Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Picture Book Writer


I discovered this fun TAG on Brenda’s blog, (thanks Brenda!).

Find a song that sums up what you think it means to be a writer and post the lyrics on your blog and why you've chosen it. It doesn't have to be your favorite song, it just has to express how you feel about writing and/or being a writer. It can be literal, metaphorical, about a particular form or aspect of writing - whatever you want. Then tag 5 others to do the same (reprint these instructions).
I'm tagging any blogger that would like to do this!

The first song that came to mind was “Paperback Writer” by the Beatles. Obvious, isn’t it?
I’ve been enjoying the songs of the Beatles since I was a little girl. I would put on my mom’s albums and sing along for hours. I’ve changed up the words a bit to fit my own aspiration, to be a picture book writer!

I give you, The Beatles!



Picture book writer, picture book writer.
Dear Sir or Madam, will you read my book?
It took me years to write, will you take a look?
It's based on my family who I love so dear,
And I need a job,
So I want to be a picture book writer,
Picture book writer.
It's a silly story of a little girl,
And her baby brother doesn't understand.
Her mom is working at the local mall.
It's a steady job, But she wants to be a picture book writer,
Picture book writer.
Picture book writer, picture book writer.
It's thirty-two pages, give or take a few.
I'll be writing more in a week or two.
I could make it longer if you like the style.
I can change it 'round,
And I want to be a picture book writer,
Picture book writer.
If you really like it you can have the rights.
It could make a million for you overnight.
If you must return it you can send it here,
But I need a break,
And I want to be a picture book writer,
Picture book writer.
Picture book writer, picture book writer....

9 comments:

Rena said...

I love it! Very cool, Kelly!

Kim Kasch said...

I love the Beatles - from wayyy back when.

adrienne said...

Great choice! I love the Beatles.I can certainly relate to your version!

Cello said...

hey Kelly, I am an avid beatles fan, this post was terrific!

Side Note: Unfortunately my book is only available through the internet, so if you would like a copy of my childrens storybook you'll have to go through amazon.

Brenda said...

Great song...I listened to the song as I read through your "song"...I love your changes...how creative you are...grin...

sruble said...

OMG! I've always done that too! :0)

Since I started writing novels, I've also subbed "children's book writer" and "young adult writer" into the paperback writer line.

FrecklesandDeb said...

I have to admit, by the end I think I was hearing Paul singing your lines!

Wyman said...

Let it be let it be! Speaking words of wisdom let it be. When you find yourself in times of writing mood, let the muse be upon you...let it be let it be...

Okay, kind of rushed through that, but Paperback Writer always seemed to be my song too, except I am more attuned to short story fiction writer. Back another day. Keep the dream alive!!!

Rachel Writes 4 Kids said...

Loved singing along to your song. Too cute!