First, let me thank you all for leaving comments over the last few months. My real life has been brutally time-consuming and stressful. Every time I get a comment, it reminds me that someone, somewhere was actually engaged enough by what I write to interact.
Oh, my favorite haiku was from David:
In turquoise pantsuits
they circle and wait for me.
The snow-birds return
Followed closely by FarFetched:
Crowded parking lots,
Sunday afternoon returns...
Rented it for free
I'd like to ask for a little help. Let's pretend - because I'm still not sure how this would/could work - that I want to write a book.
The blog posts are basically columns - despite their ranting nature. I looked at a Dave Barry book at Barnes & Noble -- and he has about 60-70 columns in there - with nothing linking them. I'm not saying I'm Dave Barry.
On the other hand, I don't think my meager talent extends to writing any sort of "War & Peace" opus set inside Wal-Mart. There's not really a continuing plot lines outside of the "I hate my job" and "Customers are mean." Jessica Simpson's "movie" (and I use the term loosely) with Dane Cook notwithstanding!
So what do you - the readers - think that a) a major publishing house would give me money for and b) people would actually pay $24.95 in a bookstore to pick up, take home and read?