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Monday, November 9, 2009

future bestseller

I'm writing a book called "The Christmas Turnip." It's about an author who writes a different formulaic holiday-themed emotional blackmail book every year, only he has finally run out of ideas. Then he finds a turnip sitting on the side of the road, and he squeezes and squeezes and squeezes the turnip until blood comes out. Then he writes a story about it and all the Costcos in the country sell it and everybody buys it even though it's a stupid book.

Don't steal my idea.

3 comments:

Claire said...

How can you not love Richard Paul Evans, Layne? I'm surprised at you.

Layne said...

Oh, it's not just him. It's ALL of them with their "The Christmas (insert word here)" books. They're all on The List.

All8 said...

That's almost as touching as 'The Christmas Beet/Beat'. All about that international rock star who's wife/live in/nanny died and of course there's a new nanny/neighbor/pediatrician who helps him get over her while simultaneously finding beets as a natural alternative to red and pink food coloring to feed his little girl, thereby winning not only his heart but saving his daughter from emanate death by chemical food coloring.

You'll be a bestseller. Top the charts I tell ya.