Yes, yes, yes...I am supposed to be writing Act Like You Mean it, and I am. My newsletter (next week) will tell you how far along I am on that WIP (work in progress).
However, I was thinking... (This is about to get scary, buckle up.) There are a few blogs that have been converted into books. I'll grant that IS writing. But ever since I heard about the book of twitterings, I have had a wee bit o' difficulty embracing that as writing. That is about as much writing as collecting the clever bits of prose from the loo stalls in public facilities.
While I was texting my boys, I wondered: what if some of the better texts were collected and called a book. I keep the good ones on my phone, the ones that remind me of special moments.
Here are some of texts from my phone:
"Goin 2 uk 2moro 4 2wks. Wel hav cofe wen i get bac"
"Computer case" (Yeah, I had to call to see what that one meant.)
"Thank you so much for the Indian bracelet. Its lovely. Big hug."
"Did u see me" (on television - the Jerry Lewis Telethon.)
"If you were going to wash tennis shoes would you wash them by their self?"
"Opening Jeep." Followed by, "Starting engine."
"Hey they fired _______ last night." (Cue to call the other person.)
"So someone hit my truck and there is no damage to it but it left a big mark on her car." (About a hit-and-run driver.)
"My advice sucks...do what feels right to you." (about a book contract)
"Yes it was pretty awesome. I wasn't sure i could make myself go out but the training kicked in and out i went." (About military Jump school)
And my favorite from macho Army guy... "I love you mom."
Book material? Nah, probably not. Good memories though. Do you keep some old texts?