Thursday, August 21, 2008

Proof of Insanity

A snapshot of my brain, or What It's Like to Be a Crazy Person Writer:

Me: Aaaah, my revisions are turned in. Time to relax. Take a breather. Maybe zone out for a while. Read good books, watch some movies...

MELODY (popping up in my face): Yay! My turn! My turn! Okay, listen. I've been thinking a lot while you were gone. I've got some really great ideas for this book. You'll love 'em, honest. Okay, so you're going to have to totally scrap that first part, and my backstory, and that major portion of the plot and all, but TRUST ME! It will be BETTER! Totally, completely different, but better. Let's get to work! C'mon!

GG (sitting in corner, muttering): Nobody loves ME. I don't see why you're not rewriting ME. But oh no, go for the new and shiny after spending a whole month on JENNA. That's okay. Don't mind me. I'm just the middle child, sitting here alone. In the dark.

THESIS: OMG YOU BETTER WORK ON ME RIGHT NOW! I'VE BEEN WAITING FOR A YEAR! I AM ALMOST DUE AND YOU HAVE DONE NOTHING! NOW NOW NOW!

Me: Shut up! All of you!! I mean it! No, I don't really mean it. But for a second? Please?

JENNA (emailing me from agent's desk): I miss you.

11 comments:

Julie K said...

You are too funny. And I can totally empathize. And that scares me :)

Janet Reid said...

dammit, how did Jenna get her mitts on my mouse??

Susan Adrian said...

Julie: Scary, isn't it?

Janet: You were sleeping. Or eating cake. She's tricky, that one.

Josephine Damian said...

OMG! It is too funny! All the many projects calling to us, so true too!

I just say to my WIP's: STFU, your time will come after thesis is done!

Julianne Douglas said...

Hey, congrats on finishing, Susan! You're such an awesome role model. :)

Susan Adrian said...

Josephine: You are stronger than me! I haven't decided which to listen to yet...

Julianne: *totally don't know how to respond to compliments* Uh, thanks!

NOTE: 4 respondents, 4 "J" names. Coincidence?

Chandra Rooney said...

Yes, that is what it's like in my head, too. Just with different names.

Because it'd be a little odd if your manuscripts were emailing me.

Susan Adrian said...

Chandra: If my manuscripts email you, please let me know ASAP! Maybe they'll tell YOU what they really want.

courtney said...

Your Thesis sounds particularly aggressive and scary. Look at those capitals!!!!

Gary Corby said...

Perhaps if you threaten to let Child work on one of them while you do the other?

Janet Reid said...

Jenna still loves you but she likes New York a lot too.