A new endeavor
Happy Friday, everyone. And happy Chross day! 🙂 I was especially happy to see I got on the list this week. I thought my entries were far too depressing to be considered.
I have a bit of news I’d like to share. I’m a little nervous about doing so, since that will really force me to follow through with my commitment. But I think I’m ready.
For years, people have been telling me I should write a book about the Correspondence Hall of Shame. I’ve been doing it since 2007, and although it’s dwindled quite a bit over the past couple of years, I still have a lot of material recorded. Just for kicks, I went through the past six years of blogs, found all the old CHoS entries, and copied and pasted them into a Word document. I ended up with 70 pages. I figured once it’s formatted and I add all the explanatory copy, I’ll have several more pages. Enough for a nice little book.
So I’m doing it. When I don’t have work to do, this will be my filler project.
In a way, most of it is already written, as I’m collecting past material. But there’s a lot of work to be done. For one thing, I can’t just have an endless stream of entries and replies in no particular order. So I’ve been reading through my 70 pages, separating the entries into various chapter themes, color-coding them and then pasting them into the book document according to chapter. Then there is formatting, which is a daunting task in itself. Finally, I do need to write an introduction, plus a fair amount of copy to go with each chapter. And once I get it all pulled together into one cohesive document, then the editing and rewriting and tweaking begins.
I’m excited. I worked on it for hours yesterday, and had to wrench myself away to go to the gym. As soon as I got back home, I started up with it again. I do hope I get some work so I won’t have this much free time, but at the moment, things are at a lull and I’m going to take full advantage.
I have no idea what I’ll do with it when I’m done; where I’ll publish it, who will want it, etc. But I’ll deal with that later. I’ve been wanting to write something new for a while, and I’d toyed with the idea of writing some more spanking fiction. However, since the success of That Trilogy Whose Name Has Been Erased, spanking erotica is being mass produced like crazy, by a lot of very good authors (and some not-so-good ones, but we won’t go there). There’s really nothing I could write, in that genre, that would be a stand-out. But a book about the CHoS? That would be uniquely mine. I’m not even sure what I’m going to title it. I’ve considered “How NOT to Communicate on the Internet,” but that’s so long and generic. I’ll give it some more thought.
I will certainly keep you all posted as I progress!
In other news, John is feeling better, and I think we will have a very nice weekend. I am not seeing Mr. D on Monday, but will see him Tuesday. And speaking of Mr. D — don’t know if any of you saw the comment he left on my Monday blog, but he has officially sanctioned the use of his real name: Steve. So he will henceforth be referred to as Steve, not Mr. D. He still gets to keep his anonymity, since there are a quazillion men named Steve out there. But I love being able to use his name. 🙂
Finally, this has nothing to do with anything; I just feel like posting a cute picture. I saw this little guy outside the gym; we stared each other down for a few minutes until he decided to scuttle off under a car.
Have a great holiday weekend, y’all.