The Secret of Success
According to Lucy Goosey
Being a writer, living by your wits, dodging the
fiery darts of your demonic detractors, scraping the bottom of the barrel of
humility for transient editors, is not an easy vocation. Those who make it
are gazed upon in awe, regarded almost as
What is the secret
of their golden success?
I too wondered that once.
Then I met Lucy Goosey, literary offspring of
Mother Goose, and studied her performance in depth.
Here then, for your benefit, are the secrets Lucy
Goosey unwittingly and unwillingly revealed unto to me over the course of a two
Search if you will, please, over the picture
below with your blinking cursor. As you stumble upon hidden hot spots of
humble direction, CLICK your left mouse button.
And, here's a hot tip for you to use.
Lucy Goosey uses WORDS to cue her secrets of success in.
Secret #1: Keep your hat
on. Keep your hat on because when all the world is losing its head and
blaming it on you, if you keep your hat on the pigeons of the earth shall
contribute only spotty splashes of indignation upon your inner soul.
Secret #2: Keep all your eggs in one basket.
When your eggs hatch, hide your plums in there too.
Secret #3: Into every writer's life a few rejection
slips must trickle down from the heavens. When you get one, SQUASH it.
Secret #4: Keep all your bills right under your nose
so you will remember that no matter how much you earn, you will always owe
Secret #5: Thank whatever muses that may be that
Christmas only comes once a year.
Secret #6: When you finally do get a peachy publishing
contract, see that it boldly goes where only the sour grapes have gone before.
Secret #7: Always feather your nest on a solid
Secret #8: People your plots with anthropomorphic
characters whose witticisms exceed your own for incandescent brilliance.
Secret #9: Be like Mark Twain and embrace modern
technology. If he were alive today he would have his Connecticut
Yankees spinning new Webs in King Arthur's Court.
Secret #10: Don't ever tell
anyone your secrets.
Secret #11: When all else fails. Wing it.
And last, but seldom
Always remember Lucy's tattered but untorn rather scatter-brained advice:
"You can't go wrong when you fly right."
So there you have it, the secrets of success right straight
from the mouth of the most quoted bird of this century.
A note from Lin: Authors and
writers are encouraged to download Lucy's picture and use it as background
on their monitor. Tell your other writer friends to come read this for
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