I’m Going To Write A Book

Posted by Big Daddy Paul in Paul Writes a Book

Blogs are nice, but you can’t read them very easily while going to the bathroom or while sidling up to the swim up bar. Sadly, these are the things I care about most. To ameliorate this, I am going to write a book.

I know what you must be thinking, “Paul, you’re not that bright, whatever are you going to write about?” Fear not, naysayers, there is one thing that I do indeed know a lot about, and that is being me. I am going to write a book about my goofy experiences as a stay at home dad. I like making people laugh and want to get the word out that being a stay at home dad is a fun and rewarding experience. I am going to hit two birds with one stone and hope that both birds die. Then, I’ll sell the birds for a lot of money and use that money to put Malcolm through school. That’s the plan, anyways.

I figured I would start with the reason this blog came into our existence, our trip to Europe a few years ago. The trip was very challenging and I think will be a interesting backdrop for me to tell my silly stories. It will be a mixture of a travel memoir, foodie journal, and stay at home dad expose. If you need a frame of reference, think Jason Bourne with a toddler and an affinity for fried dough.

Why I am I telling you this? I tell you everything! This blog got a lot easier to do when I realized that I should just write about everything that we are going through. Well, this is what I’m doing! I am sure I will fuck things up in this endeavor like I do with everything else that I set my mind to, so count on reading about missteps I take down the long path to literary stardom.

From time to time, I will write posts about the process of getting the book published. I’ll also be working on sample chapters, so some upcoming posts might seem weird. I didn’t want you to get worried that all of a sudden I had an apartment in London or was getting thrown out of French boutiques.

So that’s what I am up to today. If you want a glimpse of what a book of mine would be like, print this out and take it with you to the bathroom. Let me know how it goes.

11 responses to “I’m Going To Write A Book”

  1. Amy says:

    It was good, thanks. Very relaxing, but my leg fell asleep.

  2. Kyle says:

    When you don’t kill both birds, it’s ok, remember, one in the hand is worth two in the bush!

  3. LizCat says:

    You must read Slummy Mummy by Fiona Neill. Chick-lit, but written by a Brit, which means it’s actually damn good. Very funny novel about being a stay-at-home mom in modern day London.

  4. brad says:

    Let’s all hope Malcolm has a yet undiscovered talent, like badminton, if he intends on getting a college degree.

  5. Erica says:

    I would seriously buy a copy! Good luck.

  6. Brad, I didn’t say college, i just meant elementary school!

    Kyle, I don’t want Amy to think that failure is an option. So, I have amassed a small army of dead birds in the crawlspace. That way, when she asks if I got both birds, I can say “Yes!: every day.

    Erica, i’ll probably need you to by more than one. I’ll put you down for 38. Thanks!

  7. Larissa says:

    Put me down for 38 as well 🙂

  8. Scott says:

    I know that I’m off topic here (like someone else I know) but where was the picture taken?

  9. Louise says:

    Thanks for the suggestion – what a charmin idea! 😉

  10. The picture was taken in Maine. That is Matt’s parents’ cat. He (the cat) didn’t like me very much, as you can tell.

  11. Diane says:

    I think you writing is a book is a great idea…and I’ll be the first to bring a six-pack to your book signing!!! 🙂

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