Thursday, 12 January 2012

The One Show

Did anyone see Richad and Judy on the One Show last night? Well without meaning for this to sound like sour grapes I did want to throw something at the television when Richard called his wife a "full time writer." Okay he is right because that is her job now, she is writing a book but who amongst you out there has received a two book deal without the first book even being finished? Not many I'm willing to bet.
What hope have the rest of us got when celebrities are given book deals on the back of their names?
Okay so I know it does sound like sour grapes but its too late now because I've said it.

9 comments:

Caroline said...

Funnily enough I thought exactly the same as you. Grrrrr...... Caroline x

Jarmara Falconer said...

Don't get me started... I won't be buy her book, but I bet it will go top of their Summerlist.

If it's anything like Kate Price's books it won't be worth reading, but at least Judy would've written it herself.

Colette McCormick said...

Caroline - I'm glad its not just me.
Jarmara - I thought exactly the same that at least she will have written the words unlike Ms Price.

Frances Garrood said...

Apparently unless you're a "celebrity" or a Name (Jeffrey Archer, Wilbur Smith etc) you don't stand much chnace in the current climate.

There's a lovely (German) word I posted about ages ago (I'd just discovered it): gluckschmerz. It menas pain at someone else's luck and is the opposite of schadenfruede. Nuff said...

Debbie said...

I didn't see the show. So, she's writing a novel then? I suppose if I was forced to read either, it would be Judy's. Tsk! Doors are flung open everywhere for the celebs.

Colette McCormick said...

Frances - geat word.
debbie - and thats why its so frustrating.

Flowerpot said...

I didn't see it but I had gathered that she was writing novels. Hey ho....

Colette McCormick said...

Hey ho indeed FP

Meanqueen said...

I am a tv and radio star, Super Scrimpers, Hunt for Britiains Tightest Person, numerous radio interviews, Womans Hour and more, several tv programmes about trucking, and now I am a writer. Hey, everybody, did you hear that, I WRITE EVERY DAY ON MY BLOG. Anyone want to offer me a book deal, ha ha.