Sunday, 18 April 2010

I Wrote a Book and You'll Like it

I'm not the only writer who comes up with crazy ideas in the shower—and certainly not the only person who sings in the shower. Combine the two and you get a whole new world of bizarre.

And that brings us to today's post. Today's shower had me changing the words of Katy Perry's I Kissed a Girl to fit a writer's struggle to get published. And yes, I am that insane.

I WROTE A BOOK

I’ve got a manuscript on hand,
for your consideration
I got so brave,
pen in hand
Used imagination
It’s not what you’re used to,
You’ll really dig my book
You’re curious, aren’t you?
Just take a little look

I wrote a book and you’ll like it,
Here’s the first 20 chapters
It’s saleable, so just try it,
I hope it’s what you’re after
Don’t take too long,
Read it tonight
Make an offer
And I’ll say, ‘All right!’
I wrote a book and you’ll like it
Please like it

I read your agency is yet
Closed to submissions
But you are my last hope to get
Representation
It's just what writers do
We often misbehave
Plot leaves you confused?
Let me explain

I wrote a book and you’ll like it
Here’s the first 20 chapters
It’s saleable, so just try it,
I hope it’s what you’re after
Don’t take too long,
Read it tonight
Make an offer
And I’ll say, ‘All right!’
I wrote a book and you’ll like it
Please like it

My plot twists are so magical,
My MC’s super lovable
Hard to resist,
Publishable
Too good to deny it.
The next big deal,
Profitable

I wrote a book and you’ll like it
Here’s the first 20 chapters
It’s saleable, so just try it,
I hope it’s what you’re after
Don’t take too long,
Read it tonight
Make an offer
And I’ll say, ‘All right!’
I wrote a book and you’ll like it
Please like it

;-)

15 comments:

Anonymous said...

GREAT DOROTHY!!!

Mrs. Rhaw who cannot post under her nick! ;-(

Jen said...

Miss Lamb, that is great!! I think you should record it, and send a CD of it off along with all your manuscripts to agents!! LOL!

Dorothy Dreyer said...

LOL, I'd surely get banned from sending anything to anyone in the publishing industry EVER! Hehehe.

Blysse said...

Funny funny Dorothy- maybe you should send this off instead of your usual query letters? *lol*
I don't think you'd get banned- and you sure would get noticed.

Isn't that the name of the game? ;-)

gwen morrison said...

That is awesome!

Stina Lindenblatt said...

Oh this is too funny! There's no way I could write a song like that. I struggled just to write a couple of verses for my wip.

Wendy Sparrow said...

Wow... that was PERFECT. Nicely done. :D

Vicky said...

Hahaha. That's awesome! I write my best scenes in the shower. There's something therapeutic about it. Maybe it's the warm water. It stirs the brain.

KarenG said...

LOL, well done! I LOVE the title, "I wrote a book and you'll like it." so apt!

Dawn Embers said...

That...is...Awesome!!!

Dorothy Dreyer said...

Thanks, everyone! :)

Michelle said...

How cute! And well done. Yes! That's a writer's song.

Now, maybe it'll stop me from hearing Paperback Writer in my head. :-)

GMR said...

Loving the literary take on this song....a perfect fit for aspiring writers the world over seeking that chance at publication. Thanks for sharing your lyrical wanderings in the literary world! ^_^

Dorothy Dreyer said...

Thanks, Michelle and Gina! ^_^

Heather Babes said...

ha! what fun that was! And because I'm a Katy Perry fan as well, I played the music (minus lyrics) along with reading it and it works SO well! kudos.

And the content.. oh so goooood.