What a novel idea…

Some random nuggets this morning…

– The other day my father asked me, “Is there an actor named “Shitley Killinger?” I replied, “I don’t believe so.” He thought for a minute and then said, “I think I may have really screwed up the People Magazine crossword puzzle.”

– The word “balls” still makes me giggle. I know, I know. Maybe it is all words with “B,” “A” and “L” in them. I dream of the day People Magazine has an article about “Bob Balaban in Islamabad.”

– Ever since “Brokeback Mountain” came out, I’ve found it hilarious to reply to the question, “Have you seen it?” with “I did. You know, I think those two fellas may be more than just friends.”

– I started writing a novel this morning.

– I sometimes like to bury the lead.

So, yeah, a novel.

My buddy Ignun and I were chatting about it yesterday and came to the conclusion, “Other dorks are doing it, why can’t we?”

There is more to it than that. I’ve written a number of screenplays. I’ve written a kid’s book. (For my niece!) I’ve written short fiction.

It’s just time for a novel. I have been thinking about it for quite a while.

I don’t want to give too much away, but the story is really coming together. It’s going to be a little… different. But, if I can write the story that is forming in my head, I think it can be a lot of fun.

I read someplace that a 175 page novel is equal to around 50,000 words. Hell, I’ve written e-mails almost that long.

My first idea for the book was about a young boy who goes to a wizard school and has all kinds of wacky adventures. But, apparently this has already been done. Who knew?

Okay, back to it.

3 thoughts on “What a novel idea…

  1. You make me howl! =D

    A few things::

    1) Your Dad SLAYS me!; and B) I’m proud you have started writing (again).

    That is all.

    As you were…

  2. I like reading old posts knowing you actually DID write novels. Like I know the future or something.

    Past Peter: YOU CAN DO IT! I even know what you’re going to call the book.

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