Yay for Friday! And Yay for the end of the legendary summer "lull" in publishing.
Thanks for all y'all's questions the other day. I've compiled an incredible list of stellar questions, the answers to which might one day save the world. They're that good.
So, let's start with the first question, asked by F.O.B. (friend of the blog) Jenni Elyse.
Q: What is the most number of times you've said boobies or something to do with boobies in one day?
Great question, Jenni. Many of you know how often I, and my fellow critique group cohorts, find the word "boobies" popping up in conversation. So much so that we've instituted a rule that every time someone says the word, that person owes a quarter to the booby jar.
Although I have never actually documented how many times it's been said in one day, I will say that we have enough money in the booby jar to buy a cow for a village in sub-saharan Africa. Boobies for a good cause! (And now I owe 3 quarters to the booby jar. Make that 4.)
Now if we could just earn enough to cover the shipping.
On to the blog:
Kid C came home from school the other day with the answer to getting your fairytale published. Contrary to popular belief, there is an easy road to publication, and I'm about to share it with you. Don't tell anyone, K?
So, once you've finished your fairytale, and you've made sure the "setting, characters, and events are imaginary", and you've checked to see that your "words help the reader visualize what is happening", and you've "spelled your name right", you can move on to the easiest part of the process:
The Preparation for Publication. (It's easy because it's only three steps.)
Step 1: Give your fairy tale a title. Remember to underline your title.
Step 2: Write or type a neat copy.
Check check!! (I went the extra mile and typed it in a Word document)
Step 3: Include a drawing of an important character or event from your fairy tale.
As Michael Bourret can attest, in addition to the boring old query, I also sent him a hand drawn depiction of my book.
If he was on the fence at first, I'm pretty sure my illustration sealed the deal.
What's everyone doing this weekend? Do you like my art work? And ask me more questions anytime!