Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Bargaining with the Fates...

MC Hammer Pictures, Images and Photos

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.


  1. Somehow, Cole, I think you would do this anyway. *snicker*.

    I'm not promising the Fates anything. I hope to sneak past without their noticing me. :)

  2. Nothing ventured, nothing gained. :-)

    Do you have a pair on hand for the big event?

    I think I might still have some in the way, way back of my closet. Of course, they'll never again see the light of day.

    (Hmmm...I said the same thing about bell bottoms about a decade ago, too.)

  3. coolness! Parachute pants AND a happy dance :) Sounds like a winner to me!

    Congrats on the revisions and good luck with the submissions!

  4. I don't have a pair...yet. I've seen some great ones on ebay. And Lisa's probably right, I was really just looking for a reason to dance around in parachute pants :D

  5. Good luck with your revisions and stuff! Not that you really need it, but you know.

  6. Okay, now your book is a shoe-in for SURE! :D I can't wait to see the pants blowing in the breeze of your happy dance. Pure. Awesomeness.

    Also, your purple hair sounds really cute! No more teal?

  7. Also, now I have Hammer Time stuck in my head on a loop.

    Thanks a lot :P!

  8. Ha ha! Sorry Rebeccca. But don't worry, you don't suffer alone. 2 Legit 2 Quit has been running through my head for days!