Cover Photo: Photograph by Kyle Kempt/Unsplash
Photograph by Kyle Kempt/Unsplash

Excerpt from ‘Must Be Nice’

This novel excerpt was written by Katie Virnig in Lynn Steger Strong’s 12-Month Novel Generator.

Must Be Nice


hey can you call me ASAP?

must be niceafter

Maybe one day you’ll love me as much as you love John Legend

Hang up nowI don’t want to talk to him

Katie Virnig studied journalism at Iowa State University despite knowing she never wanted to be a journalist. Instead, she spent the better part of a decade working in brand marketing and starting a now-retired DIY blog before discovering her love of fiction. She lives in Minnesota with her husband and dog. Must Be Nice is her debut novel.