A quick note to say that my latest humor column starring Sam the Plumber has been posted. Sam decides this month to help me out with an overzealous endorsement seeker. Unfortunately . . .
No, I can’t say any more. I leave it to you to read the column.
I’m behind in everything, but hope to get my e-zine sent out tonight, so I need to finish that up.
I must confess that I absolutely love Sam. And I’m so glad you’re the one who has to deal with him on a regular basis. He’d drive me up a wall.
Love the divine appointments in your column this time. We do think with flawed instruments. Still laughing.
Richard Mabry says
I loved this column. Unfortunately, it hits a little too close to home as I garner endorsements myself. If you choose to call my novel “triumphant and bold,” I’ll understand. Does Sam do endorsements?
Randy sez: For you, Richard, I’ll choose something more along the lines of “Strong and true.” Looking forward to reading your book when it comes out! (For those of you wondering how I know Richard, he was in one of my fiction mentoring tracks a few years ago. He sold his novel recently–persistence and talent pay off.)
Lynn Squire says
Now that was funny.
Lynn Rush says
Holy Moly, that was funny.
Great article. 🙂
Camille Cannon Eide says
Thank you, Randy. This story is luminous. Sam is the quintessence of urbaneness. In fact he drips with it. He plumbs the depths of societal rubbish with a boldness that is gritty, yet triumphant.
Dave Withe says
Fantastic, it forced me to read it even though I don’t have time. Nor do I have time to write this, I’m supposed to be preparing to go meet my new grandchild. (grrr, you captivating writers always get me in trouble).
Even your fluff pieces are too good to put down.
Triumphant and Bold!!!!
Sheila Deeth says
I love your Sam the Plumber columns.
Donald James Parker says
prima-donald I ressemble that remark !!’ I see that Sam suffers from Malaprop Syndrome along with his myriad other afflictions which make him so endearing to us.
You’ve struck on a key issue for writers. Most struggle as nobodies trying to become a somebody. Then when they become a somebody, all of the other nobodies are clamoring for the new somebodies time and attention. Success seems to breed its own curses – however – in God’s world – everybody is a somebody and nobody is a nobody (sounds like something Sam would say) and we’re all just out here trying to accomplish his purpose on Earth.
Donald James Parker
Author of Love Waits
Hannah L. says
Good ol’ Sam. *Chuckle*
Nick Daniels says
Oh, geez, and I was just thinking about asking you for an endorsement 😉
That was a funny column, Randy. I remember an editor at a writer’s conference a couple of months ago telling us emphatically that endorsements will not help an unpublished author get published. Only the quality of the writing will.
Sequels often require a character’s reaction thoughts to be stated.
Can you show us good ways of presenting expository thoughts?
Julie Harris says
funnnny! I grew up in the plumbimg world, so I think it’s funny what he says.