Would you Adam & Eve it… Only a few days after I take up the challenge to write a book for the family of Dirty Boxers, and already we are reading (even though poorly reading) passages from the first draft!
Admittedly, it is only the first paragraph of the Science chapter, but still it is better than nothing…
But what is more shocking is that I only truly started writing ‘properly’ last night because I couldn’t sleep, and out of nowhere, 12 pages of pure gold-type material is written with ease about the mad and some-what strange world of Science. However, it also has to be said that most of my ‘notes’ and research I have done for the book are still spread out on the floor in my old bedroom – in more of a mess display; than a well organised, well thought-out pile of ‘research’.
But oh well – you’ve got to start somewhere!
Listen to the first paragraph of the science chapter in today’s show: http://dirtyboxers.net/2010/07/21/dirty-boxers-068-podcasting-by-numbers/
Over the past few years, I have been collecting a ridiculously huge amount of newspaper clippings, articles, books and generally interesting things from my travels; for no real reason – until now!
At the moment, I am beavering away to try and put the collection of information I have gathered in to a structure that will lend itself to the natural flow I have in mind for the book… But as always with this kind of thing, it is easier said than done – especially when I am finding myself spending most of my time re-reading the content and becoming re-inspired with it, than harshly deciding what should be kept, and what should be binned.
Thankfully, I have got to a point where I think I can see light at the end of the tunnel, where I have a strong concept forming and actually finding some relieve from the fact there is very little additional information I will need to research to complete each chapter.
All I need now is to work out which chapter I am going to tackle first!
I’ve always wanted to write a book… I suppose most people have, and yet we never seem to get around to it. Well today I am launching a new project to write a Dirty Boxers book.
Called “The Missing Manual to the World”; it will be a Tongue-in-Cheek, thought-provoking, but pointless, yet ‘somehow’ entertaining look at the world discussing different subjects that surround us, in the same style and ‘taste’ (if we ever had any), that people seem to have grown to love from the podcast.
Some of the subjects covered in the book will include:
- Education / Young People
Now why am I telling you lovely people this? Well, as I’d promised in a previous show, members of the Dirty Boxers Family (that’s you) can own a part of the book in the form of shares. There are 2000 shares, and only 1000 of them on sale. To find out more information about the project, to find out how to buy some shiny shares, or to be nosy, please see ‘The Book‘ page for all the gossip and links.