I turn the Stuff Christians Like manuscript into Zondervan on March 30th. Then they will edit it. And then I will try to convince them to let me go with my title suggestion, “Stuff Christians Like: Funnier than the Shack.” Then they will print it in 2010 and I will put Europe’s song, “The Final Countdown” on repeat, put my entire family in some sort of vehicle and go on a book tour.
Only no name first time authors don’t usually get to go on book tours. So I asked my wife if we had a column in our current budget called “The Acuff family goes on a homemade book tour called ‘Booty, God, Booty.’” She assured me we do not. (I could have sworn that last year I told her that we needed a Dave Ramsey budget envelope with “Booty, God, Booty” written on it months ago, but apparently I am mistaken.)
Then I remembered that on the internet, people pay you to take advertising. And you can raise money for book tours and book giveaways and other stuff that is fun. So that’s what I am going to do. I don’t know how to take advertising or what that even means so it might take me a while to figure it out, in large part because I’m pretty dumb at the Interwebs. In the meantime, I’m going to do google adwords and see what happens next.
Bottom line, expect to see an ad or two on Stuff Christians Like and at least four Acuffs if I ever get to come speak in your town.