A goal.

Yes, I completely understand that the entire basis of Lichtenbergianism is procrastination.  TASK AVOIDANCE is after all Precept #1, and our motto is Cras melior est ("Tomorrow is better").  But sometimes a project bubbles up to the top of your list and there's nothing you can do to avoid it.

Thus it is with the book, Lichtenbergianism: procrastination as a creative strategy.  It's time to finish it and get it out there.  My goal is to have it in your hands by Labor Day.

Why this sudden irrationality, this betrayal of everything Lichtenbergians stand for? 

Put quite simply, I think it's time for me to put up or shut up.  After two successful TED-style presentations, watching the Precepts in action at Backstreet Writers, and seeing the faces of people who ask what I'm up to light up when I outline the Precepts—all of this convinces me that I'm not just amusing myself.  I have come to the conclusion that I have a real gift to offer the universe.

I had thought I might do the whole "get an agent and a big-time publisher" thing, but that's a crap shoot at best, and at best it would take another year or two.  I want to begin moving now.

So I'm falling back on an option I've always had, and that is to publish it through Boll Weevil Press, run by fellow Lichtenbergian Jeff Bishop (whose new book Agatahi is a must-read!).  If nothing else, it will allow me to sell you a copy of the book after the presentation you hire me to do for your corporate training or college activities panel.

You can now look forward to a summer of posts whining about how hard this is.  I hope it's instructive.