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A Traveling Calamity Clomping Along

[Brittany from the Shyness Project has been putting one foot in front of the other and stepping out of her shell. She has even braved toast masters!  I shiver at the thought of public – speaking! Brittany’s one question is, ” If you could write a book on any subject, what would it be about?]

A book. A non-fiction book. The stress! A book is much more stressful than a blog.  It takes patience, love, editing, getting kicked in the teeth, and holding  abated breath for a publisher to love it! I’m not sure I would ever have the courage to write a book, deal with the daunting task of query letters, and the countless rejections. 

The world has always been out there and I have always been keen to explore every inch of it. Curiosity has gotten me into trouble a time or two or three or four.

But it’s with humor you can shake off the toughest dilemmas and embrace the chaos.

If I had the courage I would write A book of collected essays from my previous travels called A Travelling Calamity Clomping Along.

It  would serve up essays with  such titles as “Voodoo 101: Know When You are Looking at Holy Spirits”,  “Switzerland has Sheep Fuckers” (yes I said that), “How to Throw a Graceful Left Hook while Shopping”, “The Knowledge of Golden Tequila”, and “Agile Roberto.”

Trouble finds me! Or maybe I find trouble! But I have a lot of fun on different journeys, skirted out of hairy situations, and enjoy life to the fullest on most days.

Now if only someone out there would pay me to go see it, write a book, and reap the benefits of travelling the world. I still have at least another six chapters to write…

If you could write on any topic what would it be?

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28 replies

  1. I am still snorting over the sheep fucking Swiss. What a great chapter for late night reading! My brief travels in Europe could include 1000 & 1 ways to insult a French person, starting with simply being an American in Paris. 😉

  2. Toastmasters. I am interested in joining. About time I overcome my glossophobia. But I guess I am not brave enough to check them out by myself. All I have done so far is call them for inquiries.

    I’m sure someday you will make a very good author. Well, who am I kidding? You already are.

  3. You should write the book.

    Writing on any topic… since I have one novel headed for my second edit, a second 35% entered, and several others existing in rough drafts, I guess my choices were made already. 😉

      1. I am. Are you? My World War I book is based on a real incident, so there is a lot of research and I may not be able to do it for that month, and come up with another topic. I can’t do the other book, which I would love to do, because I started it already. That is what is known as a quandary, I believe.

  4. I’d likely writing a coming of age story involving a now-evil vampire dad as allegory for growing up and escaping abuse. Oh, wait! I did that! :p

    FWIW, I would totally buy the book you described. I would buy it right now, were it only available.

  5. Oooooh! WRITE THAT BOOK! We’re all anxious to read it (and equally anxious to bitch out any publishers who condescend to decline – or maybe that’s just me). I used to write fiction, back in the day, but I don’t know what I would write now. A thriller, maybe? Or something cringe-worthy about my adventures with excessive coffee consumption? Meh. It’s probably better for everyone if I just stick to blogging 🙂

  6. Somehow this post slipped past me even though this was the question I asked, haha! At least I’m reading it now. 🙂 I love your book idea! I hope you write it at some point, even if it’s just for family and friends as a self-published book. One of my friends from Toastmasters self-published a book about her life and it was really interesting. She has led quite a life and she was actually a clown (though on the streets) too at one point. She quit her job at one point because she was fed up with it and chose to become Buttons the clown.

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