Thursday, October 22, 2009

The Tango Submit

My friend Tiffany and I are both out on submission and every morning we IM each other, to ask... did ya hear? Here is kind of how our conversation goes (Adapted from The Tango Maureen from the Broadway Show, "Rent"):

[COREY]

This is weird

[TIFF]

It's weird

[COREY]

Very weird

[TIFF]

Friggin' weird

[COREY]

I'm so lost
That I don't know what to do
There’s been no word at all
Should I give them a call?
Or wait three more months,
Then pursue?

[TIFF]

Feel like going insane?
Got a fire in your brain?
And you're thinking it may be time to quit?

[COREY]

As a matter of fact --

[TIFF]

Honey, I know this act
It's called the 'Tango Submit”
The Tango Submit
It's a dark, dizzy merry-go-round
They all keep you dangling

[COREY]

You're wrong

[TIFF]

Your heart they are mangling

[COREY]

It's different with me

[TIFF]

And you toss and you turn
'Cause those form letters burn
Yet you yearn and you churn and rebound

[COREY]

Yes, you’re right, I admit!

[BOTH]

The Tango Submit

19 comments:

Solvang Sherrie said...

I love Rent!

Brilliant tango--good luck :)

Suzyhayze said...

Brilliant!

Shelli said...

yes this is exactly it. Unfortunately I have never been a great dancer :)

Tricia J. O'Brien said...

Ha! Love it.

Natalie said...

Love it! Two of my writing group girls are subbing to agents right now and my agent is subbing to editors so we all have the "Have you heard anything?" conversation everyday. 90% of the time the answer is no. Gah!

Kelly H-Y said...

Hilarious! And true!

MG Higgins said...

Really cute!

Susan R. Mills said...

Love it! The Tango Submit.

Karen said...
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Karen said...

It's brutal, isn't it?

And checking Verla Kay's blueboard response time pages doesn't help as much as one might expect.

storyqueen said...

This is too funny!

Shelley

Wendy Sparrow said...

LOL. Awesome... and sadly true.

Tamika: said...

Corey that was priceless- I love it.

To be able to laugh instead of cry is a true art form.

Happy writing...

Corey Schwartz said...

Thanks, I think its really only amusing if you are familiar with the melody :)

Casey McCormick said...

OMG - I love it Corey! Hahaha. Good luck with the tango!

Lisa and Laura said...

Oh my gosh, this is hilarious and so freaking true. Can't wait to read the next song: 5 thousand 25 hundred 6 thousand units, that's how many books in your print run.

J.A. Palermo said...

I can't wait to join the dance!

taralazar said...

This needs a podcast.

tiffany said...

Just seeing this now! Ha! And also...."kill me!". I clearly need to work on my patience....ASAP!