“Every January, Sports Illustrated releases its swimsuit issue, completely ignoring the fact that ‘swimsuit’ is not a recognized sport in any nation on earth. It’s impossible to win an Olympic medal in ‘swimsuit.'”
I wish I’d written these words, but they are the brainchildren of Ron Lee, my editor at Waterbrook. Ron suggested adding these words to a chapter in my upcoming Spring release, A Waist is a Terrible Thing to Mind, and I love it! In fact, I lol-ed. Which is a nice thing to get to do when you’re up at one in the morning, pumped up on coffee and racing to finish final revisions to your manuscript.
In caffeine-driven moments such as this, laughter is welcome. So are crazy ideas. So here’s the deal: Make a mental note. Remember Ron’s words. As soon as my book releases in March, I’m going to post a contest. I’m going to announce that the first person to email me with the page number where “Ron’s paragraph” appears will get a $25 Starbuck’s gift card from me.
But here’s the small print: I’m not going to remind anyone what “Ron’s paragraph” says. So you’re going to have to remember on your own. So write it down: According to Ron, “swimsuit” is not a recognized sport in any nation on earth. And while you can’t win an Olympic medal in “swimsuit,” you just might win a little coffee. And if you happen to be a midnight-caffeine-jocky like me, that might be as good as gold.