The Olympics start in a couple days and I got to thinking: Wouldn’t it be cool if we had Olympics for writers?
I mean, especially if it was for amateurs only like back in the day.
What would The Writing Olympics be like?
1. You think the Opening ceremony is long now? At The Writing Olympics the ceremony would go on and on and on and the announcers would use words like ”gallant,” “laudable,” and “superheroic” to describe the events to come.
2. Instead of gold medals, winners would earn six-figure publishing contracts. Silver medalists would win five-figure deals and bronze medal winners would walk away with a “nice” four-figure advance.
3. The national anthem? No way. The gold medal writers would hear their manuscript’s playlist booming over the loudspeakers as they solemnly held their hands over their hearts and sipped a latte.
4. The events? Well, the Nanowrimo word wars would certainly make a primetime appearance. The other events may be less riveting to watch. Some of the highlights would be:
-Who can have the most friends on MySpace, Live Journal, and Twitter combined?
-Battle of the Forum mods
-Most creative means of procrastination
-A gladiator-style melee to determine the next J.K. Rowling
Ok, I’m thinking The Writing Olympics may not be a breakout success. I guess I’ll have to revert to the Beer ones.
Have any ideas on what should be in The Writing Olympics??
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Status: Did some writing, but mainly am getting ready to leave for Texas tomorrow. I got a few more requests for SCOUT. Keep your fingers crossed for me, please!!