I like to write things.
For a long time I thought it would be a lot of fun to write a book. I’ve had a few ideas for science fiction stories bouncing around in my head but I’ve never really sat down and gotten to work on anything. Plus it’s rare to see sci-fi on the New York Times bestseller list. That’s sort of a dead end.
When I started hearing about how hard it is to get a book published nowadays I kind of lost enthusiasm for that whole idea. Why spend a few months of my life writing something that would probably never see the light of day? Not everybody can be JK Rowling.
So I’ve kind of decided to put the book thing on hold for about forty years. By then I’ll be retired and looking for something to do with my time.
So lately I’ve been thinking how much fun it must be to write comedy for TV. I’m not talking about schlocky laugh(track)-a-minute sitcoms like Will and Grace, Friends, or Two and a Half Men. I’m talking about intelligent comedy like It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia or The Office.
I could write some episodes of The Office without breaking a sweat, and I guarantee they’d be just as funny as what’s on the air now.
Maybe someday I’ll get a break.