Thursday, July 24, 2008

Fun with Cliches

Everyone knows the old Chinese-fortune-cookie/between-the-sheets trick.

Well, I've discovered something similar just for writers: Take one of those yearbook signing cliches from back in the day and insert "unpublished manuscript" and, voila! Instant writing advice. Sometimes funny, sometimes deep, often depressing.

To wit:

The unpublished manuscript that doesn't kill you can only make you stronger.

If you love your unpublished manuscript, let it go. If it comes back to you, it's yours. If it doesn't, it never was.

May your beer, your women and your unpublished manuscript never be flat.

Don't ever change your unpublished manuscript.


Well, OK, some don't work as well as others....

7 comments:

Lisa A. said...

Ha!!! good one, Lin!!! Perfect advice for me!

LindaBudz said...

Glad you liked it. Friends forever, Lis!

Jacqui said...

The best unfinished manuscript is yet to be?

Oh, the places your unfinished manuscript will go!

Sigh. This is why my own manuscript is unfinished, I suppose...

LindaBudz said...

Ah, excellent additions, thanks, Jacqui! (BTW, I just checked out your blog ... it's very fun!)

Brenda said...

To my very first unpublished manuscript and the memories we made...

Stay spunky and you will go far with your unpublished manuscript...

To the most talkative unpublished manuascript. May all that talking get you somewhere else besides the principals office...

Lilfix (the blueboards)

LindaBudz said...

... or the slush pile!

Oh my, does this ever take me back....

Angela said...

Haha--hilarious!