The Author Contemplates His Future

“(I find myself at a crossroads. How best to use my formidable talent for the betterment of humanity? So many people want me to write a book about coffee tables, but is furniture really my passion? What about ottomans? I really should finish my Great American Novel. Also, I really should start my Great American Novel. Perhaps a cookbook, but is the world ready for ‘101 Cotton Candy Recipes’? I just… don’t… know…)”

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Azrael y Penélope, by Julián Ortega Martínez, licensed under CC BY 2.0.

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16 thoughts on “The Author Contemplates His Future

  1. AuntieM1996 November 20, 2015 / 10:56 am

    I (and I may be the only one but I don’t think so) vote for NTMTOM writing a book to go ON coffee tables containing his marvelous witticisms and thoughts.

    • 6rabbits November 20, 2015 / 9:27 pm

      I heartily agree!

  2. Blue Fairy November 20, 2015 / 11:11 am

    I’m holding my breath for the bacon cotton candy recipe.

    • Not That Mike The Other Mike November 20, 2015 / 11:31 am

      I’b hoding by dose!

      • one cranky lady November 20, 2015 / 1:42 pm

        I don’t know; I’ve always heard bacon makes everything better!

    • Amy November 20, 2015 / 11:47 am

      Me, too! Me, too!

  3. Faye November 20, 2015 / 11:54 am

    Hmmm NTMTOM I think you might have some competition. Let’s see if this works:

    • Faye November 20, 2015 / 11:55 am

      Ooo and:

    • Faye November 20, 2015 / 1:14 pm

      It took me awhile to understand what meta meant. (Great name for a future pet) Good definition of Meta from Urban Dictionary:
      meta
      When you create new layers of abstraction between the thing or event, you are becoming more meta.

      For example: A footnote that is needed to explain another footnote is meta.

      The problem with being meta is that if you add sufficient layers of abstraction or complexity between the original event and the convenient abstractions you create to clarify or explain it, you eventually lose all connection to the original. Generally, you need no more than two or three levels in writing.

      Too much meta in your writing leads to meta fog.

      In writing, this means your writing sucks.
      Man, I need notes to explain the notes to my notes for my thesis!” – “That’s very meta. Perhaps you should rewrite it?
      by Charles Hoffmann August 29, 2010

      SO NTMTOM I think you have more to share with the world than Cotton Candy Recipes 101. Though the cotton candy dipped in crushed dark chocolate chips works! Thank you.

  4. Faye November 20, 2015 / 1:03 pm

    Can u delete the non working one and my duplicate comments, please. The book itself was a coffee table!

    • Faye November 20, 2015 / 8:38 pm

      Thank you!

  5. Smartypants November 20, 2015 / 2:36 pm

    “Should I write this book?”

    “Yeah, you really otto, man.”

  6. Saffron November 21, 2015 / 10:08 am

    Kitteh finishing final chapter of “Hoomins for Dummies”

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