There are no consequences for mistakes/misdeeds if you just have enough money and influence.
I suppose you’re going to say that I’m simply jealous because if *I* had gotten that book deal, you can bet your Mary Margaret McBride Guide to Perfect Behavior that there wouldn’t have been any passages copied from anyone except Dennis (grin). I’ve been working towards a book deal for the better part of *bleep* years, since I was in fourth grade and my best friend Theresa and I wrote a parody of THE GODFATHER (illustrated, yet!). What a waste. And then she just blithely goes on to law school so she can use her talents for lying and stealing to make lots of money.
Why, yes, this IS the sin of envy. *sigh* I told you in the subject header that I felt a sin comin’ on.
Tell me about someone who needed a break and got one. I need to hear it. Where are the “. . .And Ladies of the Club” authors today? Helen Hooven Santmeyer worked with an editor on that one, but every night she’d go back and restore most of the passages they’d taken out during the day–and the book went on to be pubbed at a kajillion words and became a best-seller. Santmeyer was in her nineties and living in a nursing home when she typed it . . . on a big ol’ typewriter, if I remember correctly. Now, THAT is a heartwarming story of success.
Whatever. I’m now searching for a shocking hobby or occupation to take up so I can blog about it and get a book deal out of it. A New York taxi driver who started a blog had two literary agents emailing her within a few months of starting the blog, and her book has been out for a while now. You see the success of the “I Can Haz Cheezburger” genre. There are so many bloggers whose books are **YAWN** boring. Somehow it was way more interesting written as a blog with photos and sketches and such.
My tentative title for the blog will be “Confessions of a Streetwalker.” It’s all about how I walked up and down the streets of Richardson picking up dropped pennies and other detritus off the sidewalks. Think it’ll take very long to get a book deal out of it?