I’ll be happy to consider your story. I’ve just returned from vacation, so it will be a while before I get to read it. Please bug me if you don’t hear from me.Well, every three weeks or so I'd take the guy up on his invitation to bug him. At one point, I opened with "You'd think you were my boyfriend, the way I nag you!" and though without fail I heard back right away, his response was always something like, "I'm swamped right now, but keep bugging me."
The other night I decided to go balls to the wall and sent this:
Okay, Jack--... and I attached this picture.
You said don't hesitate to bug you, and for once I'm doing as I'm told. And here are five other things I will do to get you to read my Life Stories submission:
1. I will buy you a beer. Not the cheap stuff, either. A good microbrew.
2. I will send you a free copy of my book. Men love it because it has lots of swearing.
3. I will crank call your worst enemy. That will be fun; I'll use my fake English accent.
4 I will let you borrow five dollars. And for as long as you need it.
5. I will send you my obituary picture to be printed when I die in 2059. See attached. I look awesome and I probably won't change too much before then.
Well, I heard from him the next morning and guess what? My story is on the schedule for November 7.
I'll remind you before then, but that's not the point. My point is, sometimes you have to be creative to achieve your objective. Sure, I took a risk, but in all his communication he seemed like a nice guy, so I figured he might get a kick out of my approach.
So my question to you is, what do you have out there that's going nowhere for you? How can you creatively escalate the situation to the next level?
Do it! Do it today!!!
P.S. Cleavage might help. Just saying.