Saturday, August 09, 2008

Do You Believe in Magic?

Nathan Bransford posted a funny You Tube video on his fabulous and informative blog.  I'm going to be giggling about this one for a while, but you know me, I'm easily amused.

If you're an unpublished writer and your intention is to be published someday, read his FAQ.  I know, I know, it's so much more fun to believe in magic instead of researching and working and icky stuff like that.  Don't we all write for fun?  Isn't this supposed to be one of those happy kind of occupations like wedding planner or Disneyland character where every day you help make people's dreams come true?  What better thing than to write a book that millions will adore?  It's only right that they shower you with money in exchange for the new lease on life you've given them with your mind-altering prose.  Oops, I meant deathless.  Deathless prose.  (It's just not a Kami post without a cliche' or three!  And parenthetical comments.)  How I love writing.  It's so rewarding that after a few weeks on the best seller lists your poo doesn't even stink anymore and the publisher ships you a halo to wear in public.  

You know, I've changed my mind.  Never mind what I said about the FAQ.  BTW, I'm going to be busy reading for the next little stretch.  What, you ask?  Um, nothing.  Really.  I'm just biding my time until the magic happens.


The Moody Minstrel said...

Presto chango!
Abracadabra, hocus-pocus!


Time to work...

Things that puzzle this other goddess.... said...

I almost cried, sniff, at how closely some people believe things like that video...LOL Thanks for sharing!

Kami said...

I wish, oh how I wish, that it worked like the video. I'd even be willing to learn the goofy dance.