Hey 3.5 readers.
BQB here again.
The year was 2015. My arch-nemesis, the International War Criminal/Incredibly Boring Snow Monster known as “The Yeti” scaled the walls of BQB HQ, infiltrated my security systems and took me hostage, vowing to only release me if I obtained a higher number of Twitter followers.
I don’t remember why the Yeti wanted me to get more Twitter followers. He’s a yeti. His brain is 95% hair. Stop trying to make sense out of anything a yeti does.
At any rate, I put out a call for help, asking people to follow me @bookshelfbattle in order to release me from the Yeti’s vile clutches.
The only person to respond? Anita Lovett of Anita Lovett and Associates.
That’s right. The rest of you did literally nothing, nothing at all, and were completely content to allow your favorite blog host to remain a yeti captive until the end of time.
Anita, on the other hand, showed the requisite amount of concern that any human should show upon learning that another human has become a yeti captive and she tweeted a call for her followers to follow me.
Meanwhile, the rest of you watched TV and ate cheese doodles and did literally nothing while an incredibly boring snow monster just moved into BQB HQ and made himself at home. Do you guys realize that furry SOB hasn’t even left yet? That beast has been bogarting my Funions and my TV remote since the Obama administration.
Sadly, you will all bear this shame forever whereas I have asked Alien Jones to put Anita Lovett and Associates on the protected rolls so that they may be spared during the Mighty Potentate’s Earth invasion, which totally shouldn’t happen as I will no doubt put out many novels that will appease the Potent One but just in case, you never know.
Anyway, when I needed an editor for Bookshelf Q. Battler’s Big Book of Writing Prompts (available for free on Amazon through Monday, June 12) I instantly remembered how Anita came to my defense against the Yeti whereas the rest of you 3.5 readers failed me so, so miserably. Seriously. There are no words to describe how disappointed I am in all of you to this very day.
But I digress. I don’t want to get into specifics, but I found Anita’s prices to be reasonable and in my opinion, she put more work in than the compensation she asked for.
Now, caveat, I obviously don’t speak for Anita so I can’t say she’ll do the same for you. I mean, maybe she just did it for me because I’m so darn likable and charming and while I’m sure you all think you’re all likable and charming, it’s a lot to ask anyone to live up to the great example that I put out to the world on a daily basis. I really am a bastion of humility.
Anita and Associates edited my book, went over it, making sure all the various grammatical rules were followed and so forth. She made a number of suggestions about how to improve the content (i.e. the prompts themselves). She even formatted it into a file so that all I had to do at the end of the process was load it up on Amazon. That part I especially appreciated it as I am clueless when it comes to taking a written work and getting it ready for e-publishing.
Most importantly, she answered all my questions and I would add, she set deadlines and stuck to them. If she said something would be done by X date, sure enough, I’d look in my inbox and find it was done by X date.
Will Anita go out of her way to help you like she did for me? I mean, obviously I can’t guarantee that because I’m awesome and people like me and they like me so much that they tend to do backflips just to make me happy because, again, I’m so likable.
All I can say is that perhaps you should get in on the ground floor, drop her a line and see what she can do for you and your book before she becomes big and famous, forgets the little people, is able to charge zillions of dollars per hour and can’t return your phone calls because she’s too busy hob nobbing with James Patterson and Steven King and so forth.
Oh, and tell her to work on my stuff before your stuff. I mean, I don’t want to brag, but I think Toilet Gator is really going to take the literary world by storm and I’m going to need her full and undivided attention on it. I fully intend to hire Anita and her Associates to break out some flowcharts and protractors and engage in some serious mathematical equations just to see if my claims about the ability of a toilet gator to travel to various toilets within a given time frame are accurate.
You scoff but I’m already in talks with Matthew McConaughey and Dame Judi Dench to play the lead roles in the movie version…at least those people I met at the truck stop diner told me they were Matt and Judy.
(Note that’s just a joke and I’m sure she won’t put my stuff before your stuff but rather treats all her clients equally, even though my upcoming book, Toilet Gator, really is the best book ever written in the entire history of writing.)
Don’t forget to follow her on Twitter – @anitalovett