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dan-pearce

Hey everyone, just a heads up.

I will be working heavily on my upcoming book for the next little while, both writing it and working toward getting a publishing deal. Cross your fingers for me.

It is a book of memoirs and life lessons, which will have you rolling on the floor laughing so hard you question your own continence. And you won’t see it for some time (publishing is a long process).

That being said, writing those memoirs takes a certain part of my brain that is used to write narratives, and I’m finding that when I’ve used it up for the day trying to create the funniest, most thoughtful stuff I’ve ever written, I don’t have a lot left in me for blogging.

That being said, there’s another part of my brain that isn’t being tapped, and it’s the “list writing” side of my brain. Writing funny or thoughtful lists uses a totally different part of my creative brain, and I have plenty of that left over for the blog.

This is all to say that over the next while, you’ll probably see a lot more list-type posts than usual here on Single Dad Laughing and a few less of the narrative style that you’ve all come to know.

You know, in case you wonder why I’m suddenly changing my tune.

That’s all.

As you were.

Dan Pearce, Single Dad Laughing

36 comments
sarajaen
sarajaen

Bring it! Love the lists.

ealexandraki
ealexandraki

I hope you get a deal when it's out on submission! I understand how awful the publishing process is!

PaulCarpenter
PaulCarpenter

Good luck with your new book. I cannot wait to read it. Meanwhile, don't worry. I'll still be here enjoying whatever you feel like posting, I'm still discovering  and enjoying your old blog posts.Whatever, It's all good.

Arynn
Arynn

1. Penguin

2.  Penguins

3.  MOAR penguins!

That is all :)

AmyCorr
AmyCorr

I second (or by the time it took me to login/register/post it might be a third, or a fourth, or a fifth, or a...you get the picture) the idea of running some older blog posts.  Some of us newbies would love to read some of your older stuff! Lists are good too..

DanielBrenton
DanielBrenton

Dan --

Publish it yourself. Otherwise you're working for others that don't understand your audience, and want the lion's share of the return anyway. (In other words, you'd be working for parasites.)

You're a smart guy. You can do it.

-- Daniel

KarinAntal
KarinAntal

Word. I'm sure book writing is hard. Carry on. 

Sparrowchild
Sparrowchild

I suppose that is acceptable. :) Good luck with your book! I'm utterly terrified of if/when I try to get published. 

Rae Harvey
Rae Harvey

Wishing you great success with your book!  Can't wait to buy it and devour it!  In the meantime, lists are awesome... so are reposts of old posts since I STILL haven't had a chance to sit down and read over the entire archive of your site. LOL 

Ane1
Ane1

Well and you can always do a "re-post" of some of your older stuff... that we may have missed but shouldn't have... Just like on TV with their re-runs, because if they can do it you can too ;P 

Now go and write like the wind young Grasshopper... make us all proud ;)

Leah Vollrath Davis
Leah Vollrath Davis

Do what you need to do! We are all behind you...as long as you don't fart. Ba-dum-bum! No seriously!! Good luck!

michelleames
michelleames

Lists are:
Fun
Informative
Interesting
Succinct
Dan-a-licious

Keep up the fun!

April Goff Smithson
April Goff Smithson

(Kinda like I couldn't wait to read the post about how you delivered the news to your neighbors and was one of the folks hounding you about it!) :D

MattnJess
MattnJess

It may be a long process but it is so worth it!  You have an enormous cheering section out here.  We all hope you get to see your dream become a reality!

SamAshley
SamAshley

Lists work for me. I'll take what I can get. Put that big, beautiful brain toward the book - we're all cheering you on!

PS - When I said "big, beautiful brain" I wasn't implying you had a huge head. Promise.

Jennifer Bonita
Jennifer Bonita

Crossed my fingers, toes, and eyes for you. Good luck!

Laurie Minshull
Laurie Minshull

Hey, as long as you're still hanging out with us, I'm OK with whatever style you need to write in. :). Good luck!

Jenn M
Jenn M

Love your heart, Dan. I'm so proud of you and how far you've come since I joined with you on facebook. Keep being awesome!


Val Broste
Val Broste

Best wishes with the book. Focus. Focus. Focus.

Kyle T. Smith
Kyle T. Smith

I hope you will check in here and say hi, I am doing well, every once in a while??!!