It’s been a few weeks since the last post – that’s part inspiration, part time, part finishing up some stuff at work, part taking-a-weekend-off-in-Michigan.
A few weeks ago, I wrote about changing roles at work to take some time to chase other pursuits. I’ve wanted to sing, act, and write more. What I’m realizing, however, is that I can’t do them all at once, and so I’ve evaluated which makes the most sense to chase first. Writing won.
I’ve toyed around with the idea of writing a book for a while – fiction was never an option because I don’t think my imagination is that expansive, and non-fiction just required me to decide a topic to write about – and now I’ve decided I’ll go for it.
It seems like it should be a bigger deal than it is to say, “I’m writing a book.” And it kind of is a big deal, but it’s mostly not. So far, it’s a bit like writing papers in college. You know you have to squeeze it in to your schedule at some point, so you consider late nights, early mornings, and camping out at a coffee shop. It’ll eventually be one of each.
That said, I’m writing a book. The book is going to be about honesty. It’s going to explore the motivations and consequences of lying vs telling the truth, and it’s ultimately going to cast a vision of a world in which everyone was honest about what they want, what they’ve done, who they think they are, who they want to be, what they’re good at and what they’re not; what they want to do and what they don’t want to do, what they like and what they don’t.
It won’t be definitive, it probably won’t even be thorough. It’ll be full of biases and my own opinions, it’ll probably make sweeping overgeneralizations, but it’ll be honest.
Details such as when and how are still to come.
Thanks for letting me share my excitement.