“Oh what a tangled web we weave when first we practice to deceive.” Sir Walter Scott, Marmion, Canto vi. Stanza 17.
I first read that line in Shakespeare’s Othello, but it’s very appropriate for Lincoln Arnold, one the heroes in Sex, Lies and Joysticks.
One of the things my editor and I worked on was making Lincoln more sympathetic and showing that while he is an ass that he does have some redeemable qualities. The one thing he has trouble doing is keeping the honesty flowing. He demands this from those around him, but has trouble putting that small, but oh so important seed in action for himself. Every time he tells a lie or omits the truth he makes a bigger mess of his life and his relationships until everything comes to a head.
Until next time, Indulge Your Inner Desires