Thursday, December 11, 2008

Are You Kidding Me?

Today's weather forecast for St. Peters: Mostly sunny; high 40 degrees.

This morning I received an e-mail from a member of an on-line writers' group I belong to, with the terse message of: "read it, read it, read it" and a link to an opinion piece in the New York Times. Definitely got my attention.

After clicking on the link, I got a jolt stronger than a cup of coffee--expect I don't drink coffee--so make that a cup of hot black tea or a splash of cold water in my face. But I digress, perhaps I'm still dumfounded after clicking on the link and reading New York Times op-ed guest columnist Timothy Egan's piece titled, "Typing Without a Clue."

No matter your party affiliation or whom you voted for in last month's election, as a writer, you will probably have the same reaction I did: Are you kidding me?

Can you guess who has written a book with a selling price for $24.95?

Still curious? Joe the Plumer.


Wait a minute. No need to panic. There might still be hope for us.

If my logic follows here; the other night I unplugged the toilet, so next year I should expect to have a book deal. Yeah, that's the ticket.

Well, darn it, if JTP can do it, so can I. And you can too. Guess you never know what it takes to get a book deal. I better get to writing my book. But, wait; before I get writing, I'll run to Wal-Mart and buy myself a new plunger--the latest tool of the trade for um . . . writers?

Here's a link to the article:


  1. Nothing like cashing in on one's 15 minutes of fame. It's the American way.

  2. Yet one more example that life is unfair!

  3. How true!
    On the bright side, maybe the ghostwriter who's actually doing the writing for JTP will make some money out of the deal.


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