Friday, December 10, 2010

Latest Conclusions about Revising, and Proof that the Revisions have gone to my Brain

Howdy y'all.

I'm neck-deep in working through my revision letter, or as I like to call it, my H-E-L-L. (Help Edit and Learn Letter).

The major conclusions I've reached from this round of revisions are as follows:

1. My high school boyfriend was right. I am a cold, frigid beeyatch who doesn't know how to express her (or her character's) feelings.

2. No matter how many "flinch"s you think you've deleted, your editor is sure to find 84 more.

3. I've tried, but there really is no appropriate time to insert a scene about loss of sphincter control. Looks like I'll have to wait for the next book.

So, before I dive back in, here is this week's Thing #1 and Thing #1

Thing #1
The other morning, as I'm still sleeping, Kid C comes rushing into my room.

Kid C: "Brodi, if you need me, I'll be brushing my teeth."

me (thinking I'm asleep, why would i need him?): "Okay great."

A few minutes later, he says, "If you need me, I'll be washing my hands."

me: "Fine."

A few minutes later: "If you need me, I'll be doing my hair."

Then I hear strange noises coming from the bathroom. I walk in and find he's plastered his hair with my conditioner that smells like apples. His entire head is covered in goo. And his carpool will be here any minute.

me: "What are you doing?!?!"

him: "Trying to make a mohawk. I have to look my best today."

So, I shoved his head under the sink, rinsed the gunk out, plastered his hair with hairspray and applied the blow dryer, and voila:
Kid C. Ready to impress his girl. Her name's Laurelyn, but he likes to call her "Love-a-lyn". 

Somebody help me.

Thing #1
I can tell revisions are getting to me, because Sam and I went to see a movie the other day, and as we walked out, we were checking the movie posters for upcoming shows we wanted to see.

I was all, "Ooooh. That one looks good." (pointing at one of the framed posters)

Sam: "Which one?"

me: "That one. With the zombie people. And the infection. That's so our type of show."

Sam gives me a really confused look. 

me: "Because we like zombie shows. And virus shows. And I think it's called Epidemic, but the title's hard to read... And... why are you looking at me like that?"

He points to the poster I was describing, and I take a closer look.
Whoops. Yeah, he didn't stop laughing for a long time. And then he took this picture, so I had to hurry and blog about it before he did a more embarrassing post on his own blog.

I know, I know. How could it be more embarrassing? 

Please tell me I'm not the only one who has moments like these.


  1. That is a rockin' faux-hawk Kid C's sporting there. He must be in LURVE or something

    Oh, and you have 2 Thing #1s and no Thing #2 ... I went looking for Thing #2 and, yeah, came up empty.

    P.S. the blue, more you, though your header seems a bit sharp and painful. Just saying ;)

  2. Windy- I always only have Thing #1's. If you look for 2, you will come up empty every time.

    I'm not sure how it even got started, only having Thing #1's. Does anyone know?

    As for the header, it represents my writing. Sharp, broken, and painful. :)

  3. At least it smelled like Apples. :)

    Hey Brodi if you need me I'll be here. Right here. All day.

  4. Kid C is so funny! He makes me laugh so much. I love his faux-hawk and I'm glad he smells like apples!

    Good luck with your revisions!

  5. Debbie- Good to know. In fact, it should be a new rule.

    Blog readers, please let me know where you will be today, just in case I need you!

    Jenni- he smelled like apples, but not in a good way. More like in a "who pelted vents with rotten apples?" way.

  6. Love the faux hawk. Kid C sure has a rockin' style!

  7. Friday, September 23, 2010. You posted your first Thing 1 / Thing 1 picture... but didn't notice that they both appear to be wearing Thing 1 buttons. SalGal pointed out in the comments that there were two Thing 1's, and, voila!

    I loved that moment. :)

  8. Lulabell- I think he gets his sense of style from his dad. Do you agree?

    Robin- Ah, September 23, 2010. A day that will live in infamy.

    I knew somebody here would remember where that all came from.

  9. Now you just need to teach Carter to say to his lover, "How do you like them apples?" I know she will be impressed!

    You really know how to pick great movies...What was the one that Sam told me and Amy Wilcox to go see again? It was sooo weird. I think I will stick to the totally predictable romantic comedies.

  10. Erin- That was Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, and you know I've warned you about seeing movies Sam and I like!

  11. You're hilarious. The Sprint ad is something I would totally do (except that shows about zombies and viruses aren't really my thing!) I am laughing!

    And hey - what happened to the old/new look? Great nav bar though. And I like the new/new look!

  12. Cath- Because the old/new look is so one day ago. It's time for the new/new look.

    p.s. Everyone thought the old/new look looked too cold. And sharp. And paper-cut-ish.

  13. I totally did that the first time I saw that poster, too. ;)

    Love the Thing 1s and how cute Kid C looks!

  14. Love the faux-hawk! I'm sure you can't wait until he's 16.