Sunday, May 31, 2009

Oh no you didn't...

Right now, as I even write this blog post, I am layed out on the couch finishing the last 2 chapters of my book...(yeah, yeah, yeah, if you're one of my heckling friends I've been saying 'last 2 chapters' for quite sometime. But, seriously, this is it!)

For a little support, I am reading out loud as I write and Mark is helping me capture a more natural tone to the dialog.

Right in the middle of a pivotal scene between Jack and Elliot (my two main characters) I hit a wall. I'm stumped. I can't seem to find the natural balance in their dialog. So I turn to Mark, my handsome, witty, and helpful hubby, and I say,

"Jack, turns to face Elliot and says?"

To that, Mark says nothing. Nada. Silence. He just gives me that quizzical-I-don't-give-a-flip look.

Great, no help from the pep squad, so I continue to write out loud, talking as I type.

And I finally write:

As she inserted the key into the lock, Elliot felt his hand on her shoulder. She turned back around to face him.
“Elliot,” he said


And Mark inserts out loud "Become a Vampire with Me."

18 SPLURTS:

Rach said...

hahahhahha, that is awesome!! WAy to go MARK!! He's thinking!

Rach said...

PS: what happened at your doctor's office appointment? did i Miss that?

Piglet de' Erin said...

no rach, you didn't miss anything...I never went back. I need to go, but I think I'll wait until Yardsale season is over.

A. said...

Hilarious! Yay Mark!
Ok, for a moment I was confused if you were writing another Brockback Mountain story. By the way, isn't Elliot a guys name? ("Ell-i-ott", said E.T.)

Nikki said...

Elliott is also the name of one of the main female characters on the t.v. show Scrubs.

Cruise to the Max said...

Let me provide some context for the comment I made last night. I was worn out from getting the kids ready for church, pretty much alone. Watching the kids at church pretty much alone because Erin went home early not feeling well. I then went to two home teaching appointments. I also moved a freezer and dresser that Erin got at yard sales on Saturday to my basement. So after being totally worn out from the day I was sitting on the front room floor folding a basket of laundry at 11:30pm when I made the comment. So, I may have been a little bit out of it when I made that comment. In all honesty there are no vampires in Erin's book. Sorry about the spoiler. I hope that won't ruin the book for those of you who read it. I do have to say that Erin's characters are soooo much more intersting than some other writers who write about vampires. I won't mention any names. Reading Erin's book is kind of like stalking. At least I think that is how Erin would describe it based on her experiences. I have personally never stalked someone before, but someone that I know, and you know, has. Just ask her she will tell you all about it, very proudly. Anyway, back to the point at hand. Reading Erin's book is like stalking because you feel really awkward doing it, but what you see is so interesting you just can't turn away.

renae said...

HA!

Piglet de' Erin said...

thanks mark, TMI!

ha ha ha, I know what you want.

Peggy said...

Hahaha! You're married to a very funny and very helpful man, Erin!

A. said...

Thanks Nikki. I had no idea. Everything is becoming gender neutral now!

Weight Family said...

Mark Rocks!

Weight Family said...

I am also happy to know my hubby wasn't the only one doing his home teaching on the almost last day of the month... that also rocks!

JoMamma said...

Mark I love your picture. Would I get in trouble if I said it was Hot???

Cruise to the Max said...

Erin thinks that balding, overweight men are hot so I am trying not to disappoint her. I have managed to gain 30lbs so far this year. Unfortunately the hair is managing to hang in there right now. That picture is a computer generated rendering of what I will look like in 2 years at my current rate of growth and decay. Keep your fingers crossed for me. Tom Cruise liked it so much that he used it as the inspiration for his role in the classic war movie Tropic Thunder.

Nick and Emily said...

HA HA HA HA HA HA..... HA HA HA HA HA....... HA HA HA HA HA...... HA HA HA HA HA HA.....

All Andersens said...

Ok, so...I have a 15 year old daughter who lovesssss to read and write. I was telling her how my cousin is writting a book and how I can't wait till she gets it out and now Erin my daughter said Hurry I wanna read it too :o) So....you have to let me know or send it to Tennessee!!

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