December 17, 2010 | By: Tracy

So You Want To Write a Novel



"I've been living my life, not wasting my time reading. What do you think I am, some kind of dork?"


We've all seen the videos with the computer characters. The ones where the in-depth conversations are made humorous by the overall lack of emotion in the voices and expressions. 


Well, here's one making its way around the writing community this week (I've seen it in three different blogs already), and I'm going to add to the hype because I enjoyed it that much. 


It's a video I think we can all relate to. 


If you've been writing for any length of time you've probably come across at least one person who's sprung a couple of these on you. Those wildly incorrect assumptions about the writing industry that makes you unsure whether they're just pulling your leg or totally serious.


And if you happen to hear something that sounds suspiciously like something you've said. . . stop. Just stop. We'll pretend like we didn't hear you say it, so long as you promise never to say it again.







(Video courtesy of David Kazzie)


Contest Quickie: Hop on over to check out lexcade's blog. She's giving away a $50 gift card to B&N to one of her followers on Monday. All you have to do is just leave her a comment on this post (follow her too, don't cheat) and you're entered!


Happy Friday, All!! Please check in Monday for my "By Golly Be Jolly" BlogFest entry (no writing, but lots of fun pictures!!)

10 witty remarks:

salarsenッ said...

Seen the video. LOL. That quote is so true...at least the first part. Living our lives out makes us better writers. I think I forget that sometimes and lock myself in my office. So, get out and live this weekend. Are you with me??

Matthew Rush said...

Love it. So funny because it's so true.

Stina Lindenblatt said...

Too funny, especially the lack of emotion. Now I see why infusing your ms with emotion is so important. ;)

Jessica Bell said...

This is the first time I've watched this. So brilliant! :o)

Lydia K said...

This video is too funny. I think we all see the truths and frustrations in there!

LTM said...

ahh... that video. Argh! It's true. And yes! I'll be being Jolly Monday as well!

Merry Christmas~ <3

lexcade said...

LOVE THAT VIDEO! i showed it to my (non-writer) roommate and she cracked up. mostly because i've schooled her on all the crap writers endure to get published ;)

thanks for the shout-out Tracy!

Chris Phillips said...

"I'm going to take a copy to Random House."

What's funny is an author I went to see speak sent his in to Scholastic in 7th grade and it was published when he was in 9th. Only place he sent it. Has over 70 books published now.

Terry Towery said...

I swear I've seen this video like, a hundred times and I still laugh. It's so very true.

Melissa said...

Reminder: Be Jolly By Golly Blog fest on Monday! Jen and I can't wait for your entry!

Melissa's blog.

Jen's blog.

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