I’m sitting chatting with my friend about my particularly odd lack-of-work conundrum. Like the majority of people that I talk with they run through various ideas. This friend has worked on ships before so she understands more-so the challenges of ship internet and how most anything that requires daily check-in’s in some online way just won’t work.
So, she decides, I should write a book. “It’s great”, she says. “You can be this reclusive and elusive writer that’s shrouded in mystery. Only checking in every few weeks from a random country here or there. Just email your publisher ‘yup, here’s another chapter’ and then, poof, you’re gone again for weeks.”
I tell her that this is great but, “what am I going to write about?” She then tells me her idea for an adventure young adult book. Honestly if it was pulled off well it would probably be turned into a TV series. I should probably write that, get the distribution deal set up early, make sure that my compensation is tied to the back-end of sales, and call it a day.
Alas, I’m not sure a young adult adventure book is the way for me to go. I’m not sure that me writing a book is the way to go; but, if you have no other way to go, why not go that way?
It reminds me of the song that goes “you’ve got to stand for something, or you’ll fall for anything.” Right now, I feel so lost in terms of career and direction, would I just fall for anything? I mean, I applied for front office onboard the ship. Who wants to work in front office? That’s where the passengers go to yell about things that don’t work. Well, I wouldn’t mind it that much I don’t think – I love a challenge and I love problem solving, but for the purposes of this example that’s neither here nor there.
So, should I write a book? Or, is that me just falling for anything?