Now she's done it! Here's yet another new project Sloan and I are attacking, in a parallel and mutually encouraging sort of way.
While we had lots of fun and sunny lazy time in Boca, we also got a lot of good creative work done. We read a lot, and did a lot of various writing, and wrote and shot two comedy shorts. At some point, Sloan came to me with another part to our plan for artistic world domination. "I'm going to use my blog as a first draft for a book I want to write," she said. "I think you should do it, too."
Partially inspired by the delightful Bill Bryson (whose book we feature in one of the shorts we shot poolside in Boca), we talked about this idea more and realized that yes, if we shifted our blogging habits just a bit, we really could have a very full book of humor essays within a few months.
We flopped down on a pair of chaise lounges in the warm Florida sunshine and got to scribbling in our notebooks. Before long we'd each come up with over one hundred possible short essay topics. Funny personal stories, vacation tales, family tattle-tailing, a great range of things.
One hundred essays, two or three pages each? That's a book.
So we're going to hold each other to the commitment of writing at least one full-on essay per week, and posting it on each of our blogs. Once we get to a certain number, we're going to start putting out book proposals (a project in and of itself).
Until then, I'll be sharing first drafts of these essays here on Bella Rossa, and will be very happy to hear your thoughts and opinions on this project as it takes shape. Deal?