Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Walkabout Wednesday... Lies, Half-truths and Verifiable Truths

******UPDATED!!!******


It's Wednesday. Let's go walkabout.
(I'm bringing along a few of my mates as I wander through the vast wilderness of the publishing industry, learning the ins and outs, and having a grand adventure.)

Walkabout, Week 33:

Verifiable Truth:
  • As of yesterday evening, "Courting Miss Lancaster" is ranked #10 in General Fiction at DeseretBook.com
Half-truths
  • I am completely prepared for the classes I'm teaching and being a boot camp sergeant at the Storymakers Conference this weekend.
Lie
  • Aubrey Mace is full of it. No, that's not the lie. That is absolutely true. The lie goes something like this: Remember the ultra-cool giveaway I mentioned over at her blog, the one where I made up two stories about my life and provided one true story and anyone who guessed correctly got entered? Remember that? And remember how I made no guarantees about that contest? Here's why I didn't make any guarantees: Aubrey Mace is full of it. She claims the true story was #3, and that, my friends, was a bouncer. A banbury tale. A big, ol', stinkin' fat lie. (PSSSTTT... The actually true story was #2.) [PPSSSSTTTT...I want to make this clear: I love Aubrey. She's pretty much one of my favorite people. So don't think this is like a big Aubrey hate fest or anything. Just goofin' off as usual.)
  • ***UPDATE!*** Turns out, this is kinda mea culpa! When I sent my stories to Aubrey, I inadvertently indicated that story #3 was the true story. Wow. A prime example of how tone doesn't translate over the email. SOOO... Aubrey and I, being the totally honest, upright, dependable people we are, have decided to give a second copy of "Courting Miss Lancaster" to a lucky winner from amongst those who did choose story #2! Head over to her blog to find out who that winner is!

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3 comments:

sweetvictorya said...

Well I guess I am happy that I got the right answer even though I didn't win.

Tanja said...

Don't you just love friends who lie about you to be funny? It certainly makes life more fun.

Elizabeth Morgan said...

It's awesome you are ranked number 10 online. I do believe that all authors have some of a prankster side to them and like to play tricks on there innocent readers.

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