What if it doesn’t sell? What if it doesn’t sell? What if it doesn’t sell? What if it doesn’t sell? What if it doesn’t sell?
Like that stream of consciousness?? James Joyce, I’m coming for you.
But, seriously, I think that…a lot.
Not because I’m a Negative Nancy or anything. It’s more a prepare for the worst type thing.
That seems sensible, right? Don’t want to get your hopes up. Etc, etc. Very practical. Like Aquasocks.
But just because Aquasocks keep you from stepping on shells at the beach doesn’t mean you wear them!
What I’m trying to say is, I think it might be MORE important to think: But what if it does?
Like I talked about in the last post, it’s the planning and dreaming that keeps you going. The, what-will-it-be-like-when-Dream-Agent-calls?
I had planned a bunch of things to do IF I was ever offered representation. I wanted to pop champagne, do a video blog for here, call about a zillion people, go out to celebrate…
I did do a bunch of that. The first night though everyone was sort of studying and I didn’t want to bug anyone. I had just moved to Austin so my friends were still pretty “new.” Nate was a few weeks away from moving down here.
So, the night I got the Agent Call, I did…nothing. I hung out by myself! But that was ok, because I was able to do lots of solo dancing to Miley Cyrus that miiiiiiiiight have been awkward had my roommate been around. Posting on AW and on the Blueboards was really fun as soon as I decided on which agent.
That weekend my new Austin friends had a little get together for me where they brought champagne and took me out, so that was cute!
I chickened out doing a vlog for some reason…sad. I think it’s really funny to watch other writers reactions when they get good news.
Anyway, IF I ever get a book deal, here’s what I’m going to do:
1. Jump around a lot.
2. Go sit in my car and play “So Much Better” from the Legally Blonde soundtrack, so I can take it all in.
3. Come back to the apartment for some more Miley Cyrus dancing. Maybe some High School Musical soundtrack, too. I’ll keep it open,
4. Figure out who I’m calling and in what order! I know I’ve got to call Nate and my parents. But what if I were with friends at the time?? Would I just tell them? I’m thinking maybe if I were with really good friends I would just be quiet, go ahead and call Nate or my parents and then they would overhear so they would know. Brilliant! I know.
5. Make sure I don’t look like a complete scrub and then do a vlog. Don’t let me chicken out people! I might look like a total spaz, but o well.
6. Buy something fun. Maybe not the first day, but I still would want any $, no matter how small, to be used on something I really really wanted.
7. Oh, if I’m in class, I want to just gather up my stuff and walk out. Don’t want to let the moment pass. But yeah, prob will be too scared to do that one.
8. Not sure what I want to do to celebrate, but I’m sure I’ll figure that out. Probably have some close friends over.
Alright, so IF I ever have the opportunity, y’all have got to hold me to this and make sure I do it up right.
Any other ideas? What have you seen done that you thought was a really cool way to mark the occassion? (I saw how Jay Asher told everyone and I just thought that was the coolest thing ever.)
What are you planning to do when you get an agent or a book deal? I’ll be sure to hold you to it.
Status: Yes, blogging has been a bit spotty because of these things called law school exams. Although it is tempting to blow them off, I have this nagging conscience that keeps bugging me about maturity and foresight and doing my best. As for submissions: No new is no news right now.