Your morning laugh, courtesy of Yours Truly.
Last night (this morning? Probably this morning), I had a dream. I dreamed that I wrote a one-off novelette, an allegorical story about the Fall, for the Catholic Writers’ Guild contest (there is no such contest, sorry). I illustrated my novelette with hand-drawn cartoons (a la Mama Knows, Honeychild, but I colored them in) and artwork pinched from the internet.
Apparently, this took a few hours to write and create.
I submitted my book. And, wouldn’t you know it? I WON!
Guess what I won?
- $50,000 in prize money from CWG!
(This is where CWG President Ellen Gable Hrkash chokes on her morning scrambled eggs.)
- A publication offer with a $1,000,000 royalty advancement!
And… (y’all ready for this?)…
- Offers from the Vatican to publish my book, complete with being flown out (on them) for a private audience with Pope Francis!
And all for my little novelette/graphic novel.
If making it as a writer is just this easy, then why haven’t I done this before?