As the sales of my first book, Trulbert!, continue to outpace my meager expectations, the question “what next” is occupying more and more of my time.
I’ve been thinking about compiling my Twenty Years Ago Today series into an e-book, for all the people who’ve asked me about it over the past decade (and there have been quite a few). I am strongly thinking about putting that out this September, in time for the tenth anniversary of the series.
But in terms of original books, as opposed to “Hewitts” (books compiled from blog posts)?
There are a few contenders:
- “An Accidental Conservative”: how a guy who by all rights should have been a liberal, became a conservative. Then a libertarian. Then a libertarian-conservative again. And why. Pros: that book is largely also already written. Cons: I have to dig through a little over 12,000 blog posts to assemble it.
- “Josef Sklrbczsz, American”: The story of a young man from an Eastern European goat-town whose entire knowledge of America comes from the mass media. Then, he comes to America.
- “Purple Sunset”: An expansion of my “Secession Diaries” stories, from ten years ago. Pros: It’d be a fun piece to write. Cons: What? Me, write a book of absurdist speculative political fiction?
The Twenty Years Ago one is kind of a no-brainer.
Beyond that? The sky is the limit…