Recently, I’ve discovered that there’s a “Call Me Maybe” parody for just about everything publishing-related. (Hopefully, you’ve all heard “Call Me Maybe” by Carly Rae Jepsen at least once in your life. It’s seriously everywhere.) Plus, I come up with them way too easily to be socially acceptable. And I decided it would be fun to put them together into one blog post.
So, without further ado, I give you the publishing process in “Call Me Maybe” parodies!
(I was bored, okay?)
Author to Novel Idea: “Hey, I just thought of you/ and this is craaazy/ but I want to write you/ so let me, maybe?”
*When the book is done*
Author to Finished Novel: “Hey, I still love you/ and this is craaazy/ but you can get published/ so let’s query, maybe?”
Author to Agent: “Hey, I don’t know you/ and this is craaazy/ but here’s my manuscript/ so rep it, maybe?”
Agent to Author: “Hey, I just met you/ and this is craaazy/ but I want to rep you/ so let’s sub it, maybe?”
*Offer is accepted*
Agent to Editor: “Hey, good to see you/ and this is craaazy/ but here’s a new novel/ so pub it, maybe?”
Editor Agent: “Hey, I just read it/ and this is craaazy/ but I def love it/ so let’s make a deal, maybe?”
*When the book is out*
Reader to Author: “Hey, I just read you/ and this is craaazy/ but I loved your novel/ so write a sequel, maybe?”
This is probably the dumbest blog post you’ve ever read. In my defense, my brain isn’t functioning properly today.
(Disclaimer: I skipped a approximately two bazillion steps in the actual publishing process, but covering each step with a parody would take forever.)