I'm working on a how-to book on stand-up comedy. My focus is on completing the book so that I can sell it and use it to build my brand… yeah, I consider all the stuff I do part of my “brand”. I’m just mentioning it in case anyone wondered why the blog started being mostly about stand-up comedy all of the sudden.
Writing a book is one of the biggest projects I’ve ever attempted, and I welcome the challenge. Yo, I've got a Master's degree in Art, I've done a One-person show, and I've run a marathon with only one month's training, I do things! BUT... writing a book is hard, especially since I barely read them, and I’m not know for being a great writer. I'm known for having a twitter account that's sometimes humorous and for looking like a bootleg Lenny Kravitz...
Despite being as dumb as a doorknob when it comes to writing I’m not letting it stop me. I’m shooting for 14,000 words for this book, and I plan on releasing it as an ebook, and also releasing it as an audiobook which I will narrate. (Cool huh? I think so too.) I’ve already got an idea for the cover too.
To help me with the process I’m using a website called 750words.com. The website is really cool because after you set up an account you basically write 750 words and it tells you all about your writing. What mood were you in, how many words did you use, how long did it take you to get to 750 words? The list goes on and on… Oh yeah my favorite thing about the site is the “streak” aspect of it, where it will tell you how many days in a row you have written. I actually joined a group called the October Challenge where you have to write everyday of the month and if you do then your name goes on THE WALL OF AWESOMENESS, and if you don’t your name goes on the THE WALL OF SHAME until you complete the challenge. Basically 750 words forces me to write everyday and that keeps me reasonably on track for completing this book in a timely fashion.
So, when is the book going to be finished? I’m shooting for Black Friday, November 25th, and I will keep you all posted with my progress. I can’t wait to write a book that will help people interested in the art of stand-up comedy. It’s all about getting better and, for me, writing a book is one thing that I think will help me grow. I really appreciate everyone who has been reading these blog posts and I want to take a moment to say thank you for all your support, you make this all possible.