*Wow, I'm adding a disclaimer at the top of this - if it's jumbled, sorry! In the handful of sentences I've already written below I've had to correct some major words - I mean ones that didn't even belong remotely. My allergies have struck big time and I am also not feeling well in other ways. Medicine doesn't sit well with me, so bring on the loopy ;) And expect nothing witty, possibly not even coherent. But, I'll give you some music at the end to make up for it. Also, I will probably not be around much this week. Spring Break means me and the kiddos will be out and about.
Nathan Brandsford's blog from yesterday really hit home for me. Not because I didn't already know it, but because that's vaguely along the lines of something I've been thinking about lately.
A lot of the recent (some not so recent) bestsellers really get knocked around for their writing. And, by other published authors (which I think is horrible, because they should be backing one another - but that's the nature of people these days :( Okay that's another post and I'm losing my footing...) I won't name names, but I'm sure most of you know the authors I refer to. The gist of what's said is that their writing is not great, doesn't follow the rules (aren't those pesky things made to be broken?), and generally they suck at it.
Okay then. Tell me how they got an agent (and yes, I'm aware one in particular got scooped out of a publishing house slush pile)? How did that agent sell such a crappy piece to a publisher? And, what - movie rights you say?
Here's the thing (I think I'm making a point, but my mind is really wandering here!): It seems to be that the general public wants to read something that's not only entertaining, but easy, quick. Maybe it goes along with the Fast Food Generation (you can Have It Your Way almost anywhere these days). People are busy, they work longer hours, have families, etc., but they still want to read. This is a GOOD thing for all of us struggling writers. We want people to read.
And, if they want quick and easy, who am I to argue. They can read mine. Cause that's how I roll, er, write.
So, if you had to forgo reading the mess above, here's the music I promised.
This one goes along with the previous post about entitlement and DIY. Love this band. Love them.
Of course, I can't forget about the title to my post. And what everyone should remember to experience...