Part of Your Publishing World

Most people know I LOVE Disney music. Literally, I spent my childhood memorizing Disney movies, which really means Disney songs. Okay, so I’m referring to the greats composers from Mulan and prior. I went to the Pikes Peak Writers Conference (PPWC) this weekend where I stuffed my brain with knowledge and met some fabulous people. (including one of my heroes, RL Stine!!) I think all who attended left with nuggets to use in their writing. I know I came home super-inspired.

Since I am a singer, I often sing around my house…and tonight I randomly started changing the words to “Part of Your World” from the Little Mermaid. Now the song has to do with reading, writing, and a desire to enter the publishing world. I mean, who needs legs when you can publish a book?

In case you need a refresher on the melody so you can sing along below, here’s the link:

“Publishing World”

Look at these books, isn’t it neat?
Would you think my collection’s complete?
Wouldn’t you think I’m the writer,
The writer who has everything?

Look at these bookshelves, treasures untold,
How many stories can ten bookshelves hold?
Looking around here you’d think
Sure, she’s got everything

I’ve got Steinbeck and Ritchey and Tolkien,
I’ve got Pierce, I’ve got Christie and King,
You want Patterson? I’ve got twenty!
But who cares? No big deal,
I want more…

I want to be where my favorite authors are,
I want to write, want to share my stories

Selling my books in those,
What do you call ‘em again?

Self-defeating thoughts won’t get you too far,
Strength is required for writing, sharing
Using your courage to
What’s the word again?

Up where they read, up where they write,
Up where they spend all day editing!
Spreading the joy,
Wish I could be, part of that publishing world

What would I give if I could meet
That special agent
What would I pay to spend a day
With the right editor

Betcha’ at PPWC, they understand,
That you don’t ridicule young writer
Book is finished, sick of editing
Ready to publish

And ready to know what the agents know
Ask ’em my questions
And get some answers
What’s a social media platform and where does the time go?

When’s it my turn?
Wouldn’t I love, love to explore the publishing world?
No longer ‘aspiring’
Wish I could be
Part of that publishing world


Lunch with RL Stine at PPWC!


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