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He did WHAT?

November 15, 2008

Joshie wrote a book. Little Josh McNall wrote a book. The book will be released in less than a week, oh and by the way, did you know Josh wrote it.

That means I actually know a person — a real person not some extreme version of humanity that lives somewhere else and exists somehow on a higher plan than me — who wrote a book.

This should be exciting. This should make me happy. And I am happy. I am, I’m happy for Josh. Heck I’m happy for his wife because I’m sure that she helped in huge ways even if she didn’t read or write a word before it was published.

Really I’m happy…so happy that I’m crying.

So, mere mortals like me can actually write books and get them published.

Crap!

I mean hooray!

I mean, am I wasting my time? Maybe I should just go back to college so that I have the spare time to finish the projects I started before I graduated. I just have to pay for it.

So, how much is it worth to me to be published. To see, “By Crystal Spins” across the bridge of a book rather than under a headline?

Is it worth uprooting myself and heading to Virginia? Colorado? New York?

Is it worth more debt?

Is it worth the friends I’ve made and the family I have here in Rapid City?

Or maybe I just need to do that thing I mentioned in my earlier blog — develop some good habits. Maybe I can write a whole book and get it published if I just buckle down.

How long do you think it takes to write a book if you work on it for 30 minutes a day? I suppose it’s a good question to ask this month. It is, after all National Novel Writing Month. Each year people all over the world write an entire 50,000 words. I decided not to try to do that this year. I don’t know why. Probably just laziness.

I wonder what my potential is. Maybe I don’t have to worry about living up to it. Maybe I already have. Maybe there isn’t a book inside of me. This is me, this is as good as it gets. Potential reached.

And there was a book inside Josh. And he got it out. Congratulations, potential reached. Check out his new book at: http://www.joshuamcnall.com/

I’m gonn go suck my thumb in the corner. Oh, and I’ll probably buy a copy of Josh’s book. Gotta support your friends in this kind of endeavor, right?

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