On the weekend, after Boy got back from his trip out to visit his mother (who apparently reads this blog – Hi Motherboy!*) we went out for dinner and then I made us go to World’s Biggest Bookstore so I could pick up some reading material.
There are almost always book sales there, and since I’m theoretically on a book buying budget**, I took to browsing the discount racks. As we wove our way through however, we noticed a strange phenomenon – the only things really on sale were either fantasy novels or chicklit.
So Boy and I have made a plan – we are going to write the ultimate fantasy/chicklit novel! I can just picture the back cover blurb now:
Princess Delilah is a gallant and noble ruler with just one little problem – her credit card bill! It wasn’t like she meant to put the kingdom into financial ruin, she just couldn’t help but be inticed by those enchanted strappy sandals. So now, to make it up to her subjects, she has to seek out the seven crystals of Harmony and slay the cursed dragon of Morithar, all the while fighting off the advances of the ever present (and ever handsome) Lord James. Could he be the dark stranger whose coming was foretold to Delilah by the soothsayer, or is he just another scallywag looking for a handout?
Between adventuring and romance, who knew being a princess could be this hard?
I’m not sure about a title yet, but I think it has the potential to be a best-seller. What do you think?
*Yes, this is an Arrested Development joke because I’m cool like that.
** I ended up buying 7 books, so I’m not sure it’s exactly working. At least a bunch of them were seriously discounted!