I think, therefore I am funny

I have a confession to make. Sometimes when I read a draft of one of my humor blogs I think, “Was I watching a mime walking against the wind when I wrote this?” (Caution: Do not drive or operate heavy machinery while watching a mime performance.)

Writers are about as confident as a computer geek in a biker bar. My humor book will be coming out in a few months. Even though it got rave reviews from both a magazine editor and an agent who critiqued it, I shelved it for two years. Now I’m pulling up my pants (don’t ask how they got down), shoveling the dust off (the manuscript, not my pants), and preparing to publish in the hopes that it will find a home on the back of thousands of toilets.

By the way, if you want to see the excellent cover art, you can go to the bookstore link at the top of this page. The artwork was once again done by El Kartun, who did the cover for Box of Rocks and has talent coming out his butt.

Tomorrow (Tuesday) I’ll be guest blogging at Blogging Authors, where I’ll share my expertise on the basics of adding humor to your writing. Hope you can all stop by so I don’t look pathetic and lonely. What I didn’t mention in my blog is that crafting humor is hard work. If it were easy to find the humor in cow farts, everybody would be doing it.

Wish me luck as I put the finishing touches on a book replete with pathos, angst, drama, and hilarity, and noticeably free of mimes.

P.S. Graphics on this blog are used by permission. If you copy them, they will shoot me.

12 thoughts on “I think, therefore I am funny

  1. Does not operating heavy machinery while watching a mime include weapons to be used against a mime?

  2. I don’t think you even need to think to be funny. You just are. Thank goodness, because I sure do enjoy coming over here to get my giggles. Can’t wait for your new book AND will be checking out that guest blog tomorrow. Hugs, my friend!

    • Looking forward to seeing you over there. If you like it, be sure to leave a good score on the survey.

      • You got a 5, but it was a tough call because I really got a “thing” for Susan Lucci.

  3. Congratulations Karla. The election and Thanksgiving left me with severe (THL) or triptophanic humor loss caused by switching my funny bone with the wishbone. Maybe next year we’ll have fish.

  4. I have always heard that comedy is actually hard to come up with. But you do it so well; I loved Box of Rocks, and I always enjoy your blog posts! You are unique, and I like your humor. Can’t wait to read your new book, so please keep us posted on when it is coming out. Take care!

    • Thanks, Lena. Sometimes the hardest part is just getting the courage to put it out there for others to read. Three years blogging, and it still makes me nervous.

  5. I’ve read your blogs so you have nothing to be nervous about because you are very funny. Good luck with the new book!

    • Thanks, Deb. Maybe we can do a joint online book event once I get mine out. I’d really like that.

  6. Wouldn’t want you to get shot!

    You are funny, Karla. I suspect you’re one of those people for whom it comes naturally.

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