Tuesday, September 28, 2010

WRITING WITH THE STARS

Wow, great idea for a reality show.

Stephen King steps up, writes a couple paragraphs and then the
“guest” writer fills in the rest. When done, the winning
“guest” gets a publishing contract with Harper Collins,
Simon and Schuster, Zondervans or
any other publisher of his/her choice.

HEAVEN HELP US! SIGN ME UP!

Now, that’s the way it should come to us.
Wrapped in a bow and filled with all the goodies
the literary world has to offer, but . . .

REALITY REARS ITS UGLY HEAD
and here we are, plugging away at the keyboard,
not with Stephen King, but with the cat,
or the dog, or the ferret or (fill in your own helper).
Chris Harrison isn’t holding a rose, waiting
for us to finish the next great American novel.
“Will you accept this publishing contract?”
And he hands us the rose.

WAKE UP, STUPID! WRONG SHOW!
Jeff Probst might be closer to reality.
After all, to make it in writing,
you need to persevere and be . . .
A Survivor!

9 comments:

  1. I LOVE it, Linda! Got me chuckling. And, yes, I plan to be a survivor.

    When I write, there is a shelf above the computer. My cat (Queen Lilly) jumps onto the desk, then leaps onto the shelf, hunkers down and sleeps while I write. She serenades me with cute little snores and whimpers.

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  2. I was just thinking about how easy it is for famous or popular people to get a book published. No need to edit just get it published...must be nice, huh?

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  3. Hahaa!
    It would be pretty cool if that was the next reality show. It would hurt getting ripped to shreds though. I cringe for the entrants on Project Runway. It reminds me so much of contests, expect PR is way harsher.

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  4. Hehe - LOVE it! Maybe I should look up my (nonexistent) contacts in Hollywood and see what I can go about that show for ya.

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  5. Hang in there, all of you. It's just around the corner, I can feel it. I'm with ya. As for the cat, Ophelia sits on my lap and loves to "paw" a few chapters that I have to undo later. Yeah, she's a hoot. So any mistakes my crit partners find? IT'S ALL HER FAULT!

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  6. I agree. I believe it's those who persevere who see their name on the cover of books! My helpers are three naughty dogs who like to wrestle and snarl behind my chair. Every once in awhile I have to scold and then they finally settle down and snooze. It's a cozy feeling.

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  7. This is really cute. I get to moderate a panel on "The Road to Publication" next month, but it's purely selfish on my part, because I'm hoping to pick up some tips from the Survivors (all published or in the pipeline)on the panel.

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  8. Oooh, enjoy. What fun to moderate a group like that. You'll have to fill us all in.

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  9. LOL, whew, I was ready to sign up! Too bad it ain't so. . .

    cb
    http://sunnebnkwrtr.blogspot.com

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