The blog took off, Julie got a book deal, and now a movie! Modern fairy tale ending.
It seems all you need to make it big is a kooky idea that takes about a year to implement and *poof* you too can get a book deal and possibly a movie!
Like this lady who decided to read one book a day for 365 days. She's now been tapped to write a book about her experiences.
Or the guy who lived a year with 'zero carbon-footprint'.
Or the guy (A.J. Jacobs) who 'lived biblically' for a year--what the heck does that mean anyway. I guess he was uber-kosher, or something.
A.J. Jacobs, incidentally, is a freaking gimmick genius because he's struck lightning not once, but TWICE. He's also the author of The Know It All, the book about him reading the entire 32 volumes of the Encyclopedia Britannica.
With the dawn of the new year, it really makes me wonder: What gimmicky thing can I do for a year, blog about, and maybe never have to work my day job again?
Um...so far I came up with:
My Year of Mediocre Homecooking and the Occasional Take-Out
My Year of Watching One to Two TV Shows a Day
The 365 Corporate Slave
365 Outfits, Some of Which Are Repeated Often (Actually, there is this one girl who only wore black dresses for a whole year, so this is not far off the mark!)
A Tattoo A Day (The spouse would not like this, or its corollary--A Piercing A Day).
The 'M'Eat-It-All (I will eat one different species of animal a day. We quickly move from the familiar (beef, pork, poultry) to the exotic (cat, dog, mouse, squirrel, horse, glurp...pardon me, I just threw up a little in my mouth).
This is proving much harder than it appears...I guess I won't be saying goodbye to my day job anytime soon. Sigh.