posted on September 16, 2011 16:15
Writer Gone Rogue
When I was a kid, I jumped off a 33-foot-platform. Just for fun.
I was terrified, but it was also completely exhilarating. So much so that I did it again and again and again.
Now that I’m older, I’m not sure how my parents watched me do this over and over again at the community pool, or how we were even allowed to do it. I would climb out of the deep end and then scurry back up the diving platform, feeling that rush of fear and the rush of jumping into the depths below.
Today I did something big and stuck my toes over the edge of another platform.
And I jumped.
Then I got back up and did it again.
Today I submitted a short story to Kindle Singles, the new format for short stories, essays, and novellas.
My stomach is still doing flips, like I’ve just gone over the top of a high rollercoaster hill and have just started the descent.
Excited? Just a little.
Today is a momentous day because I also had my first article published on an international travel website – you can read it here.
And, thanks to listening to all of the episodes of Hollywood Babble-On, I was inspired to enter a few jokes to a segment that Kevin Smith and Ralph Garman do at the end of their podcast. This segment is about Liam Neeson and a purported gigantic part of his anatomy.
Yes, I wrote a joke about Liam Neeson and his pet trouser snake.
WARNING WARNING WARNING: My joke (nor the site it’s posted on) is NSFW. I’m serious, so please, click on this link at your own behest.
Hopefully, when you do this (IN THE PRIVACY OF YOUR OWN HOME AND NOT AT WORK) you will have a good laugh.
Next week I’ll find out if my joke *actually* gets read on Hollywood Babble-On (oh please oh please oh please). It would seriously make my year.
Reckless Literary Abandon
It’s Friday, so I’m going to keep this short and sweet.
Jump off a ledge of your own. Be daring and do something that you’ve always wanted to do, even if you’re scared.
Then climb right back up and do it over again. And again. And again.