Monday, January 01, 2007

Resolutions

1. Write a book! Woo, yeah, it will be the best book ever, about the internet and stuff, and everyone will want to read it, except newspaper lifestyle columnists, who won't want to read it because it will contain UNPALATABLE TRUTHS.

2. Erm, that's it.


PS Happy New Year!

26 comments:

Arabella said...

Yes, yes, write a book. It will be good. And don't think about lifestyle columnists; they're too busy styling their lives to read.

Tim Footman said...

Put me down for 10 copies.

Valerie said...

Can I pre-order it on amazon.co.uk yet?

Wait, I think my Internet is showing.

I'm all about unpalatable truths. Go for the throat!

Dave again said...

I was going to say what valerie said, but she got here first. HNY to you too.

rockmother said...

Ooh yes - unpalatable truths - excellent. I think you would write a good book. Happy New Year.

Spinsterella said...

Unpalatable truths are always good.

Happy New Year to you too!

Anonymous said...

We should set up some sort of mass blog solely for the purpose of shredding every single article ever written by a lifestyle columnist. It's about time this vermin was hunted to extinction.

Billy said...

Have you got a title for the book? I always get as far as a title and deciding how many chapters the book will have (usually the number is of mystical significance) and then give up.

Again.

Anonymous said...

ooh, great. Do we get namechecks?

Anonymous said...

The title is the most important thing, plus having a snappy subtitle how about 'The Unpalatable Truths: what lifestyle columnists don't tell you about anything at all actually if you read them a lot, and they all become irritating after a while even the ones who you liked at first including the ones who get cancer even if they die'.

I'd buy it, ooooo Nina on the radio

Roberta Swipe said...

A "book" eh?

Well P, if you need anything disgustingly depraved to fill out the centre pages you know where to come.....



xxxxx


'Berta

p.s. : nxrjfv? Either I'm still *way* too sober, or these wrod vrecficification things are getting too easy....

Spinsterella said...

Not quite lifestyle, but there was a particularly bad article on bloggers in the local rag here on the weekend.

It name-checked Annie Mole, Little Red Boat, and (stay awake please) Petite frigging Anglais.

Yawney yawney cunt cunt, as that mad bint over on Emerald Bile would say.

rockmother said...

MAJOR yawnery yawney yawn! Are you sure girlwithonefatbehind wasn't name-checked too? I do read her quite alot actually even though I call her that.

Spinsterella said...

I'm sure the only reason Girl With No Talent Whatsoever wasn't mentioned is that it's a Family newspaper.

PS - Patroclus - sorry for the use of very foul language earlier.

Anonymous said...

Happy New Year!

Marsha Klein said...

"Write a book" is my most frequently made New Year resolution.

"Clean out kitchen cupboards and do ironing" would be more realistic and (in my case) more useful resolutions.

I look forward to reading yours tho'

Happy New Year!

Anonymous said...

What did you think of the finale?

belladona said...

That is always my resolution, except my book will be about other worlds, quantum physics and possibly monsters. This is always slightly impeded by me not really knowing anything about quantum physics and being unsure how to spell it anyway. I'm sure this year everything will work out though.

patroclus said...

Bloody hell bella, you *must* write that book! Immediately! I want to read it now!

Realdoc: not seen finale yet, as we were out carousing on the streets of Falmouth. Watching it later today though...

Marsha: what happened to your blog? I looked a few days ago and it had GONE!

I haven't got a title yet for the book (I'm very bad at that, if anyone has any suggestions they would be most welcome), but it has eight (not a mystical number) chapters plus an intro and a conclusion, and I can remember what seven of them are about. Which is a shame, because I'm sure the eighth one was going to be the most AWESOME one, albeit without any monsters or quantum physics.

Tim Footman said...

What about calling it An Introduction, Eight Chapters and a Conclusion? And get Hugh Grant to be in the movie. Playing a black hooker.

vic said...

Good luck with that. I'm three chapters into my difficult first novel. It's about predicting seasonal changes, people dying and hating yourself for things that aren't your fault (ie your usual mid-20s coming-of-age-drivel). I want to be at least half way through by this time next year. Keep us posted on your progress and happy new year!

smoo2 said...

Missed you on MSN last night - it was great fun! Hope you enjoyed the GW finale!

Anonymous said...

Yes!

llewtrah said...

Oh grief, I've got a couple have half-written books lying around the place. Problem is - I lose interest even though I have a plot and characters and everything. I'm better at short stories.

I've been asked to collaborate on a book (related to animal behaviour/genetics) along with a few others, but funding is an issue and I've heard no more about it (which is a pity as it uses reams of existing material).

Spinsterella said...

God, I'm starting to feel like the only blogger who hasn't started to write a book. Or even thought about it.

I have been in a book once though. A text book.

llewtrah said...

I have been credited and quoted in some books if that counts?