Sunday, November 28, 2010

So You Want to Write a Novel

I can't believe I didn't write this myself.



"How many editors do you think Random House will assign to my novel?"
"Minus 13."

38 comments:

Aun-Juli said...

I love this.

dwkazzie said...

I did write the video script, so I thank you for posting it! And you posted my favorite line, too, about how many editors RH would assign to his book.

Rest assured I channeled every crazy story/tip/bit of advice I've learned here and other blogs in coming up with the script.

Thanks,
David

inconvenientbody said...

This made my day. My week. This entire NaNoWri Month!

The Rejecter said...

Thanks for writing it, David. It's pretty fantastic.

MommaMindy said...

Too true and too funny...I have a friend who keeps telling me he is going to live off the royalties of his unfinished unpublished novel...no matter what I tell him I can't change his mind...

Slush said...

Wonderful... the naked, ugly truth!
Every aspiring writer should watch this video.

Eileen said...

This made my entire week

Colin said...

"My throat is starting to close up." Classic.

Julia B said...

That channelled some of the rage I feel whenever people ask me why I bother to write and edit every night when any old crap gets published nowadays. Surely it can't be that hard! *lol*

Jazz Sexton said...

I'm so happy this video has gone viral. I laugh so hard when I watch it that I have to pause the video to catch my breath.

Scooter Carlyle said...

I love this video. I watch it whenever I get ahead of myself and need a reality check.

Ebony McKenna. said...

Thank you David. This is magnificent!

Ebony McKenna. said...

ps,
extra points for 'fiction novel'.

Readymade said...

Applicable to some other creative fields esp. film.

"I'm a student of the human condition." LOL!

Zeta said...

I love you, I really do. I haven't laughed this hard in ages. The pitchforks, oh, the pitch forks...

kshayes513 said...

Owww, owww, ouch! I'm laughing so hard it hurts.

"Do you want to be my ghostwriter for 10%?"

That's a justification for homicide!

Gini Koch said...

My agent shared this one with me. OMG, hilarious and so dead on. Major applause for getting literally every delusional comment in there! Bravo! Bravo!

Dina Santorelli said...

Hilarious! And spot on!

JULES VERNE SCHOOL said...

I really love it!!! Thanks for sharing

Evadne said...

I love this! Funny and tragic at the same time. Kudos to any writer who makes it through that & gets a novel published. I hope to make it through to the other side eventually. Wish me luck,
Evadne Macedo
The 29th Day: a Novel
http://books.macedo.ca

Peace, Lena and Happiness said...

"do you think i can produce the movie version of my novel?" my favorite. Very very good stuff. thanks for the laughter!

Erin MacPherson said...

This is hilarious! Thanks for sharing.

Bronwyn Scott-McCharen said...

This has to be one of my favorite xtranormal videos ever. Love the line about being "a student of the human condition." xD

Katharine said...

My. Reality. Check.

Schedule for my week:
*daytimes -- paying job
*evenings -- write/edit my attempt at "fiction novel"

Hahahaha! This was great!

Chelsea Talks Smack said...

BRILLIANT!

Mflick1 said...

I thought this was hysterical! GREAT FIND!

Buy Exchange said...

It was wonderful! Loved it!

Sandra Cypress said...

omg I think I peed a little. I am laughing so hard. That was so perfect and completely to the point. I made my husband watch it because he came to me the other day, wanting to write a book. That was the perfect reminder of all the things I went through to get my books out there. Thank you so much for that.

error7zero said...

I like how earnest the character is.

There has not been a new post in months. Are you out of gas? Or something more ominous. You are missed.

~ Wolfe said...

Ten percent!

I'ma have to watch this one a couple more times. Thanks for that!

Good idea about writing several novels at once. I need more folders now.

Kim Kouski said...

Oh man!! I actually KNOW newbie writers who have said such things. God help us all!!

Anonymous said...

I take the fact I consider the wannabe writer an idiot as proof that I have at least a chance.

Mark said...

I can't believe it got him an agent but it did. Apparently his queries weren't up to speed.

Rick Anderson said...

Steak knife surgery? Horseshoes are so much faster.

Rick Anderson said...

Why use steak knives? Horseshoes work just fine.

MicroSourcing said...

Too many delusional writers out there to count. The moral lesson: don't quit your day job for a creative pursuit.

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