Tuesday, October 10, 2006

This is my FAVORITE time of the year for so many reasons. The weather is getting a bit cooler, which means I can go to sleep with the window open, and get pneumonia in my sleep. I can also break out my fall line of clothes, which is way better than my spring and summer lines. It gets dark earlier, which means the bad ass kids outside my window will actually give me some peace and quiet once I do decided to sleep. And all of the major sports actually intersect: Playoff baseball has jumped off, football is in its sixth week, and preseason basketball has just begun. I go home every night, knowing that there will ALWAYS be some type of sporting event for me to watch and write about, and that's a beautiful thing. I wish this time of year could last forever..I wish that sentence I just wrote didn't sound like a corny Hallmark card.

I am really struggling to come up with a good subject matter for my book. If I write a sports-themed book, I would want to do a book about and/or with Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. He's a fascinating man on and off the basketball court, and not enough has been written about his life. Of course, Kareem would have NO reason to work with a unknown author like myself, but I do believe I could pull it off. I'd focus on his playing career, the numerous books he's written, his love for jazz, and his unique relationship with Wilt Chamberlain. I also thought of writing a book about my experiences both good and bad with women, but I'd hate for that book to make it big, because then I'd be labeled as THAT kind of author. And when I say THAT, I mean the E. Lynn Harris, Michael Baisden, Tyler Perry type writer that is currently dominating pop culture. I semi-respect these guys for finding success, but their writing sucks..it is their subject matter that is juicy, thus the big sales. I fancy myself a good writer, so I don't want my big break coming via a book about me and my women..then again, if I did have success via a book like that, it could be my foot in the door, which would enable me to do something big..Quite the dilemma. I need to give this some serious thought. Do I sell out and go for sales and money, and then come back and write books that display my integrity and skill? Or do I write what's in my heart no matter what, and hope that my audience feels me enough to make me successful

This is an unfocused, scatterbrained blog entry, because I have so much on my mind right now: My son, grad school, my upcoming book, threesomes(yes threesomes), work, and lots of other things. When I have lots on my mind like that, it is difficult for me to reel it in, and write in a coherent fashion. I would however like to report that I have successfully grown a beard. I endured the itchy phase long enough to get a full-fledged beard. It may not last very long, but I can say that I did it.

I"m putting this entry out of its misery now

5 comments:

Hannibal said...

threesome(s)... don't hurt em!
you the jesus freaks are praying for u .

hadassah444 said...

hmmmm...
a book about sports or a book about your relationship with women.

youre a better sports writer....

Anonymous said...

Fall is also my personal favorite!!! But when is it really coming. If you hadn't noticed we are experiencing summer today. As for the book...I agree, with the above post--do sports. Although your sexual encounters def light up my life...you don't want to be known (more publicly than you already are) for your love them and leave them stunts (its already been done and redone etc) & most importantly unless you want to take a fieldtrip to the clinic you should stay away from threesomes…watch a flick and move the hell on...although if u need an escort to the clinic or to watch a flick--I am available—hey, that’s what friends are for ;)

Oh…and BEARDS!!! I love them...every beautiful man should have a beard. So, kudos to you!

LittleTortilla stays in DC said...

Oddly, I went to middle school with his kids from his first marriage. So I would be interested in his relationships with his children.

If you wrote a book on your relations with women....i mean i can't support nigglature.

Jo said...

Fall is great, isn't it . . . as for the book - since when was your drama with relationships saleable? (Is that a word?). . .and beard? is it a full beard or a goatee - there IS a difference!