I’m not sure why, but the week my book The Pirate’s Bastard came out, a long-forgotten song crept into my brain and wouldn’t leave.
Dear Sir or Madam, will you read my book?
It took me years to write, will you take a look?
It’s based on a novel by a man named Lear
And I need a job, so I want to be a paperback writer,
It’s a thousand pages, give or take a few,
I’ll be writing more in a week or two.
I can make it longer if you like the style,
I can change it round and I want to be a paperback writer,
When I was younger, I don’t recall focusing on the end product – a paperback or a hardback, an e-book or some other iteration – in which my stories might appear. I just wanted to write books. The Beatles’ standard still reverberates in my brain, but after two weeks, I think the volume in my head has turned down at least three notches so I can focus on other tasks.
There are more words to the Beatles’ song than I care to repeat here, but I honestly thought there was a line stating “I’ll be famous in a week or two….” After reading the lyrics which are posted for any who want to search for them, I stand corrected. Maybe my over-active imagination was working overtime.
Laura S. Wharton is the author of the novel The Pirate’s Bastard, recently released by Second Wind Publishers. Her website is http://www.LauraWhartonBooks.com, and her blog is LauraWharton.blogspot.com.