I want to write a book.

Some years ago, I started the List of Things To Do Before I Die, but I only got as far as “write a book” and “skydive.” And since I can’t afford to go skydiving any time soon, I figure that writing the book is the only thing on my list that I can do (aside from #3: “finish list”).

Problem is, I don’t know what to write. I’ve got a couple of ideas, but one will require more money than I’ve got, and the other will keep me from holding down a steady job (these aren’t “sit down and write” book ideas, they’re “spend a year doin’ shit and THEN write” ideas).

Of course, when I’ve actually got time to write, I wind up reading, thinking that I need to read a lot of good stuff before I can write any good stuff - a reasonable conclusion, I think. But that doesn’t change the fact that I don’t have anything to write when I’m not reading. My life hasn’t been interesting enough for any kind of memoir, and I don’t know enough about any particular subject to write much about it, except maybe Getting By On Six Bucks A Day After Spending Your Paycheck The Friday You Get It, but the only people interested in that wouldn’t be able to afford it.

So, if you’ve got ideas, let me know. I figure a best seller is more likely than landing the lottery, and I could use some cash.