Wednesday, July 14, 2004

31 creeps in on little cat feet

I'm old. I swear to God, it happened over night. When I was in college, I would go to the gym after classes and stay for 2 or 3 hours. I could walk onto the court, tie my shoes and be running full speed right off the bat. Now, I have to stretch before I even get to the gym, then stretch again when I get there. After all of that, I still need the first few trips up and down the court to get warmed up. The things I used to do to make me a much better than average player--like boxing out, playing solid D, setting screens--I now have to do make me an average player. Besides the fact that I think I left my jump shot somewhere in my student apartment at Wake Forest University.

Tuesday, July 13, 2004

The book

So...I'm writing a book. It started out as a really small idea that was more about finding something to do with my time here in AZ more than anything else. Now, with the help of an agent with some foresight, it's turned into a full fledged book.
it's even more intimidating than it sounds. When you're writing jokes for stand up, you can take solace in the fact that you don't have to write a huge chunk of material at a time. Or at least I can. If I set down to write at a coffee shop somewhere for an hour and I get one good new joke out of it...I'm more than happy.
with writing a book, I tend to judge myself on sheer volume or work that I can accomplish. If I sit down at the computer to write I feel like I can't get up until I've written a certain amount of pages.
as for the book itself,my agent wanted me to get about 50 pages of it done before she went to publishers with it. 44 pages in, I'm at a good stopping point and I'm pretty proud of what I have. I'm pretty anxious to get this first chunk polished up and shipped off to her so I can keep working on it.
time to get ready for basketball. My knees are a ticking time bomb at this point so I feel like I have to play while I can still walk.

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i'm now officially part of the problem.
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