Xanga Post Thursday September 15, 2005
Made a pitch for a book today. Without going into too much detail, Student Life Publishing is interested in eventually moving into trade publications. We are also about to embark on a conference tour this spring featuring Erwin McManus and surrounding his new book Chasing Daylight. I thought it would be a great idea to possibly write a student guide to Chasing Daylight that could be sold in conjunction with the book and also would be in partnership with Thomas Nelson Publishers and would make Student Life a viable name in trade books. And Student Life actually has the contacts where this could be a possibility.
Selfishly, wouldn't it be great to write a companion piece to a book that's pretty much guaranteed to be a bestseller. That way the next time I go to a publisher with a book proposal I can say, "look, my first book sold Xthousand number of copies." And maybe I could get Erwin's representation.
I know, out-of-this -orld expectations. Still, as the little slip of paper in my office says: "Dream Big. There is little power in little plans."
Don't worry. I won't forget you guys. You'll just have known me when...
In other news: I'm going to see Coldplay tomorrow night. Should be great. Also, I'm consumed currently with the script for tour. On top of the sixteen short sketches I have to finish. I am a writing machine.
Don't be jealous!