Monday, October 30, 2006

The Title

The working title of Pretty Lady's monograph-in-progress is now 'Charm and Civilization.' It will focus upon the crucial role of Charm in promoting World Peace and Universal Popularity, which means that her Target Market will include pretty much all humans who are not terrorists.

This decision was arrived at after reading the first few chapters of 'How To Write A Book Proposal,' a document which presupposes that one wishes to sell one's monograph to a major New York publishing house for oodles and oodles of money. Which sounds good to Pretty Lady right now, although she is not counting on any such thing. She has always maintained that if work is not undertaken for the sheer joy of the process, one might as well be shoveling horse manure. Which is what a great deal of modern literary output entails, sadly enough.

6 comments:

thimscool said...

Just what do you think Stockholm Syndrome is all about, then?

;)

prettylady said...

Well, she hopes that terrorists will buy and be influenced by her book as well, but her idealism does not extend so far as to expect it.

jackadandy said...

I like it, Pretty Lady; sounds like a winner. Will you include advice for the congenitally charmless? Not, of course, that I have ever met such a luckless creature personally. But then, part of the charm of charm is its transitive property, isn't it? A charming person by definition makes those around him/her more charming. Civilization, indeed. :)

thimscool said...

Hasn't worked for me...

prettylady said...

Thank you, JD, it is good to get feedback. And yes, there will be both advice for the charmless, and instructions for increasing one's own perceptions of charm in others. Appreciation of wonky, subtle charm in the apparently charmless is one of the methodologies of gold-medal charmers.

mitzibel said...

Can't wait to read it. An entire book's worth of Pretty Lady! I think I'm gonna pee a little, I'm so happy!!