm beginning to feel like I know something worthwhile about writing. My short novel AMERICAN BEEFCAKE is almost complete. The manuscript is undergoing a final pass for typos. I am not in any way detail oriented, so I am sure some will still show up in the final product. AMERICAN BEEFCAKE is a humorous-crime-romance about Bob Collins, a low-life man trying to get through life by drinking beer and slinging his dick all over town. I'm publishing an eBook version and a paper version through Amazon.com. Both will be available for purchase October 15, 2010.