The Editing Song

Posted Jun 1 2011, 10:15 am in , , ,

Since I’m currently working on revisions for TOUCH, I thought this would be appropriate.

The Editing Song (done to the tune of Sublime’s What I Got)

Early in the morning, risin’ from my sleep
Brew me up a strong one, and I’ll strap slippers to my feet
Got to find the plot hole, the plot hole’s killin me
Need to find the reason why my plot has gone to sea
I got an Akita, and all she does is sleep
I can spin a cliché better than any of you peeps

Well, the plot’s too thin, you better bulk it up
Cause you might get requested, so don’t get fed up
Never have to wrestle punctuation or adjectives
I always cut em down with the headaches that they give
Take a small example, a tip from me
Take all your extra words, give em up to charity
Edits are what I got
They’re within my reach
Strunk and white’s style got me writin’ like a peach
When the call comes in, gonna get what you deserve
If of course submission guidelines you observed
Edits are what I got
My brains ready to riot
You’ll know when the deadline gets hot

Edits are what I got, I said get em done
Edits are what I got, I said get em done
Edits are what I got, I said get em done
Edit’s, they’re what I got

That’s why I don’t cry when my plot runs away
I don’t get angry at the words I have to slay
I don’t get mad when my hero hits the rocks
My middle sags and dark moment sucks
Plotting and writing, it’s all the same
Livin’ with the edit’s the only way to stay sane
Let the word flow, let the word flow, come back to me

Edits are what I got, I said get em done
Edits are what I got, I said get em done
Edits are what I got, I said get em done
Edits are what I got, I got, I got

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Uc3ZrmhDN4[/youtube]

 

7 Comments

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7 responses to “The Editing Song”

  1. Aubrie says:

    Love it! “Give the extra words to charity” is my favorite line! I need to do more of that, I’m too greedy! 

  2. Oh my god I love this!! 😀

  3. Lisa Kessler says:

    LOL  This is a beautiful thing Jus!!!  *applauding*

    Great job! 🙂

    Lisa

  4. Rfirasek says:

    Fantastic. I’m in musical awe. You so rock.

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