|I Haz Cheezburger|
<== This is Donna Simpson. She's from New Jersey and has a unique goal in life. She wants to be the fattest woman in the world (not making this up). She already weighs over 600 pounds and has set her sight on the big 1K. Yes, you read that right, she really does want to weigh 1,000 pounds.
If you wanted to, you could follow her progress here (note that the link is not suitable for work). It's a website for anyone that wants to watch her eat for a fee. It's basically how she pays for the $750.00 a week food bill she generates. She's 42-years-old and diligently eats 12,000 calories a day.
However, on days like Christmas, she goes "all out". In two hours, she ate approximately 30,000 calories for her Christmas feast. It consisted of two 25-pound turkeys, two maple-glazed hams, 15-pounds of potatoes (10-pounds roasted and 5-pounds were mashed), five-pounds of herb stuffing, four-pints of gravy, four-pints of cranberry dressing, 20-pounds of vegetables, and a "salad" made of marshmallows, cream cheese, whipped cream, and cookies. Sounds yummy doesn't it? I know...I too want to go out to eat now.
So what do we learn about our craft oh writers of the world? What does the great (pun intended) Donna Simpson have to teach us?
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1) Well duh...this woman knows how to set goals and follow through with them. You know how professionals recommend that you're supposed to write a certain amount every day? Well she eats a certain amount every day keeping that eye on the prize (or being the fattest woman in the world in her case). She's basically a writer...only she eats her manuscript instead of writing it.
2) That creating buzz about yourself works. She's all over the internet now and has a goal to be picked up by a reality t.v. show. I mean, like, isn't this how America operates? Oh how did anything function without Facebook and Twitter (deep sigh).
So yeah...learn from Donna Simpson and set your writing goal and stick to it!
New Jersey is such an awesome place. First it gave us The Jersey Shore and now this. I can only wonder at the things New Jersey will offer us in the future :)..
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