Thursday, September 30, 2004

The Book

In a couple of months it'll be a year since I finished writing my first book. Yet for some reason I haven't been able to get it together in the way I want, so I'll feel comfortable putting the damn thing out. Now while this is frustrating, at least I know that it's actually finished. Do you know how many people are in the process of, or plan on writing a book? It's ridiculous. It's gotten to the point that when someone tells you they are writing a book, you don't even believe them.

That's what makes this so frustrating. I'll tell some of my friends about it, and they say, "well where is it buddy,? you've been telling me about this fucking book for two years now." But whatever. I'm eventually going to get it out, if anything because it's really good. It's just going to take some time. I work all the time and I write for this site as well. Hell, I even have to write about why the book isn't out yet.

If you read this site regularly you are going to love it. It's written in a very similar style, only it's a lot more personal, and sarcastic as all hell. I like a lot of the material that I write for 18th Street, but I just don't think it has the edge and the naivete that a lot of my past writing had. Ever since I became "corporate" I've gone soft, and more guarded in my writing. I really look forward to sharing this book with everyone because I have put a lot of work into it and personally I think it's hilarious.

To give you a brief synopsis, nearly half of the book details a 4 month period when I was studying(drinking) in England and follows all of my ridiculous adventures around Europe. The second half finds me back in the US for my senior year of college, where I attempted to squeeze every last bit of life and party out of my college years. After graduation the book follows my subsequent move back into my parents basement, where I proceeded to fall flat on my face for the next year, being rejected at interview after interview, with nothing seeming to go right, yet still trying to find the humor in a very real and miserable period for me.

It's been two months since I got the manuscript back from my editor, but the project of straightening out all of the formatting and graphic design has just kind of slipped through the cracks while I'm working like a dog everyday, drinking heavily, and keeping up with the duties of producing new material for 18th Street on a weekly basis.

Rest assured that the book will soon see the light of day. And if you were wondering the title is, it's "Two Years in Electronic Form." You probably think that's a crappy title.

I don't care.

nobody reads books anymore anyways.