Is this thing on?
No sir, this is "Retired Blogger Updates 134", you're looking for "Is This Internet Meme Still Cool 101", which is down the hall on your left there.
I wanted to take a moment to share some news about Starting Over at 24. Over the past year or so I've been trying to take this little slice of the internet and turning it into a manuscript. Turns out, writing a book isn't easy. Who knew?
A lot of blood, sweat and beers.
While it's still going through many revisions, it's certainly at a spot I'm proud of and excited about:
* adding more entries about the initial break up: what it was like the day I got my "Yo, it's over" email.
* adding a few more stories about some other girls that didn't make it in the blog
* adding more details about how things ended with some of the others
* punching up and editing a lot of the earlier entries
I have great news though! After many, many, soul-crushing "Sorry sir, we don't see a market for this" templates typed out by interns, I finally found an agent who actually "gets" the blog. Last week I signed with a great agency, The Rights Factory.
Securing an agent is not easy, I think Harry Potter had a more enjoyable time finding horcruxes. So what does that mean exactly? The work isn't over yet. While it's still pretty exciting and I want to throw a sexy pizza party and invite all of you and your kittens, there is still one crucial step before the blog actually becomes a book you can buy on the shelves. My agent has to sell it to a publishing house.
Hopefully I'll have that news to share soon. Send positive mind bullets my way. And, as always, thanks to everyone who continues to email and check in.
I also just signed up for this "Twitter" all the kids keep talking about. I have no idea how it works. I feel like the old man in the neighborhood who finally cracked and is trading his VHS players in for Blu Ray. You can follow me here.
Keep rocking the free world,