Monday, December 7, 2009

What Would You Do For a Book Deal?

There's a new craze sweeping the blogosphere! What is it you ask?

Why, bargaining with the Universe for a book deal, of course!

Yes, everyone's doing it these days. Just take writer Kiersten White who just dyed her hair purple to pay the Universe back for helping her sell her book, PARANORMALCY.

Or else check out Carrie Kei Heim Binas who is pondering wheelin' and dealin' with the Universe. If she gets an agent, she's posting a video of herself dancing to delight the Universe with her potential humiliation. AND if her books sells in a decent amount of time after that? She's getting a tattoo.

Well, now I can't let other people have all the fun without me! So, I need your help, gentle readers. What do you think would be a proper deal to strike with the Universe in exchange for a book deal?

Off the top of my head, I'm thinking:

--Karaoke to something like "Bootilicious" and film it

--Eat lutefisk

--Flash a librarian

So, you can see why I need your help!

Please leave your ideas for what I should promise the Universe in the comments, and I'll pick three finalists next week for YOU to vote on :D. The winning idea wins not only my public (potential) humiliation, but also wins a mystery prize! (Well, and my undying gratitude when I get that dang book deal.)

So, what's it going to be guys?

I'll be taking entries until Friday at midnight!


Nazarea said...

hmm...well, I suppose I'd consider writing a book about a theme I know for only seven days before the kick off, and do it within a month and thoroughly alienate most of my (by marriage) relatives.

Oh wait...I did that.

Okay, so if that HADN'T worked (yay for working)...tattoos are good. Lets see what else? umm....maybe cook a five course meal for my entire family. which, when you include aunts, uncles, neices and nephews is like.....60? people...that sounds about right.

Scott said...

Can I get back to you after Friday night margaritas?? I'm sure I'll have plenty of ideas at that point!!

I think the karoke one is the best. Then again, if I promised to do karoke for a book deal, the Universe might realize how bad I sing, and make sure I don't get a book deal so that I wouldn't sing, and that would just defeat the purpose. I'm just saying . . .


Lisa and Laura said...

I have to say, I love this new craze sweeping the interwebs! We're going to have a lot of fun once all of these talented books start hitting the shelves.

I love the idea of flashing a librarian. Ooh, or maybe you could spend an entire day dressed as your favorite character from a book. Personally, I'd love to see pictures of you dressed as Frodo at Starbucks. Awesome.

Badass Geek said...

I'd wax my chest. Considering I'm a hairy beast, that's saying something.

CKHB said...

I'm starting to think that we're not so much bargaining with the universe as we are setting up consolation prizes for ourselves: "PHEW! THANK GOODNESS my book didn't sell this year, I don't have to get a tattoo!"

The lutefisk idea's quite a good one. Haggis or Hakarl are also options... on video, naturally.

Grocery shopping while in some kind of bizarre costume? Shaving part or all of your head? Re-enacting a scene from a favorite movie?

Kate said...

I am loving the flashing a librarian one!

Kate xx

Stephanie said...

The craziest thing that comes to my mind was a good 10 years ago.... a friend's mom shaved her head to win tickets to a New Kids on the Block concert from a local radio station. I thought that was just THE coolest thing ever!!! Now would I do that for my daughter to go see Jonas Brothers...highly unlikely...but for a book deal...hmm......

Rebecca Knight said...

I'm loving these suggestions, guys!! Also, the haggis one is the most terrifying so far... well, okay, that and the head shaving ;).

Keep 'em coming! I love hearing what you're willing to do, too!

ElanaJ said...

Yeah, I don't think I'd do any of those things. I'm not into publically (how do you spell that??) humiliating myself. I don't even dress up on Halloween for just that reason. So, yeah. Good luck!!

Stephanie said...

Oh and I meant 20 years ago.

Shannon Messenger said...

Hi! I just found your blog today, and as someone who was forced by my followers (*cough* Lisa and Laura *cough*) into making a deal with the universe in which I must post a link to the clip of me on a game show when I was 18 and lost and had really bad bangs and...yeah. So I love that I'm not the only one to suffer if my book gets published. I think humiliating videos are the way to go, that way when you hit Stephenie Meyer big and end up on Oprah (or whoever it is that replaces her) they can unearth the clip and the humiliation can start all over again. So I vote for really bad karaoke to Bootylicious or My Humps or Sexy Back.

PS-I'm totally following your blog now so I can see the humiliating result. :) Can't wait till you get published!

Rebecca Knight said...

Welcome, Shannon, and thanks for following! :D

I think you may be right about the videos. After all, you can block out painful memories, but internet videos are forever.... ;)

arlee bird said...

How about spending the day as a children's birthday party clown?

The kids and the Universe would probably love it and you'd be paying dearly.


Bethany Wiggins said...

What would I do? Hmmm... run outside and make a snow angel. Fully clothed, mind you. I live in a neighborhood with two cops and an FBI agent. I'd hate to enjoy my success in the local jail!

Rebecca Knight said...

Arlee: That made me laugh out loud, and then cry a little. Great suggestion!

Bethany: AHAHAHA. Good luck w/ your book deal then! We'll hope to see you on COPS :D.