Tuesday, December 15, 2009
Bargaining with the Fates...
A few weeks ago my writer pal Rebecca Knight posted a blog: What Would You Do for a Book Deal? In this blog she makes mention of writers who have died their hair purple (my hair is purple right now) and got tattoos (I already have two) to appease the gods of publishing for their book deals.
Which got me thinking, What would I do for a publishing contract? Shortly thereafter I made the bold statement that I would film a video of me performing my happy dance all over St. Louis.
But then I was called out. Too easy, some said. That's not really a sacrifice, others said.
Then, parachute pants were mentioned.
To which I say, "I accept your challenge!" If parachute pants are required to appease the publishing gods, (you know, other than a stellar plot, strong voice, and unforgettable characters) then parachute pants it is! I'm not one to back down from a challenge, even though I really really should.
I'm finishing up the revisions now and should be on submission shortly after the new year.
As it is written, so shall it be.