Wednesday, 30 April 2008

Feeling Poisoned and Poisonous

Geri Halliwell has a six book deal. Geri Halliwell's book is out this week.

A line from my current WIP sums up how I feel:

Stop the moon, I want to throw up.

10 comments:

Barry said...

Disgusting.

This makes me almost as sick as reading about the guy that writes the blog Stuff White People Like getting a $350,000 advance for a book deal.

Maybe I'm trying to hard...maybe if I stop TRYING to write and just send out some half-assed stuff, I'll have a better chance of being published??

Catherine J Gardner said...

And what's worse at 160 pages (an early 25,000 ish Lemony Snicket is 180 pages) and containing three stories plus puzzles it's not even a proper book. Nothing but a gimmick.

Ed Pahule said...

Those Spice Girls are a talented lot, aren't they?

Catherine J Gardner said...

LOL!

J.C. Tabler said...

Well, let's see.

I do believe I'm going to very neatly arrange my papers on my desk this morning, squat over them, and empty my bowels. Afterwards, I'll be preparing a series of query letters for her publisher and running to Kinkos with the entire package.

I think they may just be surprised by the level of sophistication my bowels can deliver if this is the sort of "author" they're signing these days.

Pardon the visuals.

Catherine J Gardner said...

Hey at least you're doing something productive - my papers are scattered everywhere. :)

Mary said...

YUCK!

First Jordan, now Geri; I’m so hoping this is not, but fearing that it is… a growing trend.

Catherine J Gardner said...

Mary it get's worse - Colleen McLoughlin (Wayne Rooney's girlfriend) is next, followed swiftly by Kylie.

Mary said...

Noooooooooooooooooooo...!

Catherine J Gardner said...

Oh, yes!