Get it written mate, I'd read it and enjoy it.
After some of the shite I've read as published work I don't think you could go too far wrong.
Put your memoirs on the internet and charge to read it, I would like to read it, most forces blokes have some
Fcuk me, you still alive? Anyway, Auld Sapper never imagined his "pull up a sandbag" thread would turn into a book, and by fcuk that was a book and a half. So good, I bought three copies (and knowing how to use usenet, I rarely buy anything...)
FTFY. Oh, hang on...
I don't think anybody makes much money from writing unless you're already a celebrity, really good at it or incredibly lucky.
Water is the answer. Lots of water.Saw this doing the rounds on Facebook the other week and decided to steal it.
It's Exeter coming home from the Falklands.
Notice the scorch marks from launching the darts. I seem to recall Exeter managed to splash two.
In another thread we were having a discussion about having to repaint everything after a shoot.
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Sod that mate, everyone knows who the lucky, lucky, fucker is anyway.Well, I'm going to be deadly dull and serious about publishing it.
You are still young - you have a lot in front of you - you imply so - part time engineering degree etc.
Just as stuff people posted on twitter or on facebook when they were kids ten years ago comes back to bite them when they reach some sort of public prominence, these memoirs could come back to hurt you.
You might say " oh everyone I know knows" you may say " I don't give a **** what people think", you may say " they can't hurt me".
Well you don't know what sort of position in life you may be when you are 50.
You do not know, what your ambitions may be in twenty years' time.
You may say now "**** off I'll never want to stand for Parliament/ I'm not interested in that Chief Executive's job/ they've suggested going for a commission in the RNR WTF would I want that?"
Well that is now.
I repeat - you don't know what you will want in 10/20 years time.
You don't know what "you will want" when you reach that point when you reach the peak of your career/ professional life.
Don't kid yourself that writing under a pseudonym will protect you - if it became even modestly sucessful - your identity will come out. These days it always comes out.
For a few thousand pounds at best is it worth the risk to a future?
Do you need any money from the book?
Average income for a UK author is around £10k.
Do you have another book , and another, and another, you could write?
Unless you can keep the stuff coming - writing is not a job that can support you.
Look - it's a great read , it's funny, I enjoy reading it.
Though I would say it's funny for us here on arrse - for anyone else - well not so sure.
And you can be certain that some people will hate it, and form a very negative opinion of you.
I don't agree with them but a lot of people won't like it.
If you had absolutely nothing to lose - were 60, retired on a full secure pension I'd say go ahead, but that isn't you.
I know I'm being a cautious boring f*cker.
But just saying.