The first time I let the world know that I was writing a book was WAY back in 2013. And by world I mean my friends and family. They knew first before I wrote about it here with this T-pisode. My inner circle reacted the way I thought they would react. By completely supporting me knowing that once I set a goal for myself I won’t stop until I complete it. The “outer circle” also reacted the way I thought they would. With “Why, T?” Because they don’t get me like my closest people do. And that’s ok. Totally understandable. That’s not their fault. It’s mine. Then I came here and let all of you know.
After that T-pisode was posted I started 2014 strong. With the same approach that I put every goal into action. With a game plan. So I spent a BIG chunk of 2014 reading 207 T-pisodes. Yep. I sure did yo. I went back and read my own stories. I read all about my life. The lessons, the successes, the mistakes, the pains, the wins, everything. I smiled a lot. I laughed a lot. I cringed at times. Even I couldn’t believe some of the things I did and survived in life…so far. There were even times a tear came to my eye. Some of it opened up old wounds. Did I over share here? Oh yeah I did. Would I change a thing? No. Never. All of that reassured me that T-blawg was the most original thing on the internet EVER. So after that, I pulled all 207 T-pisodes and placed them into buckets. By date and by category. I jumped around a lot in my life here those first four years. I tried to “re-piece” everything back together into chronological order. That I certainly did not enjoy. Then I built an outline and between everything else going on in my life it was the end of 2014. But I started a draft and then in 2015, I really got busy. But I couldn’t find my voice. Writing here I am definitely speaking my words but in written form. Writing scripts, I create characters and scenes influenced heavily at times by my life. But the book was something different. So after that draft failed, I started a new game plan. I decided to write out of chronological order by jumping around in my life within the first 200 T-pisodes written here. Then I scrapped THAT draft. There was no way in hell I was going to write a 200 chapter book. Then my day job got busy, life picked up for me in other ways and I decided to focus on all of that by going on my 6 month sabbatical from here while also writing the book. I did many more drafts finally deciding on a core of 45-50 T-pisodes by expanding each one into 3-5 page chapters. The result would be a 200 page T-blawg point of view book on my life. I found my voice. I found my book style. And then I came back to T-blawg. And here I am today. Writing. Writing. WRITING. And oh yeah, living my life still going like a beast 18 hours day! Thug life.
My plan is to not only finish the book in 2016 but to also publish it. Whether I find a publisher or self publish it myself, it will be finished and it shall be published! And hopefully sold. And then I will add one more medium to the T-blawg hall of fame and the title of author to my still growing list of accomplishments. The next update on “T-blawg The Book” here will hopefully be that it is finally written. And then I plan on taking T-blawg to another place and level. Television and film combined with T-blawg would be a dream come true for me. A dream? Or just another goal for me? And we all know about me and goals at this point, right? Stay tuned.
Until next time. Always take it there.