My Book Is Finally Ready

I am filled with joy and anticipation. Six years ago I came up with my first joke. Do you want to hear it? Okay, here goes:

What did the plumber say to his customer when he walked up to their kitchen sink?

“I’m at your disposal.”

At the time I was living in an apartment that did not have a disposal, so I came up with that joke as a way to amuse myself about its absence. Little did I know that this would be the first of many jokes to come. From then until now I have come up with more than a thousand jokes. Some have been silly farces while others have been surprisingly profound, such as:

What year was the turning point of all history?

1 A.D. (180)

A few years ago I compiled 365 of my jokes into a book. I attached each joke to a day of the year. It was a huge undertaking, requiring a lot of research on the significance of dates in history. But when I was done I knew something was missing. It wasn’t good enough to publish. Some of the jokes just weren’t funny or meaningful enough, so I kept thinking of more and more and more jokes. They keep coming to me and I keep writing them down almost on a daily basis.

This past week I decided that I finally had enough amazing jokes to switch out the ones that weren’t quite working in the previous edition of my book. On Sunday night, I put the finishing touches on my manuscript, and it is ready. I’m calling my book Annual Laugh: A Year Supply of Clean, Clever Jokes for Any Occasion.

With my wife acting as my literary agent, I am going to send my book to every publisher I can find until one of them agrees to publish it. And if I get turned down by every one of them, I will then find some other means of publishing it, like selling purely digital copies through Amazon.

The point is, I’ve finally accomplished something I’ve been yearning to do for years. Now my first book is done. All I have to do is find someone with a sense of humor who will believe in it as much as I do.

And if anyone tries to get in my way, I’ll just tell them my bus driver joke:

What did the fed-up bus driver say to his rude passenger?

“Where do you get off?”

This is the Deja Reviewer bidding you farewell until we meet again.

About Robert Lockard, the Deja Reviewer

Robert Lockard has been a lover of writing since he was very young. He studied public relations in college, graduating with a Bachelor’s degree in 2006. His skills and knowledge have helped him to become a sought-after copywriter in the business world. He has written blogs, articles, and Web content on subjects such as real estate, online marketing and inventory management. His talent for making even boring topics interesting to read about has come in handy. But what he really loves to write about is movies. His favorite movies include: Fiddler on the Roof, Superman: The Movie, Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, Back to the Future, Beauty and the Beast, The Fugitive, The Incredibles, and The Dark Knight. Check out his website: Deja Reviewer. Robert lives in Utah with his wife and four children. He loves running, biking, reading, and watching movies with his family.
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1 Response to My Book Is Finally Ready

  1. Dave says:

    Congrats, Robert!


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