Friday, November 20, 2009

I CAN HAZ DONE...

Tooloose taking a much needed rest after helping the author get her next manuscript to the publisher...It takes much energy looking over someone's shoulder...



Had a great conversation with my brain now that my manuscript is out the door.

BRAIN: YIPPEE SKIPPEE My manuscript is off to my publisher!!!!!

ME: So what's next?

BRAIN: YIPPEE SKIPPEE

ME: Maybe I should start that other idea I had... or may do a revision of that other project I got kind of stuck on.

BRAIN: YIPPEE SKIPPEE

ME: You're not being real helpful, here, Brain.

BRAIN: YIPPEE SKIPPEE

ME: Okay maybe I'll play around with a short story. That might be fun. Or an article.

BRAIN: NOOOOOOoooooooooo yippee skippee

ME: Something tells me you're not that enthusiastic to start something new...

BRAIN: *makes no sound...not even tree falling*

ME: Brain? Brain are you there?

BRAIN: YIPPEE SKIPPEE

ME: That's it. *goes to computer...starts typing* "IT WAS A DARK AND STORMY NIGHT...

BRAIN: Don't start something new...please??? Let me rest...I deserve a break...

ME: Hmmm...the beginning is a bit hackneyed. Maybe you have a point Brain. I SHOULD take some time off..

BRAIN: OH! OH! I got an idea!!!! The first line is "Her name was misspelled in the obituary...and you can make it about....and do this....and that... It'll be great!!!!!!

ME: YIPPEE SKIPPEE

13 comments:

Little Red Riding Hood said...

congratulations on being done and sending that off to the publishers. good luck with the brain thinking stuff.

Wayne K said...

A brain is a terrible thing :D

ORION said...

I know MY brain gets in the way...

Kim Rossi Stagliano said...

YAY!!! Congrats, Patricia!

Anonymous said...

I am having a completely different reaction to my first manuscript now being in the hands of a publisher who liked the first 40 pages. I'm sweating it out and hoping that he likes the entire thing. No Yippee state-of-mind for me. You are definitely in a better place, so congrats.

Anonymous said...

It is very interesting for me to read this post. Thanx for it. I like such themes and anything that is connected to them. I would like to read a bit more on that blog soon.

ORION said...

of course you are right anonymous. The first feeling is always Yippee Skippee but then the angst sets in...It's important to know the things you have control over and angst is not one of them...

Bernita said...

Perfect!
~and congratulations!~

ORION said...

Sorry everybody! The spam was getting to me so we have to go back to word verification!!!

Jen P said...

Well done. Looking out for it in a few months. And thanks for the continued inspiration. I'm appreciating that the ideas are easy, it's the hard work b**-on-seat and writing that's difficult when there are a million voices giving me other reasons (excuses) not to. Go Pat!

Les said...

US: Yippee Skippee! :)

Bookfool said...

Wahoo!!!!! Bounce, bounce, bounce. Congratulations on finishing your latest!!! Now, we have to wait for the manuscript to get to market, though. Sigh. Touloose (sp?) and I have a similar method of celebration. That's cool.

Chris Eldin said...

Congrats Pat!!!! Tingly feelings in time for the holidays!!
:-)